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sukkbi
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how do i remove windows 8 which was pre-installed on new laptop.

Just bought Pavilion g6 with Widows 8 pre-installed.

All I want to do is wipe it out and install Windows 7.

I have tried several different approaches, but nothing works ... Help!!!

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regdawg
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Re: how do i remove windows 8 which was pre-installed on new laptop.

You will need to install a "fresh" copy of W7, which means possibly purchasing an OEM copy or "other" ways.

 

Why don't you like Win8?

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sukkbi
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Re: how do i remove windows 8 which was pre-installed on new laptop.

I do have a valid W7 disk with product key etc. but still falls over when I reboot.

Why don't I like W8? .... It was NOT designed for PC's really. I also need to run VPN which I can't in W8.

Apart from that the UI is terrible and I can't get shot of it quickly enough.

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Re: how do i remove windows 8 which was pre-installed on new laptop.

Please post your full product Number

 

 

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/findModel?cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en

 

 

 

#2

 

Please Do Not post your s/n

 

 

 

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sukkbi
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Re: how do i remove windows 8 which was pre-installed on new laptop.

Product Number: C4M14EA#ABU

 

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Re: how do i remove windows 8 which was pre-installed on new laptop.

It will be difficult and expensive, HP does not have many drivers for W7 and that model, and you would also have to buy a full license for windows 7.

 

Not a good idea uless your are very skilled at this type of downgrade.

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sukkbi
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Re: how do i remove windows 8 which was pre-installed on new laptop.

OK thanks for the info.
I do have a full license for W7. ... but if drivers are the issue, I guess I will have to grin and bear it for now.
:smileysurprised:(
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Re: how do i remove windows 8 which was pre-installed on new laptop.

here is your support page, have a look, not much in the way of drivers for W7

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=5311263&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&query=C4M14EA#ABU&tool...

 

 

Not sure if W8 drivers will work in W7, would be an interesting experiment!

 

If you have not made your HP Recovery discs-usb flash drive, you might consider doing it now.

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03481733&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en

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Majacmastr
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Re: how do i remove windows 8 which was pre-installed on new laptop.

I too just got a new HP laptop with windows 8 and find it useless to use and will be returning it to the store if I cant get it with windows 7. I will shop else where. I cant understand why they would use a cell phone app on a laptop computer with out the option of having the classic look. Sorry to say that there are no drivers for windows 7 in the support tab only 8 so back to the vender it will go. This is my 3rd computer I have gotten from HP and with this opperating system the last.

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sakitha123
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Re: how do i remove windows 8 which was pre-installed on new laptop.

I brought a hp probook 4540s laptop in feb 2013. i change os to windows 7 and previous win 8 currupted.I want to change again to win8 so can i get my previous win 8 product key?
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