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Windows 7: Partition problems installing Win 7

21 Feb 2013   #1
puckbag

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Partition problems installing Win 7

I have a new laptop with Windows 8 pre installed and I want to put Windows 7 on it. I have booted to my WIndows 7 disk, selected language and now I'm at this screen with all the partitions and it wont let me select one..do I have to format one before I can continue? Thanks.




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22 Feb 2013   #2
theog

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To Downgrade to Windows 7.
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
Warning you must have the uEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.
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22 Feb 2013   #3
Kaktussoft

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You want to replace win8 with win7? Or dual boot?
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22 Feb 2013   #4
puckbag

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
You want to replace win8 with win7? Or dual boot?
I want to replace Windows 8 with Windows 7. I have been told by someone else that there may be a driver problem after installation. Wouldn't Win 7 automatically find the drivers for Win 7 after installation?
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22 Feb 2013   #5
theog

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You would need to check Samsung web site for drivers for the model.
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22 Feb 2013   #6
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by puckbag View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
You want to replace win8 with win7? Or dual boot?
I want to replace Windows 8 with Windows 7. I have been told by someone else that there may be a driver problem after installation. Wouldn't Win 7 automatically find the drivers for Win 7 after installation?
Most of them will be installed automatically. But you have to be able to connect to the network to install all stuff. Are you working wireless or wired? What brand and type computer is it?

Most important are network drivers. Either wireless or wired. All other stuff can be downloaded or will be detected/installed automatically.

Clean Install Windows 7

automatic driver installation TURN it ON So opposite as here Drivers - Turn Off Automatic Driver Installation
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22 Feb 2013   #7
puckbag

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by puckbag View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
You want to replace win8 with win7? Or dual boot?
I want to replace Windows 8 with Windows 7. I have been told by someone else that there may be a driver problem after installation. Wouldn't Win 7 automatically find the drivers for Win 7 after installation?
Most of them will be installed automatically. But you have to be able to connect to the network to install all stuff. Are you working wireless or wired? What brand and type computer is it?

Most important are network drivers. Either wireless or wired. All other stuff can be downloaded or will be detected/installed automatically.

Clean Install Windows 7

automatic driver installation TURN it ON So opposite as here Drivers - Turn Off Automatic Driver Installation
I will be working wireless. It is a Samsung but I'm not sure of the model..I am at work right now, I will check when I get home. thanks
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22 Feb 2013   #8
Kaktussoft

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Check device manager and post the properties of wireless networkadapter. Under properties ->details you see the hardware-id's. I can lookup what card you have. And give you a link to driver.
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Also give me brand and type of computer. You need x64 (64bits) driver?


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22 Feb 2013   #9
puckbag

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Thanks for all your help I really appreciate it. I was able to get my wife to send me the model number of the laptop. It is a Samsung and the model # is NP355V5C-A02CA and yes 64 bit. Thanks.
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22 Feb 2013   #10
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by puckbag View Post
Thanks for all your help I really appreciate it. I was able to get my wife to send me the model number of the laptop. It is a Samsung and the model # is NP355V5C-A02CA and yes 64 bit. Thanks.
NP355V5C -
Click on "Drivers"
Download all drivers for win7 x64. And put on usb stick or DVD. After win7 has been installed....
Unzip one driver... and run setup.exe or install.exe or something like that.
Then second driver and so on.

start with wireless stuff.

To clean install win7 UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
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