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

21 May 2013   #31
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

PS C:\Windows\System32> confirm-SecureBootUEFI
confirm-SecureBootUEFI : Unable to set proper privileges. Access was denied.
At line:1 char:1
+ confirm-SecureBootUEFI
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : PermissionDenied: (Microsoft.Secur...BootUefiCommand:ConfirmSecureBootUefiCommand) [Conf
irm-SecureBootUEFI], UnauthorizedAccessException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : SetPrivilegeFailed,Microsoft.SecureBoot.Commands.ConfirmSecureBootUefiCommand

I still cant get past this error


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21 May 2013   #32
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Okay I got past that I had to set the Boot to UEFI only, Thanks.
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21 May 2013   #33
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Now im getting this file error but uefi usb showed up
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21 May 2013   #34
gregrocker

 

Is it the same file error I got in the link i provided? It was easy to be confused about moving that file. Saltgrass provides the solution there.

If not then I'd rewrite the flash stick using UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive which always works for me when the others don't. Then move the file shown exactly as Saltgrass says.
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21 May 2013   #35
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

I am running 7Zip to extract the files to the flash drive and it says i have 27 errors so far. what should I do?
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21 May 2013   #36
gregrocker

 

Download a new ISO. It's likely the problem that your ISO was corrupted somehow.

See step 1 in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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21 May 2013   #37
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

I have a product key is there any way to download windows 7 professional without buying it gain?
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21 May 2013   #38
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Never mind that question
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21 May 2013   #39
gregrocker

 

I'd also read over the other steps in that tutorial as it has helped tens of thousands of users get a perfect Win7 install, even for retail. Everything we've learned here since before Win7 was even released about what works best is compiled there.
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21 May 2013   #40
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

If this doesn't work and I upgrade to pro, would I then be able to downgrade to windows 7 and dual boot both 8 pro and 7 pro?
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