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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 in Windows 8 PC

28 Mar 2016   #1

Installing Windows 7 in Windows 8 PC

Can anyone help with me install Win7 in my Packard Bell iMedia iMdS2885 Desktop

I have changed the boot menu, when I try to boot from the Win7 DVD I can hear the disk spinning, I choose to boot from the DVD drive, but it freezes.

As it starts to load from the DVD it just freezes, I've tried this with 4 different Win7 installation DVDs, these have worked fine on other PCs.

I'm trying to take this PC to Win7, though it came with Win8 and was upgraded to Win10.

I have tried loading from DVD many times, and after clean install - but it always freezes.

Anyone know how to deal with this and load the Win7 disk so I can install it?

Thank you

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Mar 2016   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I faintly remember that you have to set the BIOS to legacy mode. And then there was a second setting that I do not remember. Maybe someone else can chip in.

And if nothing works, you can always run it in a virtual machine.

Virtual OS Tutorial - Install, Setup and Operate
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Mar 2016   #3

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

First thing you would need to do is disable fast startup inside win-10
Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Then Winkey+x or right click the start button/ Power/ shutdown.

Depending on the bios options
OS Type would need to be anything but uefi only.
Unless you want to go through that
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

Otherwise Secure boot would need to be disabled.
Although if you see CSM it would still need to be enabled.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 Mar 2016   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Bad DVD drive ???
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Installing Windows 7 in Windows 8 PC

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