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Windows 7: Installing Win 7 UEFI on a Windows 8 Computer

02 Mar 2013   #11
mrhayden

Win7-64 bit, Win 8 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
To Downgrade to Windows 7.

Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

Warning you must have the uEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog
3) Reset BIOS to default, and reboot to BIOS make sure Secure Boot is disabled.

NOTE: Check your manufacturer's uEFI/BIOS firmware manual for settings.

Make sure CSM is ENABLED, & set to UEFI boot.
Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube

Also enable Boot Menu.


Things to check, Make sure you are doing, Work down this list
1) setting BIOS.
2) doing Step 11
3) booting DVD/USB in UEFI mode.
4) using a USB 2.0 port.
5) using Windows 7 x64.

Yeah, my BIOS is set such that UEFI is enabled, but secure boot is disabled. I made sure to do step 11 when creating the USB install drive. I booted the USB in UEFI mode, and am using the USB 2.0 port, and both .ISOs I tried are win7x64 SP1. It successfully loads the windows files, but freezes on the "Starting Windows" splash screen, before it loads the language settings.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
If all else fails, what always works for everyone who's tried it is to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7
I was able to install win7 in legacy mode, I just wanted to see if I could get it working with UEFI.


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02 Mar 2013   #12
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Mrhayden,

In BIOS now a days UEFI what is your HD set as? AHCI ? . You might want to boot up into safe mode and see what driver it hangs at.
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