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Need help with windows 7 CD won't boot!

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    Need help with windows 7 CD won't boot!


    So after spending ages trying to get this new bios figured out, I have managed to make the bios boot CD drive first priority.
    NOW, the laptop doesn't detect the CD, something along the lines of 'Please enter CD . . . . . press any key to begin'

    and everytime I press any key to 'begin' it just repeats the same message.

    Any help/ solutions would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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  2. #2


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    "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"

    My attempts to downgrade to windows 7 is being hindered by this stupid message.
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    Welcome to EightForums

    Is this a OEM manufacturer's PC with Pre-installed Windows 8?

    Also Windows 7 installer is DVD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by h3lp View Post
    "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"

    My attempts to downgrade to windows 7 is being hindered by this stupid message.
    1) Downgrade to Windows 7.
    Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
    Warning you must have the UEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.

    Make sure you read the NOTE at Step three.

    2) If Using a USB Pen drive on a PC with a UEFI BIOS.
    USB Pen drive need to be formatted 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.


    You will need to buy Windows 7.
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  5. #5


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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Also Windows 7 installer is DVD.
    Thanks for getting back to me!
    Apologies for not mentioning that the CD was actually a DVD, yes.
    I personally associate the term 'DVD' with movies etc.
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    So just to make sure in a nutshell...
    USB stick with windows installation files on it.
    USB must be FAT32?
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    Quote Originally Posted by h3lp View Post
    So just to make sure in a nutshell...
    USB stick with windows installation files on it.
    USB must be FAT32?
    Yes.
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    I'm having troubles using the rufus program, the program refuses to start creating the boot because apparently the iso I have selected isn't 'EFI bootable', which it is by the way.

    I have been following instructions on another thread : Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

    I am currently on step 4, which was actually the reason why I made this thread in hopes that somebody can help me go through them personally. I've done everything up to that point correctly so it's only all the more confusing for me!
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    What settings did you use in Step 3?

    Where do you buy your Full Windows 7 Product Key & DVD from?
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