I bought a computer with Windows 8 and have decided to downgrade to Windows 7. Asus has all the drivers for the model available online, so that shouldn't be a problem.
When I boot into the installation disk and choose to install Windows, it says I'm unable to install on any of the partitions. For all, one of the reasons is that they are GPT and Windows needs to be installed on a disk setup as MBR, using the NTFS file system. For some of the others, it says that one of the reasons Windows cannot be installed on the partition is because it is reserved.
I see the following partitions:
Disk 0 Partition 1: SYSTEM, type: System Disk 0 Partition 2: Recovery, type: OEM (Reserved) Disk 0 Partition 3, type: MSR (Reserved) Disk 0 Partition 4: OS, type: Primary Disk 0 Partition 5: Data, type: Primary Disk 0 Partition 6: Restore, type: OEM (Reserved)
Is there a reason not to format the drive and just create two primary partitions? Is this even necessary?