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

22 May 2013   #61
gregrocker

 

Worth a try. I did.


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22 May 2013   #62
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Ok ill get my other computer out as soon as I get home and try to create the usb in windows 7.
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22 May 2013   #63
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Well I used my asus with windows 7 x64 and I have same results as before: pic 1, then I press enter to continue "simply out of curiosity" and this screen shows up (see pic 2), then befor I am able to press anything it shows this error (pic 3)


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22 May 2013   #64
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Is there anything else I can do to help you guys better understand where im messing up?
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22 May 2013   #65
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Also if I hit the down arrow I can select windows 8 and it will boot fine if I hit the button at the right time.
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22 May 2013   #66
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
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

2) Bad installer.
3) Secure Boot is ENABLED.
4) Try booting the Windows 7 x64 DVD to install.

Things to check, Make sure you are doing, Work down this list
1) setting BIOS.
2) doing Step 11 in
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
3) booting DVD/USB in UEFI mode.
4) using a USB 2.0 port.
5) using Windows 7 x64.


Where do you buy your Windows 7 x64 DVD from?
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22 May 2013   #67
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

The first image I downloaded from Microsoft and it is a 2 year student edition, the second was download from Microsoft's web site.
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22 May 2013   #68
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

The usb port is 2.0 I did however try the 3.0 and I received the same results im always missing that boot file
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22 May 2013   #69
gregrocker

 

Did you read the full discussion I had in the Comments section when I was editing the boot file in Step 11 of UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows?

It took me a half day to sort it out getting very similar errors, then suddenly when I moved the file back up a directory as suggested by Saltgrass it worked. I think the tutorial was changed after that.
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22 May 2013   #70
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

The second time I made the flash drive I didn't move the boot folder I created a boot folder in th UEFI folder with the microsoft folder and I then put the bootx64.efi file in it. Then I ejected the flash drive and plugged it into the windows 8 laptop I then tried to boot the computer and bam same error. I have tried to search for this file online but have had little success
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