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

23 May 2013   #131
gregrocker

 

Who suggested you format the C drive?

That would only be done if you decide to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7 to an MBR HD, which as I've already said would also require reinstalling Win8 since you must wipe the HD to do this.

You'd want to make your Recovery disks first, and/or save a Win8 backup image in case you want to restore to factory condition.


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23 May 2013   #132
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

I am trying the other flash drive now to see if I get any thing different. Also if the hard drive is GPT then I shouldn't need to do anything to it?
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23 May 2013   #133
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

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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.
Never mind here is my answer.
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23 May 2013   #134
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

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Forgot one
Are you booting the USB from Boot Override?
No I just change the boot order and reboot the computer and it attempts to boot the flash dive I see the light flash for a few seconds and then I get the missing BCD file
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23 May 2013   #135
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

The iso file is 3.9GB and the usb with the iso file is 4.46GB.
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23 May 2013   #136
kroeger111

Win8x64
 
 

Format the new partition that you have created with GPT and Install Win7 on the new partition.
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23 May 2013   #137
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

How I reboot into bios


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23 May 2013   #138
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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Forgot one
Are you booting the USB from Boot Override?
No I just change the boot order and reboot the computer and it attempts to boot the flash dive I see the light flash for a few seconds and then I get the missing BCD file
You are booting in Legacy mode.

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23 May 2013   #139
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Then I set the boot device priority and then save changes and reset


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23 May 2013   #140
theog

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Shrink the C drive and then format it to gpt as well and then install win7 on it.
You can not format to GPT.
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