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    Windows 8 issue


    I am trying to install windows 7 on my laptop. I had windows 8 64bit installed.

    I was not aware of the GPT partition until a ran into this problem.

    The problem. I had all my files/documents etc on the d:/ I formatted the c:/ thinking I could just install windows 7 onto the c: but ran into error "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The Selected disk is of the GPT Partition style"

    I now need to somehow get my files off the d:/ before I perform the convert to mbr to then successfully install windows 7 on my laptop.

    Any ideas on the easiest way to do this? I don't have any other windows 8 machine. I did try to boot into a mini version xp/7 to see if I could see the partition to copy the files but it partition type cannot be seen.

    Please help.....


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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP

    Perhaps this tutorial will help you: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with. Maybe you could intall Win7 under UEFI.
    Last edited by znod; 15 Mar 2013 at 16:42.
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