Downgrade to windows 7
Yesterday I was helping a client to downgrade from windows 8 to windows 7 I partitioned the hard drive and wiped it clean and wiped the recovery drive as well now after doing so I put the hard drive back in the machine I put in the windows 7 disk and it loaded the windows 8 screen then when to the boot screen stating windows setup or windows 8 I press windows setup and get a error code stating I need to place a windows 8 reinstall disk to repair the damage now down grading from windows 8 is new to me can someone please tell me there is a way to downgrade because I know there is a way and I messed up somewhere. Computer Model: HP Pavillion P6-2316s
krimson4eva said:The hard drive is wiped completely but it's still there
Try this: http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm
It's EaseUs partition manager free edition. Install, and check your hdd with this tool.
There was a couple examples where I fond one partition 45GB, one not marked 25GB, and third 240GB. Because of that second partition I was unable to create a whole hdd.
Just a hint.
Windows 8 doesn't much care to give up a disk. If the suggestions above don't work, remove all partitions and zero-write the disk (I use Parted Magic for this, http://partedmagic.com/doku.php?id=start) and then re-partition it and do your install.