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dual boot windows vista on a pre-installed windows 8.1

  1. #71


    Posts : 120
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by enus234 View Post
    I don't even have USB

    if I turned to CSM Mode it will shutdown and restart in order to fully enable CSM mode
    and then it will say " all boot option are tried . press <F4> to boot to recovery "

    BUT wait !!! did you see that shiny thing?

    yeah its Windows XP Professional SP3 PRE-activated and tested !!!!!!
    Don't know what XP has to do with this but if you try to install XP it definitely won't work as XP doesn't support UEFI systems at all.
    When you change to CSM mode is UEFI still enabled with it?

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  2. #72


    Posts : 83
    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    okay don't care about XP . . . but when I select vista in boot menu it goes black and the fan is running too much and the storage light wont flash
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  3. #73


    Posts : 83
    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    okay its all done I have dual booted windows 7 and windows 8.1 and it booted up to desktop but the wireless adapter cant connect to internet what do I do
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  4. #74


    Posts : 120
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by enus234 View Post
    okay its all done I have dual booted windows 7 and windows 8.1 and it booted up to desktop but the wireless adapter cant connect to internet what do I do


    Woo-hoo!!! Glad you finally got it working!

    For the wireless adapter, you need to download the appropriate drivers. You need to actually download the drivers for your laptop itself, the chipset and stuff as well. Could you post the exact model number of your laptop and I can help you get the drivers? Also, if you could right click the start button, select device manager, and expand all of the devices, take a screenshot like the one I have attached, and post it, that would be great. I had to do it in 3 parts because there are so many devices associated with my computer, you likely will as well.

    You will need to be booted into Windows 8.1 in order to capture the device manager, since that is the OS where drivers are currently installed.
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  5. #75


    Posts : 83
    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    no prob

    Click image for larger versionClick image for larger versionClick image for larger version


    also check my thread ive created to solve the problem

    updated video card it shows Bsod every time I boot

    model : NP300E5C-A08SA from Saudi Arabia

    but a strange thing that the background for sysprep phase chabged to Samsung wallpaper . . . . maybe the BIOS was configured to detect the installation
    Last edited by enus234; 24 Apr 2015 at 07:49.
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  6. #76


    Posts : 120
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Thank you. I'm currently putting together a full driver package for you that you can download and install
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  7. #77


    Posts : 120
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Hey enus - here is the repository I have created for you with drivers for your laptop with Windows 7. Most are Samsung certified drivers for Windows 7 from the Samsung website, and some are directly from the Intel website. If you install all of these under Windows 7 you should be up and running. https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...t=folder%2cZIP

    After that, be sure to install a free antivirus such as Microsoft Security Essentials or Bitdefender Free Edition. Then do all of your Windows updates and install any other software you want and that should be it Feel free to ask if you have any more questions.
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  8. #78


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    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    thank you very much for your help and work im happy
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  9. #79


    Posts : 120
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Yay!! So everything is up and running, your wifi and graphics and everything?
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  10. #80


    Posts : 83
    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    yes every thing is working properly
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