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Windows 7: windows 8 consumer preview overwriting windows 7

05 Mar 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
windows 8 consumer preview overwriting windows 7

I sorta screwed up.....

I had windows 7 preinstalled on my computer. I stupidly went and installed windows 8 consumer preview OVER windows 7. I made a bad decision and now.... I feel so unprofessional (probably because I am) please help!

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05 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

What's done is done and can't be reversed, but there are ways out of your dilemma.

Did you create a set of recovery discs when you first bought your computer?

If so, you can use them to recover your system to its factory state.

If not, you should be able to get them from Acer support and use them to re-install to factory state.

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If you know someone who has a Windows DVD that is the same version as was on your computer you can use that to re-install Windows 7 and activate it with the product key on your computer's COA label.

You can also download an official Windows 7 ISO, which you then burn to a blank DVD and use it to install Windows - once again using your COA product key to activate the system.
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