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

24 May 2013   #181
gregrocker

 

FAT32. If you used NTFS then reformat it. Try Rufus again. I've not used it yet but it doesn't require the file move.


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24 May 2013   #182
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

When I try to create the flash drive with rufus I now get this error:

Rufus version 1.3.2.232
Found drive 'USB DISK 2.0 USB Device'
1 device found.
Sector Size: 512 bytes
Cylinders: 1946, TracksPerCylinder: 255, SectorsPerTrack: 63
Partition type: GPT, NB Partitions: 1
Disk GUID: {6427A9A1-48AF-41B0-A504-5D0DEF3E04F7}
Max parts: 128, Start Offset: 17408, Usable = 16013818368 bytes
Partition 1:
Type: {EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7}
Name: 'Microsoft Basic Data'
ID: {18F3552F-07A9-4F9D-8C44-5CAE3E0B9B30}
Size: 14.9 GB (16012787200 bytes)
Start Sector: 2048, Attributes: 0x0000000000000000
Scanning ISO image...
Disc image is an UDF image
ISO label: 'GSP1RMCPRXFRER_EN_DVD'
Size: 3336677376 bytes
Has a >4GB file: No
Uses EFI: Yes (win7_x64)
Uses Bootmgr: Yes
Uses WinPE: No
Uses isolinux: No
Using ISO: X17-59186.iso
WIM extraction method(s) supported: 7z, wimgapi.dll
Caution: Opened PHYSICALDRIVE1 drive for write access
Drive has a zeroed non-bootable master boot record
Volume does not have an x86 partition boot record
Clearing MBR/GPT structures...
Partitioning (GPT)...
Formatting...
Using cluster size: 8192 bytes
Creating file system: Task 5/5 completed.
Error while formatting.
Format error: Undetermined error while formatting
Found drive 'USB DISK 2.0 USB Device'
1 device found.
Sector Size: 512 bytes
Cylinders: 1946, TracksPerCylinder: 255, SectorsPerTrack: 63
Partition type: GPT, NB Partitions: 1
Disk GUID: {0032D4B2-0486-4734-8DB5-E5167F23BF05}
Max parts: 128, Start Offset: 17408, Usable = 16013818368 bytes
Partition 1:
Type: {EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7}
Name: 'Microsoft Basic Data'
ID: {0732BA70-2B50-420A-BCF6-CBE6F32D4677}
Size: 14.9 GB (16012787200 bytes)
Start Sector: 2048, Attributes: 0x0000000000000000
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24 May 2013   #183
gregrocker

 

Can you try the other flash stick?
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25 May 2013   #184
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

I have tried both flash drives I am reformatting them now with the clean all command. So the flash drive that I am using only has to be formatted to fat32, ans I don't have to convert it correct?
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25 May 2013   #185
gregrocker

 

As far as I know.

That Rufus script looked different, though. I was suggesting since it fouled out during writing that you try your other flash stick to compare. You'd already tried Rufus earlier and it worked, right?
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25 May 2013   #186
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 



I am even getting the error while using diskpart
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25 May 2013   #187
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
As far as I know.

That Rufus script looked different, though. I was suggesting since it fouled out during writing that you try your other flash stick to compare. You'd already tried Rufus earlier and it worked, right?
It installed to the flash drives yes.
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25 May 2013   #188
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

I dont have to have windows 8 pro do I?
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25 May 2013   #189
gregrocker

 

No. Can you borrow a USB DVD drive?
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26 May 2013   #190
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

I went and bought a usb dvd drive. I created a dvd by rightclicking the iso and burning the iso to the dvd with the default windows 8 surning software. The computer boots the dvd but freezes at the loading screen the logo doesn't flask it just sets there all blurry.
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