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Not another Downgrade, just a clean install of Windows 7

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    Windows 8

    Not another Downgrade, just a clean install of Windows 7


    Hi there everyone, sorry for the inconvenience but I'm looking to install windows 7 x64 on my laptop, which came with Windows 8 pro... I didn't like it that much and had some compatibility issues so I tried to install windows 7 over it, I disabled UEFI secure boot and booted from the DVD, now what I see is a bunch of partitions, there are two OEM partitions, one is partition 0 and the other is reserved for SAMSUNG ( I think, because it's labeled SAMSUNG and my laptop is of the same brand) then there's another SAMSUNG partition, a MSR partition, a SYSTEM partition and a partition that holds around 90% of the space (600 and something GB) the first problem is that I don't feel comfortable erasing any of these partitions so that I can expand others and maybe create a single partition, the second is that I can't erase some of the partitions and the last one is that I when I try to install it to the bigger partition it says that I can't do that because it is a GPT-type partition or something like that.

    Any help would be appreciated, thank you very much

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums

    To Downgrade to Windows 7.
    Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
    Warning you must have the uEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.

    or
    my laptop, which came with Windows 8 pro
    As Windows 8 Pro was Pre-installed, You can call SAMSUNG, & order the downrights DVD.
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    Windows 8


    Well, the issue with that is that I already formatted a partition (the biggest of them all)
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    Windows 8


    I just need to know this, I can see the drive editing panel, should I just erase them all (including the ones that contain the label "Reserved" and the partitions labeled SAMSUNG_REC and SAMSUNG_REC2 (or will the latter 2 void my PC's warranty)) and turn them all into one as in the tutorial or should I do something different, just to be sure I'm on the right path?
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Delete all partitions after making the Recovery disc's.

    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8




    How to make Recovery disc:
    Support - Notebooks NP700Z7CH | Samsung Laptops

    How to Order Recovery disc.
    Support - Notebooks NP700Z7CH | Samsung Laptops
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    Windows 8


    Thanks a lot, all's well now, just dealing with some compatibility issues but hope to gt past that soon too
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Well done, you are welcome.
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