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

 
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12/25/2012 07:08 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
Remember when DOS was the OS, and Win was an app ?

Fuck, I'm old.
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12/25/2012 07:09 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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Actually by a case for the old drive and hook a SATA to it and you have two hard drives. Reformat the old one after doing this.
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12/25/2012 07:10 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
Remember when DOS was the OS, and Win was an app ?

Fuck, I'm old.
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I'm with ya man!
I still run DOS business apps.
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12/25/2012 07:11 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
Remember when DOS was the OS, and Win was an app ?

Fuck, I'm old.
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I'm with ya man!
I still run DOS business apps.
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chuckle
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12/25/2012 07:12 AM
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Old guys FTW !1!!!

Yep, I put a 1 in there.
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12/25/2012 07:16 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]

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Yep, thanks.

Will the 7200rpm HDD (if I put it in) run cooler and run the battery down less, or more?
 Quoting: SE7EN 30769075


I'm not sure, not really a computer genius I've just built a few computers and have a basic understanding of hardware that I got from the internet lol. You could go to like a pc help forum to find smart people.
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
Guess I'm not the only one who dislikes Win 8.
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12/25/2012 07:19 AM
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I'm not sure, not really a computer genius I've just built a few computers and have a basic understanding of hardware that I got from the internet lol. You could go to like a pc help forum to find smart people.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4239460


Thanks, will try elsewhere.

Even if I put the 7200rpm HDD and WIN 7 OS, I will still come in $400 under the Mac Book Pro.

Have a bigger screen, and use the same programs as I have now, but less battery life.

Not bad I recon.
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12/25/2012 07:23 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
Granted, you’ll still get faster performance out of a 7200RPM drive than a same-sized 5400RPM drive, but it’s not the end of the world to pick the slower-rotating disk. It also won’t get as hot as the faster one.

5400 rpm drives have two advantages ... use less power and cheaper.....downside, slower.
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12/25/2012 07:25 AM

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Just load start8 and move on with your life....

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12/25/2012 07:25 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
So are you building a laptop or just buying one, then puting a hdd and windows 7 in/on it?
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12/25/2012 07:26 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
The 7200rpm internal drive is NOT significantly faster than the stock 5400rpm when doing small RANDOM reads and writes. That implies that it won't give you much advantage for booting and normal operations.

7200 rpm drives are faster, but also are more battery intensive.
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12/25/2012 07:27 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
So are you building a laptop or just buying one, then puting a hdd and windows 7 in/on it?
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Buying one and putting WIN 7 on it, and prob keep the 1TB 5400rpm HDD already in it.
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12/25/2012 07:32 AM
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So are you building a laptop or just buying one, then puting a hdd and windows 7 in/on it?
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Buying one and putting WIN 7 on it, and prob keep the 1TB 5400rpm HDD already in it.
 Quoting: SE7EN 30769075


You could get one of these [link to www.techbuy.com.au] lol, that would put you way over a macbook.
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So are you building a laptop or just buying one, then puting a hdd and windows 7 in/on it?
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Buying one and putting WIN 7 on it, and prob keep the 1TB 5400rpm HDD already in it.
 Quoting: SE7EN 30769075


You could get one of these [link to www.techbuy.com.au] lol, that would put you way over a macbook.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4239460


This aint bad:

[link to www.techbuy.com.au]

OCZ 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

$521.
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12/25/2012 08:44 AM
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Re: Hard easy is it to install Windows 7 on a laptop already with Windows 8?
One of the ones I am looking at has this HD:

500GB 5400 RPM SATA HDD and 32GB mSATA SSD

Does that mean it would boot up faster using the SSD?

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