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Make backup windows 8 format to windows 7 and back to win8


jeroen

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i just bought a new computer with windows 8, is it possible to make a backup of my windows 8 then format and put windows 7 on it until i finish my course and then reinstall windows 8? (because my school books are based on windows 7 and it would just be easier to follow exercises)
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8

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If you burn your recovery disk set for windows 8 and you can use that to go back. You should get a prompt to do it when you first set it up. You could also use a Windows 8 DVD to do it, if you have or can borrow one that matches your installed version. It should automatically detect the OEM embedded product key in the BIOS and then do an automatic activation. Burn the recovery disk set before you install Windows 7 because once you do you may not be able to access the hidden recovery partition. If the utility that launches it on boot up is tied to the boot loader on the disk, it may not work when Windows 7 overwrites the boot loader.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

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