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13 Jan 2015   #11

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

It's my understanding you can do a clean install with the latest 8.1 build available at
Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help
It will use the bios built-in key.

You can read more about this build in this EF thread:
New Windows 8.1 ISOs with November Rollup (Update 3)

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13 Jan 2015   #12

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

We've also been testing 10TP which is even allot better than 8.1 but not allot at this early stage but a new version is soon to be released 1/21/15
Upcoming Windows 10 Technical Preview build include ISOs
But yes a local account is preferred by most more conventional and less automatically connecting to unneeded stuff
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13 Jan 2015   #13

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
But yes a local account is preferred by most more conventional and less automatically connecting to unneeded stuff
I agree.
I normally use a local account, Classic Shell, and the Start menu.
I can use the Start Screen, MS Account, App Store whenever I feel like it.
I also turned off live update on all the Start Screen tiles.
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13 Jan 2015   #14
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I was wondering if we had slipped back ten years when reading advice about "getting drivers" for a driver-complete OS. Did you think this is XP? Win7 provides the drivers it wants in the installer and via Windows Updates after install. At the most there will only be one or two missing in Device Manager after that needing to be imported from the Acer Support Downloads webpage for your model. I've never not been able to find a driver for either 32- or 64-bit Win7 no matter if only one of these bit versions are supported on the Downloads page. Any driver can be traced by Hardware Identification or Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices usually in minutes. If you get stuck our driver detectives here like Maxie can find any driver.

Other steps, tips, tools and methods that assure you'll get a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7 in the blue link.

If you're wanting to stick with the WIndows 8 mess, they have their own forums at Windows 8 Forums.
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