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March 17, 2013 10:46:54 AM

I recently purchased an Asus G46 laptop and was trying to remove windows 8 and install windows 7. When I changed the boot order to run from an external cd drive (the laptop has no internal drive,) the win 7 loads temporary files then freezes. Is there a setting in the bios that needs to be changed, other than the boot order?

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a b $ Windows 7
March 17, 2013 11:03:08 AM

if it starts booting from the DVD, the BIOS boot settings have done their job. I would check your install media and drive.
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March 17, 2013 11:56:23 AM

Try to install from a W7 usb boot stick.
Also, try a different USB port when installing and booting from DVD. make sure it is not USB 3.0 when installing /booting from the usb.
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a b $ Windows 7
March 17, 2013 12:14:24 PM

Hi :) 

Make SURE >>> UEFI is turned OFF in the Bios...

All the best Brett :) 
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a b $ Windows 7
March 17, 2013 3:28:00 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Make SURE >>> UEFI is turned OFF in the Bios...

All the best Brett :) 

Last install I did was uefi and worked fine (once I'd gotten all the pre-partitioning sorted).

Uefi shouldn't cause this issue.
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a b $ Windows 7
March 17, 2013 3:29:59 PM

mi1ez said:
Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Make SURE >>> UEFI is turned OFF in the Bios...

All the best Brett :) 

Last install I did was uefi and worked fine (once I'd gotten all the pre-partitioning sorted).

Uefi shouldn't cause this issue.


Hi :) 

Maybe it didn't for you... but it IS causing problems for LOTS of others... search Win8/Win7 Forums here if you don't believe me...

All the best Brett :) 
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March 17, 2013 6:14:38 PM

I thought UEFI was a replacement for archaic BIOS firmware rather than a feature, surely it's the secure boot part of UEFI that needs turning off.
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a b $ Windows 7
March 18, 2013 3:19:32 AM

Brett928S2 said:
mi1ez said:
Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Make SURE >>> UEFI is turned OFF in the Bios...

All the best Brett :) 

Last install I did was uefi and worked fine (once I'd gotten all the pre-partitioning sorted).

Uefi shouldn't cause this issue.


Hi :) 

Maybe it didn't for you... but it IS causing problems for LOTS of others... search Win8/Win7 Forums here if you don't believe me...

All the best Brett :) 

Oh, don't get me wrong, it was a nightmare of a process, but getting the installer to run when booting in UEFI just worked.
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March 18, 2013 12:38:33 PM

Turbotastic said:
I recently purchased an Asus G46 laptop and was trying to remove windows 8 and install windows 7. When I changed the boot order to run from an external cd drive (the laptop has no internal drive,) the win 7 loads temporary files then freezes. Is there a setting in the bios that needs to be changed, other than the boot order?

Thanks


make sure only one monitor is connected when doing a install, I know on my desktop it well freeze if I have 2 hooked up
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March 28, 2013 2:00:30 PM

There is a common solution to this problem, although it is not quite popular enough to find with a quick search. Most new HD/mobo combinations are set to recognize GPT partitioning. In order to install windows 7, I had to delete all partitions from the HD. In order to load windows 7 from the CD, I had to change settings in the BIOS, or UEFI. I changed secure boot to disabled, and enabled CSM. This allowed me to launch windows 7 from the cd, use MSDOS to erase all partitions, re-format to GPT, and install windows 7 onto the hard drive. I had also formatted the HD to NTFS just to see what would happen, and the BIOS would not detect the hd. Then I had a bunch of issues getting drivers since Asus in all their wisdom do not make compatible drivers for windows 7. Its almost like they wanted to FORCE windows 8 down my throat. What a pain in the ass.
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