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Sum1 plz tell me how 2 install windows 7 on a windows 8 pc

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    Sum1 plz tell me how 2 install windows 7 on a windows 8 pc


    I just bought my dad a new laptop and it came pre installed with windows 8 64 bit and i want to install windows 7 i have a windows 7 all edition dvd-r and i want to use it but how do i boot from the optical drive?!

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    I assume you have already tried to boot from the dvd, if it did not work you have to go into bios and set the dvd as first boot device. Often when you first boot there is a message about what "F" key to press to enter setup. Press it and bios should come up.
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    it doesnt say any "F" button to press i even enabled F12 boot menu and it doesnt say press F12 either but i pressed it repeatedly anyway and it went through but it only had one option and it wasnt the optical drive. i will try setting the optical drive as the first boot device through the bios but what usually happens when you boot that way? i always used the F12 method
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    The one boot menu will only show a optical drive, when there is a uEFI supported disc in the drive.
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