Well, I'm trying to install Windows 7 oem on a Windows 8 partition, but I'm running into the same situation as Crane_420. So, I have the bios set up so that it boots from the Windows 7 disc and the boot security has been disabled. I'm getting the same problem where it begins to load Windows 7, but then freezes. So, you're saying I need to locate my database software and change the properties to run under windows 7? What would my database software be? My apologies, I'm new to this if that isn't obvious.