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Windows Hardware Reserves After Downgrade from Win 8


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#1 coe

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 07:03 PM

Hello, I have been hating Windows 8 and decided to downgrade to 7. The problem is that I forgot to format the C:/ and now Windows 8 is STILL taking much needed memory from my pc.

Specs:
Windows 7 Pro x64
AMD A-4 5000 APU with Radeon HD Graphics -1.5 Ghz (Used to be 2.0)
3.45 GB RAM (Used to be 3.8)

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 09:40 PM

Welcome,

So you just installed w7 in another partition?

 

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 11:06 PM

I think so. The thing confusing me is the way that Windows 8 just disappeared from my pc, but still claims some of my CPU and RAM. I am thinking maybe the Windows 7 install disk can't identify the OS, so I will need to get my hands on a Windows 8 disk to remove it (which shouldn't be too much of a hassle).

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 05:07 PM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
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