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Windows 7: Can't install windows 7 (Windows cannot be installed to disk)

02 Aug 2013   #11
Kaktussoft

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Sure you boot from usb in non UEFI mode? in BIOS Secure boot is off? (maybe a reboot solves problem)


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02 Aug 2013   #12
Megapac

Windows 8 64bit
 
 

Now I get only one disk to choose and no partitions - Disk 0 Unallocated Space

Secure boot disabled,CSM OS.
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02 Aug 2013   #13
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megapac View Post
Now I get only one disk to choose and no partitions - Disk 0 Unallocated Space

Secure boot disabled,CSM OS.
Code:
diskpart
select disk 0
create  partition  primary
exit
All succesful? Try to install win7.
Post screenshot of error
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02 Aug 2013   #14
Kaktussoft

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Please answer #10
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02 Aug 2013   #15
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Disabling Secure Boot is not enough. You must take special steps to install if it remains in UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums .

If you've weighed the differences between UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube and already decided to install to MBR disk with Legacy BIOS setting or Compatibility Support Mode set to Dual or Enabled, then follow these steps to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7
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02 Aug 2013   #16
Megapac

Windows 8 64bit
 
 

I just tried to boot with secure boot disabled and uefi & csm OS and it works!

regular bios - mbr.
UEFI bios - GPT.

My hard was formatted as gpt so I had to boot it with uefi and csm OS :)

Hope I don't get issues in further installation
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02 Aug 2013   #17
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Follow the steps in the tutorials I just linked above.
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02 Aug 2013   #18
theog

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What is the make & model of the NoteBook?
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02 Aug 2013   #19
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megapac View Post
I just tried to boot with secure boot disabled and uefi & csm OS and it works!

regular bios - mbr.
UEFI bios - GPT.

My hard was formatted as gpt so I had to boot it with uefi and csm OS :)

Hope I don't get issues in further installation
You told before "Secure boot disabled,CSM OS.". I think you mean CSM is enabled??? If so...it should work.

Is it installing now?
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02 Aug 2013   #20
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

On most mobos CSM is the same as Legacy BIOS.

So you would only enable CSM if you want to install in Legacy Mode to an MBR disk, not UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums
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