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  1. #30


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 3,000
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Jsquareg View Post
    Would be happy to do just that but HP provides no such manual. Maybe I can find one on the HP site so I will go looking.

    Thanks again.
    I hear HP?
    Got the same stuff here.

    All those CD's are MBR (classic: something we used since now => they call it legacy...)

    Go to BIOS (hit F10) -> boot options and enable legacy mode (or something like that , it has sub-items cd included) then restart and the cd's will be on the boot list (hit F9 at startup).

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Important:
    Don't forget to disable legacy and re-enable UEFI after you're finished with the (legacy) CD's or your Win7/8 UEFI won't be able to boot anymore.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Only UEFI cd's will boot in UEFI mode and with secure boot turned off, all other (most part) cd's won't boot only in legacy mode.
    Ok, It's the last time I said legacy (in this post).

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  2. #31


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jsquareg View Post
    Would be happy to do just that but HP provides no such manual. Maybe I can find one on the HP site so I will go looking.

    Thanks again.
    I hear HP?
    Got the same stuff here.

    All those CD's are MBR (classic: something we used since now => they call it legacy...)

    Go to BIOS (hit F10) -> boot options and enable legacy mode (or something like that , it has sub-items cd included) then restart and the cd's will be on the boot list (hit F9 at startup).

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Important:
    Don't forget to disable legacy and re-enable UEFI after you're finished with the (legacy) CD's or your Win7/8 UEFI won't be able to boot anymore.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Only UEFI cd's will boot in UEFI mode and with secure boot turned off, all other (most part) cd's won't boot only in legacy mode.
    Ok, It's the last time I said legacy (in this post).
    Thank you Hopachi.

    With yours and Theog's help I now know why the CD's wouldn't boot but now I know how to make them do so.
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  3. #32


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


    You are welcome.
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  4. #33


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 3,000
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Alright.
    You're welcome.
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  5. #34


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jsquareg View Post
    Would be happy to do just that but HP provides no such manual. Maybe I can find one on the HP site so I will go looking.

    Thanks again.
    I hear HP?
    Got the same stuff here.

    All those CD's are MBR (classic: something we used since now => they call it legacy...)

    Go to BIOS (hit F10) -> boot options and enable legacy mode (or something like that , it has sub-items cd included) then restart and the cd's will be on the boot list (hit F9 at startup).

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Important:
    Don't forget to disable legacy and re-enable UEFI after you're finished with the (legacy) CD's or your Win7/8 UEFI won't be able to boot anymore.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Only UEFI cd's will boot in UEFI mode and with secure boot turned off, all other (most part) cd's won't boot only in legacy mode.
    Ok, It's the last time I said legacy (in this post).
    DEAR SIR,i followed your whole procedure,everything was ok,but when I was asked to select the hard disk drive to install windows 7,the error was something like "it can't be installed because it is gpt style partition"................

    so what to do now SIR.........
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  6. #35


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


    Quote Originally Posted by sumitletsrock View Post

    DEAR SIR,i followed your whole procedure,everything was ok,but when I was asked to select the hard disk drive to install windows 7,the error was something like "it can't be installed because it is gpt style partition"................

    so what to do now SIR.........
    This is not a error, it is warning in case you do not have a uEFI BIOS or using uEFI BIOS mode .
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  7. #36


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sumitletsrock View Post

    DEAR SIR,i followed your whole procedure,everything was ok,but when I was asked to select the hard disk drive to install windows 7,the error was something like "it can't be installed because it is gpt style partition"................

    so what to do now SIR.........
    This is not a error, it is warning in case you do not have a uEFI BIOS or using uEFI BIOS mode .
    SIR I have a uefi bios........you can check it sir........
    its HP ENVY DV6 7207 tx ,sir can you help me what to do now please????
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  8. #37


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


    Quote Originally Posted by sumitletsrock View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sumitletsrock View Post

    DEAR SIR,i followed your whole procedure,everything was ok,but when I was asked to select the hard disk drive to install windows 7,the error was something like "it can't be installed because it is gpt style partition"................

    so what to do now SIR.........
    This is not a error, it is warning in case you do not have a uEFI BIOS or using uEFI BIOS mode .
    SIR I have a uefi bios........you can check it sir........
    its HP ENVY DV6 7207 tx ,sir can you help me what to do now please????
    Step 6, screenshot A, click on NEXT.
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  9. #38


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sumitletsrock View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post

    This is not a error, it is warning in case you do not have a uEFI BIOS or using uEFI BIOS mode .
    SIR I have a uefi bios........you can check it sir........
    its HP ENVY DV6 7207 tx ,sir can you help me what to do now please????
    Step 6, screenshot A, click on NEXT.
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH SIR.............but my recovery drive will be lost in this process......
    AND SIR CAN YOU EXPLAIN ME IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED step 6, screenshot A, what is occupying the drive 0 partition 2???????
    thanx for the above help again sir...........YOU ARE LIKE MY SUPERMAN whilst solving my problems.............
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  10. #39


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


    Quote Originally Posted by sumitletsrock View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sumitletsrock View Post
    SIR I have a uefi bios........you can check it sir........
    its HP ENVY DV6 7207 tx ,sir can you help me what to do now please????
    Step 6, screenshot A, click on NEXT.
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH SIR.............but my recovery drive will be lost in this process......
    AND SIR CAN YOU EXPLAIN ME IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED step 6, screenshot A, what is occupying the drive 0 partition 2???????
    thanx for the above help again sir...........YOU ARE LIKE MY SUPERMAN whilst solving my problems.............
    Take looke at the first note in the tutorial, (We always assume you have made your Factory Recovery Discs)

    Take a look at step 6 (Follow this tutorial)
    screenshot A, (delete all partitions)
    B ( remake patitions)
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