my desk top came with windows 7 i downgraded to windows 8 can i return my computer to its original state

i got my computer for gaming . i am not the least bit happy with windows 8 ,my games worked fine with windows 7. i paid good $ for a supposed upgrade , i would be happy to just be rid of windows 8, but cant seem to figure how to return to my original windows 7 home preamium

Two ways:


1) Use the recovery partition on your hard drive.

Device drivers are usually included.

2) Download the .iso file for the version of Windows 7 Home Premium and burn an installation DVD.

You will need to re-install the device drivers.


============ Recovery Partition ===========================


Recovery your Computer using the Manufacture's "Recovery Partition"

To access it, start your computer and then pressing the appropriate function key. This can be either F1, F2, F9, F10, F11, F12, DEL or Tab key. Check the User's manual for your make and model.

If your hard drive has failed, then you should contact the manufacturer's support team and request a "Recovery disc" which can use to reinstall Windows 7.


How to access/Start the recovery process for the manufactures listed below.

Acer: press and hold ALT + F10 as soon as you see the logo

Asus: Tap or press the F9 as soon as you see the Asus logo.

Dell: press CTRL + F11 directly after powering up /booting the computer

Emachines: hold down the Alt key and keep pressing and releasing the F10 key

Fujitsu:  press the F8 key repeatedly directly after powering up


HP Notebook: Usually to start the recovery process tap the F10 key when powering up the computer
HP Mini: press F11 directly after powering up / booting the computer

LG: press F11 directly after powering up / booting the computer

Samsung: Tap the F4 Key at the Samsung logo when you first power on the computer.

Sony VAIO: Restart and press "F8" repeatedly until the "Advanced Boot Options" screen appears.

Toshiba: press and hold '0' Before and during the power up sequence.


Windows 7 - Recovery Partition location and information.
"Recommended BIOS-Based Disk-Partition Configurations"
Note: Check the diagrams in this article


=========== Create your own installation DVD =================


Download the appropriate Windows 7 .ISO file (must match what your product key version is for)

Windows 7 Home Premium 32Bit:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit:


After downloading the correct .iso file use ImgBurn or Gear ISO to create a bootable DVD.

Create a Bootable Windows 7 DVD using the .ISO file
Burning a Windows 7 ISO File on a DVD

ImgBurn - In addition to supporting the creation of Cds/DVDs from .ISO files,
it supports a wide range of other image file formats, and it's free.

Screen shots to help you use ImgBurn:
Burning ISO Images with ImgBurn article:
(The steps are the same for Windows 7 or Windows 8), except you are not creating a Repair disc but a full installation DVD)

Note: Always use high quality DVD+R media and the slowest burn speed (4x or 6x) if offered a choice.



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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 32 Applies to: