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Windows 8 To Windows 7 (No CD)

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Windows 8 To Windows 7 (No CD)


    Hey guys, I recently installed windows 8. I moved all my files over, when it asked.
    It's now giving me loads of trouble and I need to roll back to windows 7 (Home-Basic ).
    However when I try and use any of the restore or reset functions, it tells me I need to insert my cd.
    I got my laptop, an Acer Aspire 5552 off of Ebay and I came with windows 7 home basic.
    I've reset it once or twice before (In home basic) but now in windows 8, It says I need the cd.
    I have the code for it, just no CD.

    A friend of mine says he can get me an iso file of windows 7 ultimate from his CD and give me a code too.

    How would I install windows 7 as an ISO?

    Please for the love of all that is good and fu**ing sacred, do NOT suggest a virtualBox or VMware!

    Thanks for the help guys!

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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post

    Arn't those downloads illegal? And Thanks alot I think I will burn the iso to CD and use it as a windows installation for the restore feature.
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    cornwall,uk
    Posts : 157
    windows 7 /windows 8 Dev


    No , they are from a legit site and microsoft forum members link people to them also, what would be illegal would be to activate it using an activator
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  5. #5


    Those are official Microsoft downloads that are frequently linked on Microsoft's own forums.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    Those are official Microsoft downloads that are frequently linked on Microsoft's own forums.
    Oh, okay! Thanks You guys are amazing!
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  7. #7


    Actually I'm amazing, from what Boohbah's mrs says he's just average!!!
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    cornwall,uk
    Posts : 157
    windows 7 /windows 8 Dev


    johns vexed cos he lost his mouse again.
    Click image for larger version

    found it yet?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 1
    windows 7 home 64 bit & xp prof 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by LiamJacobs View Post
    Hey guys, I recently installed windows 8. I moved all my files over, when it asked.
    It's now giving me loads of trouble and I need to roll back to windows 7 (Home-Basic ).
    However when I try and use any of the restore or reset functions, it tells me I need to insert my cd.
    I got my laptop, an Acer Aspire 5552 off of Ebay and I came with windows 7 home basic.
    I've reset it once or twice before (In home basic) but now in windows 8, It says I need the cd.
    I have the code for it, just no CD.

    A friend of mine says he can get me an iso file of windows 7 ultimate from his CD and give me a code too.

    How would I install windows 7 as an ISO?

    Please for the love of all that is good and fu**ing sacred, do NOT suggest a virtualBox or VMware!

    Thanks for the help guys!
    Wts up
    use flash usb to do it
    you can make the flash boot and install windows via flash
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