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Windows 7: how to change from gpt and install win 7

03 Sep 2013   #1

win 7 32 bit
how to change from gpt and install win 7

Recently i purchased a laptop from HO which is pre installed with win 8 now i want to change from win 8 to win 7 however when i formatted the PC it says u cannot load windows reason behind is gpt paritition style. please help me out as now my laptop has no OS .


M Srinivas


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03 Sep 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Srinivas, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could use step 2 and 7 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below to convert the disk to MBR in a command prompt at boot, then should be able to do a clean install of Windows 7 as usual.

Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk

Hope this helps,
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03 Sep 2013   #3

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1) Downgrade to Windows 7.
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
Warning you must have the UEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.

Make sure you read the NOTE at Step three.

2) If Using a USB Pen drive on a PC with a UEFI BIOS.
USB Pen drive need to be formatted to FAT32 as in
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
Take note of Step 11 for Windows 7.
Also you will need to use a USB 2.0 port, as there are no USB 3.0 drivers in Windows 7.
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