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Win 8 release preview problem

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by davel8, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. davel8

    davel8 Thread Starter

    Jan 17, 2013
    Hello, I recently bought a 2nd hand laptop with win8 release preview evaluation copy installed which expired yesterday. Since then the computer threatens to shut down every hour unless I buy win 8 upgrader then win 8.Im not that keen on win 8 and would prefer to go back to win 7 which was the original os. There is a sticker underneath the computer with a win 7 prod key number so is there some way to make it work again. I wasn't given a disc with the computer when I bought it but can you help.
    Thanks Dave Lancaster
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    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 3947 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, 1845 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 715051 MB, Free - 634565 MB;
    Motherboard: Acer, SM81_HR
    Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2013, Updated and Enabled
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    they have probably removed the factory reset partition.

    on the CoA label, should tell you the windows 7 version - if you can borrow a CD of the same version - you can re-install and use the Key on the CoA label

    otherwise, you should be able to obtain recovery CDs from the manufacturer for a small fee

    whats the make and model of the PC
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