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cdeas13
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Lenovo G505s and Windows 7

Hello. I currently have Windows 8.1 on my Lenovo G505s but was thinking of downgrading to Windows 7 due to compatibility issues with games. If I downgrade to Windows 7, will I still have my Windows 8 License and be able go back to using Windows 8 if I decide to? Will downgrading to Windows 7 void my warranty? (I read online that it could, and this laptop is only 2 days old.) Does this laptop have drivers that are supported for Windows 7? Also, will the Bios update that fixed slower perfomance speeds work in Windows 7? And my final question, will the one key recovery button work in Windows 7? I read that it returns your laptop to factory settings, so does that mean if I use it it'll install Windows 8 again? I only ask this because my laptop didn't come with the disk. Sorry for all the questions, I'm not really a tech wizard and don't want to risk screwing anything up on a new laptop.

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Re: Lenovo G505s and Windows 7

hi cdeas13,

 

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!

 

 If I downgrade to Windows 7, will I still have my Windows 8 License and be able go back to using Windows 8 if I decide to?

 

     - The Product Key is Embedded in the BIOS, The Product key is as good as your license, You will need to find a way to get a copy of it for future use (reverting back to Windows 8).

 

Will downgrading to Windows 7 void my warranty?

    - Support for Lenovo Applications Yes it will be voided but for Hardware Problems, those are still covered.

 

Does this laptop have drivers that are supported for Windows 7? Also, will the Bios update that fixed slower perfomance speeds work in Windows 7? 

 

   - Yes you can find the drivers here

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?&DocID=DS035837

  I believe that Windows 7 is not affected by the performance issue.

 

Will the one key recovery button work in Windows 7

   If the Harddrive will not be repartitioned or formatted it will still work, a Recovery Disk Can be purchased from Lenovo Support if the Onekey Recovery will have issues.

 

Regards

Solid Cruver

 

 



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cdeas13
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Re: Lenovo G505s and Windows 7

My Windows 7 Disk is coming today. Is the installation as simple as inserting the disk, rebooting, and following the instructions? Or do I have to change the boot order in the bios? If so, how do I go about doing the latter? 

 

I have looked around everywhere and have no idea on how to boot from the CD with the UEFI BIOS. I assume Windows 7 can be installed since their are compatiable drivers for this laptop, but I have no idea on how you go about changing the BIOS.

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