miss mouth said:
Got a new laptop (ASUS F75A-EH51) with windows 8 preinstalled. YUCK!!!!! Want to install windows 7 instead. Have a windows 7 disk, never been installed, and want to install instead of 8, but I cannot seem to get it to boot from dvd. In BIOS, the only boot options are both "windows boot option #1". I created a new boot option, and entered path to dvd drive, and then made it #1 boot priority, but that didn't work. ANyone know how I can get the laptop to boot from my disk??
New machines with Windows 8 have a new UEFI BIOS that supports Microsoft secure boot process. (use to prevent certain types of malware)
if you want to boot a non secure boot enabled OS you will have to turn off this feature in your UEFI BIOS before the BIOS will transfer control of the hardware to the OS.
Please note: lots of new machines come with free downgrade rights to Windows 7 (just fyi if you don't want to waste a extra windows license)
-also download your drivers from your vender before you wipe your OS
some vendors are slow to back propagate and rebuild older drivers for legacy OS like windows 7, vista, and XP