Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Question How to go back to Windows 7 after upgrading to Windows 8?

    Hi, I made an earlier post asking if anyone knew how to restore to Windows 7 from a system image (while running on Windows 8). Ive since learned that this is not possible (easily)

    Looks like my best option is to get a fresh install of windows 7 and then restore to a system image there.

    But how can I even get back to a fresh install of Windows 7? My laptop did not come with a built-in format option and I did not receive a W7 disc.

    Thx

  2. Subscribe to our Windows Secrets Newsletter - It's Free!

    Get our unique weekly Newsletter with tips and techniques, how to's and critical updates on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google, etc. Join our 480,000 subscribers!

    Excel 2013: The Missing Manual

    + Get this BONUS — free!

    Get the most of Excel! Learn about new features, basics of creating a new spreadsheet and using the infamous Ribbon in the first chapter of Excel 2013: The Missing Manual - Subscribe and download Chapter 1 for free!

  3. #2
    Plutonium Lounger Medico's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    12,625
    Thanks
    161
    Thanked 928 Times in 851 Posts
    I added another post to your other thread.

    If you have to reinstall Win 7 download the ISO file here, right click the ISO file and select Burn Disk Image, then use this DVD along with your original key to reinstall. If the procedure I outlined in the other thread does not work this might.

    Once you are back to Win 7, read through some of the threads in the Maintenance forum to learn more about Imaging.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


    Sony Vaio Laptop, 2.53 GHz Duo Core Intel CPU, 8 GB RAM, 320 GB HD
    Win 8 Pro (64 Bit), IE 10 (64 Bit)


    Complete PC Specs: By Speccy

  4. #3
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Medico View Post
    I added another post to your other thread.

    If you have to reinstall Win 7 download the ISO file here, right click the ISO file and select Burn Disk Image, then use this DVD along with your original key to reinstall. If the procedure I outlined in the other thread does not work this might.

    Once you are back to Win 7, read through some of the threads in the Maintenance forum to learn more about Imaging.
    Thank you soooooooooo much for your help! You've really helped me out a lot. Thank you so much!

  5. #4
    Plutonium Lounger Medico's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    12,625
    Thanks
    161
    Thanked 928 Times in 851 Posts
    You are welcome. Hopefully the tip in the other thread will work and you will not have to do this. You can also download the ISO file anyway to make yourself an installation disk if you wish.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


    Sony Vaio Laptop, 2.53 GHz Duo Core Intel CPU, 8 GB RAM, 320 GB HD
    Win 8 Pro (64 Bit), IE 10 (64 Bit)


    Complete PC Specs: By Speccy

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •