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Windows 7: Windows 7 would not dual boot on vaio with windows 8 preinstalled UEFI

29 Feb 2016   #11
Nfsvsgta

Windows 8 64 bit
 
 

Ok. I had attempted to install it on legacy boot which I be is csm. It loaded past starting windows but when choosing the partition it said it is GPT and has to be mbr. Any way to convert GPT partition to mbr without formatting the whole hard drive? The reason I m reluctant to format is that I don't have an original dvd of win 8 with me so no risks. Or is there any other way I can run win 7 on my PC by creating win to go or installing it on a vhd drive and booting it or any other way in which I can run windows 7 on my PC with all my nvidia drivers and cpu drivers and most importantly directx. In other words anything but not virtual machine or removing win 8. The worst part is that I can't even install aero glass ( one of the main attraction of win 7 for me ) on win 8 as again when I try to run it the error comes that secure boot is enabled. Whereas it is not. Help pls


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29 Feb 2016   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Depends on how many partitions are on it MBR has a maximum of 4
Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk
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29 Feb 2016   #13
Nfsvsgta

Windows 8 64 bit
 
 

Ok. I think converting to mbr is not in my plate since I can't remove win 8 and format anything. Any other way to install win 7. Since win 7 Can be installed on UEFI am I doing something wrong or what?
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03 Mar 2016   #14
Nfsvsgta

Windows 8 64 bit
 
 

Ok. Now I had booted into CSM and created a legacy vhd. But when I tried to install on it an error came related to no drivers on the vhd etc. help?
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03 Mar 2016   #15
Empire Software

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit & Windows 10 Professional 32-bit
 
 

most pcs made with windows 8 dont have the hardware capabilities to run older oses
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04 Mar 2016   #16
Nfsvsgta

Windows 8 64 bit
 
 

No I am asking how do i install it on a virtual hard drive? I am getting the error 0x80300024 while selecting vhd. Help!!
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05 Mar 2016   #17
Nfsvsgta

Windows 8 64 bit
 
 

Any help?
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