A while back, I decided to put Windows 8 developer preview on my Samsung NC110-A09AU, a trusty little netbook I use a ton. It doesn't have a DVD drive, and I foolishly allowed Windows 8 to install ontop of Windows 7 Starter.
I don't want Windows 8 anymore, and would rather revert it back to Win7, as it's hopelessly slow. I have a System Recovery DVD from Samsung that shipped with the netbook....but I can't use it...because I have no DVD drive.
So, here's my question - can I use that DVD to create a bootable USB drive, so that I can then re-install Windows 7. Will that even work? Will I be able to install over the top of Windows 8 (or replace Windows 8)?
I've read other things on the net, regarding Windows.old and such, and was hoping for an easier route. I don't want to download any torrented or dodgy recovery discs online, because I have my own legitimate version!
Thanks in advance for your help!
Edit: If possible, can I avoid using an external DVD drive?
The structure of the DVD is: Directories are /BOOT, /EFI, /SOURCES, /SUPPORT, /UPGRADE and has AUTORUN.inf, BOOTMGR and SETUP.EXE in the root.