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  1.    07 Apr 2016 #11
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    Might as well go for it. All you've got to lose is time - if you have a way of returning the laptop back to factory software. If it is less than 4 months old and not working correctly, I would think it is still under warranty.
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  2.    07 Apr 2016 #12
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    Well, what's the best way to get the HDD back to "zero", or completely wiped clean? Any little utilities I can download for that?

    Thanks,
    GPL
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  3.    07 Apr 2016 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by gplea View Post
    Well, what's the best way to get the HDD back to "zero", or completely wiped clean? Any little utilities I can download for that?

    Thanks,
    GPL
    Select Custom install option from the Windows 7 install DVD. You will be shown a list of partitions on the HDD. Delete each partition shown until you have one big unallocated space. Select the unallocated space to install to and click next.
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  4.    08 Apr 2016 #14

    Hi there.

    W7 re-install shouldn't be too much of a problem - there's still a load of drivers around.

    What you WON'T be able to do though is use secure boot nor boot from a UEFI disk so you'll have to convert your boot disk to MBR and disable secure boot. You'll also have to enable legacy boot.

    You can if you have > 1 HDD use GPT on those.

    If you are using Storage Spaces that also won't work on W7.

    You might also have problems with the Graphics driver if you have a full HD screen though most laptops still have that measly 1366 X 768 resolution !!!.

    Why you want to revert to an old essentially unsupported OS seems a bit beyond sensible reasoning - but it's your machine. A bit like buying a BMW and then putting in a Fiat Punto engine in it.

    Still each to their own.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5.    08 Apr 2016 #15
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    Thanks for the tips Jimbo. You can read my 1st post to see why I'm trying this. Although, I'm going to try creating another test gmail account, and see if I can sign into Chrome with that. Also, I'm thinking since my machine is only 4 mo.s old I'm going send it back to ASUS and see if they can figure out my issues. Thanks for all the help guys.

    Thanks,
    GPL
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  6.    08 Apr 2016 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by gplea View Post
    It came with Win10.
    If you want to clean install Windows 7 on a computer came with windows 10 factory installed, you have to be cautious about at least one thing: Disable Secure Boot.

    After disabling Secure Boot, Follow this guide: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Help Forums

    As Windows 10 does not satisfy your needs, but Windows updates in Windows 7 will prompt you to upgrade to Windows 10, you may also want to Disable Upgrade to Windows 10 in Windows Update for Windows 7.

    Hope it goes well.
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  7.    08 Apr 2016 #17
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    Thanks much arc!
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  8.    08 Apr 2016 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by gplea View Post
    Thanks much arc!
    You are welcome, mate.
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  9.    11 Apr 2016 #19
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    Hey Guys. Well, my experiment didn't work. It looks as though there weren't any Win7 drivers because when it came time to boot up Win7, after copying the files to the HDD, all it would do when the logo came up is give me the deer-in-the-headlights look. So, now the help I need is with the Windows Boot Mgr. When I boot up it comes up with the choice of "Setup" (W7), or "Win10", and I want to get rid of the W7 option so it just comes up normal.

    I've also made up my mind that I'm going to send it back in to ASUS because it's CONSTANTLY losing it's WiFi connections. I've already updated all the drivers, and it still keeps dropping off, while my W7 laptop that's sitting right beside it does fine. BTW, the versions on ASUS' Support page are out of date. I'd actually like my money back, but I know my warranty with the retailer has run out.

    Finally, if anyone can tell me how I can get back to the ASUS Restore page I'd appreciate it. I know there's one out there cuz I used it awhile back. I'm just SOO sick of having to sign into 2 different accounts. I'm unable to create a PIN that works. I was told by the software I had to change my MSoft password, so I did, but then it would take it in 1 place, and not the other. I'm just SOO confused, and frustrated I never want to see Win10 again. Just let me freakin' WORK!
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  10.    11 Apr 2016 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by gplea View Post
    When I boot up it comes up with the choice of "Setup" (W7), or "Win10", and I want to get rid of the W7 option so it just comes up normal.
    For that one, in Windows 10 - Win key + R to bring up run dialog box. Run MSCONFIG. Select the boot tab. You can delete the Windows 7 option there.
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