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How Do I Get Rid Of Windows 8


dazzawm

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Hi have got a new laptop with Windows 8 on it - I hate it! How do I put windows 7 on it? It just won't boot from the disc I have. I have used the disc many times before but it just won't boot from the disc. I have gone into the bios and changed the boot order but it keeps going into 8. Thanks.

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daconnor

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Sorry, I'm thinking of the terminology in the beta versions of Win 8.

In the release version the option you should uncheck is called 'Turn on fast start-up'.

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dazzawm

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All that seems to do is give me more time to go into the boot menu. Thats not the issue the issue is no matter what I try it won't boot from my Windows 7 disc.

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lotvic

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Have you tried resetting Bios back to Default setting?

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dazzawm

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Yes it does recognise the disc when I am in windows 8. The laptop is a Lenovo G580. Someone please help me get rid of this c* O/S, it is so frustrating!

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Secret-Squirrel

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"... I have a feeling it has something to do with the UEFI..."

That's my suspicion too - it's the new "Secure Boot" mechanism that prevents the installation of other operating systems that's causing this issue. You should however be able to disable it the laptop's BIOS.

However, because you've got a laptop, ensure that you can source all the Windows 7 drivers for your laptop before you continue with this. Check the manufacturer's website for downloads available for your specific model. If can't get all the drivers then you'll risk ending up with a Windows 7 installation with only some of the hardware working and you'll be even more disappointed.

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