Windows 10: Wipe and install Win 7

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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Creators Update
       3 Weeks Ago #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; 3 Weeks Ago at 00:03. Reason: misspelled install, Dolt !!
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    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       3 Weeks Ago #22

    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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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.3 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home (64 bit)
       3 Weeks Ago #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.    3 Weeks Ago #25

    Thank you guys, really useful mine of info here. Glad I found the link
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       3 Weeks Ago #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.    3 Weeks Ago #27

    Many thanks
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  8. Posts : 1,664
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Creators Update
       3 Weeks Ago #28

    Keep us posted, let us know how you make out
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  9.    3 Weeks Ago #29

    will do
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  10. Posts : 2,693
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       3 Weeks Ago #30

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