Wipe and install Win 7

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  1.    28 Jan 2018 #11

    Pixie said: View Post
    Thank you, I will get reading and advise on the outcome, very useful resouce this forum, most helpful


    I've got a pretty busy day, but there'll be all kinds of great members floating around, more than willing to help out, if you run into a snag. :)
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  2.    28 Jan 2018 #12

    Cheers, quiet Sunday evening here so plenty of time to muck it up
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       28 Jan 2018 #13

    Pixie said: View Post
    Gents, thanks for response, my sarcasm may not have come over too well. Yes so dislike Win 10 and want to replace it with Win 7, have the disk. This is on a Asus X540 and would to to remove it and a fresh start with good old Win 7. What would be the best way to achieve this please

    Pixie, how long have you had Windows 10 on your computer? If this is the first installation and you've had it less than 30 days, it may be possile for you to just roll back to Windows 7.

    I know it's a long shot, but worth thinking about. :)
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  4.    28 Jan 2018 #14

    Hi Wynona

    Yup long shot unfortunately I have had this laptop for a couple of months now, try as I have to adjust to Win 10 its just not happening so not able to roll back. Imagine to drama I'm having with the Macbook pro I purchased now there's a system that doesmy head in, I was trying it to be open minded .. . . . . . hmm if anyone can offer a good package to sync ipad without going to itines I all ears

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  5.    28 Jan 2018 #15

    The story so far . . . . . .I got into the Bios and eventually get the thing to boot from DVD, having not dispalyed a DVD in the first place (should have seen the warning signs) inserted Win7 Disk and rebooted fine, reads disk and then bang Blue Screen of death, happens 3 times so far Click image for larger version. 

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       28 Jan 2018 #16

    Pixie, I've read elsewhere that some newer computers will no longer allow anything older than Windows 10 to be installed. However, this might help:

    Install Windows 7 on a Windows 10 Desktop - Microsoft Community
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  7.    28 Jan 2018 #17

    Thank you, I am thinking of formatting the HD
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       28 Jan 2018 #18

    Pixie said: View Post
    Thank you, I am thinking of formatting the HD
    If worse comes to worst, at least you can reinstall Windows 10. Click image for larger version. 

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       28 Jan 2018 #19

    @Pixie, I hope you've done your backup et all...

    X540 isn't easy to install Windows 7 on (to my surprise, as it's not so new after all).

    Check this thread and quote from it: tomshardware - unable-install-windows-brand-asus-x540s-laptop-bsod-error

    Something somewhat amazing has happened, Windows 7 is installed!! However, now there is no USB or touchpad functionality. Drivers? I managed to get the WIFI working, but no mouse or touchpad.
    Anyway, here is how I managed to install Windows 7 after all…
    There was a setting in BIOS called I/O Security and in there was Card Reader Interface. I switched from Unlock to Lock and to my amazement, no BSOD!!
    Warning, guy managed to install Windows 7, but some drivers are missing..
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  10.    28 Jan 2018 #20

    hmmm . . . . . does seem a nightmare, thanks for posting. I will persist. I want my laptop to perform my way, or am i just being stubbon
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