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Windows 7: Problem with bootable devices (new made mainboard with win8)

09 Mar 2013   #1

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Problem with bootable devices (new made mainboard with win8)

Hello, Just took a new computer: Acer TravelMate P253-E with Windows 8 inside. First of all I want o install Windows 7. Inserted dvd with Windows 7 setup and tried to enter boot menu or BIOS setup at the start of just turned on computer. Tried all combinations from (esc, f1,f2....f12,del) nothing works also tried alt+esc,f1,f2... same with ctrl - all I found was win 8 automatic system restore, without any options. After that i just took the HDD of this computer, putted inside another and deleted all partitions, created new one and installed win 7 without problems.. didn't though that the main problem starts here: inserted HDD with newly installed Windows 7 to my Acer TravelMate and i'm getting "no bootable devices found, press any key to continue" no chances to enter any setup or to boot any setup from usb or dvd.

I tried to mention my problem as accurate as possible, waiting for an answer. Thanks

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09 Mar 2013   #2

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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
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