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Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?

 
SE7EN
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12/25/2012 12:24 AM
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Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
You would need to buy Windows 7.

Then simply install?
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12/25/2012 12:27 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
You would have to backup your files then wipe it clean then install.
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12/25/2012 12:27 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
I can do it in about twenty minutes. Talking fresh install.
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12/25/2012 12:31 AM

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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
Why? do you not like windows 8? I'm having a hard time with it on this new computer. I've had to recycle everything already, its only two weeks old. It won't update globalincidents map, and the clock lags behind. I don't like how it runs explorer in the background while I'm on the desktop with google. The whole thing feels STUPIDrant
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12/25/2012 12:32 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
Over the top? Or dual boot it?
Dual boot is better you get a menu when you start up choosing between operating systems.
I have 9 different ones on here.
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12/25/2012 12:33 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
Why? do you not like windows 8? I'm having a hard time with it on this new computer. I've had to recycle everything already, its only two weeks old. It won't update globalincidents map, and the clock lags behind. I don't like how it runs explorer in the background while I'm on the desktop with google. The whole thing feels STUPIDrant
 Quoting: Isis One


Basically windows 8 comes with a theme to make it look more compatible for tablets and such.
But you can instantly turn that off and make it look like regular windows 7 or xp.
So really its just a windows 7 update with a new theme.
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12/25/2012 12:56 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
You would have to backup your files then wipe it clean then install.
 Quoting: krosty


With a drive wiper or similar?
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
Over the top? Or dual boot it?
Dual boot is better you get a menu when you start up choosing between operating systems.
I have 9 different ones on here.
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Over the top so it is only Win 7.
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12/25/2012 01:50 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
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12/25/2012 03:47 AM
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 Quoting: SE7EN 30769075


All you have to do is boot from the windows 7 install disk and choose "custom installation".

There you can delete you entire hard drive or just certain partitions if you want.(delete all partitions if you want a clean install, then hit next and it will install windows 7 to the clean hard drive.
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All you have to do is boot from the windows 7 install disk and choose "custom installation".

There you can delete you entire hard drive or just certain partitions if you want.(delete all partitions if you want a clean install, then hit next and it will install windows 7 to the clean hard drive.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9788321


Sweet, thanks mate.
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12/25/2012 05:04 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
1. buy new hard drive

2. install new hard drive in laptop, put old hard drive in cupboard

3. install windows 7 on new hard drive
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12/25/2012 06:17 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
It's easier to use a gparted cd to resize the root partition for windows 8, then do a custom install in win7. The win8 bootloader will detect it automatically and you just select from a list. (a two item list)

gparted is necessary though because newer windows8 boxes use guid partition tables and tools designed to work with master boot records are incompatible.

Windows sucks, though. Don't use it.
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12/25/2012 06:19 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
1. buy new hard drive

2. install new hard drive in laptop, put old hard drive in cupboard

3. install windows 7 on new hard drive
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29757648


How would that work?


Would the computer boot up?

Or does it go to some menu and ask to boot from a CD?
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12/25/2012 06:20 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
1. buy new hard drive

2. install new hard drive in laptop, put old hard drive in cupboard

3. install windows 7 on new hard drive
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29757648


How would that work?


Would the computer boot up?

Or does it go to some menu and ask to boot from a CD?
 Quoting: SE7EN 30769075


it won't boot with a blank hard drive

you may need to go to the BIOS Settings and tell it to boot off the DVD, but you're going to have to do that anyway arem't you?
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12/25/2012 06:23 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
Over the top? Or dual boot it?
Dual boot is better you get a menu when you start up choosing between operating systems.
I have 9 different ones on here.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30022927


laugh
:glp sign:
SE7EN (OP)
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12/25/2012 06:23 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
you may need to go to the BIOS Settings and tell it to boot off the DVD, but you're going to have to do that anyway arem't you?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29757648


Sort of thought that would be the case.

cheers
SE7EN (OP)
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12/25/2012 06:26 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
So something like this:

[link to www.techbuy.com.au]

Only $100 and its 7200rpm as well.

And the processor etc, on the laptop are not affected in any way?
SE7EN (OP)
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12/25/2012 06:28 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
Or this:

[link to web.techbuy.com.au]

2TB for only $214
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12/25/2012 06:32 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
Only a 2.5" drive will fit in a notebook
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12/25/2012 06:34 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
You don't need a new hard drive just do what the other guy said about partitions, select the the one w/ win 8 on it and reformat(backup files/drivers you need on usb). You will need to boot from disc like the second guy said, on my pc I can press one of the f keys to get to the boot priority menu when I turn it on.
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12/25/2012 06:38 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
Only a 2.5" drive will fit in a notebook
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1346203


This then:

[link to web.techbuy.com.au]

Do they not make 2TB 2.5 inch HDD's?
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12/25/2012 06:39 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
You don't need a new hard drive just do what the other guy said about partitions, select the the one w/ win 8 on it and reformat(backup files/drivers you need on usb). You will need to boot from disc like the second guy said, on my pc I can press one of the f keys to get to the boot priority menu when I turn it on.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4239460


Sounds simple enough.

cheers.
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12/25/2012 06:41 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
This video seems to be OK:

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12/25/2012 06:44 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
And then this Win 7 disk:

[link to web.techbuy.com.au]
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12/25/2012 06:49 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
And then this Win 7 disk:

[link to web.techbuy.com.au]
 Quoting: SE7EN 30769075


If you have a 64-bit processor then yes.
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12/25/2012 06:52 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
And then this Win 7 disk:

[link to web.techbuy.com.au]
 Quoting: SE7EN 30769075


If you have a 64-bit processor then yes.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4239460


3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3632QM processor (6M Cache, up to 3.2 GHz , TPM)

My i7 in my current Dell is 64 bit but cannot find anything on the net that says what this ^^^ is.
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12/25/2012 06:54 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
Can one buy an 'empty' laptop & then install whatever OS you like, or, is it compulsory to have to have Micro$hite on yo box?
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12/25/2012 07:02 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
And then this Win 7 disk:

[link to web.techbuy.com.au]
 Quoting: SE7EN 30769075


If you have a 64-bit processor then yes.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4239460


3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3632QM processor (6M Cache, up to 3.2 GHz , TPM)

My i7 in my current Dell is 64 bit but cannot find anything on the net that says what this ^^^ is.
 Quoting: SE7EN 30769075


I believe it's 64-bit, this is it right. [link to ark.intel.com]

If you want to be sure you can go to control panel-system&sec.-system. It will say what it is under system type.(that's on win 7 not sure if it's the same on 8)
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12/25/2012 07:06 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
I believe it's 64-bit, this is it right. [link to ark.intel.com]

 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4239460


Yep, thanks.

Will the 7200rpm HDD (if I put it in) run cooler and run the battery down less, or more?
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12/25/2012 07:07 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
Can one buy an 'empty' laptop & then install whatever OS you like, or, is it compulsory to have to have Micro$hite on yo box?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1073423


Yea they do this page might help [link to lxer.com] Scroll down to NO-OS computers, all the other links are for linux,unbuntu and other os i've never heard of.

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