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Install windows 7 on my windows 8/ dual boot my windows 8


erunotoma

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#1
Someone can help me? have windows 8 RTM installed in my HP Pavilion G4
but after trying it for a month, i get bored with it
and missed my windows 7 interface
so anyone can tell me:
how to dual boot my windows 8 alongside windows 7?
or if it isn't possible can i downgrade my windows 8 to windows 7 without losing any files?
THANK YOU
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion G4
    CPU
    Intel core i5
    Motherboard
    Intel core i5
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 3000
    Browser
    google chrome
    Antivirus
    no

Lee

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#3
You must be hard of hearing. . .:D

Welcome to the "Eight Forums." . . .::thumbsup:

If you have a second hard then just install win 7 on that. If no second hard then you will have to set up a partition on your HDD, and to do that you will have delete Win 8. There are some great tutorials in the "Tutorials" forum here on the Eight Forums that can guide you through the process. . .good luck and hope all comes out well.

Oh, and have that hearing checked out. . .:D
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion p1423w
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3330 Ivy Bridge
    Motherboard
    Foxconn - 2ADA Ivy Brige
    Memory
    16 GB 1066MHz DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5450
    Sound Card
    HD Realteck (Onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Mitsubishi LED TV/Montior HD, Dell 23 HD, Hanspree 25" HD
    Screen Resolution
    Mit. 1980-1080, Dell 2048-115, Hanspree 1920-10802
    Hard Drives
    1 SanDisk 240Gig SSD, 2 Samsung 512Gig SSDs
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Original (Fans)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Keyboard 2000
    Mouse
    Microsoft Optical Mouse 5000
    Internet Speed
    1.3 (350 to 1024 if lucky)
    Browser
    Firefox 19.1
    Antivirus
    MSE-Defender

erunotoma

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#4
first of all, thanks for the reply
i i have 3 Hard disk
Local disk(C),my data(D),and my data(E) and also system reserved(G)
all of them is already filled with my data(video,music,game,etc.)
i install my W8 on (C)
so,what should i do so i can install Win 7 without losing any files??
and what is that "hearing"? "hear"?
sorry if i am slow?
i'm newbie to these things
thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion G4
    CPU
    Intel core i5
    Motherboard
    Intel core i5
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 3000
    Browser
    google chrome
    Antivirus
    no

znod

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#5
Did you do an upgrade install of Win8? Note that no matter how you proceed you will need to back your data up off computer for safety.

Do you have room on your C: drive for both operating systems if partitioned appropriately? If yes, then consider reinstalling Win7 and installing Win8 subsequently on the second partition. Things tend to go better if Win7 is installed first. If you upgraded to Win8 and used your Win7 as qualifying software, then you won't be able to do what you want without EULA breaking--unless you have other qualifying software that you could forego use of (e.g., a non-OEM installed Vista).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    DIY Rig; MacBook Pro (MBP)/Parallels/Boot Camp; HP Pavilion dv6500t Laptop
    CPU
    Intel i7-2600K (sometimes OC'd to 4.8 GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Rev B3
    Memory
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 570 SC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Gateway
    Hard Drives
    Dual Boot:
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on OCZ Revo x2 and
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on Caviar Black SATA 3's
    PSU
    Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
    Case
    Cooler Master 932 HAF
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
    Mouse
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
    Internet Speed
    20 Mbps Download/2+ Mbps Upload
    Other Info
    Pioneer Blu-ray Burner/DVD Burner