07-14-2013 06:55 AM
hi, i have a new x1 carbon with w8 pro, and was thinking of doing a downgrade to w7pro. I have not done this sort of thing before.
1. Does one of the two OSs need more RAM? The laptop has 4gb, not 8, so that is a consideration.
2. Is it possible to use a recovery disk from an almost identical x1 carbon with w7pro to do the installation? (i realize at some point i will need the activation code form the machine to be downgraded.)
3. If that would work, would that mean that drivers could be installed more easily? Or is there some other way to do this with the drivers as a group from the other laptop?
i'd be grateful for any pointers. thanks.
07-14-2013 08:07 AM
07-15-2013 12:09 AM
Thank you! Just to make sure I understand, I was thinking of the fact that for a downgrade, normally an original w7pro dvd is required. So is it true that as long as i have a recovery disc from a (more or less) identical laptop, i do not need an original w7pro dvd?
07-15-2013 12:23 AM