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Help to install windows 7 ?

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    Help to install windows 7 ?


    Hello,
    I recently bought a new laptop (Lenovo G505s with AMD A8 APU). The laptop came with pre-installed windows 8, like most do.
    I am not a fan of windows 8, and i would like to use windows 7 itself. The laptop comes with an UEFI system, i tried to regular install windows 7 by boot up method. But it did not boot from the disk, i googled it out, turned out i have to convert my GPT to MBR partition.
    SO, i backed up my files and tried to convert GPT to MBR via the cmd. but i keep getting an error message that says, "cannot convert a partition which has a pagefile on it".
    how do i solve this ?
    thanks !

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


    i would like to use windows 7 itself.
    YES & NO, down to your UEFI/BIOS firmware setting.

    Welcome to EightForums

    As this is a OEM manufacturer's PC with Pre-installed Windows 8/8.1.

    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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    Windows 8.0 x64
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    Windows 8


    I am still getting an error message when i try to do the first step itself Click image for larger version
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    That is odd. You get that return if you do not have UEFI??
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Step 1 Open an Windows PowerShell - Open Elevated in Windows 8 in Windows 8/8.1.
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