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    Win8 Win7 dual boot issue


    I have a new windows8 preloaded laptop, and I found a tutorial on this forum on how to dual boot with win7. Im not sure if windows8 has anything to do with it, but when I boot to the DVD to install windows7, it ends up just sitting at the start up splash screen saying "starting windows". I downloaded win7 pro from a program through school, I might have burned the image wrong but I doubt it.

    any idea what might be the issue? I swear the easiest things always become difficult for me.

    Thank you for the help.

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    https://www.eightforums.com/installat...-possible.html


    Are booting the DVD in uEFI mode?

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    I first went into the bios and switched the ODD to the top of the boot order,restarted and booted to the DVD . that is when I got the freeze om the start screen. then I went into advanced start up, and booted from a device, not sure if it showes to dvd drive, but I booted from one of them and its resulted in the same out come frozen screen. as far as a similar screen to tge screenshot I can not find one. pressing F12 at start up does not work and which should bring me to the page of the screenshot, which I cant get to.
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    Are booting the DVD in uEFI mode?
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    Im not exactly sure what you mean by uEFI mode? I assume its just the highlighted part. if not how do I get inro uEFI mode?
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    the problem is I have yet to find a screen that resembles this one. unless the Boot from a device setting in advanced startup is the same thing? thats the only place I saw UEFI in front of the device, but Im not 100%sure if the DVD drive was listed?
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    Take a look at Step four.
    Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
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    Yes, and I assume you use this at start up. as in starting the computer and pressing F12 to access the boot menu, like in other versions of wimdows, but F12, wont work, just boots normally. Iv tried all of tge normal buttons to access the boot menu non of them are working, everuthing boots normally. thats why I am having issues
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    Check your manual for the F? to use.
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