Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Windows 7 Dual boot on Acer S3-391 Ultra Book

  1. #1

    Windows 7 Dual boot on Acer S3-391 Ultra Book

    I need to Dual boot my acer. I followed the instructions on UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows to create a uefi boot usb drive. I then go into Advanced start up to boot from usb drive.

    It starts loading but then hangs on "Starting Windows" I then try to load it through windows 8 and it starts loading copies all files the restarts and the the same thing.

    Any idea?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP

    I would try creating the flash drive again, but no guarantees.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    I have even used a different flash drive. Trying an external usb hard drive now
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    On a working system try running this:
    bootsect.exe /nt60 F:
    on an elevated command promptSubstitute F: to the USB Drive Letter.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5

    ok will do that now
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6

    Same thing
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7

    I tried the bootsect.exe and got an error
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Capture.JPG  
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8

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

    Welcome to EightForums.

    S3-391 | Product Model
    With Windows 8 Pre-installed.

    Follow Step one to five in this tutorial:
    Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
    Warning ,you must have the uEFI/BIOS firmware settings in Step Three set.
    Also take note of the note about Dual booting.

    Than follow this tutorial: (installing in uEFI mode.)
    Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

    You will need to buy a Windows 7 license, as you can not tranfer the Dell OEM license to your new PC.

    If Using a USB Pendrive on a PC with a uEFI BIOS.
    USB Pendrive need to be formated to FAT32 as in
    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
    Take note of Step 11 for Windows 7.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9

    It will not let me turn secure boot off
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails IMAG0094.jpg   IMAG0095.jpg  
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10

    Got it disabled and followed everything but still stuck on ting Windows
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Windows 7 Dual boot on Acer S3-391 Ultra Book
Related Threads
Where to start? My laptop running fine on windows 8 until it attempted an upgrade to took like 4 hours for the PC to state that it could not complete the installation and its restoring it to its previous state(windows 8) More than 10 hours passed and all I see on the screen is please...
Hi I recently felt the urge to experiment with Linux and installed Ubuntu Mint and tried to set up dual booting. However I seem to have only suceeded in preventing Windows booting at all. I cannot get into the recovery drive to undo my wrong doing. How can I reset the windows boot manager...
So I went to windows 8 about 4 days ago solely for the purpose of having a fast boot (and DX11.1) But once I finished the install and installed the essential software I needed, I went into my boss and set Ultra Fast Boot. Once I booted, it gave me this error "THE VBIOS of your discrete VGA card...
My computer has Windows 8.1 Pro x64 on an SSD. It's that free Windows 8DL MS offered before Windows 8 was released. My son did the 8.1 upgrade. This is the boot drive. The second OS is Windows 7 Ult. x64 on an HHD. Until last week, the SSD had Windows 7, and 8 was on the HDD. The SSD is...
Hello Everyone, I'm new to this forum and I am using Windows 8.1. I have an Acer Aspire V5-571P computer with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I want to install my licensed copy of Windows 7 Professional on it as a dual boot to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. I have seen that it can be done, but...
Hello Everyone, I have a problem where I turn on my pc and get error code 0xc0000225. It's and Acer desktop I bought July (2013) for a little B-Day present :D. But now it stopped working. I can't take it to a repair shop because 1. I'm not a fan of them 2. They tend to take like a week :I I...
This happened about two days ago. By going in chronological order: I used to have a dual-boot setup, a Windows 7 and Windows 8 on two different IDE 80GB hard drives, named Drive A and Drive B, respectively. Both of these hard drives are quite old, and I'm worried that it may be near the end of...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook