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

23 May 2013   #151
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

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I just want this to work so I can actually use the laptop. I have spent more time tring to figure this out then I have actually using the computer. It has to be something small im missing, I could upload a video of the entire process to YouTube, other then that I don't know what to do.
Are you sure you are using Copy and not Cut in step 11?
Yes I have copied it the original file remains in its original location


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23 May 2013   #152
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
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Then I set the boot device priority and then save changes and reset
Windows Boot Manager is always first boot Option.

Use Boot Override or the One Time Boot Menu.

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If I load the bios and click on the UEFI-USB it instantly shows the same error:


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23 May 2013   #153
gregrocker

 

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What if its just one drive but different partitions?
I answered your question above after you asked it the first time. Theog just confirmed it.

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No because a GPT disk cannot boot without UEFI, it requires an MBR disk to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7 normally.

On some mobos at least you can install a second HD, set CSM to Dual mode and install to MBR disk normally.
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You would need two HDD's.


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23 May 2013   #154
kroeger111

Win8x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StrykerChaos View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StrykerChaos View Post
Then I set the boot device priority and then save changes and reset
Windows Boot Manager is always first boot Option.

Use Boot Override or the One Time Boot Menu.

Attachment 269407
If I load the bios and click on the UEFI-USB it instantly shows the same error:
Have you tried to install win7 from inside win8?

I tried it with a disc, can you try it with the usb and see if it works?
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23 May 2013   #155
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kroeger111 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StrykerChaos View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post

Windows Boot Manager is always first boot Option.

Use Boot Override or the One Time Boot Menu.

Attachment 269407
If I load the bios and click on the UEFI-USB it instantly shows the same error:
Have you tried to install win7 from inside win8?

I tried it with a disc, can you try it with the usb and see if it works?

Yes I have tried to install windows 7 inside of windows 8 and it didn't work. I will try again when because I didn't have the bootx64.efi file in the boot folder when I tried to install it the original time in windows 8.
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23 May 2013   #156
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

This is the error I get while installing in windows 8


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23 May 2013   #157
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Ill try to upload it again.
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23 May 2013   #158
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Error and then I click ok and it will copy windows files "it is in the process of doing" and then fail ill keep you posted.


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23 May 2013   #159
gregrocker

 

I just bypassed that error. It's informational and has to do with the Recovery partition being detected in front of the UEFI boot partition.
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23 May 2013   #160
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

well it loaded further this time now it is stuck at the windows loading screen where it says starting windows. the logo is flashing so ill give it time to load, however the flash drive light is not flashing so I don't thing the computer is accessing any information it may be stuck.
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