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Windows 7: Not able to install windows 7.

22 Jun 2015   #1

Windows 10 Technical Preview x64
Not able to install windows 7.

Hi community members.
This is my first post here.
So, the problem I've been facing is, i installed windows 10 tech preview on top on windows 8.1(which came preinstalled on my laptop). I forgot to take a recovery image and now i am stuck as i am not able to install either windows 7 or windows 8.1 on it. I made a bootable usb drive and went into bios to change the boot order. But in the boot order, it only shows my toshiba HDD and not my udb or dvd drive. I am also not able to install it from within Windows 10 tech preview.

If someone could help please help me, I'd be reall thankfull.


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22 Jun 2015   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

What did you make a bootable usb drive of ?

How did you create it ?

You don not want to install an OS from within another OS.

Disable secure boot in the bios, set bios to defaults and try again.

Give us detailed error messages.
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22 Jun 2015   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

You could try to refresh Windows 8:

Refresh Windows 8
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22 Jun 2015   #4
Microsoft MVP


In Technical Preview, browse to Settings>Update and Security>Recovery to see if you still have a way to roll back to WIndows 8. If not you can Clean Install - Windows 8 from the booted installation media provided in blue link tutorial, following those steps exactly.
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