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Installing a Windows 7 on Windows 8 RTM

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by mike_aldwin, Sep 2, 2012.

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  1. mike_aldwin

    mike_aldwin Thread Starter

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    I currently am using a Windows 8 Pro RTM and I recently partitioned my C: drive to have a G: drive. It has 79.6GB. Is it okay to install Windows 7 Ultimate on the G: drive and will I have any problems?

    I'm asking this because I read in some articles that installing an older OS in a new OS might cause problems. Like Installing Windows XP on A Windows 7 computer. They stated that it should be Windows XP to Windows 7.

    Please guide me if I can install Windows 7 on the G: drive.
     
  2. ETech7

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    Best practice would be to install 7 first. But it should work, just backup thirst.
     
  3. mike_aldwin

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    I installed the Windows 7 in the partitioned drive. But everytime I turn on the laptop, the typical Windows 7 boot loader appears (black one). How can I restore the Windows 8 boot loader (Metro Design)? Help..
     
  4. TerryNet

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    How do you happen to have Windows 8 RTM? And from where did you purchase Windows 7 Ultimate?
     
  5. ETech7

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    Try changing default OS to Windows 8.
    Million dollar question ;)
     
  6. mike_aldwin

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    Something wrong happened. While in windows 7, i formatted the whole windows 8 drive and then the easybcd wont display the boot options afterwards. Then i restarted, even the windows 7 wont boot. Just a white line blinking. When i booted using the windows 7 cd, the repair said it would restatrt but nothing happens. I even installed windows 7 again in the former windows 8 drive (now formatted). When the setup restarted, it just went again to " press any key to boot from cd". How will i fix this?
     
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    When installing Win 7 after it restarts during installation it is normal to see press any key to boot from cd, If you press any key it will just start the installation process over again. When you get that prompt, ignore it and let the boot time out and it will continue with the installation from the point where it needs to finalize the instalation process.
     
  8. TerryNet

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    I guess I was too subtle before. Let me try again ...

    NOBODY SHOULD ATTEMPT TO PROVIDE HELP UNTIL THE OP HAS CONVINCED AT LEAST ONE MODERATOR OR ADMINISTRATOR THAT WE ARE DEALING WITH TWO LEGITIMATELY OBTAINED GENUINE VERSIONS OF WINDOWS.
     
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    I'm wondering about that too, considering Windows 8 Pro doesn't go on sale until October 26th, according to what I've read. :rolleyes:

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  10. dustyjay

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    Point taken. Apologies.
     
  11. TerryNet

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    Thanks, dustyjay. We're good! :)

    EDIT: And since I now see that you deleted your original message I have deleted my reply. Everybody else can just guess what we may have been discussing. :)
     
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