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Reinstall Windows 7 from Factory Restore

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    Reinstall Windows 7 from Factory Restore

    Hello, I was trying windows 8 developer preview for my all in one desktop dell inspiron one. It works great, but I would like to reinstall windows 7 64 bit (because it can run the programs I need for school) The problem is that the original did not come with a Win 7 OS installation disc.

    It did come with a factory restore option. Usually I would press F8 at startup to access that option, but Windows 8 has a new menu and it doesn't say anything about Restoring to factory defaults. There must be a way because Windows 7 64 Bit is on the partitioned hard drive.

    Please help as soon as possible.

    Windows 8 does not support many dell inspiron drivers I need to run 3D software, so I need this factory restore.

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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    With EasyBCD you can reinstall (downgrade) the boot manager and get the classsic boot screen.
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Reinstall Windows 7 from Factory Restore
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