[Solved] Windows 7 bootable usb installer freezes on "Starting windows" screen

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by infinite88, May 2, 2017.

  1. infinite88

    infinite88 MDL Novice

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    Hi Guys,

    Im trying to install Windows 7 on my laptop which originally was shipped with Windows 8. However, im experiencing some problem. Whenever i try to boot using the USB installer the "starting windows" screen freezes.

    I made the USB installer using Rufus (GPT for UEFI)

    Any suggestions?

    Edit: I've been a long time lurker in this place and this is my first post. This place has been very useful for me. So yeah.
     
  2. Jerry2017

    Jerry2017 MDL Junior Member

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  3. infinite88

    infinite88 MDL Novice

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  4. Ocygord

    Ocygord MDL Member

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    Disable Secure Boot and Set to Legacy or UEFI with CSM. Then use Rufus and set the image to MBR.
    Windows 7 does not support UEFI.
     
  5. infinite88

    infinite88 MDL Novice

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    Worked. Thanks!