Hi guys/gals weird one here, but i'm kind of stuck. Basically, my friend bought a ASUS X552C Windows 8 laptop for work. He needed windows 7 32 bit so I attempted to install it. I wiped the Windows 8 partition (left all other partitions, including recovery). But when I tried to install Windows 7, it kept saying it couldn't due to the drive being GPT, and the only way to make it work would be to format the whole drive to MBR, which I didn't want to do, because I wasn't even sure if the drivers from Windows 8 would work for Windows 7. So I took out the hard drive, installed a spare one, installed 32 Bit Windows, tried to install Windows 8 drivers, and they didn't work. Probably because all the drivers are 64bit as well as being for Windows 8. Fair enough, now the problem I put the old hard drive back and tried to recover the Windows 8 installation from the Advanced Recovery menu, and it fails to load. Quoting something to do with missing partitions? The laptop didn't come with a recovery CD or COA sticker (I later learnt, this was built into the BIOS) So I have tried to download multiple versions of Windows 8, just to get it working so I could recover the official Windows 8 built into the laptop, but all attempts fail, as the CD Key associated with the downloads, don't match the CD key built into the laptop. So currently, I have a expensive paper weight. Any ideas? The idea is to get it back to stock, and then file for a Distance Sellers Act (Bought from Ebuyer) as the laptop is basically no good for him, he needs windows 7, 32Bit. Sorry about the long post, tried to include as much detail as possible. Any ideas on what to do?