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Windows 7: GPT Hard drive issues with installing Windows 7 Ultimate..

18 Dec 2012   #11
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You may also need to use a USB 2.0 port to install Windows 7 as the installer doesn't have full 3.0 driver support yet. You an also supply the 3.0 drivers if prompted when booting into it.

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18 Dec 2012   #12

Winows 8
 
 

I made a back up the otherday on my external, can I just make a disc image now then proceed to go for the install?
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18 Dec 2012   #13
Microsoft MVP

 

Sure, if you aren't particular about having the Factory Recovery image to restore - or you can order those disks later if necessary.

Most tech enthusiasts won't even run the factory Preinstall due to the load of corrupting bloatware which throttles Windows 7's native performance. Instead they Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which steps will assure a perfect install.
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18 Dec 2012   #14

Winows 8
 
 

How about Dual booting? easy enough to partition the c drive 1tb and bang win 7 on there aswell? As you can tell im not that savy on the pc haha
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18 Dec 2012   #15

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You can install Windows 7 x64 in dual boot.
Follow Step one to five in this tutorial:
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

Than follow this tutorial: (installing in uEFI mode.)
Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

You will need to buy a Windows 7 license,
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21 Dec 2012   #16

Winows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Well that didnt help, as i could not get past the first step of using powershell and doing the UEFI command, said it was a unknown command in Blazend Red Writing
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21 Dec 2012   #17

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

1) Open an elevated Power Shell in Windows 8.

2) Type confirm-SecureBootUEFI

Windows PowerShell - Open Elevated in Windows 8

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21 Dec 2012   #18

Winows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
1) Open an elevated Power Shell in Windows 8.

2) Type confirm-SecureBootUEFI

Windows PowerShell - Open Elevated in Windows 8

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Thats exactly what i did
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21 Dec 2012   #19

Winows 8
 
 

This is what I got buddy, is it because i'm not in admin powershell or something?


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21 Dec 2012   #20

Winows 8
 
 

Ok I've done it, and its says TRUE.
Sorry I am full up with a cold and not on top form hahaha
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