Asus Laptop with 8.1

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  1. maddawgz

    maddawgz Registered Member

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    Hi id like to put Win 7 ultimate on this pc, In my computer it has 2 drives o/s 160GB, and data 250GB something like that. Should i merge the two?, or leave as is. What is the best way to install 7 i do have a disc...or is it going to be to complex. Yes installed classic start menue, I just prefer 7 but if it's going to be a nightmare i wont, just need instructions on the easiest way/upgrade. I did check it has drivers for this model laptop to, thanks in advance..
     
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    Don't know how you'd merge 2 HDD, so I think you mean 2 partitions. 1st I'd backup my data & current non windows drivers. Then I'd delete that data from HDD. I'd defrag the current OS & image it. Then I'd erase, format to NTFS & mark as bootable with Parted Magic. Then install 7.
     
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    Thanks since a new laptop, not much on it yet to back up, do you mean install wipe the main drive C or the other partition D storage one thanks
     
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    I think he meant to reformat the entire drive and create new partitions (or maybe just one, but I like to have Windows and applications on its own). Personally, I would make the first one smaller than 120GB because I wouldn't need that much space just for the OS. Unless it was powerful enough to put some demanding games on there as well.
     
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    maddawgz,

    Remember to change your BIOS from UEFI to Legacy MBR before installing Win7.

    On second thought you might be stirring up a hornet's nest because you probably have 3 or more partitions you don't know about. Five in total. Check Diskpart from an admin command prompt. The MSR doesn't show in Windows Disk Management.
     
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