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Need more help with Win 8 & 7 dual-boot (UEFI, GPT)

  1. #61


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Devon411 View Post
    Hey guys, I joined to specifically tell you that I solved this problem a few minutes ago. Windows was freezing at the boot logo itch out fail. It IS because you are not running in compatibility mode. Csm or legacy mode is needed for all systems before win8 on newer uefi supported systems. Simply look for an option in you bios for legacy or compatibility mode if you don't see Csm. I was stuck for 2 days until now. There must be an option somewhere in your bios (boot options category) . Really hope I helped, good luck.
    We know, take a look at the tutorial:
    Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

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  2. #62


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    I made the pendrive bootable using "Rufus" following the steps mentioned.

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    After this, I opened BIOS and disabled "Secure Boot".

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    Then went to Boot Menu, selected UEFI USB drive.

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    At the end, I got stuck at freezed "Windows logo" forever.

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    Can anyone please tell how to sort this issue ?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #63


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by vaibhavj View Post
    I made the pendrive bootable using "Rufus" following the steps mentioned.

    Attachment 58761

    After this, I opened BIOS and disabled "Secure Boot".

    Attachment 58762Attachment 58763Attachment 58764Attachment 58765Attachment 58766

    Then went to Boot Menu, selected UEFI USB drive.

    Attachment 58767

    At the end, I got stuck at freezed "Windows logo" forever.

    Attachment 58768Attachment 58769

    Can anyone please tell how to sort this issue ?

    Finally, I was able to install Windows 7 side by side to Windows 8.1.

    Besides setting "Secure Boot" as disabled, we need to set "Boot Mode" as Legacy Support in place of UEFI.
    Then when we go to Boot options, it shows bootable pendrive in 2 options :-
    1) UEFI
    2) Simple bootable pendrive

    Select the UEFI pendrive and continue.

    The issue will not come.

    Once you installed Windows 7, reset all BIOS settings back to default.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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