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Windows 7: Ordered new laptop with Win 8 but plan to install Win 7 - partitions?

16 Jan 2013   #81
jayrap

Windows 7 Home-Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm in an endless loop here of my computer not being able to repair the error over and over again.

False alarm - error was because I changed ACHI to IDE while trying to Load WIndows 7 installation


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16 Jan 2013   #82
gregrocker

 

Is this the automatic Startup Repair or did you boot the Repair CD as UEFI disk and accept a repair?

This is what Theog is trying to determine, if your PC in UEFI mode will boot the repair disk then it should boot the DVD. Have you tried burning another Win7 DVD from step 1 and 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Are you close to deciding to wipe the HD to reinstall to an MBR disk in Legacy Mode? Don't forget you have the option. It's all in Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7 and hasn't failed yet.
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16 Jan 2013   #83
theog

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How to do a Automatic Repair:
Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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16 Jan 2013   #84
jayrap

Windows 7 Home-Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Is this the automatic Startup Repair or did you boot the Repair CD as UEFI disk and accept a repair?

This is what Theog is trying to determine, if your PC in UEFI mode will boot the repair disk then it should boot the DVD. Have you tried burning another Win7 DVD from step 1 and 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Are you close to deciding to wipe the HD to reinstall to an MBR disk in Legacy Mode? Don't forget you have the option. It's all in Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7 and hasn't failed yet.
False alarm - accidently forgot U tried SATA in IDE mode rather than ACHI just to see if it would help with Windows 7 - didn't work and forgot to revert - Windows 8 boots fine again.
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16 Jan 2013   #85
jayrap

Windows 7 Home-Premium 64bit
 
 

Windows 7 will not install within Windows 8 - error 0x0
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16 Jan 2013   #86
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jayrap View Post
Windows 7 will not install within Windows 8 - error 0x0
Will not be in uEFI mode.
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16 Jan 2013   #87
jayrap

Windows 7 Home-Premium 64bit
 
 

But Boot mode in BIOS is set to UEFI rather than Legacy - I'll make another video
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16 Jan 2013   #88
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jayrap View Post
But Boot mode in BIOS is set to UEFI rather than Legacy - I'll make another video
Your HDD Drive is in uEFI mode, but your DVD Drive is not.
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16 Jan 2013   #89
jayrap

Windows 7 Home-Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jayrap View Post
But Boot mode in BIOS is set to UEFI rather than Legacy - I'll make another video
Your HDD Drive is in uEFI mode, but your DVD Drive is not.
Can't find an option to change it so - If you could point out something maybe when the video is uploaded. More of an insight of what BIOS features I have access to.

I'm seriously considering just buying another internal 2.5 inch SATA II HDD for Windows 7 but I don't know if there's any tracking software on my laptop would alert Acer and my Warranty or something - it could be a dumb thought but I'm not used to systems built by companies - I build myself.

Also, although I do have the W7 install DVD, I'm trying to use USB because I thought it said somewhere in one of the links shared that you should make a UEFI USB to boot W7 rather than use the DVD... or was it so you could do it in GPT? I don't know, but so far, both have resulted the same way.
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16 Jan 2013   #90
theog

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Take a look at post 48 on EF.
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