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Installing Windows 7 over Windows 8

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June 23, 2014 3:11:58 PM

I may have done a bad thing. I've done installs in the past, so I just hopped into this without researching and now I am to the point of asking for help.

I have a 2TB harddrive that had Windows 8 on it. I wanted to install Windows 7, so I pop in the DVD but I'm not able to partition the HD, nor can I boot from the DVD. So I proceed with the install, figuring I'd be able to fix it after the fact. So I have a working copy of Windows 7 on my HD, but a non-working copy of Windows 8 on the system partition (I'm assuming that's related to the UEFI-thing I've been reading up on).

Am I at the point where a complete reformat of the drive would be the proper thing to do, or can I still salvage this headache of a reinstall?

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a c 594 $ Windows 7
a c 865 G Storage
a c 450 * Windows 8
June 23, 2014 3:18:19 PM

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Am I at the point where a complete reformat of the drive would be the proper thing to do


Yes. That will almost certainly be faster and more successful than trying to 'fix it'.
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June 23, 2014 3:24:08 PM

USAFRet said:
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Am I at the point where a complete reformat of the drive would be the proper thing to do


Yes. That will almost certainly be faster and more successful than trying to 'fix it'.



Thank you for clearing that up lol.

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