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Change back to windows 7 from windows 8

Hi, i just bought a new HP laptop, and i was wondering how do i change back to windows 7 from windows 8, without losing any data? If someone could tell me how to that would be great! :)

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Did you upgrade to Win8 from Win7, or did your HP come with Win8?

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yes my hp came with Win8

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pls tel me how to change back to win 7

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There are several ways:

I did it last times with Partition Manager Free from Paragon; they also offer a version which runs from DVD / CD by its own without installing it to your system.

If you are using a tool like this, look for the capacity you have used on your partition / drive (assuming you are using only one partition (which is just one HDD letter in Windows), then you 'll need to start the laptop from CD, reduce the existing Windows partition (assuming you have only one partition!) so that you can create a second one with at least the capacity you need for your data. Format the new partition with NTFS and boot your system with Windows Recovery DVD (in Windows recovery mode from DVD). Enter command line and copy the contents of the first partition to the second one by using xcopy (I think Partition Manager is also able to do this job).

Afterwards you can start your system with Windows 7 installation, using the first partition as the installation / main partition. After installation has been finished, you can copy your data from the second partition to the first, erase the second partition and increase the first one again, if you like to.

Regards, Stone

p.s: there might be easier ways, but one would forgive me as I am a UNiX guy ... ;-)

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Stone i don't get it...

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Sounds like Stone is setting his up for dual boot....

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Hi

No - it is not a dual boot.

In short (maybe my english is too bad for this):

Reduce your existing partition in order to create another one (second one) on the disc; copy all your data from the first to the second partition afterwards.

Boot your system with your Windows installation DVD (win7) and let the installer install (use) the first partition. Later on, after installation, you could copy your data from the second to first partition or leave it just as it is, as you can access all data on the second partition.

The second partition will show up as a separate drive letter in Windows.

Regards, Stone

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i think its okay i'll just stick with windows 8 i really don't understand any of what you are saying D:

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Stone, your english is fine:-) Are you saying to install Win7 on a separate partition and making that the boot partition?

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Hi how can I install win 7 to Chang win 8.1 in my PC Hp laptop? Who can help me to setting Bios for boot .?

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