Wipe and install Win 7

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  1. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro
       #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; 28 Jan 2018 at 23:03. Reason: misspelled install, Dolt !!
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  2. Posts : 7,711
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #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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  3. Posts : 2,592
    trying to install win10
       #23
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  4. Posts : 1,809
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 19.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       #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. Posts : 23
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #25

    Thank you guys, really useful mine of info here. Glad I found the link
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  6. Posts : 29
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #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. Posts : 23
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #27

    Many thanks
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  8. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro
       #28

    Keep us posted, let us know how you make out :)
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  9. Posts : 23
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #29

    :) will do
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  10. Posts : 7,711
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #30

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