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User Info: Town_Drunkard

Town_Drunkard
2 years ago#1
Long story short, I needed to install Windows 7. I got the Windows 7 cd and when I clicked install, it got hung up at the "Setup is starting..." screen for hours. Thinking that the cd might of been damaged, I switched to usb flash and the same thing is happening. I disabled everything in the BIOS except for the usb device and I know I don't have any bad clusters on the hard drive because I had Windows 8.1 installed on this laptop a few days ago and it worked fine.

Does anyone have any suggestions? You would have my absolute and undying gratitude for eternity.
FC: 0877 1313 2940
I'm game name: Dustin
If you're just trying to install Win7 over a Win8 drive, try zeroing out the drive beforehand. 7 might be getting hung up on something in 8.
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User Info: Knifegash

Knifegash
2 years ago#3
Yep, when choosing a partition to install to, be sure to format everything on the disc
Isn't that right, Zach?
http://tinyurl.com/5vsjbj6

User Info: Town_Drunkard

Town_Drunkard
2 years ago#4
Hey, sorry for the late response but is there a way to delete the Windows 8 partition? I think that's what you mean by zeroing it out. I installed a friend's Windows 8 with his key just to see if the laptop still worked so I am unable to go into it and delete it with that route. Thank you for the help guys. I have a glimmer of hope.
FC: 0877 1313 2940
In game name: Dustin

User Info: Town_Drunkard

Town_Drunkard
2 years ago#5
Bump
FC: 0877 1313 2940
In game name: Dustin

User Info: Knifegash

Knifegash
2 years ago#6
If you're booting off of the Windows 7 disc, you absolutely will be able to format every partition on the disc during the install process. I don't recall the menus, but look for the option to install to your preferred location.
Isn't that right, Zach?
http://tinyurl.com/5vsjbj6

User Info: Town_Drunkard

Town_Drunkard
2 years ago#7
It's just that I can't get to that point. It asks me what language then I press continue then it will get hung up on startup is starting.
FC: 0877 1313 2940
In game name: Dustin

User Info: Lonestar2000

Lonestar2000
2 years ago#8
Try disabling Secureboot and UEFI in the BIOS.
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