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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 on a Windows 8 pre-installed laptop

14 Aug 2013   #11
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maarten0009
Damn, all I wanted it safety. If windows 7 will not run good that i could return to windows 8, are there windows 8 iso's online which i can use with only a product key?
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from your the OEM manufacturer's website.

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer
or
Acer | Recovery Media
Check in Accessories
or check the main web site.
Acer Worldwide - Select your local country or region

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And should i choose to use legacy, how can i clear EVERYTHING (should i clear all partitions? Got like 5, recovery and other things)
Step 6 A delete all partitions.

Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7


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14 Aug 2013   #12
maarten0009

Windows 7 HP x64, WinShit 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maarten0009
Damn, all I wanted it safety. If windows 7 will not run good that i could return to windows 8, are there windows 8 iso's online which i can use with only a product key?
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from your the OEM manufacturer's website.

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer
or
Acer | Recovery Media
Check in Accessories
or check the main web site.
Acer Worldwide - Select your local country or region

Quote:
And should i choose to use legacy, how can i clear EVERYTHING (should i clear all partitions? Got like 5, recovery and other things)
Step 6 A delete all partitions.

Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
Is it possible to clone the recovery partition by myself?
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14 Aug 2013   #13
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote:
Is it possible to clone the recovery partition by myself?
You will need two HDD to clone.

How to clone your SATA drive to a SATA drive.
Solved How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.
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14 Aug 2013   #14
maarten0009

Windows 7 HP x64, WinShit 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote:
Is it possible to clone the recovery partition by myself?
You will need two HDD to clone.

How to clone your SATA drive to a SATA drive.
Solved How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.
Hey Thanks for the response!

What do you think about the Asus ERecovery Disk? I'm not sure if its usable if i **** things up completely. ( Say i got a blaco unpartitioned drive will i be able to install win8)

Or could i just get a Windows 8 iso?
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14 Aug 2013   #15
theog

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Or could i just get a Windows 8 iso?
There no Microsoft official Windows 8 downloads.
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15 Aug 2013   #16
maarten0009

Windows 7 HP x64, WinShit 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
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Or could i just get a Windows 8 iso?
There no Microsoft official Windows 8 downloads.
Will my hard drive be MBR partitioned when I format it?
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15 Aug 2013   #17
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maarten0009 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
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Or could i just get a Windows 8 iso?
There no Microsoft official Windows 8 downloads.
Will my hard drive be MBR partitioned when I format it?
After deleting all partitions & formating Windows 7 in Legacy mode, yes.
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15 Aug 2013   #18
gregrocker

 

If you try to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7 and it gets an error about GPT disk then it needs to have all partitions deleted or wiped at that stage. Follow the steps in the tutorial to wipe the HD first. Back up everything you need.

I had problems with creating the UEFI USB stick when it comes to editing the files shown in Steps 8 and 9 of UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows. Did you do this correctly? Ask in tutorial comments if you need more help with it.
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