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Windows 7: Win 7 on Win 8 Laptop

22 May 2013   #1
kroeger111

Win8x64
 
 
Win 7 on Win 8 Laptop

HP G7 2220 us laptop.I cannot figure out how to use Windows 8, I want to downgrade to Win7.

I have disabled secure boot and in legacy have the usb drive as boot nuber one boot drive.

I had formatted the disc using Rufus to make a GPT usb boot drive and used a digitalrive Win7+SP1(Media Refresh)iso file.

In the UEFI boot at startup(Esc then F9) I can see the USB drive and when I select it and click Enter this is what comes up:

Windows failed to start recent hardware or software change might be the cause.To fix problem :

1)Insert windows installation disk and restart pc
2)choose langue settings and click next
3)click repair your pc

How do I go by the installation of Win7.

Ps:I already have the bootx64.efi file in correct place on the flash drive.What does CSM mean and how do I enable it?

Please help.Thanks





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22 May 2013   #2
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Your other thread
Win 7 on Win8 Laptop

Have you worked down the check list?

CSM video:
Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS, Advantech(EN) - YouTube
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22 May 2013   #3
kroeger111

Win8x64
 
 

Yes I have I have done it all.
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22 May 2013   #4
kroeger111

Win8x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Your other thread
Win 7 on Win8 Laptop

Have you worked down the check list?

CSM video:
Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS, Advantech(EN) - YouTube
I have done it all, any solutions theog?
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22 May 2013   #5
theog

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Where do you buy your Windows 7 x64 DVD from?
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22 May 2013   #6
kroeger111

Win8x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Where do you buy your Windows 7 x64 DVD from?
Downloaded it from Digital River
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22 May 2013   #7
theog

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kroeger111 View Post
I tried the step 11 that theog pointed out and when I looked in my USB the bootx64.efi was in the correct place to begin with.So What do I do now?

The Digital River ISO does not have the file in the right place for use on a USB Pen Drive.

Win 7 on Win 8 Laptop-win-7-usb-001.png

Where do you buy your Windows 7 x64 DVD from?


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22 May 2013   #8
kroeger111

Win8x64
 
 

In Efi I do have have boot and microsoft on mine.And in boot the file bootx64.efi is present.

Win 7>Efi>boot>bootx64.efi

Is this correct?
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22 May 2013   #9
kroeger111

Win8x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Is it possible to install Windows 7 on a Windows 8 computer?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kroeger111 View Post
I tried the step 11 that theog pointed out and when I looked in my USB the bootx64.efi was in the correct place to begin with.So What do I do now?

The Digital River ISO does not have the file in the right place for use on a USB Pen Drive.

Attachment 269206

Where do you buy your Windows 7 x64 DVD from?
In Efi I do have have boot and microsoft on mine.And in boot the file bootx64.efi is present.

Win 7>Efi>boot>bootx64.efi

Is this correct?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2013   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Example One:
Using a Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 x64 DVD, dual booting with a Pre-installed Windows 8.

Win 7 on Win 8 Laptop-use-4.png

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Win 7 on Win 8 Laptop-win-7-8-002.png

Example Two:
Using a Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 x64 DVD, downgrading a Pre-installed Windows 8.

Win 7 on Win 8 Laptop-uefi-011.png


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