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Solved: Dumping windows 8 for 7

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by "6", Feb 9, 2013.

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  1. "6"

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    I upgraded my laptop from windows 7 to windows 8 and I really hate 8 at this point.maybe later I’ll try it again just not right now Can I go back to 7 and how do I do it . just point me in the right direction and I can get the rest (most of the time) thanks for looking .
     
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    thanks but it's not just the small stuff it the whole thing. programs won't run right, programs wont run and I just dont like 8 .
     
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    It does seem to be a love it or hate it OS. Reminder..... provide us with your make, model etc.
     
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    Toshiba Satellite C875-S7205. thank you for looking
     
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    It's not likely that you can still use the Recovery partition after installing a different OS. Assuming you can't, use your Windows 7 installation DVD, your set of Recovery DVDs (or see if you can purchase from the PC manufacturer if you neglected to create it), or your most recent backup image of Windows 7.
     
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    Determine if you still have a working Win 7 recovery partition & or a set of Toshiba supplied Discs.

    System Recovery Using Your Recovery Partition: http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/System...Perform-system-recovery-Windows-7/ta-p/279643

    If recovery partition is no go, order the Recovery Discs from Toshiba, or as TerryNet stated 'use your Windows 7 installation DVD, your set of Recovery DVDs or your most recent backup image of Windows 7.'

    Order Recovery Discs: https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/serviceUnitVerification.jsp?orderType=SFF
     
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    would it be better and easier to just do a clean install of windows 7 ?
     
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    It depends on what media you have or your preference. Some people prefer "recover to factory defaults" because they don't have to worry about drivers or OEM supplied utilities. Other people prefer a "clean" install to avoid OEM "bloatware."
     
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    [QUOTE="6";8612201]would it be better and easier to just do a clean install of windows 7 ?[/QUOTE]

    If you do decide to do a clean install to avoid the OEM "bloatware", make use of the support and driver downloads site for that Toshiba Satellite C875-S7205 to obtain and save the necessary device drivers before you start.

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    Whichever method you choose, you'd need to get the system back up to date afterwards.

    Both choices would 'Wipe Clean' format the OS partition so back up all your files to a flash drive or external HD prior to doing either.

    So, do you have a Toshiba recovery disc or restore partition? Do you have a Win 7 disc?
     
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    I'm going to keep 8 for now. my brother talked me in to it. thank you for the help.
     
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