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

26 May 2013   #191
gregrocker

 

I would use ImgBurn at 4x speed to burn the DVD.

What UEFI listing is showing up for the external DVD?


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26 May 2013   #192
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

I took a picture


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26 May 2013   #193
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

I was really hoping this would just work
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26 May 2013   #194
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Im downloading image burn right now is there anything special I should do other then choose 4x speed to burn?
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26 May 2013   #195
gregrocker

 

No. It always works to burn the ISO.

The listing shows an LG DVD burner is being detected as a UEFI boot device. Let's hope it's only the burn.

We are having some bad luck around here lately with UEFI boot Win7 installs. So much is new about UEFI and different with each mobo that I don't know how deep we can dig in our bag of tricks to workaround to a successful install as we've always been able to do with BIOS.
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26 May 2013   #196
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

My only issue is I only have a rewritable dvd and not a standard dvdr.
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26 May 2013   #197
gregrocker

 

Shouldn't matter unless it's been erased too many times. I just reburned one for about the twentieth time but know I'm pushing it.

Oh well it will be another thing to try if necessary.
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26 May 2013   #198
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

I just erased it for the second time. But if it fales again this time ill go buy dvds tomorrow. I went all the way to the store today to buy the drive and didn't for even a second think about needing dvds I do have one bla nk bluray but I think that would be a waste.
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26 May 2013   #199
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Do I need to chsnge any settings in the bios?
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26 May 2013   #200
gregrocker

 

No. But if it fails I'd reset BIOS to defaults and check again Secure Boot is disabled.
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