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

21 May 2013   #51
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Then I hit enter to continue and this pops up and is followed be another error message




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22 May 2013   #52
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StrykerChaos View Post
Then I hit enter to continue and this pops up and is followed be another error message
1) Reboot & do not press enter at dual boot screen.
2) Bad installer.
3) Secure Boot is ENABLED.
4) Try booting the Windows 7 x64 DVD to install.
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22 May 2013   #53
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Ok if I dont hit enter it just sets at the boot screen and says setup or windows 8
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22 May 2013   #54
gregrocker

 

Can you try a DVD install?
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22 May 2013   #55
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

There is no disk drive but I wish I could.
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22 May 2013   #56
gregrocker

 

Triple check you have Secure Boot, Legacy BIOS and CSM disabled.

I'd try again with a new ISO but this time write it to stick using UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive which always works. Be sure to format first using button provided. Make the file edit. See if it works better.

Anyone you can borrow a DVD drive from?

You can also make your Recovery disks, save a Win7 backup image then Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7
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22 May 2013   #57
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Well is there any thing esle I can try?

I have windows 8 preinstalled, I already shrank the 1tb drive too add a 450gb partition, I believe I followed every step in the turorials provided, the hard drive still has all of the partitions that it came with.

When im trying too boot into the Windows 7 insalation from the UEFI flash drive it says I am missing the files that I listed in a previous post.
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22 May 2013   #58
gregrocker

 

Both Theog and I gave you several things to try. We have no idea which you've tried yet.
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22 May 2013   #59
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

I tried everthing. I have read and tried everything that has been provided in this forum. Should I try to move the iso files to the usb drive with a different approach? I tried windows 7 tool I tried mounting the iso and moving the files, I tried extracting them with 7zip and I keep geeting the 27 errors on all there windows 7 iso's. Previous to doing step 11 I was able to make it into setup but could not insall to any partition. Now that I can select the UEFI usb I continuously get the missing file error.
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22 May 2013   #60
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

I am also creating the flash drive in windows 8 should I use windows 7?
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