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

22 May 2013   #71
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Well still no luck I think im just going to get a computer with windows 7 or delete the whole hard drive and install windows 7 then 8. However I dont think thid will solve anything because its the usb drive with the issue


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22 May 2013   #72
gregrocker

 

Did you try UltraISO using the Format button first as shown in tutorial? It always works, so if not its something else besides stick formatting. And if you have the file edit correct as it appears then How about trying another flash stick?

Wipe the stick first with Diskpart Clean All Command to clear its boot sector and all code.
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23 May 2013   #73
kroeger111

Win8x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you try UltraISO using the Format button first as shown in tutorial? It always works, so if not its something else besides stick formatting. And if you have the file edit correct as it appears then How about trying another flash stick?

Wipe the stick first with Diskpart Clean All Command to clear its boot sector and all code.
Doesn't Rufus do all of that?
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23 May 2013   #74
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StrykerChaos View Post
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
What file?
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23 May 2013   #75
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Refus does everthing thwt is explained in the manuat tutorials includint step 11 as far as I know, however boot files are still missing. Even though rufus automatically crwates the boot folder in the efi folder and puts the bootx64.efi in the folder it still has the errors. The manual way is to insure everything is done properly and is handy to learn. My biggest issue is that im going to school for computer programing and I feel like insalling an OS shuold be easy to accomplish even if it is being instaled after windows 8!
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23 May 2013   #76
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

The missing files are the BCD and winload.efi
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23 May 2013   #77
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

I am downloading ultraiso now is there anything special I need to chang in the settings or do I just format the usb and extract the files to the flashdrive? I have used ultraiso before however I have never created a bootable flash drive.
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23 May 2013   #78
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Power iso also wants to be installed in the x86 program files folder shouldn't it install in the normal program files folder?
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23 May 2013   #79
kroeger111

Win8x64
 
 

I have it installed in a different drive that I have for all my installed programs.
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23 May 2013   #80
StrykerChaos

windows 8 x64
 
 

Have you created a bootable flash drive with ultra iso? I am assuming that you write a bootable floppy image and select the flash drive, quick format it to fat32, select the the windows 7 iso and then click write? When I do that I get this error (see image) so now I am going to format the flash drive in command promp and try again.


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