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Windows 7: W8 Pre installed - Will i be able to Install W7 - Already have 5 Part

05 Sep 2013   #1

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W8 Pre installed - Will i be able to Install W7 - Already have 5 Part

I have W8 pre installed and would like to Dual Boot Windows 7.

BUT Before all that, I have a problem,
Few years ago, i managed to Dual boot Vista and 7 and it worked great, but someone mentioned in another post you cant have more than 4 partitions. and things like Logical, primary and i got confused)

Please see the Image and advice me what to do. I really, dont want to delete the recovery partion, since the laptop is a few days old, what is the EFI partion? ( Also, from My computer, i can only see 1 partion the 571gb one)

WHY ON earth have ***** Samsung made 3 recovery partions? Am i stuck
Thank You very much



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05 Sep 2013   #2

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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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05 Sep 2013   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
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.
I dont want to Downgrade to Windows 7, i want to dual boot it, But before i even think about that, What do i do with the 5 bloddy partions?
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05 Sep 2013   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by markhuges View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
1) Downgrade to Windows 7.
Click here: 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.
I dont want to Downgrade to Windows 7, i want to dual boot it, But before i even think about that, What do i do with the 5 bloddy partions?
With UEFI & GPT you can have over 100 partitions all primary, use the 100gb partition for Windows 7.

You need to do Step 1 to 5, before installing Windows 7.
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05 Sep 2013   #5

W7,W8,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by markhuges View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
1) Downgrade to Windows 7.
Click here: Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
[COLOR=red][B]Warni/COLOR] 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.
I dont want to Downgrade to Windows 7, i want to dual boot it, But before i even think about that, What do i do with the 5 bloddy partions?
With UEFI & GPT you can have over 100 partitions all primary, use the 100gb partition for Windows 7.

You need to do Step 1 to 5, before installing Windows 7.
Oh, WOW, Thank you for this !!!!!! But I read someone and I then disabled UEFI Secure boot?

Thank You for your help! and advice



Edit: Let me get this right, So, If i do Step 1-5, and with this new UEFI AND GPT, i could Potentially, Have X partions, meaning i could if i want install Lots of various OS, 7 XP Ubuntu?

Thats sounds good,
Umm, Will read more about UEFI and GPT

Thank You
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