How do I revert back to win7

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by Paul80, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Paul80

    Paul80 New Member

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    Hi all

    I have found that win8 does not work for me so want to revert back to win7, how do I do that.

    I have tried booting to my win7 install disk but it just hangs there failing to load, I can do it via the setup file on the disk when running win8 but that does not give me an option for a clean install, I want to be able to format the disk to give a fresh clean win7 install, how do I do this. Or is it no longer possible.

    Thanks

    Paul
     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Shouldn't be a problem. Is the Win 7 disk you're trying to instal from a retail bootable installation disk? If so, have you tried booting from it on another pc to confirm the disk is good?
     
  3. AceInfinity

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    It is possible, but if you're hoping to revert back to your original Windows 7 from an upgrade to Windows 8, that, as far as I know is no longer possible for Windows 8. But unfortunately if you can't boot with your installation disk you're not going anywhere. Are you sure the disk is not damaged and that it's good still? Is your install disk retail?
     
  4. Paul80

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    Hi

    Yes its a full retail genuine disk and is still in pristine condition.

    Paul
     
  5. AceInfinity

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    What do you mean by "fails to load"? What exactly happens when you try to boot from the disk?
     

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