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Can I downgrade to Windows 7 from Windows 8 without a disc drive? (Lenovo Y500)

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August 7, 2013 2:02:48 PM

I purchased a Lenovo Y500 laptop a few weeks back but due to it having Windows 8 on it, I have hardly used it since then because I personally do not like Windows 8. I want to put Windows 7 on it instead but the Lenovo Y500 does not have a disc drive on it stock and I don't really care to get one. Is there a simple way to downgrade to Windows 7 without a disc drive?

Thanks for all of your help. I don't mind if I have a clean install of Windows 7, I just want it as apposed to Windows 8 because I've been using Win 7 since it came out and I'm much more familiar with it compared to Win 8. Also, gaming is very awful on Windows 8.
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August 7, 2013 2:04:05 PM

kassuba39 said:
I purchased a Lenovo Y500 laptop a few weeks back but due to it having Windows 8 on it, I have hardly used it since then because I personally do not like Windows 8. I want to put Windows 7 on it instead but the Lenovo Y500 does not have a disc drive on it stock and I don't really care to get one. Is there a simple way to downgrade to Windows 7 without a disc drive?

Thanks for all of your help. I don't mind if I have a clean install of Windows 7, I just want it as apposed to Windows 8 because I've been using Win 7 since it came out and I'm much more familiar with it compared to Win 8. Also, gaming is very awful on Windows 8.


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August 7, 2013 2:06:50 PM

fresh install is your only option
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August 7, 2013 2:08:35 PM

Branden said:
fresh install is your only option


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August 7, 2013 2:25:27 PM

There is a way to buy Windows 7 and install it from a USB flash drive. You will still need a computer with a DVD drive to make the image file. I can't find the link right now but there is a website with the directions on how to accomplish it.

But as others stated, a fresh install is the only way to upgrade to Windows 7.
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August 7, 2013 7:52:03 PM

Branden said:
fresh install is your only option


I have no problem with a clean install. How do I go about doing it?
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August 8, 2013 9:38:18 AM

Try these instructions:

http://www.ehow.com/how_8251201_make-iso-bootable-usb-d...

If you already have a Windows 7 DVD, get to a computer with a DVD drive and use a tool like LCISO Maker: http://download.cnet.com/LC-ISO-Creator/3000-2646_4-754...

to make the ISO file needed. (I use it often, no install and its quick) Follow the other directions as listed.
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