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

21 May 2013   #41
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

I have been reading a lot of the post on here and I have found everything to be helpful I cant believe I didn't know about this site...


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21 May 2013   #42
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StrykerChaos View Post
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?
You've lost me. What is this backup plan you're proposing?

We don't accept failed installs as some mystery of the universe. We have never had an install fail to complete where the user worked with us in tens of thousands we've helped with here.

This is the forums where most of the fixes and workarounds for WIn7 were developed. MS Forums haven't even caught up with most of them.
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21 May 2013   #43
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Oh my friend I don't plan on this failing I just want to know if that is possible or if plan B is an option, unfortunately I have 2 day until I leave for vacation and I wanted windows 7 on here before then and I have been messing with this since yesterday.
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21 May 2013   #44
gregrocker

 

What is happening when you boot the flash stick now?
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21 May 2013   #45
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Now I am getting a new error:

file:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD
status: 0xc000000d
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21 May 2013   #46
gregrocker

 

So you downloaded a new ISO for your version, moved the file as shown in Option 2 Step 11 in UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows?

Double check that the file now appears exactly as Saltgrass says in this link i provided. This is what hung me up on a 64 bit Win7 UEFI install with similar errors.
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21 May 2013   #47
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Yes I redone the process again to be sure I done it correctly but no dice. It has to be something small that I am missing.
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21 May 2013   #48
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

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21 May 2013   #49
gregrocker

 

It looks correct to me. I'll ask SIW2 and Theog to look at this.
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21 May 2013   #50
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Ok now I restarted it and this error occurred


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