ASUS UX32 - could I downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7 if I bought one?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gwelmarten, Nov 24, 2012.

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    Hi
    I want to get a ASUS UX32A. There's one that comes with Windows 8 and an SSD, and the other that doesn't have the SSD but has Windows 7. They are basically the same price. I will be using the computer for work, running Windows applications, accounting stuff and banking stuff. Basically if I really want Windows 7, but also the SSD would be good. If I got the Windows 8 version with the SSD, I'm worried I wouldn't be able to downgrade to Windows 7 and keep all the ASUS drivers for things like the SSD cache and the multitouch trackpad. Is this the case? Should I just get the Windows 7 default one? Or will it be possible to safely downgrade the Windows 8 one?
    Thanks,
    Sam
     
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    would it not be better to ask on an asus forum and not a Mac forum?
     
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    Plenty of people ask non-apple related questions on here as there's no other tech forum quite like it.
     
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    Yes, you can downgrade

    You can downgrade but you need windows install media, it looks very difficult. I would buy a mac instead. But if you insist: here you go.
     
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    It's not hard. The ASUS UX32A originally shipped with Win7 ultimate. Just need install media and the drivers from Asus for the machine. Should be pretty straightforward.

    http://www.asus.com/Notebooks/Superior_Mobility/ASUS_ZENBOOK_UX32A/

    Plus it fully supports Win8, so you're not locked down. Nice machines.
     
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    I think there is a better forum for this question. notebookreview.com. A much wider audience for your query....
     

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