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Cannot Downgrade to 7 Legacy Enabled, Secure boot disabled

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    Cannot Downgrade to 7 Legacy Enabled, Secure boot disabled


    Hello, I am having an issue with downgrading to Windows 7 and It's not nearly as easy as normally installing an OS. I get to the expanding files screen, and once the system reboots it goes back to the Windows 7 install screen. This is an issue, because it should continue with the installation. Does anybody know why this would occur or how to fix it? I'm sure there's likely something I missed. This is rather urgent, so any help would be appreciated.

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    At the reboot have you removed the installation media -- it might be re-booting again from the install media.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    You were right. Somehow the BIOS was set to boot from the USB drive first. Not sure why, as that makes no sense because of the boot menu, unless you were using the USB drive as a dedicated OS, but that wasn't the case here. Thank you.
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Cannot Downgrade to 7 Legacy Enabled, Secure boot disabled
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