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justme

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Okay, Windows 8 is being downloaded, it will take around 1 hour.

One thing I'm wondering about, should I try to see if I can find the Original BIOS that the lap top came with?

Because remember earlier I "Updated" the BIOS, now I'm wondering if I should try to find the original BIOS and "Downgrade"?

I have no BIOS experience, so I gotta ask that...
 

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    Windows 7
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Superfly

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I think legacy mode with MBR is the safest - but Windows 8 has much less problems with UEFI - so it wont really matter.
 

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Superfly

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Okay, Windows 8 is being downloaded, it will take around 1 hour.

One thing I'm wondering about, should I try to see if I can find the Original BIOS that the lap top came with?

Because remember earlier I "Updated" the BIOS, now I'm wondering if I should try to find the original BIOS and "Downgrade"?

I have no BIOS experience, so I gotta ask that...

No that bios is rubbish.
 

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    IBM
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    Intel 8088, 4.77MHz
    Memory
    16K, 640K max
    Graphics Card(s)
    What's that?
    Sound Card
    Not quite
    Screen Resolution
    80 X 24 text
    Hard Drives
    dual 160KB 5.25-inch disk drives

justme

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Okay, Windows 8 is being downloaded, it will take around 1 hour.

One thing I'm wondering about, should I try to see if I can find the Original BIOS that the lap top came with?

Because remember earlier I "Updated" the BIOS, now I'm wondering if I should try to find the original BIOS and "Downgrade"?

I have no BIOS experience, so I gotta ask that...

No that bios is rubbish.

Ahahahaha that's golden! :D
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 7
    Computer type
    Laptop

Superfly

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I think legacy mode with MBR is the safest - but Windows 8 has much less problems with UEFI - so it wont really matter.

That's good to hear, I sure hope so...

Erm, you mean MBR the first option or the second?

2nd as you have UEFI and that seems to work better on your machine.
 

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    Intel 8088, 4.77MHz
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    16K, 640K max
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    What's that?
    Sound Card
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justme

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justme

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By the way, you guys stuck with me through All these things for the last 2 days, till the bitter end, helped me and were with me every step of the way, and then helped me make a new beginning here...

I thought people like that went extinct? Where are you people hiding? hahaha :p
 

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popeye

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By the way, you guys stuck with me through All these things for the last 2 days, till the bitter end, helped me and were with me every step of the way, and then helped me make a new beginning here...

I thought people like that went extinct? Where are you people hiding? hahaha :p

I'm in the "boonies" is what they call it around here. I was happy to help and looked at is as a challenge. Hopefully will come to a successful end with Superfly's help and kindness. Waiting to see.
 

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    Acer V3 771G-6443
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    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer VA70_HC (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
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    HD4000 + GeForce GT 730M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Generic PnP Display on Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900 pixels
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    ADATA SSD SP900 128GB
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    90 watt brick
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    Comodo
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    Asus RT-AC56R dual-band WRT router (Merlin firmware). Intel 7260.HMWWB.R dual-band ac wireless adapter.

justme

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By the way, you guys stuck with me through All these things for the last 2 days, till the bitter end, helped me and were with me every step of the way, and then helped me make a new beginning here...

I thought people like that went extinct? Where are you people hiding? hahaha :p

I'm in the "boonies" is what they call it around here. I was happy to help and looked at is as a challenge. Hopefully will come to a successful end with Superfly's help and kindness. Waiting to see.

Yes, hopefully..

I don't know what I can do for you guys in return... I speak perfect Greek, Serbian and English, I know Transcription, Internet Marketing, Social Media, Websites/Blogs, Windows 7 and natural health... :D hahahahaha

Any of those things you can use, let me know, I'm at your disposal, anything you need, both of you :p
 

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adamf

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Did you get sorted in the end? There are too many posts - I can't figure it out.

I hope so - certainly you (and Popeye and Superfly) put in a lot of effort...
 

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justme

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Did you get sorted in the end? There are too many posts - I can't figure it out.

I hope so - certainly you (and Popeye and Superfly) put in a lot of effort...

Hey adamf, no, we failed to get windows 7 working.

But with Superfly's and popeye's help I'll be learning and moving on to Windows 8 on this new lap top... :)


Guys, sorry for no updates, I fell asleep last night.

It took Windows 8 over 1,30 hour to download, and just as it did, it had to Confirm the download, which took another hour or so I guess, and I fell asleep at some point, I was dead tired, it was a long day yesterday..

But I'm here now, and I have the whole day in front of me to work on getting Windows 8.1 running and learning how to use it and everything...

This is the screen I woke up to:

123.JPG

I should choose the third one, right? Or the second so that it creates a Media file (ISO)? Sorry for the noob question..
 

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    Windows 7
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justme

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Ok, I googled, and found:

"Install by creating media: Will create an ISO of Windows 8 or 8.1 to installed via a bootable USB or DVD"

Makes sense, as I said previously.

Alright, I'm clickin it :)
 

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justme

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Ok, I chose to save the ISO to desktop...

We're here now:

222.JPG

EDIT: Ok, I am creating a bootable USB now with Rufus, as Superfly told me to yesterday...
 

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    Windows 7
    Computer type
    Laptop

justme

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In Legacy the USB wasn't accepted. But honestly, legacy never accepted Anything, it Always got me to that GNU GRUB page, no matter what I tried...

Now with UEFI, we got this :D

Photo0862.jpg
 

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    Windows 7
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justme

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Ok, things look similar to Windows 7, so they look familiar to me.

I'll go: "Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)"

I have 3 Partitions, I'll Format the first 2 and then install Windows 8 on the second one:

Photo0863.jpg

The third partition I assume is my USB, so that's why I won't be touching (formatting) that... I could be wrong though...
 

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