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

27 May 2013   #201
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StrykerChaos View Post
I took a picture
1) Make sure Windows Boot Manager is first boot device.

2) Are booting the DVD in UEFI mode from Boot OverRide or One Time Boot Menu.


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27 May 2013   #202
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Do I want to click windows setup [EMS Enabled] or f8 for advanced options?


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27 May 2013   #203
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

I tried both and either way they freeze. I restet the bios to default and disabled fast boot snd secure boot. I burned the iso at 4x speed and the drive is showing up as a UEFI drive. I am booting from boot override and windows boot manager is before the drive. Are there any other suggestions?
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27 May 2013   #204
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StrykerChaos View Post
Do I want to click windows setup [EMS Enabled] or f8 for advanced options?
Press ENTER at that screen.
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27 May 2013   #205
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

It fails when trying to us automatic update and it proceeds to the install screen when I dont automatically update. But then it freezes at the starting screen. Im going to get dvd-r in a little bit I dont figure it will help but its the only thing I can think to try.
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27 May 2013   #206
gregrocker

 

What automatic updates?

Are you referring to this Window?



If you receive this window then the install is not being booted but run from another OS desktop.
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27 May 2013   #207
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

That was when I was trying to install it from windows 8 when I install it from boot I get stuck here:


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27 May 2013   #208
gregrocker

 

Did you download another ISO and burn to a fresh DVD, from Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7?

When an installer stalls like that the ISO and burn need to be checked, and this is the way to do it.
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27 May 2013   #209
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

It is the iso I downloaded from the link provided and I had ultra iso verify the burn
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27 May 2013   #210
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

I also used image burn to write the iso. Im going to download another iso from that site and burn it to a dvd-r now.
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