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Should I keep Windows 8 or reformat it to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit?

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I got this lovely gaming laptop "Lenovo IdeaPad Y580" that has Windows 8 preinstalled.
It was quite nice at first then I am starting to dislike it due the problems including the touchpad.

If I slide the toughpad hard enough at the side from either left to right, right to left or up to down, it'll open a sidebar which is literally making me. Well, if I slide it softly/lightly, it won't trigger it or I can move it around in the middle of the toughpad.
I have no choice to use a wireless mouse, but I want to save battery life for it even though it'll last me "18 months."


What do you guys think?
I know it is my choice, but I want to know if it is worth it.
I don't have Windows 8 CD, so if I replace Windows 8 to Windows 7, I lose the Windows 8 forever.


All I can think Windows 8 is nice is the using the apps that you wanted quickly.
For an example, TuneIn.

Not to mention, I won't be able to use TuneIn app on Windows 7 except Windows 8.
     
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generally for laptops, you'd want to stick to stock os unless you can get their drivers for the specific os you want to use.
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Your Windows 8 product key should be located within the battery compartment of your laptop - remove the battery and see if you can find your product key under there.

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Oh.... I feel like a dumbass now.

Anyway, do you think I should reformat it to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit or keep using Windows 8?
     
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Keep using windows 8, go buy start8 and get your start button back and your good to go_ I just did it and I don't miss windows 7 at all =]
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my laptop came with windows 7 but i installed windows 8, at first it was nice, but now i feel like its horrible, its turned me off so bad ive started to use my sisters spare macbook ... LOL
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Why don't you do both? You can dual boot which allows you to choose what OS you want at startup.

EDIT: You can also could make a backup of Windows 8. It shouldn't be too hard? The product key should be on there somewhere in windows.
Edited by GAZ_MAN_432 - 3/20/13 at 10:17am
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