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Asus G750JW windows 8 downgrade to 7 backup and recovery question

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  • Windows 8
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August 20, 2013 7:21:22 PM

Good day all. I've recently purchased a G750JW-DB71 along with a copy of windows 7. I want to install windows 7 as soon as i get my hands on my new laptop. I have already found the walk through to install windows 7 but my question lies in backing up and recovering.

Prior to installing windows 7 what are the necessary steps to making sure i have everything i need to reset my hard drive back to the way it came out of the box?

I'm under the impression i need to create a bootable windows 8 disk along with a backup/recovery disk. My reason for this question is that if for some reason i have troubles with windows 7, i will be able to reload windows 8 and all of my computers pre-installed drivers and other software without hunting down things to download.

Thanks so much.

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a c 481 * Windows 8
a b Ĉ ASUS
a b $ Windows 7
August 21, 2013 12:13:10 AM

For all the cost I would install another HDD and clean install W7, thus preserving W8... Meanwhile check to see if there's a recovery partition on the machine when you get it. If so, all you need to do is create some unallocated space for 7 to install to by reducing the size of 'C'. (Disk Manager, Rt click on 'C' and choose Shrink Volume) Don't create a new partition, Windows will do that for you...
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August 21, 2013 3:46:38 AM

dodger46 said:
For all the cost I would install another HDD and clean install W7, thus preserving W8... Meanwhile check to see if there's a recovery partition on the machine when you get it. If so, all you need to do is create some unallocated space for 7 to install to by reducing the size of 'C'. (Disk Manager, Rt click on 'C' and choose Shrink Volume) Don't create a new partition, Windows will do that for you...


So basically you're saying I can dual boot?
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a c 481 * Windows 8
a b Ĉ ASUS
a b $ Windows 7
August 21, 2013 3:59:35 AM

fka466 said:
dodger46 said:
For all the cost I would install another HDD and clean install W7, thus preserving W8... Meanwhile check to see if there's a recovery partition on the machine when you get it. If so, all you need to do is create some unallocated space for 7 to install to by reducing the size of 'C'. (Disk Manager, Rt click on 'C' and choose Shrink Volume) Don't create a new partition, Windows will do that for you...


So basically you're saying I can dual boot?


Well, I just installed 7 on an experimental laptop alongside 8 and it dual boots just fine, and if you don't want that you can either adjust Boot in msconfig to ignore 8 or wipe out 8 completely...
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August 21, 2013 1:03:39 PM

dodger46 said:
fka466 said:
dodger46 said:
For all the cost I would install another HDD and clean install W7, thus preserving W8... Meanwhile check to see if there's a recovery partition on the machine when you get it. If so, all you need to do is create some unallocated space for 7 to install to by reducing the size of 'C'. (Disk Manager, Rt click on 'C' and choose Shrink Volume) Don't create a new partition, Windows will do that for you...


So basically you're saying I can dual boot?


Well, I just installed 7 on an experimental laptop alongside 8 and it dual boots just fine, and if you don't want that you can either adjust Boot in msconfig to ignore 8 or wipe out 8 completely...


Ok, well I haven't gotten my PC in hand yet but I am pretty sure it will have a recovery partition. Sorry I didn't mention that before. The last reply was sent from my phone as I was just waking up. I would like to be able to have windows 7 and 8 on one hard drive if possible.

The other option, I’m curious if it's possible, would be trying to create some kind of back up that if windows 7 gave me to many problems I could pop in a CD and reinstall windows 8 along with all the factory partitions and software.

I'd like to be able to get windows 7 without getting another hard drive, but it’s looking like the easiest method would be to buy a new one clone it, and save the factory one.

Thanks for your help. Hopefully we can figure out how to make some disks or something.
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a c 481 * Windows 8
a b Ĉ ASUS
a b $ Windows 7
August 21, 2013 1:11:39 PM

If you obtain another drive, simply remove the original and store it safely, clean install W7 on the new one, no need to clone anything...
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