Windows 10: Best Way To Go BACK to Win7

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  1.    07 Apr 2016 #1

    Best Way To Go BACK to Win7


    So, for whatever reason, I'm having a myriad of issues with Win10. This laptop isn't even 4 months old, and I just had to replace my HHD last week, and my internet connection is dropping out every 5 mins. I have an OLD laptop with Win7 on it sitting right beside me and it's doing fine. I also have my cell phone that's doing just fine. Reason #2, I've been trying for the last 3 weeks to sign into Chrome on this one, and I've inquired on no less than 5-6 forums, incl. this one, and Google has been the least help of all. I can sign right out, and sign back in on Win7. Finally, I'm sick and tired of having to sign into Win10 every time I breathe, and I've tried to remedy that, and nothing stays the way I think it should.

    So, having said all that, what would be the best way to format my HDD totally clean, so I can stick a Win7 Install DVD in AND GO!?

    Thanks Guys,
    GPL
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  2.    07 Apr 2016 #2

    Hi, what you're asking is easy.

    But given it's a new laptop, is it actually Win 7 compatible? Worth checking... think drivers.

    Not sure why you're repeatedly signing in to Win 10.. mine's stable (new laptop, installed Win 10 myself). But sure, some have bad experiences, and most here have probably had some snag at some point, and a few have Wifi issues with Win 10.
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  3.    07 Apr 2016 #3

    Thanks Dalchina. Fair question, and one of the reasons I posted it. I DO have software that goes out and updates drivers. On the other hand, ASUS told me that they didn't offer Win7 drivers for this model. Should I run a program like Speccy that would give me the full list of drivers, or just go to ASUS' driver page and see which ones they have, and then try to find Win7 versions of those?

    Meantime, can you pls explain the best, EASIEST way to setup for Win7.

    Thanks,
    GPL
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  4.    07 Apr 2016 #4

    gplea said: View Post
    Thanks Dalchina. Fair question, and one of the reasons I posted it. I DO have software that goes out and updates drivers. On the other hand, ASUS told me that they didn't offer Win7 drivers for this model. Should I run a program like Speccy that would give me the full list of drivers, or just go to ASUS' driver page and see which ones they have, and then try to find Win7 versions of those?

    Meantime, can you pls explain the best, EASIEST way to setup for Win7.

    Thanks,
    GPL
    Without drivers it is a lost cause. But if you want to attempt it. Back up your system with something like Macrium just in case.

    Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  5.    07 Apr 2016 #5

    Thanks Porthos. If I have the System Recovery DVD won't that suffice?
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  6.    07 Apr 2016 #6

    Hi,

    This laptop came with what OS preinstalled ?

    Reverting to Win7 may well be more trouble than it's worth given ASUS doesn't support it and they often use proprietary hardware that's more advanced than W7 hardware-wise.

    Cheers,
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  7.    07 Apr 2016 #7

    It came with Win10.
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  8.    07 Apr 2016 #8

    Hi,

    Then it is supposed to work properly with W10.

    Cheers ,
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  9.    07 Apr 2016 #9

    gplea said: View Post
    Thanks Porthos. If I have the System Recovery DVD won't that suffice?
    If it came with Windows 10 then the System Recovery DVD will have Windows 10 drivers on it, not Windows 7. One other thing to consider.... how are you going to activate Windows 7? Do you have a retail product key for it?
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  10.    07 Apr 2016 #10

    Thanks. Yes, I'm able to activate Win7. I've done many times with no problems.
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