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

29 Jun 2014   #71
dvincent

64bit win 7
 
 
win 7 on win 8 machine

exact BIOS settings choices for Secure Boot, UEFI, Legacy and CSM. Take pictures of expanded choices if necessary.

How did you prepare stick exactly?...secure boot is now disabled but i tried it enabled.also. Uefi is selected as OS mode. Not csm or acombo of two I haveno legacy choice


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29 Jun 2014   #72
dvincent

64bit win 7
 
 
win 7 on win 8 pc

Ps...answering question.."how did I prepare stick" im sorry but what stick??
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29 Jun 2014   #73
gregrocker

 

Work through these steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums.

You'll notice that the tutorial and my post are written in full sentences, not shreds of sentences or jumbled words. This is how we'll need you to reply. Tell us what happens for each step in fully explanatory sentences.
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17 Aug 2014   #74
amylisa1

windows 7 enterprise 64 bit
 
 
you really helped me solve a windows 8 issue

I spent a week trying to get my Windows 8 to boot after installing Ubuntu as a dual boot.

I then only had Ubuntu and finally nothing at all.

Then I found your post.

I could get to the command line by using the recovery disc and then used your code

I changed the line "convert MBR" to "convert GPT" and I could easily reboot off the recovery disc

None of the other informed post had that code.

Thankyou so much
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17 Aug 2014   #75
amylisa1

windows 7 enterprise 64 bit
 
 

I changed convert mbr to convert gpt and it worked like a charm (no pun intended) in windows 8.
I could then install from my recovery disc
I spent a week trying all other solutions on the forums until I found yours and such a simple fix
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17 Aug 2014   #76
gregrocker

 

The command to Convert MBR in the steps earlier is only to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7.

If you use Convert GPT it is to convert an already MBR disk to do a UEFI install which can only be done to a GPT formatted disk. Those steps are in UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with.

Note that to install to UEFI with a flash stick the stick must be formatted using Option One in UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows to automatically edit a file which can be easily messed up if done manually.
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19 Oct 2014   #77
jxker

pear linux, win 7 64, win 7 64
 
 
Thanks!!! Gregrocker!!!

I was halfasleep, doing this as a side job for a friend who had picked up a virus and had trouble navigating win 8, they asked for win 7 and yours was the only clear and exact method for doing this, I could not find much about the GPT format until google brought me to you, I followed your steps exactly and I had no issues, thanks again, and again!!!
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07 Jan 2015   #78
luckyguy

windows 8 single language x64
 
 

hey, i have pre-installed windows 8 in my system
and i want to install window8.1 pro in my system.
anybody have any suggestion or instruction
thanks
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07 Jan 2015   #79
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by luckyguy View Post
hey, i have pre-installed windows 8 in my system
and i want to install window8.1 pro in my system.
anybody have any suggestion or instruction
thanks
Hello and welcome luckguy I don't know what the go is now but I upgraded my 7 to 8 then the 8.1 was a free upgrade for the 8. See this might help.
Update to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 - Windows Help
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09 Jan 2015   #80
luckyguy

windows 8 single language x64
 
 

hey,
i hv preinstalled win8 and i want to downgrade to win7(not liscensed).
need help!!
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