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Windows 8.1 booting into DVD

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by galaga-girl, Feb 20, 2015.

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  1. galaga-girl

    galaga-girl Thread Starter

    Feb 17, 2006
    OMG, this computer is driving me INSANE. I've been sitting here for 4 hours going in circles!!!!
    Last week what worked for my laptop is not working on this darn PC.
    I have a HP 20-2002a All-In-One desktop and I want to get rid of Windows 8.1 and put Windows 7 on it.
    It won't let me just do that from the disc, and when I go to the bios to disable the UFEI option it does it but then when I choose to enable the Legacy it keeps telling me that I have to disable the UFEI first even though I have. Everytime I check the option it is disabled but it keeps saying when I try to enable Legacy that I have to disable UFEI. ARGGGG, I'm going nuts. Why the hell do Microsoft make it so damn hard! It is getting harder and harder to purchase their products.

    I can't get it to boot from the disc. I've tried everything and been googling like crazy.

    Can anyone help me??
  2. Tabvla


    Apr 10, 2006
    Simply as a matter of interest, why would you want to move from W8.1 back to W7..?

    From a coding perspective, W8.1 is W7 with additional features which you don't have to use if you don' t want to. Or perhaps you don't like the way in which W8.1 interacts with the User through the UI...? But that isn't a reason to return to W7, you can simply make W8.1 look, feel and behave just like W7, if that is your preference. And you don't need to download or install any 3rd-party rubbish to make W8.1 behave like W7 - it is all built in to the OS.

    I know that what I have written does not answer your question, but it is a retrograde step to move backwards to W7. And I am just curious to know why someone, such as yourself, who is obviously intelligent and knowledgeable about technology would want to do that. Perhaps I am missing something...:confused:

  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    These are instructions that I obtained awhile back on downgrading a new HP computer to Windows 7 that comes with Windows 8.

    I personally have never used Windows 8, so I can't guarantee they'll work.


    Go to the Charms bar in Windows 8, then select:
    Change PC Settings
    Advanced StartUp

    On the next screen, select:
    Advanced Options
    UEFI Firmware Settings

    (Note: This option is available only on new computers that come with Windows 8)

    Change it from "UEFI Boot Mode" to "Legacy BIOS Boot Mode".

    Insert the Windows 7 disc.

  4. stocker340


    Oct 7, 2002

    Good point why would you revert to windows 7??
    Put a start button on it and you have windows 7 just better then 7!
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