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Windows 7: dual boot issue

12 Jan 2018   #1

dual boot issue

I am trying to install win 7 on a hp laptop running 8.1. I made a partition and tried installing win 7. I keep getting a window saying it won't support gpt visit microsoft website. I am confused about converting (if I need to)on that partition. I don't want to screw up win 8. Any help would be appreciated...thanks

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12 Jan 2018   #2


I just checked my drives and they are listed as GPT. Isn't that preferred for win 7?
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14 Jan 2018   #3

Windows 7 HP 64

Welcome to the Forum.

Please edit your profile with ALL your hardware specs. It will help us to help you.
If your disk is EFI-GPT you can install win 7 64 on the partition you have created. Insert the Win 7 64 installation DVD disk and during POST launch the boot menu. There will be two options to boot the Win 7 64 installation DVD disk. Legacy and UEFI mode.
Choose UEFI mode, go to install and choose the partition you have created.
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14 Jan 2018   #4

thank you

Thanks for your reply. I will give it a try.
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