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alfalasi
07-09-2013, 11:45 AM
hi all i formatted my machine G73JH and i think i deleted the hidden drive for recovery, and installed win8. i hate win8 and now i want to recover my machine to its first day i revived it with WIN7 on it. any clues?


thanks a lot

Dick Head
07-09-2013, 06:54 PM
Hopefully you have another PC available.

You can download a copy of Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 integrated from HERE (http://www.w7forums.com/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads-t12325.html)

This is a legal download direct from Microsoft via Digital River. You will want to choose Windows 7 x64 Home Premium in the Language of your choice.

Burn the image to a DVD and use your Windows 7 serial that is on the sticker on the bottom of the laptop to activate.

If you lost your driver disk you can download an .ISO image of it HERE (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?1150-G73-74-53-Series-Driver-and-Application-Reference&country=&status=)

You can also use a USB stick (4Gb or larger) or USB external drive to install Windows 7. It's faster than a DVD but you have to format the data on the stick/drive to get it ready to use. The best way to do this is by following THESE (http://www.maximumpc.com/article/howtos/how_to_install_windows_7_beta_a_usb_key?page=0,0) instructions.

Thanks goes to Nibiru2012, Chastity and Norman Chan for all of their work respectively.

If you use FancyStart then I STRONGLY advise you to get used to not using it....especially if you have an SSD. It WILL corrupt the boot sector of your drive the first time you run it.

Peace out.

Pitcher@asus
07-10-2013, 02:00 AM
you can buy win 7 DVD,buy asus recover CD, send to service center.