I just have a quick question. I am currently running Windows 8, installed off of an upgrade key bought online, and not through a disc. Originally, the computer had win 7 on it. The computer, however, only came with the reinstallation disc that works only if 7 is installed on the system already, and not a full install disc. My question is, would using that disc revert it back to windows 7 and do a clean install if I tell it to reinstall windows or will it essentially be a lost cause? Also, is there a way to do a full, clean install using that disc if I completely format the drive or would I have to get ahold of a win 7 64 bit disc in order to do that?
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Lenovo IdeaCenter K450 OS Windows 10 Pro X64 CPU Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz Motherboard Lenovo Memory 16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz Graphics Card Intel Integrated HD Graphics Sound Card Realtek HD Audio Monitor(s) Displays HP h2207 Screen Resolution 1680x1050@59Hz
Keyboard Wired USB Mouse Wired USB PSU 500W Hard Drives 250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA Internet Speed 3GB Up, 30GB Down Browser SeaMonkey Antivirus Windows Defender; MBAM Pro Other Info UEFI/GPT
PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH
Would the process be the same for reverting to seven from eight then? From what I gather on the link, that is for a clean install of seven when you already have seven installed through an upgrade and I'm looking to go from my online Windows 8 upgrade version back down to seven. If not I'll just get the install disc from the second source there.
A clean install is just what it says. Installing from booted media. You can use upgrade or full media for that. They are the same, in spite of the different names. The difference is the product key you enter.
Probably best to get the newest install media you can find - SP1(U) media refresh from the heidoc link.