Windows 10: Wipe and install Win 7

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  1. Posts : 2,073
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       28 Jan 2018 #21

    Your cpu may not accept a W7 install, what cpu does it have ?

    Also, did you disable Secure Boot in the Bios ?
    Last edited by AddRAM; 29 Jan 2018 at 00:03. Reason: misspelled install, Dolt !!
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  2. Posts : 3,440
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       28 Jan 2018 #22

    Hi,
    Probably set to boot to uefi only
    dvd is not going to be able to do that

    It's better to remove the existing hdd or ssd and insert a new one so at least the original install is intact

    But yes you'll have to disable fast start/ secure boot/ and enable CSM/ boot also not as uefi only :)
    Make sure os type is set to Other OS.
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  4. Posts : 1,749
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.3 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       28 Jan 2018 #24

    Another option would be to install a Linux Distro (like Ubuntu or Linux Mint) and then use VM software (like VMware Player) to create a W7 VM.

    It might not be worthwhile if you mainly use your PC to play modern games though.
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  5.    29 Jan 2018 #25

    Thank you guys, really useful mine of info here. Glad I found the link
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  6. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       29 Jan 2018 #26

    As it shows on the BSOD message, you might need to upgrade the "BIOS" firmware, which is not difficult to do, but if something goes wrong, your laptop will not be able to boot anymore.
    You could also try a clean install of Windows 10 1709.
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  7.    29 Jan 2018 #27

    Many thanks
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  8. Posts : 2,073
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       29 Jan 2018 #28

    Keep us posted, let us know how you make out :)
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  9.    29 Jan 2018 #29

    :) will do
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  10. Posts : 3,440
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       29 Jan 2018 #30

    Hi,
    It's win-7 he'll be fine welcome back from the dark side
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