How to Install Windows 7 by downgrading of Windows 8 for PC

Here we discus How to Install Windows 7 by downgrading of Windows 8 for  PC. To create product recovery media on the Windows 7 operating system, click Start > All Programs. Then, click Lenovo Think Vantage Tools > Factory Recovery Disks orThinkVantage > Create Recovery Media.Windows 8 - Downgrade Instructions

Before the Recovery Process

If you are using this recovery disc set to convert your operating system from the Windows 7 operating system to the Windows 8 operating system, or to restore the contents of your hard disk drive to a factory-installed Windows 8 installation (including the Windows 8 operating system, applications, and drivers), you need to perform the following procedure before you start the recovery process.

Before you start the recovery process, do the following:

  • Repeatedly press and release the F1 key when turning on the computer. When you hear multiple beeps or see a logo screen, release the F1 key. The Setup Utility program opens.
  • From the Setup Utility Program main menu, select Exit or Restart, and make sure OS Optimized Defaults is set to Disabled.
  • Do one of the following:
  • If you are using a ThinkPad or Lenovo V, B, K or E series notebook computer, press F9, select Yes in the displayed window to confirm your selection, and then press Enter. Continue with step 4.
  • If you are using a ThinkCentre, Think Station or Lenovo 62 computer, continue with Step 4.
  • Press F10 to save your changes and exit the Setup Utility program.
  • Continue with performing the recovery process for Windows 8 below.
  • Performing the recovery process for Windows 8

Notes:

  • You must have an internal or external DVD drive to use the recovery discs.
  • During the recovery process, all data on the hard disk drive will be deleted. Copy any important data or personal files that you want to keep onto removable media or a network drive before you start the recovery process.

To restore your computer to the original factory configuration using the recovery disc set, do the following:

  1. Make the CD/DVD drive the first startup device in the startup sequence using the following procedure:
  • Repeatedly press and release the F1 key when turning on the computer. When you hear multiple beeps or see a logo screen, release the F1 key. The Setup Utility program opens.
  • Use the arrow keys to select Startup. Depending on your computer model, select Primary Boot SequenceBoot, or Startup Sequence.
  • Select the CD/DVD drive as the first boot device by following the instructions and the help messages on the screen.
  1. Insert the Applications and Drivers Recovery Disc labeled Disc 1 into the DVD drive.
  2. Press F10 to save the Setup Utility configuration changes. The computer restarts and the recovery program opens. Follow the instructions on the screen to begin the recovery process.
  3. Select your language and click Next.
  4. Read the license. If you agree to the terms and conditions, select I agree to these terms and conditions and then click Next.
  5. Read the messages on the screen and then select GPT partition style or MBR partition style as you desire. Click Next.
  • Note: It is recommended that you select GPT partition style is selected by default. Select MBR partition style only when you intend to use image-cloning tools or third party disk-management tools that require an MBR partition for compatibility purposes.
  1. If your computer has multiple internal hard disk drives installed, a window is displayed, asking if you would like to format all the internal hard disk drives. Select one of the following as you desire:
  • Click Yes if you want to delete all data on the hard disk drives.
  • Click No if you want to format the system drive only.
  1. Click Yes or Next in the displayed window to continue the recovery process.
  2. Insert the Operating System Recovery Disc when prompted and then click Yes or OK to continue the recovery process.
  3. If you have a secondary Operating System Recovery Disc, insert it into the DVD drive when prompted and then click Yes or OK to continue the recovery process.
  4. Reinsert the Applications and Drivers Recovery Disc labeled Disc 1 when prompted and then click Yes or OK to continue the recovery process.
  5. If you have a secondary Applications and Drivers Recovery Disc, insert it into the DVD drive when prompted and then click Yes or OK to continue the recovery process.
  6. If you have a Supplemental Recovery Disc, insert it when prompted and click Yes. If you do not have a Supplemental Recovery Disc, click No.
  • Note: Not all recovery disc sets come with a Supplemental Recovery Disc.
  1. When all of the data has been copied from the last disc in the set and processed, you will be prompted to restart the computer. Click Yes to restart the computer.
  • Note: The rest of the recovery process is fully automated and no action is required by you. The computer will restart into the Microsoft Windows desktop several times and you might experience periods when no activity is apparent on the screen for several minutes at a time. This is normal.
  1. When the recovery process is complete, the Set Up Windows screen is displayed. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Windows setup.
  2. Restart your computer, and repeatedly press and release F1 key to enter the Setup Utility program. From the Setup Utility program main menu, select Exit or Restart,and then do one of the following:
  • If you installed any version of the Windows 8 (32–bit) operating system in MBRmode, select OS Optimized Defaults > Disabled.
  • If you installed any version of the Windows 8 (64–bit) operating system in GPT mode, select OS Optimized Defaults > Enabled.
    • Note: If you are using a ThinkPad or Lenovo V, B, K or E series notebook computer, after you set OS Optimized Defaults to Enabled, press F9, selectYes in the displayed window to confirm your selection, and then press Enter.
    • If you installed any version of the Windows 8 (64–bit) operating system in MBR mode, select OS Optimized Defaults > Disabled.

Important:

  • If you do not perform this step after installing any version of the Windows 8 (64-bit) operating system in GPT mode, the operating system will run on your computer, but the following features that rely on a native UEFI-mode boot will not work:
    1. Secure boot
    2. Seamless boot experience
    3. Network unlock for BitLocker – This feature is available on computers that have a Trusted Platform Module (TPM).
    4. Encrypted Hard Drive (eDrive) support
    5. For additional information about these features, go to http://www.microsoft.com.
  1. If you want to restore the original startup sequence, select Startup, and then select Primary Boot Sequence, Boot, or Startup Sequence, depending on your computer model.
  2. Press F10 to save the changes and exit the Setup Utility program.

Note:

  • After restoring a hard disk drive to the factory default settings, you might need to reinstall some device drivers.
  • If your computer is preinstalled with Windows 7 Professional software and also comes with a license and media for Windows 8 Pro software, you may only use one version of the Windows software at a time. Switching between versions will require you to uninstall one version and install the other version.

Before the Recovery Process

Note: If you are using this recovery disc set to restore the contents of your hard disk drive to a factory-installed Windows 7 installation (including the Windows 7 operating system, applications, and drivers), go to Performing the recovery process for Windows 7 below.

If your computer is preinstalled with the Windows 8 Pro (64-bit) operating system and you want to convert your operating system to the Windows 7 operating system using this recovery disc set, do the following before you start the recovery process:

  1. Repeatedly press and release the F1 key when turning on the computer. When you hear multiple beeps or see a logo screen, release the F1 key. The Setup Utility program opens.
  2. From the Setup Utility program main menu, select Exit or Restart, and then select OS Optimized Defaults > Disabled.
  3. Select Yes in the window displayed to confirm your selection and then press Enter.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • If you are using a ThinkPad or Lenovo V, B, K or E series notebook computer, press F9, select Yes in the displayed window to confirm your selection, and then press Enter. Continue with Step 5.
    • If you are using a ThinkCentre or ThinkStation computer, continue with Step 5.
  5. Press F10 to save your changes and exit the Setup Utility program.
  6. Continue with Performing the recovery process for Windows 7 below.
Performing the recovery process for Windows 7

Notes:

  • You must have an internal or external DVD drive to use the recovery discs.
  • During the recovery process, all data on the hard disk drive will be deleted. Copy any important data or personal files that you want to keep onto removable media or a network drive before you start the recovery process.

To restore your computer to the original factory configuration using the recovery disc set, do the following:

  1. Make the CD/DVD drive the first startup device in the startup sequence using the following procedure:
    • Repeatedly press and release the F1 key when turning on the computer. When you hear multiple beeps or see a logo screen, release the F1 key. The Setup Utility program opens.
    • Use the arrow keys to select Startup. Depending on your computer model, select Primary Boot SequenceBoot, or Startup Sequence.
    • Select the CD/DVD drive as the first boot device by following the instructions and the help messages on the screen.
  2. Insert the Applications and Drivers Recovery Disc into the DVD drive.
  3. Press F10 to save the Setup Utility configuration changes. The computer restarts and the recovery program opens. Follow the instructions on the screen to begin the recovery process.
  4. Select your language and click Next.
  5. Read the license. If you agree to the terms and conditions, select I agree to these terms and conditions and then click Next. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions, follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. If you install the Windows 7 (64–bit) operating system, read the messages on the screen and then select GPT partition style or MBR partition style as you desire.
  7. Click Yes, OK or Next in all displayed window to continue the recovery process.
  8. If you have a secondary Applications and Drivers Recovery Disc, insert it into the DVD drive when prompted and then click Yes or OK to continue the recovery process.
  9. Insert the Operating System Recovery Disc when prompted and then click Yes or OK to continue the recovery process.
  10. If you have a Supplemental Recovery Disc, insert it when prompted and click Yes. If you do not have a Supplemental Recovery Disc, click No.
    • Note: Not all recovery disc sets come with a Supplemental Recovery Disc.
  11. When all of the data has been copied from the last disc in the set and processed, you will be prompted to restart the computer. Click Yes to restart the computer.
    • Note: The rest of the recovery process is automated. The computer might restart several times and it is normal if you find the screen with no activity for several minutes.
  12. When the recovery process is complete, the Set Up Windows screen is displayed. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Windows setup.
  13. After you have completed the Windows setup, you might want to restore the original startup sequence. Start the Setup Utility program and then use the arrow keys to select Startup. Depending on your computer model, select Primary Boot SequenceBoot, or Startup Sequence. Then restore the original startup sequence. PressF10 to save and exit the Setup Utility program.

Note:

  • After restoring a hard disk drive to the factory default settings, you might need to reinstall some device drivers.

Source: Lenovo