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How do i install Win7 on a Preinstalled Win8 laptop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by samiam820 View Post
    How do i find out if my laptop is 7 compatible?
    How do I find out if my laptop is Windows 7 compatible, when I use UEFI Boot Mode option?

    1. Make a backup of your Boot Configuration Data (BCD) file

    - open an elevated command prompt and type: bcdedit /export c:\savedbcd

    bcdedit /export c:\savedbcd

    This will create a file c:\savedbcd which is your boot entry backup.
    If you mess up, you can always undo changes by:

    bcdedit /import c:\savedbcd
    2. Disable Secure Boot
    3. If you want use a USB flash drive -> Create a bootable UEFI USB flash drive
    4. Install Windows 7 64-bit from DVD or USB

    edit: Windows 7/8 setup: Installing using UEFI Boot Mode or Legacy BIOS Boot Mode.
    Last edited by genet; 13 Mar 2014 at 05:10.

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