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Windows 7: Is it possible to install Windows 7 on a Windows 8 computer?

23 May 2013   #121
kroeger111

Win8x64
 
 

Shrink the volume and format it with GPT.


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23 May 2013   #122
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Do I need to move this file or something? I also included pictures of the flash drive files.


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23 May 2013   #123
gregrocker

 

Did you try Option One using Rufus which has recently been added to the tutorial UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows? It appears that it doesn't require the file edits.

But it always appears that you've done it correctly. I think I'd also try another stick if Rufus doesn't get u goin.
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23 May 2013   #124
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StrykerChaos View Post
Forgot one
Are you booting the USB from Boot Override?
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23 May 2013   #125
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you try Option One using Rufus which has recently been added to the tutorial UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows? It appears that it doesn't require the file edits.

But it always appears that you've done it correctly. I think I'd also try another stick if Rufus doesn't get u goin.
Yes I tried rufus and the only other flash drive I have is an 8Gb but I dont think I can make it bootable. The drive is a PNY flash drive.
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23 May 2013   #126
gregrocker

 

Why not? Move the data off to your desktop and try it.
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23 May 2013   #127
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kroeger111 View Post
Shrink the volume and format it with GPT.
I have already shrank the volumn thats why there is a new volume its 450.64GB NTFS Primary Partition. I didn't format it with GPT because I want to keep the UEFI. I dont want to change bio settings to boot into either of the OS. Please correct me if im missing something.
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23 May 2013   #128
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StrykerChaos View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kroeger111 View Post
Shrink the volume and format it with GPT.
I have already shrank the volumn thats why there is a new volume its 450.64GB NTFS Primary Partition. I didn't format it with GPT because I want to keep the UEFI. I dont want to change bio settings to boot into either of the OS. Please correct me if im missing something.
Your Windows 8 HDD is in GPT mode, as UEFI install can only be to a HDD in GPT mode.

Your usable partitions are formatted to NTFS.
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23 May 2013   #129
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Ill try that now but will I lose data on the drive if I format the C drive and ill figure out how to do that now.
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23 May 2013   #130
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StrykerChaos View Post
Ill try that now but will I lose data on the drive if I format the C drive and ill figure out how to do that now.
Format what?
Your Windows 8 HDD is in GPT mode already.
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