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Windows 7: Need help installing windows 7 on a preinstalled windows 8 laptop

26 Dec 2012   #1

Need help installing windows 7 on a preinstalled windows 8 laptop

I've just purchased a hp pavillion g6 it comes preinstalled with windows 8 but i absolutely hate it so i want to downgrade to windows 7 but keep getting a blue box popping up when i try to boot from my windows 7 disc saying "the selected boot device failed. Press <enter>to continue. My machine is x64 and so is my disc.

After doing a bit of research apparently hp have made it as hard as possible to install windows7 on their new machines. What should i do to get it installed?


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26 Dec 2012   #2

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First check for all the Windows 7 drivers for your hardware on the HP/Compaq web site.

You can follow this tutorial:
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

information   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 8) | HP® Support
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