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Old 11-10-2012, 07:50 AM   #1
Dougmeister
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Default Win 7 ultrabook, want to try Win 8; how to get install disc for Win 7?

I've heard much bad about Windows 8, but a little bit of good. I'd like to take advantage of the "free" (after rebate) offer for the upgrade to Windows 8, but I'd like to be able to go back to Windows 7 if I don't like Windows 8.

I Googled and saw that I can create a System Repair Disc by using an external DVD burner or hard drive, but that won't do a complete install, right?

Also, I would have no license key.

Help?
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:24 AM   #2
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Honestly, I'd just clone your hard drive to an external disk and restore it afterwards. Dealing with partitions is messy and can hose your system if you aren't experience with it.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:30 AM   #3
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Okay. I think I have a copy of Acronis lying around somewhere.

Are there any freeware versions of cloning software that you'd recommend?
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:44 PM   #4
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Are there any freeware versions of cloning software that you'd recommend?
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:45 PM   #5
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I've heard much bad about Windows 8, but a little bit of good. I'd like to take advantage of the "free" (after rebate) offer for the upgrade to Windows 8, but I'd like to be able to go back to Windows 7 if I don't like Windows 8.

I Googled and saw that I can create a System Repair Disc by using an external DVD burner or hard drive, but that won't do a complete install, right?

Also, I would have no license key.

Help?
I guarantee you will not last with Windows 8 more than 24 hours. Do yourself a favor and don't bother. It simply sucks! Worst user interface ever!
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