Problems downgrading win8 to win7 Vaios S13 laptop

I purchased a Sony Vaio S13 Windows 8 Laptop Model SVS13A290X. Im not very fond of Win 8 so I tried installing Windows 7 with the drivers provided by the Sony Support website but some functions like hotkeys, vaio update, battery drain issues and in general some graphic drivers issues still clutter the experience. I tried numerous reinstalls and different installation orders for each drivers with no success.

Any ideas? Should I borrow drivers from other models? Any easer way to downgrade my Win 8?
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  1. Hi :)

    Drivers from other models wont work...you HAVE to get them from the Sony support site for YOUR model... same with the software...

    All the best Brett :)
  2. software like hotkeys wont work with 8 unless there specifically for 8 and you shouldn't really need them either

    battery drain issues - also doubt its any different, read outs might differ sure but overall lifespan of the battery should remain the same under the same use and conditions etc
  3. roroxiiroro,

    I just experienced this with my wife's Vaio after the Restore partition failed to restore the laptop. If you haven't done the following yet, start here.

    Look at #6476 in the thread. I realize it's for Windows 8 but you might give it a try. Worked for my wife's laptop running Win 7 64 bit.

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sony-owners-lounge-forum/563759-official-sony-sb-sa-sc-sd-series-owners-thread-648.html

    Hope this helps.
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