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Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

  1. #150


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8, 64 bit


    Thought i run powershell as administrator, but i still get this error msg:

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    ???

    Thanks

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  2. #151


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Hi ei8htmad

    Do have a UEFI/BIOS firmware?

    What make & model?

    Is this PC Pre-installed with Windows 8?
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  3. #152


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8, 64 bit


    No it wasnt pre installed. The dude, who sold me the laptop installed it (the shop).
    Lenovo thinkpad e430
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  4. #153


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8, 64 bit


    It seems i dont have uefi installed. How do i install it and is there any other way without uefi to clean install win 7? Win 7 used to be simpler... ah the days...
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  5. #154


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by ei8htmad View Post
    No it wasnt pre installed. The dude, who sold me the laptop installed it (the shop).
    Lenovo thinkpad e430
    Hi ei8htmad

    This tutorial is about Pre-installed Windows 8 only.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lenovo
    Performing the recovery process for Windows 7


    Notes:
    You must have an internal or external DVD drive to use the recovery discs.
    During the recovery process, all data on the hard disk drive will be deleted. Copy any important data or personal files that you want to keep onto removable media or a network drive before you start the recovery process.

    To restore your computer to the original factory configuration using the recovery disc set, do the following:
    1.Make the CD/DVD drive the first startup device in the startup sequence using the following procedure:
    Repeatedly press and release the F1 key when turning on the computer. When you hear multiple beeps or see a logo screen, release the F1 key. The Setup Utility program opens.
    Use the arrow keys to select Startup. Depending on your computer model, select Primary Boot Sequence, Boot, or Startup Sequence.
    Select the CD/DVD drive as the first boot device by following the instructions and the help messages on the screen.

    2.Insert the Applications and Drivers Recovery Disc into the DVD drive.
    3.Press F10 to save the Setup Utility configuration changes. The computer restarts and the recovery program opens. Follow the instructions on the screen to begin the recovery process.
    4.Select your language and click Next.
    5.Read the license. If you agree to the terms and conditions, select I agree to these terms and conditions and then click Next. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions, follow the instructions on the screen.
    6. Click Yes or Next in the displayed window to continue the recovery process.
    7. If you have a secondary Applications and Drivers Recovery Disc, insert it into the DVD drive when prompted and then click Yes or OK to continue the recovery process.
    8.Insert the Operating System Recovery Disc when prompted and then click Yes or OK to continue the recovery process.
    9. If you have a Supplemental Recovery Disc, insert it when prompted and click Yes. If you do not have a Supplemental Recovery Disc, click No. Note: Not all recovery disc sets come with a Supplemental Recovery Disc.

    10.When all of the data has been copied from the last disc in the set and processed, you will be prompted to restart the computer. Click Yes to restart the computer. Note: The rest of the recovery process is fully automated and no action is required by you. The computer will restart into the Microsoft Windows desktop several timesand you might experience periods when no activity is apparent on the screen for several minutes at a time. This is normal.

    11. When the recovery process is complete, the Set Up Windows screen is displayed. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Windows setup.
    12.After you have completed the Windows setup, you might want to restore the original startup sequence. Start the Setup Utility program and then use the arrow keys to select Startup. Depending on your computer model, select Primary Boot Sequence, Boot, or Startup Sequence. Then restore the original startup sequence. Press F10 to save and exit the Setup Utility program.

    Note:
    After restoring a hard disk drive to the factory default settings, you might need to reinstall some device drivers.
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  6. #155


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8, 64 bit


    ^ thank u for that.

    But when i inserted the recovery disk, it gave me no option to delete windows eight. I tried different options a couple of times but it didnt help. So instead, i inserted my win7 dvd and booted on the dvd and followed the instructions. I then formatted C, where win 8 was installed, and installed win 7 on it... i dont know if i've screwed up or not!??

    Anyway, i have a windows seven now, but funny it doesnt recognize ANY of my laptops' drives :-? so hopefully i'll do another clean install and then download the drives.

    Thanks for your help. Do you think i did anything wrong up there? ^

    Thanks
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  7. #156


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by ei8htmad View Post
    ^ thank u for that.

    But when i inserted the recovery disk, it gave me no option to delete windows eight. I tried different options a couple of times but it didnt help. So instead, i inserted my win7 dvd and booted on the dvd and followed the instructions. I then formatted C, where win 8 was installed, and installed win 7 on it... i dont know if i've screwed up or not!??

    Anyway, i have a windows seven now, but funny it doesnt recognize ANY of my laptops' drives :-? so hopefully i'll do another clean install and then download the drives.

    Thanks for your help. Do you think i did anything wrong up there? ^

    Thanks
    Hi ei8htmad

    You are welcome.

    You could clean the HDD first, than install Windows 7.

    Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  8. #157


    Posts : 4
    Win7


    Fantastic tutorial!

    I have one question regarding dual-boot.

    >Than follow this tutorial: (installing in uEFI mode.)
    >Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

    The link referenced discusses dual-booting when Win7 is installed first, however I want to add a Win7 partition to a pre-existing Win8. Am I missing something? Or do I just mentally swap Win7 and Win8 when reading that tutorial?

    For reference, I have an HP P7-1417C with Win8 preinstalled. It has a 2TB drive. I want to shrink the Win8 partition to 1TB or less and add Win7.
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  9. #158


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by dwallen View Post
    Fantastic tutorial!

    I have one question regarding dual-boot.

    >Than follow this tutorial: (installing in uEFI mode.)
    >Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

    The link referenced discusses dual-booting when Win7 is installed first, however I want to add a Win7 partition to a pre-existing Win8. Am I missing something? Or do I just mentally swap Win7 and Win8 when reading that tutorial?

    For reference, I have an HP P7-1417C with Win8 preinstalled. It has a 2TB drive. I want to shrink the Win8 partition to 1TB or less and add Win7.
    Welcome to EightForums.

    Yes, just swap Windows 7 and Windows 8 round.

    I would make the Windows 7 partition no less than 100gb.
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  10. #159


    Right at the beginning of the tutorial, it should be stated, in BIG giant flashing neon letters, that you can only use 64 BIT Win 7 with the UEFI.
    Found this tutorial, spent $90 on a Win 7 only to find out halfway through one of the linked tutorials that it has to be x64.
    $#^%*&$&!!!!!!!!
    I'm ready to take this %*&#^%*# brand new computer and smash it to tiny pieces with a sledgehammer!!!!!
    I HATE WINDOWS 8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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