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[Help] Some questions about activation/ up- and downgradin

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    [Help] Some questions about activation/ up- and downgradin


    Hello,

    I have a originally windows 7 laptop and a windows xp computer. I upgraded my 7 laptop. But now i want windows 7 back on it, i have asus recovery but i dont know if i can use it after i upgraded to windows 8. And if i succeed to downgrade to 7, is it possible to install 8 on the win xp pc? (has the right specs)

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    Welcome to EightForums.

    Use the Asus Recovery DVD's to go back to Windows 7,
    than upgrade the Win XP PC using this tutorial:
    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
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    But why not use the partition? I have asus recovery but i have the cd to, but idk if the cd contains windows. On the cd it says: Driver&Utility ver2.0 . But if i choose asus recovery when starting the laptop i see the win7 start logo so im not sure
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    sorry i did not mention, the recovery thing is on a partition...
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    Quote Originally Posted by maarten0009 View Post
    But why not use the partition? I have asus recovery but i have the cd to, but idk if the cd contains windows. On the cd it says: Driver&Utility ver2.0 . But if i choose asus recovery when starting the laptop i see the win7 start logo so im not sure

    You can try the Recovery partition, but most likely been made unusable by installing Windows 8.
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    Oh, i tried it and it starts: just the asus recovery so in the first sight it seems working, but i dont wanna kill my laptop so im not sure..... but i see the Windows is loading files thing.... and then a screen telling me what to do
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    Recovery looks to be working.
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    could it ''possibly'' kill my pc? Small chance?
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    Any way of installing an OS, has a Small chance of going wrong.
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    oh okay
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