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    Win7toWin8toWin7???

    My friend's HP laptop came with Win7. When Win8 came out, he updated to that. Now he wants to go back to Win7. Will I be able to format Win8, and then install Win7?
    Will the UEFI Booting stay in computer? I ask this as he may want me to also install Linux Mint, to have a dual-boot machine. Thanks for any assistance.

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    If the PC came with a recovery partition or a Win 7 installation disk, or he created a System Image, then yes. If these did not occur then perhaps not. He can download the Win 7 ISO file and burn it to a DVD and use this to install from, but his OEM key may not work. He might have to contact MS for activation.

    It might be easier to customize the Win 8 installation to look and feel like Win 7. Check my Sticky Thread on many tips for Win 8. These customizations are easy and quick!
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    Thank y'all for the replies.

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