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Geek Shogunat
04-01-2014, 03:36 PM
Hi guys I want to share my experience using Windows 7 x64 Ultimate with you.

1st week: Well, everything was working AWESOME, even better than with W8. No driver problems everything was just AWESOME.

2nd week: Shortcuts like increasing-decreasing volume started to fail, also the play/pause button now doesn't do that it opens Windows Media Center and other stuff.

3rd week: Keyboard and screen brightness buttons doesn't work anymore, can't even change the values from power plans.

4th week: All the other stuff together, except for the first one :(

Conclusion:
-Yes, you can install Windows 7 and may not have problems, but maybe you can have a lot of.
-It is a pain in the *** to unlock the bios, so much work for my fingers, plus OS loading screen now have that horrible Intel logo.
-If you want to go back to Windows 7, because you want to use gpedit, the hex or that stuff cause you feel you cant really customize your own pc, don't do it. Go straight to W8 or W8.1 PRO versions.
-If you want Windows to don't spy you that much, buy their products from Europe Servers.
-This gamer laptops wasn't made to use Windows 7.
-Best OS option atm: Windows 8.1 PRO x64.

I hope this really helps some people to know what they really want to do.

Good Luck!

gazzacbr
04-01-2014, 05:21 PM
well, i really have to disagree.
i have always multi-booted my laptops using Boot-IT. the only catch here was that it does not work on a gpt disk.
i abandoned the original windows 8 which failed after one day and formatted my disk mbr.
that was clean installed from a retail disc. no asus bloat.
both my windows 7 are absolutely no problem at all. everything works.
i just did a check on the brightness and volume and i get a nice (well a bit giniky) overlay graphic in the middle of the screen which i dont get on win 8.
i use 1 win 7 for gaming as the games i play do not run on windows 8. i do have a win 8 just for BF4 as it is supposed to run better.
the other windows 7 i have is mostly used for CAD programs which also do not run on windows 8.
linux mint runs really well, everything supported. os x also now mostley runs fine.
what have you done to break the windows 7 function keys?
and why did you have to unlock the bios?

Shawnnepc
04-01-2014, 06:27 PM
I don't get why you guys just don't put Start8 or Classic Start on the computers.

I've been doing that since the 8 release by default.

It makes the systems functionally the same & there are a number of improvements in Win8 that's worth keeping...

MrRuckus
04-01-2014, 09:47 PM
I don't get why you guys just don't put Start8 or Classic Start on the computers.

I've been doing that since the 8 release by default.

Some of us do, and have been doing the same. :)

My Co worker installed Win7 on his G750 and started to experience blue screens. He also used all Win7 drivers for all the hardware. He ended up going back to Win8.

This laptop works great in Windows 8.1 for me. Metro can DIAF, but thats easily bypassed with any Start button. Start8 is the most complete so I bought it for $5.

Nillaz
04-02-2014, 12:14 AM
I don't get why you guys just don't put Start8 or Classic Start on the computers.

I've been doing that since the 8 release by default.

It makes the systems functionally the same & there are a number of improvements in Win8 that's worth keeping...

I have to agree with this. I hate the metro interface but Win8 does have it's advantages. Start8 is a great compromise, and I refuse to use a Win8 machine without installing this software first. Simply a great piece of software for less than the price of a value meal.

Norup58
04-02-2014, 06:00 AM
I have to agree with this. I hate the metro interface but Win8 does have it's advantages. Start8 is a great compromise, and I refuse to use a Win8 machine without installing this software first. Simply a great piece of software for less than the price of a value meal.
Another alternative is StartIsBack.

pokerface
04-02-2014, 06:36 AM
StartIsBack is the best of them all

Why?

1) You can activate and re-activate it as many times a you wish on the same system without your key being blacklisted

2) It doesn't need a service at startup to run

3) it's the easiest and fastest to configure

wyman100
05-14-2014, 02:14 PM
It's an absolute joke that Asus refuse to support the Windows 7 operating system preferred by professionals all around the world when they charge so much for the G750 laptop.

I used the third party guide to install Windows 7 with success apart from the screen / display brightness issue which is a BIG issue for me. Any time you open the laptop (apart from doing a fresh reboot) there is no way to amend the screen brightness. This in practise means i need to restart my laptop at least twice a day, close all my working programs, save everything then open loads of stuff again. It's an absolute waste of my valuable time and surely an issue that could be resolved for everyone with an hour of dev time at ASUS

Support just said "don't use windows 7". Thanks for that. I will try a ticket now and report back as to whether they assist or i have to buy a new NON-ASUS laptop.

gazzacbr
05-14-2014, 05:20 PM
Hi,
not sure what you guys do but, as i said already, i have no problems with windows 7.
clean install and mostly windows 8 drivers. nvidia standard graphics.
no Asus bloat or power saving anything. ALL updates turned off/disabled.
the screen brightness and volume not only work perfect, but the osd actually looks a lot better than windows 8.
this is a copy/paste screenshot of the osd i get for brightness and volume, nice eh?
this is the win 7 i game on (you guessed that eh)
i have a different win 7 one that i use for CAD
36675

hozer
05-15-2014, 12:41 PM
IMHO I hate the interface for Win8, However if you want the power of Windows 8 but want the Win7 interface the get Classic Shell it's free and you will have the best of both worlds. You can have Win8 boot up straight into the desktop just like Win7. Less hassle than doing a reinstall with Win7.

Linky:

[http://sourceforge.net/projects/classicshell/

Hegemon
05-15-2014, 06:31 PM
Hi,
not sure what you guys do but, as i said already, i have no problems with windows 7.
clean install and mostly windows 8 drivers. nvidia standard graphics.
no Asus bloat or power saving anything. ALL updates turned off/disabled.
the screen brightness and volume not only work perfect, but the osd actually looks a lot better than windows 8.
this is a copy/paste screenshot of the osd i get for brightness and volume, nice eh?
this is the win 7 i game on (you guessed that eh)
i have a different win 7 one that i use for CAD


Completely agree - win 7 works like a charm, not a single problem / blue screen / unresponsive computer for over a month of intensive use.
All drivers work perfectly. Try re-installing the ATK driver which manages the on-screen display. Go get the driver for Win 8 - it works perfectly on Win 7.

I benchmarked a few games in Win 8 vs Win 7 myself and believe it or not I got anywhere from 10 to 20 more FPS on Win 7 (what a shock, er?). To me, Microsoft continues the tradition of having every OTHER windows being the good one: Win'98 amazing, Win 2000 sux, Win XP amazing, Vista sux, Win 7 amazing, ...

gazzacbr
05-16-2014, 06:10 PM
...want the power of Windows 8...
hmm, now what would that be exactly?

hmscott
05-17-2014, 04:49 AM
hmm, now what would that be exactly?

Good question. Windows 7 runs great, but so does Windows 8.1, I don't know why someone would not want to run Windows 8.1 - early on, maybe, but now with updated Windows 8.1 drivers, why not run Windows 8.1?

Being at the edge of technology for a long time, I have found there is never any reason to not progress forward, problems happen, solutions happen, progress is made, why wait?

gazzacbr
05-17-2014, 06:02 AM
I have found there is never any reason to not progress forward, problems happen, solutions happen, progress is made, why wait?
not in a corporate production environment. it took us 6 monthes just to get back to where we were before when we changed (forced by corporate policy)from windos xp to windows 7.

but i like to play with the latest new things at home. just to keep up to date and for support.
windows 8 will be a long way from being adpoted for us.

hmscott
05-17-2014, 08:15 AM
not in a corporate production environment. it took us 6 monthes just to get back to where we were before when we changed (forced by corporate policy)from windos xp to windows 7.

but i like to play with the latest new things at home. just to keep up to date and for support.
windows 8 will be a long way from being adpoted for us.

It depends on the application, but I found that parallel introduction of new OS's along side stable production processes is the way to go, start early and work through all the bugs over a long period allowing few stoppages along the way.

Companies that wait till the last minute always came across unexpected stoppages because they don't have the expertise and experience a long ramp up provides.

That is the cost of waiting. Either way it costs to integrate new tech, but if you can do it over a longer period of time it is less painful, and less costly on a current cost basis.

Part of that ramp up is me, I don't want to be a hold up in the path, so I make sure I go through all the painful discoveries and solutions well before a client runs across them, so when they do have a problem, I have already found the solution for them.