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

27 May 2013   #221
gregrocker

 

Yes, but make your Recovery Disks so you have a secondary method because images can be temperamental.

I'd also read over closely Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista - Windows 8 Forums to see if anything there has not been covered yet.


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27 May 2013   #222
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

ok well i wiped the drive an I am starting the install for windows 7 how do I insure it installs as UEFI?
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27 May 2013   #223
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Shoot even with the drive wiped my install freezes at the same screen.
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27 May 2013   #224
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

When I put the disk in my other computer they boot fine.
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27 May 2013   #225
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

I created a windows 8 disk and the install freezes at the same place the windows 7 install freezes.
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27 May 2013   #226
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Never mind after I restarted the computer again the windows 8 dvd booted fine. So now what are my options I have cleaned the drive with the windows 8 dvd. I then inserted the windows 7 dvd and restarted then I used boot override to boot the windows 7 dvd and it still freezes at the starting windows screen.
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27 May 2013   #227
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

If I change the boot option from OS UEFI to OS UEFI or OS CSM then windows 7 boots in to setup just fine. So does that mean that I am no longer in UEFI?
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27 May 2013   #228
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

I now have windows 7 installed but I dont know if it is UEFI.
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27 May 2013   #229
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

I shrunk the C drive and formatted the new partition to NTFS. Do I just boot the computer from the windows 8 dvd and install it on the new partition?
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27 May 2013   #230
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Windows 8 is installing now. Both installs booted from UEFI but I'm still not sure if either is actually installed using UEFI. I guess Ill find out when windows 8 boots up, I figure if it registers itself then its UEFI because the key is in the BIOS. What do you guys recommend that I do to find all of the drivers for windows 7 and 8. I have a driver software that checks the information on the computer and then checks for driver updates, however I dont know if this is good enough I always have unknown hardware.
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