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I recently bought an Acer Aspire V5-471G and it comes with a pre-installed Windows 8 (i don't know if pro or not). I really want and I really need to switch to Windows 7 to get things going quickly. I have searched online to find solutions but I can't seem to get the right one. I haven't done anything to my laptop yet.
Here's what I have:
- a back up of OS and drivers in a flash drive through "ACER RECOVERY MANAGEMENT" (which allows you to create a back up on a USB drive and to reinstall applications and drivers. (which comes with the laptop, though I purchased the usb on the same store where I bought it as they insisted for me to have a back up copy of it)
- a Windows professional, with key
I'm reading the manual and here's what it says that I find possible to install windows 7 without any fuss:
ACER RECOVERY MANAGEMENT:
Acer recovery management allows you to create a back up on a USB drive, and to reinstall applications and drivers. Launch Acer Recoery Management by running the program from the Acer program group in Apps or just typing "Recovery" while you are in start. You can choose to restore the system from a factory default image or reinstall applications and drivers. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the process.
- does that mean I can just format my laptop, insert the flash drive that has my back up, choose reinstall applications and drivers, then install Windows 7? Or format, install Windows 7, insert flash drive and reinstall applications and drivers?
I am so confused. And I really need a solution to it soon! I work online and I really can't work. :-/