Installing Win 7 Pro onto a UEFI Machine (formerly Win 8 machine) - Check me, pls.

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by DarkSideA8, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. DarkSideA8

    DarkSideA8 Limp Gawd

    Apr 13, 2005
    Situation: Win 8 Lenovo laptop is borked - necessitating reinstalling the OS - decided to ditch Win 8 (hatedit) to go with something that works, i.e. Win 7 Pro. The laptop uses UEFI.

    Steps, as I understand them: please correct any errors.

    Having removed laptop HDD and confirmed it is working and wiped it using my desktop, reinstalled.

    Connect USB media into Desktop and format it for FAT32,
    Copy Win 7 Pro 64 disk onto USB
    Insert USB into laptop, boot and install from USB

    Anything I am missing?
  2. scaarbelly

    scaarbelly [H]ardness Supreme

    Dec 11, 2008
    Download the Windows USB tool here.

    This will load the iso of win7 to a usb pen and make it bootable for the installation.
  3. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris [H]ard as it Gets

    Feb 19, 2008
    Also make sure you disable Secure Boot if it's on.

    Make sure you select UEFI:DVD-Rom or whatever from the boot menu, not just DVD-Rom.

    Also, installing UEFI from USB can be a bit flaky if the ISO->USB utility doesn't get it right. If you can't get it to work, just burn the 7 ISO to DVD.