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Remove Windows 8 from my DELL INSPIRON 1545.


tdalroti

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#1
hey friends i want to downgrade my windows 8 to windows 8
i have dell inspiron 1545 laptop.
i guess there is no uefi option in the BIOS,


i m using windows 8 enterprise 64bit..
please help.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WINDOWS 8 ENTEPRISE 64 BIT
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    DELL INSPIRON 1545
    CPU
    CORE 2 DUO
    Motherboard
    g849f
    Memory
    2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    no

fireberd

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#2
This is an older model. From what I can tell on the Dell site, this does not have UEFI.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
    Memory
    16 Gb G Skill TridentZ DDR4 3400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (i7 CPU)
    Sound Card
    RealTek Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell SE2717HR
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB Samsung 850 SSD, 3TB for backups
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 750 G2
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 600
    Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 120EX
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Cable - 100MB Downlink
    Browser
    Edge/Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft
    Other Info
    Sonar Platinum 64 bit recording studio software with MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit.

tdalroti

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#3
This is an older model. From what I can tell on the Dell site, this does not have UEFI.

i know that but how do i remove it...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WINDOWS 8 ENTEPRISE 64 BIT
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    DELL INSPIRON 1545
    CPU
    CORE 2 DUO
    Motherboard
    g849f
    Memory
    2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    no

fireberd

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#4
If it does not have a UEFI BIOS, there is nothing to remove?

If you want to install something other than Windows 8, just reformat the hard drive and do an install from a Windows 7 (I assume) install disc.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
    Memory
    16 Gb G Skill TridentZ DDR4 3400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (i7 CPU)
    Sound Card
    RealTek Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell SE2717HR
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB Samsung 850 SSD, 3TB for backups
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 750 G2
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 600
    Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 120EX
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Cable - 100MB Downlink
    Browser
    Edge/Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft
    Other Info
    Sonar Platinum 64 bit recording studio software with MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit.

tdalroti

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#5
it does not allow me to install any other os,.... not even linux or windows 7
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WINDOWS 8 ENTEPRISE 64 BIT
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    DELL INSPIRON 1545
    CPU
    CORE 2 DUO
    Motherboard
    g849f
    Memory
    2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    no

fireberd

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#6
How are you trying to install? Worst case, you press F12 at boot up and that should allow you to select the DVD drive, boot the install OS from that, select the option to reformat the hard drive and then install. ??
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
    Memory
    16 Gb G Skill TridentZ DDR4 3400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (i7 CPU)
    Sound Card
    RealTek Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell SE2717HR
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB Samsung 850 SSD, 3TB for backups
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 750 G2
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 600
    Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 120EX
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Cable - 100MB Downlink
    Browser
    Edge/Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft
    Other Info
    Sonar Platinum 64 bit recording studio software with MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit.

amoled

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#7
In order to prevent an unbootable system INSTALLING A NEW OS or FORMATTING THE HARD DRIVE should be left for professionals or people who know exactly what they are doing. Just my 2 cents.
 

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System One

  • OS
    W8 Pro 9200
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Y460
    CPU
    Intel core i3 M350 2.27Ghz
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
#8

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security

theog

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#9

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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    PC/Desktop
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mick823

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Chicago USA

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#10
hey friends i want to downgrade my windows 8 to windows 8
i have dell inspiron 1545 laptop.
i guess there is no uefi option in the BIOS,


i m using windows 8 enterprise 64bit..
please help.
Your post is unclear. Do you mean downgrade from W8.1 to W8 or downgrade from W8 to W7?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro 32 bit and 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo and Dell
    CPU
    Intel i3

mick823

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#11
hey friends i want to downgrade my windows 8 to windows 8
i have dell inspiron 1545 laptop.
i guess there is no uefi option in the BIOS,


i m using windows 8 enterprise 64bit..
please help.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 which is almost the same as the 1545. I have upgraded/downgraded this machine several times. Put the DVD in the drive and see if it starts the W7???? or W8???? installation on its own. If not open the DVD directory and select the setup.exe program. If it still won't install leave the DVD in the drive and do a reboot and tap the F12 key as it is booting up which should let you select the DVD drive to boot from and start the installation process.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro 32 bit and 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo and Dell
    CPU
    Intel i3

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