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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't boot after reinstalling over Windows 8

24 Jan 2013   #11
jamerst

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

:O Good job it wouldn't let me install then!! I'm going to buy a key then use a stock iso to create a Uefi flash drive so that it will work


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24 Jan 2013   #12
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

The easy ways is to use the Windows 7 x64 DVD.

Using a USB Pendrive on a PC with a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
USB Pendrive need to be formated to FAT32 as in
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
Take note of Step 11 for Windows 7.

If using a USB 3.0 port, you will also need to slipstream in the USB 3.0 drivers in to the ISO, using the APP in this tutorial:
Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 into a Installation DVD or ISO File
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25 Jan 2013   #13
jamerst

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I know it is easier but I currently have no DVDs available and I have already found that tutorial will sort later thanks
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25 Jan 2013   #14
jamerst

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well I followed the instructions in the tutorial on eightforums but I still can't get it to boot (check the reply on the tutorial for details) as far as I know there are no USB 3.0 sockets on the laptop but I cannot really tell as very little documentation was included with the laptop.
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25 Jan 2013   #15
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Get what to boot, the flash drive ? or the pc ?

Use this to put the iso on the stick.

http://www.wintobootic.com/
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25 Jan 2013   #16
jamerst

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The flash drive (sorry if that wasn't clear will edit now) I've got it reformating with diskpart now to see if it will let me install normally.
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25 Jan 2013   #17
gregrocker

 

Make sure to follow the steps for installing to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums.

Were you able to disable Secure Boot? if the setting is shown in BIOS it should be changeable, then Save changes and Exit. On some BIOS you must also enable a BIOS password to change the setting. Read your BIOS manual if you have any questions, avaialable always on its model's Support Downloads webpage.

If all else fails you can Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7 which has worked for everyone, if you want a normal BIOS install to MBR disk and not UEFI.
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25 Jan 2013   #18
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You need to do all of the step 3 first.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog
3) Reset BIOS to default, and reboot to BIOS make sure Secure Boot is disabled.
Make sure CSM is ENABLED, & set to UEFI boot.
NOTE: Check your manufacturer's uEFI BIOS manual for settings.
Take a look at this post.
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows - Page 7
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25 Jan 2013   #19
jamerst

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Finally fixed by simply bypassing UEFI completely . It wasn't really needed for my uses as it is only my granddad using it so nothing advanced is needed. Thanks for the help!
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25 Jan 2013   #20
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
You need to do all of the step 3 first.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog
3) Reset BIOS to default, and reboot to BIOS make sure Secure Boot is disabled.
Make sure CSM is ENABLED, & set to UEFI boot.
NOTE: Check your manufacturer's uEFI BIOS manual for settings.
Take a look at this post.
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows - Page 7
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamerst View Post
Finally fixed by simply bypassing UEFI completely . It wasn't really needed for my uses as it is only my granddad using it so nothing advanced is needed. Thanks for the help!
So at last you did Step Three.
but set to legacy, not uEFI.
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