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Windows 8 installation problem

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by maulikrb, May 7, 2015.

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  1. maulikrb

    maulikrb Thread Starter

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    Dear All,
    I am having windows 8.1 in laptop hp 4520s probook (Canada spec of laptop: 500GB HDD, 4GB RAM,64 bit system). I want to install windows 8.0 due to very slow response in windows 8.1. I am not able to see my laptop screen due to very slow response of laptop. I tried to format the disk via windows 8.0 DVD. but problem is i could not installed windows 8.0. i got message that "Windows 8 cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GP disks." I did not take any back up data on local drive. I am not in position to take back up data due to very slow response of my laptop.

    Plesae advise me step by step so i can install windows 8.0 without formatting local drive or loosing any data stored on local drive.

    Moreover, HP manufacturer (HP 4520s Probook) does not provide any mother board /audio/graphic card drivers for windows 8.0. They are providing for windows 7.0

    Is it advisable to install windows 8.0 in that case ?

    Regards,
    maulikrb
     
  2. Tabvla

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    Hi Maulikrb, welcome to the TSG Forums..... :D

    Before attempting to install W8 or W8.1, I suggest that you visit the HP product compatibility site and check if your model has been tested. This is the link to the site: -

    http://www8.hp.com/us/en/ad/windows-8/instructions.html

    T.
     
  3. maulikrb

    maulikrb Thread Starter

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    Ya buddy. I know that HP did not make any drivers to my laptop HP 4520s Probook. But thing is that when I upgraded my PC from windows 7 to windows 8.0 , it is absolutely working fine. Hence, I want to install windows 8.0. Please can you help me out to install windows 8.0
    Please advise me that if I install first windows 7.0 then windows 8.0 is it okay ??
     
  4. maulikrb

    maulikrb Thread Starter

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    Dear friend,
    Somehow i could format my pc and i installed windows 8.0.
    But when i restart my pc i found error: PCI controller error F1 CONTINUE F10 BIOS SET UP.
    Please help.
     
  5. maulikrb

    maulikrb Thread Starter

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    Dear friend,

    Now, I have decided to install windows 7.0 professional and same was originally installed in my laptop.
    The hp manufacturer also provides all drivers for that.
    But while installation of windows 7.0 professional of 64 bit system through DVD, i found following error.
    I am not able to press enter or esc button. I have simple press power on/off button.
    Please find attached file herewith.

    Please help me to resolve this problem. I have been stuck up with this issue since last few days.

    Regards,
    Maulik
     

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  6. Tabvla

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    Do you have the original installation disk and the Product Key..?

    T.
     
  7. maulikrb

    maulikrb Thread Starter

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    I have orignal installation DVD disk of W7 professional.
    It had been provided by manufacturer HP. The product should be there. I am installing w7 for the first time in that particular laptop.
     
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