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left with win 8 recovery screen ?

  1. #1


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    left with win 8 recovery screen ?


    had windows 8 pro upgrade installed from clean boot, but unplugged that hard drive hoping to use my previous windows instalation but am met with this recovery screen each time i log on? using win 7 i press f9 to get win 7?

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    You need to do the clean install on the Windows 7 HD Drive.

    https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...ws-8-eula.html

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    win 8 pro


    as i understand it if i uninstall windows 8 i can use 7 again just not both at once since im not using both at once just one at any one time i haven't broken any rules Eula's
    now how do i get the recovery page thing to go away if u know
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    To use Windows 7, delete Windows 8, & reinstall Windows 7.
    To use Windows 8, delete Windows 7, & reinstall Windows 8.
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    i cant uninstall 8 because i never installed it over 7??? i clean booted it to blank formatted hard drive Ive unplugged that drive wishing to use win 7 again unfortunately win 8 has left behind this recovery page i don't know why ...... would just fixing the MBR solve this ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by web View Post
    i cant uninstall 8 because i never installed it over 7??? i clean booted it to blank formatted hard drive Ive unplugged that drive wishing to use win 7 again unfortunately win 8 has left behind this recovery page i don't know why ...... would just fixing the MBR solve this ?
    Therefore breaking Eula rules .
    By not deleting Windows 7 first.
    Last edited by theog; 29 Dec 2012 at 05:35.
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    win 8 pro


    i think u might of meant breaking, and i also think u are wrong the eula says i cant use both copies simultaneously but i assumed 7 had to be present when installing 8 or i would of left unplugged this the only time 8 could of infected 7

    now can we stop with the Eula rules and concentrate on the real issue here i never used both copies together and in fact plan on buying win 8 but as yet Microsoft are not selling a full copy

    so if u can help please help if not don't
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    so if u can help please help if not don't
    Post 4.
    Reinstall Windows 8 over Windows 7.
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    I don't follow your first post.


    had windows 8 pro upgrade installed from clean boot, but unplugged that hard drive
    So win 7 is on a separate HD?


    hoping to use my previous windows instalation but am met with this recovery screen each time i log on?
    Log on or boot up ? Are you getting that while trying boot win7 on the other HD?

    using win 7 i press f9 to get win 7?
    No idea what that means - is F9 some kind of oem scan code specific to your machine , and what is F9 supposed to do?
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  10. #10


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    win 8 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I don't follow your first post.


    had windows 8 pro upgrade installed from clean boot, but unplugged that hard drive
    So win 7 is on a separate HD?


    hoping to use my previous windows instalation but am met with this recovery screen each time i log on?
    Log on or boot up ? Are you getting that while trying boot win7 on the other HD?

    using win 7 i press f9 to get win 7?
    No idea what that means - is F9 some kind of oem scan code specific to your machine , and what is F9 supposed to do?
    u should pm me

    but in the end i did the right thing and reinstalled win 7 over all the the mess i created
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