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Dual boot windows 7 and 8, 8 preinstalled help

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    windows 7 and 8

    Dual boot windows 7 and 8, 8 preinstalled help


    this is my first post, I have a windows 8 machine that I want to install windows 7 hp on. It wont get past the starting windows screen when I boot off the dvd. if you have encountered the same problem please help

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    India
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    Windows 7 x64/ Windows 8.1 x64


    Hi zman, Welcome to 8F.

    Follow this tutorial Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

    Hope this helps.
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    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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