Downgrade to Win7

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by kiskaprince, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. kiskaprince

    kiskaprince MDL Novice

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    Wondering if anyone here install Win7 on computer that comes with preloaded Win8??
    Can you explain how please??
    Thank you
     
  2. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    Some people prefer 7. Not much else to explain other then choice.
     
  3. kiskaprince

    kiskaprince MDL Novice

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    Will win8 let me do it????
    I did try it once and will not let me do it
    Anyone knows workaround it?
    Thank you
     
  4. msr

    msr MDL Senior Member

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    You cannot load win7 onto win8, as its not an upgrade. You will need a clean install of win7, after taking win8 of your computer.

    Are you sure you want to do this, as you sound fairly new at this, and it may get messed up. Yep you should be easily be able to do this, but just make sure you read how to do it first.

    If you want to do this, i would suggest looking in google for "doing clean install of windows 7".

    Go and read one of those tutorials, and if your confident you can do it, do it.

    Also if your new to this sort of thing, do you have another computer with internet access so in case it goes worng on you.

    First go and read a tutorial in google of doing a clean install of windows 7. Then if you need more help, ask here i am sure people will help you.
     
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  5. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    If you really want to go back to Windows 7, all you need to do is:

    1. boot from an Windows 7 Media (DVD/USB Stick)
    2. start the setup
    3. chose a Custom installation
    4. delete the previous 2 partitions: 1. System Reserved Partition 350MB, 2. the Windows 8 OS Partition
    5. create the new partitions for Windows 7 and install

    Rest you should know.
     
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  6. kiskaprince

    kiskaprince MDL Novice

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    I did try that with clean install but it could not finish
    I had to use Hirens cd to get back to win8 image I made before
    Also trying to create ISO image with control panel create image which does not work either
    Try to install Far Stone drive clone which make bootable image win8 won't allow me to install it
    Trying to put Win8 pro preview can't do it either that is why I am looking to put win7 and then maybe win8 pro
    Help please
    Thank you
     
  7. kiskaprince

    kiskaprince MDL Novice

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    Thank you pisthai I think I have try that and did not work
    I will try again to see maybe I miss something
    Thank you again
     
  8. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    What kind computer you use, Laptop or PC?
     
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  9. kiskaprince

    kiskaprince MDL Novice

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    It is Asus K55A notebook
     
  10. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    In that case a question: Do you need the Windows 8 Recovery Partition?
     
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  11. MrG

    MrG MDL Addicted

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    Why not create another partition & dual boot w7 & w8?
     
  12. kiskaprince

    kiskaprince MDL Novice

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    No I dont care cause I have an image anyway
    And I really not a big fan of win8 to be honest too much security if you what I mean
    Thank you
     
  13. kiskaprince

    kiskaprince MDL Novice

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    Cause I want to use it with very low services for my audio pc
     
  14. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    In that way, you could use an Partitioning Software for to delete all partitions on that HDD manually. Do not create new Partitions!! You may need to change settings in BIOS eg. disable UEFI boot. Set Boot mode to IDE/SATA or even maybe AHCI.

    After that try to install Windows 7 again, it should work
     
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  15. kiskaprince

    kiskaprince MDL Novice

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    will try it
    Thank you
     
  16. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  17. msr

    msr MDL Senior Member

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    Probably as you never made that partition the active one.
     
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  18. kiskaprince

    kiskaprince MDL Novice

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    I dont it will work
    I did made active and nothing stuck at expanding win files and then error 0x080070017
    How do you make UEFI enable or disable I cant find that option in bios?
    Thank you
     
  19. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    What? You can't Enable\disable UEFI... Option mentioned is to disable secure boot & then boot DVD in UEFI mode to install...