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    Windows 8 back to Windows 7


    I downloaded win 7 from digital river, and created a usb boot from window 7 USB & DVD tool but when I goto install 7 I get a error saying bootmgr is missing, I have downgraded before fine, and the only way I could get my windows to boot was to reinstall Win 8.1 from start, whats going on?

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Dwarfer,

    For now, see if the information in the tutorial below may be able to help.

    Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Gigabyte Z77MX-D3H has a UEFI/BIOS.

    The window 7 USB & DVD tool can not make a UEFI bootable USB Drive.



    For USB:

    x64
    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
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    Yeah I found that out the hard way, Rufus did the trick, so cheers guys.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    You are welcome.
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    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad we could help.
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