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Windows 7: Windows 7 installation says I cannot install on GPT drive on my laptop

16 Oct 2013   #11
skylos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

theog, the main problem with the drivers was that there was no internet connection in the first place..

anyway, the support helped me out, providing me with the correct drivers for the ethernet card.


hey, it took only three days of hard labor.. what do you think is my advice if someone asks me about a samsung laptop?


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16 Oct 2013   #12
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skylos View Post
theog, the main problem with the drivers was that there was no internet connection in the first place..

anyway, the support helped me out, providing me with the correct drivers for the ethernet card.


hey, it took only three days of hard labor.. what do you think is my advice if someone asks me about a samsung laptop?
I am a FUJITSU man, so I would say, look for a FUJITSU.
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16 Oct 2013   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

It seem to me their is a market for laptops with no installed operating system until you choose one or have the option of installing the operating system of your choice yourself. No removing one operating system to install the one you prefer. Possibly have to pay for 2 operating systems.
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16 Oct 2013   #14
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear
It seem to me their is a market for laptops with no installed operating system until you choose one or have the option of installing the operating system of your choice yourself.
If look round the net you find new Notebooks with NO OS or Free DOS.

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No removing one operating system to install the one you prefer. Possibly have to pay for 2 operating systems.
NO need to pay for two OS, look for a PC with Windows 8 Pro Pre-installed.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MICROSOFT
Can I downgrade the software?
Instead of using the Windows 8 Pro software, you may use one of the following earlier versions: Windows 7 Professional or Windows Vista Business.

This agreement applies to your use of the earlier versions. If the earlier version includes different components, any terms for those components in the agreement that come with the earlier version apply to your use of such components. Neither the manufacturer or installer, nor Microsoft, is obligated to supply earlier versions to you. You must obtain the earlier version separately. At any time, you may replace an earlier version with Windows 8 Pro. To enable downgrade on this computer to Windows 7, you must change the settings to boot into legacy BIOS mode. If the BIOS setting is not changed back to native UEFI mode boot prior to installing Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro will install; however, the following Windows 8 Pro functionalities will not work as they rely on UEFI mode boot:
OEM manufacturer to supply downgrade rights Vista/Win7 Install DVD's.

For example my OEM test rig, Fujitsu OEM manufacturer in box:

DVD 1) Drivers & Utlilties.

DVD 2) Windows 8 x64 DVD.

DVD 3) Windows 7 x64 DVD.

DVD 4) Windows 7 x32 DVD
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16 Oct 2013   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you theog for the information. I learn something new every day.
I like to do that.
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16 Oct 2013   #16
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skylos View Post
Anyway, i got through with the installation only to find out that there are no W7 drivers for my samsung laptop (np275e5e-k01gr) and it cannot connect to the internet because W7 cannot recognize the ethernet card.

I inspected it and it's a Realtek with this id string: pci\ven_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_C680144D&REV_05

I looked a bit but found no drivers yet.. I suppose I'll have to search harder.

ms windows + samsung = simple stuff made impossible..
It says quite clearly in the tutorial you were to be following to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to plug in by wire so it will start up with the ethernet driver in 70% of installs, but if not to have your ethernet and wireless drivers in the backup so you can install them to get online to get the rest of the drivers via Windows Update. These drivers can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your model PC.

Since you ignored that did you also ignore enabling Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) to Check for Updates, install all rounds of important and Optional Windows Updates with reboots until no more are offered? This is how drivers are updated and more delivered. Only after all rounds of Updates are finished would I import any drivers still missing in Device Manager.

If you were so careless you didn't even get the drivers right, I would read over Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 again to see what else you missed. It is the opportunity to get and keep a perfect install, one you can be preserved with a backup image so you never have to do it again. So why would you not want to do it correctly?
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