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PC wont boot after trying to downgrade to Windows 7

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    Windows 8

    PC wont boot after trying to downgrade to Windows 7

    I got my new PC and wanted to downgrade to Windows 7 since it was running Windows 8 and I found it unbareable. It didnt let me run the USB on any of the advanced menus so I tried just overinstalling it so I could go back to the old menu and try it like that (windows 8 never showed the company logo when booting up, it just was a black screen til pop! it was fully loaded) so I just ran it off my USB on my computer (bootable usb) and then it went through normal installation and expanded files and wanted a pc restart. After restart it wont show up anything on my monitor... the keyboard lights up and works for a little bit. The pc runs for like a minute or 2 and then restarts when i guess it cant find the monitor signal. I installed it on the windows C: partition but not deleted or overwrited the recovery one by default. Can anyone help me? plz i dont wanna go to my brother and go back to the store.

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

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    1) Downgrade to Windows 7.
    Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

    2) Using a USB Pendrive on a PC with a uEFI BIOS.
    USB Pendrive need to be formated to FAT32 as in
    Option Two
    USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create - Windows 7 Forums

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    windows 8.1

    Hi guys, I am running through a problem. I ahad updatedmy wife's laptop acer spire 5740 G from windows 7 to 8 and then updated to 8.1. She did not like os and asked me to revert back to 7. After running setup I formated the drivve C containing windows 8. But now computer doesnt boot and I tried to reinstall teh system but I cant see my hard disk- Setup runs till where do you want to install your OS and then I cant find my hard disk. Unfortunatly I ave lot of data in 2 other partitions but have nothing in drive C, Been looking for solution for last 8 hours. Thanks
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PC wont boot after trying to downgrade to Windows 7

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