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Windows 7: Installing Win 7 Pro 64 bit, on Windows Laptop

01 Oct 2014   #1
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 
Installing Win 7 Pro 64 bit, on Windows Laptop

I am am trying to install (downgrade) my Windows 8 laptop to Win 7 pro 64bit when I boot from disc it gets to the Starting Windows part and just hangs there, any ideas what issue could be?

Secure boot is turned off. And I have tried disc on my desktop PC works perfectly fine. I burned the disc my self got a free copy of Win 7 from Dreamspark program.


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01 Oct 2014   #2
gregrocker

 

How did you burn the disk? Did the ISO complete download? Try again burning disk to DVD with ImgBurn at 4x speed.

Did you boot the DVD as a UEFI device?

Is some level of CSM or Legacy enabled in BIOS? What are the settings choices for UEFI, CSM, Legacy and BIOS Boot Priority order? Pictures will help.

If UEFI continues to fail then what always works is to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7
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02 Oct 2014   #3
CriticalError

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
How did you burn the disk? Did the ISO complete download? Try again burning disk to DVD with ImgBurn at 4x speed.

Did you boot the DVD as a UEFI device?

Is some level of CSM or Legacy enabled in BIOS? What are the settings choices for UEFI, CSM, Legacy and BIOS Boot Priority order? Pictures will help.

If UEFI continues to fail then what always works is to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7

How did you burn the disk? Did the ISO complete download? Try again burning disk to DVD with ImgBurn at 4x speed.


Same Problem.

Did you boot the DVD as a UEFI device?


Boot Mode is set to UEFI, however when I do select the HDD it always says UFD..?


Is some level of CSM or Legacy enabled in BIOS? What are the settings choices for UEFI, CSM, Legacy and BIOS Boot Priority order? Pictures will help.

Boot Mode is UEFI I can change it to Legacy, but will this remove or brick current windows 8? Bios Priority is HDD, UBUNTU (I have Linux on this) DVD. Or USB. I Usually during boot press F12 which brings up boot menu so I can choose which OS I wish to go in.


I am currently using rufus and making bootable USB this might work. EFI and GPT is a really big pain (Trust me, especially working with Linux + Windows!) I need to know does Win 7 have support for EFI and GPT, or should I change to Legacy and MBR?
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02 Oct 2014   #4
CriticalError

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

Update: It has also crashed when I use a bootable USB. USB was set to GPT Partition for UEFI Computers on rufus. Time to move to legacy? What are consequences if I do?
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02 Oct 2014   #5
gregrocker

 

Why are you concerned about Windows 8 booting? Are you trying to establish a Dual Boot. This is doable but may require more BIOS changes to enable some level of Compatibility, CSM, Legacy or similar. I asked you for all these settings choices. Pictures would help - attach using paper clip in reply box

If you don' t care about 8 then follow the Bypass steps I gave you.
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02 Oct 2014   #6
CriticalError

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

Hi

I went and did it anyway. So thanks, however I never did this command in CMD

CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

I used the installer GUI to do it. But all in all it seems to be working fine!

Thanks

edit: Oh I was concerned about windows 8 booting in case I bricked the laptop / OS I'd have something to boot in.
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02 Oct 2014   #7
gregrocker

 

So you did the Clean command and what settings changes in BIOS, to help others?
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