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Windows 8 to Windows 7 - Where I am doing wrong?

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    Windows 8

    Windows 8 to Windows 7 - Where I am going wrong?


    First I guess I made the mistake and attempted in install windows 7 onto a windows 8 pc before disabling the driver security. So now everytime my PC starts it gives me an option of windows startup - which fails or windows 8. First I would like to figure out if there is a way to remove this option if I am unable to install 7, I don't need it to keep asking.

    Second I attempted to disable the driver utility option but it just won't let me, it just keeps restarting when I attempt to restart advance settings under troubleshooting. I though maybe once I get in here I can disable the option for driver change security and install windows 7.

    I really just want windows 7, please help me and let me know what in the world I am doing wrong.

    Thanks.

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums

    Did your OEM manufacturer PC came with Windows 8 core?
    (Make & Model unknown)
    If yes

    1) Downgrade to Windows 7.
    Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
    Warning you must have the uEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.


    2) 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.
    Also you will need to use a USB 2.0 port, as there are no USB 3.0 drivers in Windows 7.
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    Windows 8

    Answers To Questions...


    1. I am not sure about the windows 8 core, it is an HP Pavillion Desktop p6-2310

    2. If I installed a new formatted hard drive in the PC can I just do fresh install of windows 7 on that?
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Welcome to EightForums

    Did your OEM manufacturer PC came with Windows 8 core?
    (Make & Model unknown)
    If yes

    1) Downgrade to Windows 7.
    Clink Here: Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
    Warning you must have the uEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.


    2) 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.
    Also you will need to use a USB 2.0 port, as there are no USB 3.0 drivers in Windows 7.
    2. If I installed a new formatted hard drive in the PC can I just do fresh install of windows 7 on that?
    Yes, If follow the steps above.
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