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Formatting older PC from windows 8 to 7


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#1 henri09

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 02:43 AM

Hey everyone.

I have fell into a bad pot, as I simply took my friends laptop (Core 2 Duo 1,4 Ghz / 4 GB RAM) and he wanted windows 8, so I formatted it and installed it. The comp is quite slow loading it up and it automatically shuts down at windows 8 loading screen. For a second I saw the error of : ( sign that PC ran into a problem and needs to restart and then it shuts down.

I made a windows 7 CD, but the comp. is only willing to boot from a windows 8 CD, not windows 7 CD, it goes straight to the loading screen, if WIN 7 CD is inside.

I understand, that maybe the comp is overheating and shuts down, though it was cleaned up in some store.
I could make a new windows 7 CD...

 

Maybe it would succeed, when trying to boot from USB, but Avira antivirus deleted my G:/ Device because of autorun (I turned now off the autorun detection) and I can't recover it, at another CPU the flash drive works.

If anybody could have some ideas, I would be very very grateful.
 


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Posted 01 August 2015 - 08:07 AM

If you want to reinstall Windows 7 over Windows 8.1 you will need to wipe the HDD/SSD with a program like Darik's Boot and Nuke.  You can upgrade to a newer version of Windows, but you can't install a previous version over the newer one.


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Posted 02 August 2015 - 02:16 PM

Thank you very much, I didn't know anything of such a great program.
It took ~7 hours to do it with autonuke.

Also the CD or win was faulty and I managed to format/boot with USB and now it's all good.

Thank You again for kind help.


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Posted 02 August 2015 - 02:25 PM

Glad to hear all went well for you.


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 01:08 PM

Out of curiosity, I was thinking here, that why do the older computers like Core duo 1,4 Ghz and all of them back there, at their best times, they were really good at youtube and etc., but now they can't do it anymore, CPU usage is like 100% while playing a video or Ram is being used so much, it wasn't like that 5 years ago or so.

Though the Youtube itself looks the same as it was 5 years ago, Or am I wrong?
Is it because of Adobe's updates and becaues of plugins?


Don't bother to answer if no time.

Thank you.






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