Can anybody advise how to do the above?
If possible a step by step process would be useful.
I have a portable USB DVD drive or presumably I can boot from a USB to access the install files?
If it helps it is the Samsung NP900X3E-A03UK.
The word downgrade was probably used in error as the laptop came installed with Windows 8 which I upgraded to 8.1.
I want to keep the 8.1 partition with the install files in case I decide to go back in the future.
I have a copy of Windows 7 somewhere but kris594, what did you have in mind?
In the meantime I am trying to make 8.1 look like 7 but installing Classic Shell and tweaking it slightly.