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Windows 7: Installation of Windows 7 on formatted Windows 10 harddrive

4 Weeks Ago   #1
Gerrie52

Windows 7
 
 
Installation of Windows 7 on formatted Windows 10 harddrive

I received a Laptop with a formatted hard drive and want to install Windows 7 on the drive. The Laptop had Windows 10 on the drive. I cannot get Windows 7 to install on this laptop.


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Gerrie52,

Welcome to SevenForums!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gerrie52 View Post
I received a Laptop with a formatted hard drive and want to install Windows 7 on the drive. The Laptop had Windows 10 on the drive. I cannot get Windows 7 to install on this laptop.
[1] Did the laptop originally have Win 10 installed, or was it upgraded to Win 10?
[2] How are you trying to install Win 7 [from a DVD/USB/ISO]?
[3] How old is the laptop?
[4] Does it have a HDD or SSD?
[5] Has it got USB3 ports?
[6] Does the laptop work at the moment?

The best and easiest way to create an updated installation media => Update your Win 7 installation media..

I hope this helps!
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You would need to tell us the make and model of the machine.
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

And why it wont install ie errors
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Please wive us ALL hardware specs of the laptop. It will help us to help you.

Modern laptops has a hardware (USB, SATA, MVMe) that requires some drivers that isn't on the Win 7 installation disk.
To install Win 7 on this new hardware you need to add those drivers to the Win 7 installation disk.
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

wive?

I think Gerrie52 has lost interest since he/she hasn't replied.
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
Gerrie52

Windows 7
 
 

1. Yes
2. From Dvd
3. 5 years
4. HDD
5. Yes
6. It start up. When I try to install Win 7 it says 'not compatible with current Win 10 installation but Hdd is clean formatted.
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

To install win 7, you MUST boot from the DVD installation disk as UEFI if your BIOS is UEFI compatible,
Then go to install - Advanced - delete ALL partitions - proceed.
Clean Install
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