diabloss74 wrote:is it a better idea to backup and uninstall my pre-installed windows 8 and replace it with windows 7 ultimate and the re-install windows 8 as a dual boot?
"Important note" doing any of this other than creating the media of course may void your warranty so just keep that in mind
What I would do first; is create the media for installation of your factory installation if you can do that, in other words there should be a way for you to create a recovery media disk or disks so you can re-install to factory.
Then I would try shrinking your HD's free space to create another partition to install Windows 7; this you would do in Disk Management, When you start to install Windows 7 just make sure you install to the newly created partiton and not the Windows 8 partition.
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