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remove win8 install win7 on new laptop
Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:54 PM
I am in the install process and the "where do you want to install" window is up (see pic)
Where should I install it?
Should I reformat the drive completely? if so how?
Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:27 PM
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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:52 AM
I would suggest you try adding a start menu and glass 8 and give windows 8 more of a try though. It takes some getting used to, but it's basically Windows 7 plus extra (albeit not quite complete) features.
Edit: Looks like you already got past what I said. I think you'll actually be better off doing partition 2; seems like it's set up to separate the system and personal files.
Installing to partition 4 would leave partition 2 as-is, meaning you'll have to wipe it separately if you want the space.
No big deal really though, if you use partition 4 you'll just have a bit less space, and all the files will be together (slightly easier to use, but slightly more risky).
Edited by hello2u, 21 April 2013 - 10:58 AM.
Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:20 PM
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Edited by bphlpt, 21 April 2013 - 01:22 PM.
Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:24 PM
Scroll down to "UEFI-Based Computers" (the MSR partition).
You might want to retain the others as they appear to allow for putting back to Factory (in case you want to sell it?).
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:13 AM
Of course, Partition 4 could be divided in two, say, one of 72 - 128 GiB for Win 7 and the rest for a USER DATA partition. Doing so makes it much easier to implemente an effective backup strategy (images for the OS, incremental for the data), from that point on. Just my 2 ¢, of course.
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