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Problem installing windows 7 to windows 8.1 pc

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Problem installing windows 7 to windows 8.1 pc


    Hello everybody,

    So i tried installing windows 7 sp1 to my windows 8.1 pc and it worked perfectly untill i wanted to start my windows 7 and then it got stuck at loading windows.... the animation still worked but it isn't starting.
    I just don't like windows 8 that much and i want windows 7 back but i wanted to start using a dual boot to see if all my drivers work and such, but like sayd aerlier it doesn't wanna start.



    Regards Jasper,

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  2. #2


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


    Welcome to EightForums

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

    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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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Yes Windows 8 was preinstalled on this pc.
    And i try to make it dual boot so i can still run windows 8 in case windows 7 failed like now :/
    But i'll try to change CSM to legacy and see wath that gives.
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  4. #4


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


    What OEM manufacturer?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Turning Legacy on fixed it
    My pc is a HP Pavilion 500 series if you wanted to know that and i haven't changed anything to it yet except the windows 7 and windows 8.1 dual boot that works perfectly
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Problem installing windows 7 to windows 8.1 pc
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