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Restore restore to Factory settings w/ Windows 8 image backup?

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June 27, 2013 8:10:12 PM

Hi I purchased a Lenovo Y500. I have a copy of Windows 7 and Windows 7 drivers on a flash drive to prepare myself to downgrade to Windows 7 and get rid of Windows 8. How can I make a image backup of my hdd + Windows 8 in Factory Settings before I even start installing Windows 7? Also if anything bad were to happen from installing Windows 7 how can I go back to my image backup and have my laptop be back to factory settings as I just bought it (I just got this laptop today)?
June 28, 2013 7:56:17 AM


Hi You can clone your hard drive but for the recovery to work you need to clone the entire hdd
The easiest solution would be to put a new hard drive in your computer and install windows 7 on that - that way you can keep the two and change whenever you require it.
Or Shrink your volume and install windows 7 on the other partition and dual boot it so you can choose
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