Win 7 ultrabook, want to try Win 8; how to get install disc for Win 7?

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  1. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Senior member

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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?
     
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    dagamer34 Platinum Member

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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.
     
  4. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Senior member

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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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    berryracer Platinum Member

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    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!