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    Exclamation My experience with Windows 7 -Asus G750JX

    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!
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    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?
    Last edited by gazzacbr; 04-01-2014 at 05:27 PM. Reason: mor info
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    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...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawnnepc View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawnnepc View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nillaz View Post
    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.
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    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

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    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.

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    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
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    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/
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