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removing windows 10

I have tried Win 10 for two months now and it simply bogs down my 6 year old Asus k50I laptop too much I want to return to windows 7 but I just discovered I only had 30 days to do that now what can I do to get back to Windows 7 which was a much faster OS for my laptop

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I have WIN 7 HomePremium DVD.

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The Gateway laptop it removed but I've now Idea how it happened. But the Compaq Presario, it was removed! The laptop will require a new motherboard, the 1st that goes are USB Ports

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After 30 days...

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... your Win 7 license is invalid. You could try and talk to MS but not much hope there.
Dafydd.

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Windows 7 license isn't deactivated.

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There may not be an easy return at this point.

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And you may explode, fume but keep calm and we can talk.

While I'm not seeing any bog down I run a tight ship. While the office has more 10 I'll restrict myself to home laptops with 10. I have a 2009 Sony Vaio that is much better on 10 and a Dell i15r which is about the same with 10. So there that.

But there is a hard exit that some have discovered. It's not a sure thing and as I wrote it's hard. To use it you get prepared by making a Windows 10 install USB or DVD of the 32/64 bit version of choice since if the next step fails we are going back to 10.

Now you always know your PC contents can vanish so every one backups up what they can't lose and more. So what's the next step? Use the factory recovery media. The onboard restore is usually gone at this point so the restore media is what is used. The OEM license so far is still live from a few reports but this is something I haven't tried first hand. Some day I will.

-> It's all about preparation.

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Return to win 7

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I may try the factory restore or just live with it not sure at this point. I will note though we have 2 laptops and 4 desk tops in our home we upgraded all of them to windows 10 . Havent noticed any real slowdown on any of the others except the Asus laptop and also when windows is updating which seems to be almost daily. I kept windows 7 on my garage pc and it is now the fastest one in the home.
Thanks for your advice.

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you can try

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If you are able to order a set of recovery disks for the original os, or use recovery partition if still available, then reinstalling may work. Most recovery disks uses a volume license where all computers of the same model has the same key. Otherwise you will have to purchase a new key.

On a side note, did you check with asus for updated win10 drivers for your specific model?

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I found a way to remove GWX on the 2nd of www.majorgeeks.com

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This was on the 2nd page: GWX control panel, it s a blue icon and deleted from my desktop. It removed the icon[4 white squares]. Darrell
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re:removing windows 10

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There is nothing stopping you from restoring your previous OS through other means though. Restore an image, reinstall, etc.

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