Windows 8 Laptop, new hard drive. Clean windows 8 or 7 install. Help!

Hi forum

So I just bought the new MSI GE60. I installed my hybrid harddrive in it easily. Now I wanted to install a fresh windows 7 on it. Is it possible?

And if not, how do I install a fresh windows 8 on it, without spending extra money on the OS? Windows 8 came with the laptop, but without a disk.

And what is your opinion? Should I use windows 8 or 7 on it? (I really hate the looks and feel of windows 8.. It's way more complicated and non-user-friendly than 7..)

I hope you can help me out :-))

Best regards
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  1. Do they have drivers for 7.
  2. Best answer < Windows 7 OEM 64 BIT < DRIVERS

    To install Windows 7 using the Custom option and formatting the hard disk

    To format your hard disk during Windows 7 installation, you'll need to start, or boot, your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive.

    Turn on your computer so that Windows starts normally, insert the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive, and then shut down your computer.

    Restart your computer.

    Press any key when prompted, and then follow the instructions that appear.

    On the Install Windows page, enter your language and other preferences, and then click Next.

    If the Install Windows page doesn't appear, and you're not asked to press any key, you might need to change some system settings. To learn how to do this, see Start your computer from a Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive.

    On the Please read the license terms page, if you accept the license terms, click I accept the license terms, and then click Next.

    On the Which type of installation do you want? page, click Custom.

    On the Where do you want to install Windows? page, click Drive options (advanced).

    Click the partition that you want to change, click the formatting option you want to perform, and then follow the instructions.

    When you've finished formatting, click Next.

    Follow the instructions to finish installing Windows 7, which include naming your computer and setting up an initial user account.
  3. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Do they have drivers for 7.

    As far as I know they do.
    What if i have a key for windows 7 but just not the cd?
    And what if i would just install windows 8?
  4. You need legit keys to install.

    Look at my last post , they have drivers
  5. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    You need legit keys to install.

    Look at my last post , they have drivers

    Yeah thanks
    And i have legit keys, I just don't have the disc
  6. Are you going with 7 or 8?

    What version? HOME? 7?
  7. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Are you going with 7 or 8?

    7, since it supports all drivers
  8. What edition of 7.
  9. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    What edition of 7.

    Home edition

    preferably danish
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