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How Do I add Windows 7 to a newly bought Windows 8 Laptop

  1. #11

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Did you do Step Three.
    3) Reset BIOS to default, and reboot to BIOS make sure Secure Boot is disabled.
    NOTE: Check your manufacturer's uEFI BIOS manual for settings.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 8
    Windows 8

    I had to end up calling Toshiba Speciality tech, they took over the computer and were even having troubles with the dual boot smh. It took us 4.5 hrs just to get past all the error messages, secure boot, uEFI and etc. We finally got to the point where Windows 7 is installed. But now Toshiba is stuck at the win 8 install screen due to the new partition that was created under win 7 install isn't allowing us to move forward to install 8. Toshiba didn't even use the Backup/Recovery Disk or image i initally created as they had to google search to find a untouched IOS Win8 RTM which we finally found after 20 minutes of searching.

    How do I get around the Partiation error for the Windows 8 install to be completed? Right now the Win7 had to be changed on CSM Boot for it to take. Tech had me change it back to UEFI for the Windows 8 but its like we are going around in circles. Toshiba tech is supposed to be calling me tonight at 6pm CST to finish this crazy dual boot situation as I got tired last night and asked them to stop so we could continue today. We stopped at 12:45 am (originally started at 7:15pm)

    Please Help as I'm REALLY HATING TOSHIBA'S LAPTOP right about now
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  3. #13

    Posts : 8
    Windows 8

    FYI to Toshiba Satellite laptop users, Toshiba does charge $99 to dual boot. They will only dual boot Windows products only. They also told me this is the first time they have ever seen issues like mines where the install disk freezes when booting or running into all these snags and so forth. I really hope i can get this dual boot going as my small business currently depends on it smh.
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  4. #14

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    1) Reset BIOS to default
    Which is at the end of this video.
    Toshiba How-To: Resetting your UEFI Bios Firmware on Windows 8 - YouTube

    2)How to Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
    Than type> convent gpt
    & than Reboot PC to install

    Click image for larger version

    3)clean install on a uEFI BIOS:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

    Do make sure you boot from the uEFI DVD Drive.

    Click image for larger version
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