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

23 May 2013   #161
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StrykerChaos View Post
This is the error I get while installing in windows 8
When installing from the desktop of Windows 8 x64 UEFI mode.
If the BIOS is not set to suit Windows 7 x64 UEFI mode, on first reboot, you receive a Secure Boot Violation.

Is it possible to install Windows 7 on a Windows 8 computer?-windows-8-downgrade-003-sb.png

or
Error
FILE: \WINDOWS.~BT\WINDOWS\system32\winload.efi
STATUS: 0xc0000428

Is it possible to install Windows 7 on a Windows 8 computer?-desktop-install003.png




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23 May 2013   #162
kroeger111

Win8x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StrykerChaos View Post
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.
I got stuck there installing with the disc.It sat there for 20 hours.Hope it goes differently for you.
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23 May 2013   #163
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

well its been 30 minutes-ish so I am going to say it is froze.
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23 May 2013   #164
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StrykerChaos View Post
This is the error I get while installing in windows 8
When installing from the desktop of Windows 8 x64 UEFI mode.
If the BIOS is not set to suit Windows 7 x64 UEFI mode, on first reboot, you receive a Secure Boot Violation.

Attachment 269434

or
Error
FILE: \WINDOWS.~BT\WINDOWS\system32\winload.efi
STATUS: 0xc0000428

Attachment 269435
I understand what you are saying but I have done everything in the bios I know how to do and I have posted several images of the process and would greatly appreciate knowing where or what I need to change to make the computer boot properly. Should I try to interupt the initial reboot hiting F2 and try to select the UEFI-USB or what do you suggest?
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23 May 2013   #165
kroeger111

Win8x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StrykerChaos View Post
This is the error I get while installing in windows 8
When installing from the desktop of Windows 8 x64 UEFI mode.
If the BIOS is not set to suit Windows 7 x64 UEFI mode, on first reboot, you receive a Secure Boot Violation.

Attachment 269434

or
Error
FILE: \WINDOWS.~BT\WINDOWS\system32\winload.efi
STATUS: 0xc0000428

Attachment 269435
How do we make it compatible to UEFI? Any solutions?
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23 May 2013   #166
gregrocker

 

Ray, I don't see anything wrong here. Do you?



He can boot into WIn8 so we know from that he's in UEFI. The stick is not proceeding further with the install but stalling while loading. Wouldn't that be the write or ISO?
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23 May 2013   #167
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Is there an iso you recommend?
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23 May 2013   #168
gregrocker

 

I thought you were using the one from Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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23 May 2013   #169
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

I am using this ISO


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23 May 2013   #170
gregrocker

 

Don't you want English?
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