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Windows 7: cant install windows 7 in the preinstalled windows 8 laptop


15 Nov 2012   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Please post a screenshot of Disk Management, window maximized amd columns/panes adjusted to reveal maximum info.

Edit: never mind, I see it's already been requested. As Greg mentions, though, it would be good to post it even though you seem to be fixed up.

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15 Nov 2012   #12

windows 8 64 bit
 
 

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i dint find many which u said
1.i have said dvd hdd in boot priority
2.disabled secure bot
3.in the secure boot option i dont remember the name but there were 3 options for efi,for xp and wind 7,for both efi and windows 7.....i have kept windows7 and xp option(name was something starting with cs and all....)
4.followed your steps i.e shift+F10 and followed every thing....
5.Finally got the windows 7


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15 Nov 2012   #13

windows 8 64 bit
 
 

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15 Nov 2012   #14
Microsoft MVP

 

You can extend the 30gb C partition into some of the space on D using the new Partition Wizard
extend function which allows you to advance C to the right by however much space you want to take from D.

Install the latest free Partition Wizard home version and follow these steps: How to extend partition easily with partition magic – Partition Wizard video help.

You will see how it looks on the drive map after clicking OK before you Apply the step.

Back up your files first.
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15 Nov 2012   #15

windows 8 64 bit
 
 

1.uefi os
2.csm os
3.uefi and csm os

These are the suboptions in the secure boot option
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15 Nov 2012   #16

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Not a problem.
Set BIOS to Secure Boot.
Clean Install:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

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Downloadgrade Install:
Reset BIOS to default
Reboot to BIOS make Secure Boot is disabled
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

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Delete all partitions.

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Remake partitions.

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ReClean Installed:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

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15 Nov 2012   #17
Microsoft MVP

 

Ray, are you saying that merely disabling Secure Boot will unlock the BIOS so that Windows 7 can still be installed in EFI mode? UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

If this is the case, Secure Boot might not be an actual Lock then but just a setting to adjust in BIOS setup before installing another OS?
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15 Nov 2012   #18

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Ray, are you saying that merely disabling Secure Boot will unlock the BIOS so that Windows 7 can still be installed in EFI mode? UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

If this is the case, Secure Boot might not be an actual Lock then but just a setting to adjust in BIOS setup before installing another OS?
Hi Greg
Base YES, but not all BIOS's are the same.
You need reset BIOS the to default.
Ray
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15 Nov 2012   #19
Microsoft MVP

 

So I would not call it a BIOS lock then, but a protective feature which is adjustable in BIOS.

This has been softened considerably from what was originally announced, probably because of uproar and sensitivity to how courts have ruled in the past when OEM's tried to lock down their BIOS - a property infringement.
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15 Nov 2012   #20

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