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Downgrading Windows 8.1 to Win 7 on Acer Aspire XC-603

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    Windows 8.1

    Downgrading Windows 8.1 to Win 7 on Acer Aspire XC-603


    Ok, acieved to downgrade/upgrade the BIOS version with the Acer XC-603 to be able to downgrade to Windows 7.
    Rest me one single question.
    Do i really have to delete all partition or can leave the recovery partiton un touched to always be able to recovery the original OEM Windows 8.1 that comes with the machine from out the factory?
    Can somebody please shine a light on this matter please?
    I always want to be able in case i mess up recover my Windows 8.1 installation thats pre installed on the recovery partition.
    Is this possible?

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    If your computer is now running healthy, don't mess with it especially the recovery partition.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    To keep the Recovery Partition working, you need to keep all the ACER partition, & install Windows 7 x64 as a dual boot in UEFI mode.

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    Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?



    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. (Windows 8 only)
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)





    I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
    or
    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

    How to make Acer Recovery disks.

    Using Acer Recovery Management to Restore Windows 8

    Create a Packard Bell Factory Default Backup in Windows 8


    Windows 8 - Create a Factory Default Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
    Windows 8 - Create a Drivers and Applications Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
    Windows 8 - Restore Windows With a User Created USB Recovery Drive - YouTube

    You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
    https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer
    or
    Acer | Recovery Media
    Check in Accessories
    or
    https://store.acer.com/store?Action=...&SiteID=acerna
    or check the main web site.
    Acer Worldwide - Select your local country or region


    Using Acer Recovery DVD:
    ICONIA W510,how to reinstall windows 8 with recove... - Acer Community
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    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Mshraks View Post
    I always want to be able in case i mess up recover my Windows 8.1 installation thats pre installed on the recovery partition.
    Is this possible?
    How do you automatically (or manually) install Windows 8/8.1 to a blank hard disk from the Windows 8/8.1 recovery USB flash drive?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    I installed Windows & succesfully but after installing some drivers and restart i get an missing bootmgr error.
    Anybody have a clue what the problem may be.
    Did 3 clean installs already. Windows starts up fully till desktop, i can instal drivers but when im restarting i get a missing bootmgr error.
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