Windows won't install after converting to MBR even though Legacy Mode is enabled

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by k0fzi, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. k0fzi

    k0fzi MDL Novice

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    #1 k0fzi, Nov 25, 2013
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    I got this error message when I tried to install Windows 7 on my HP 255 G1 Windows 8 laptop.

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    I used the commands in Daz' ReadMe file to convert to MBR.

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    Legacy Mode is enabled and Secure Boot disabled.

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  2. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    You could be booting the install DVD in UEFI mode. If so, uefi mode only.
    What if you press HP hot key for boot menu & manually select booting optical as mbr mode...
     
  3. k0fzi

    k0fzi MDL Novice

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    #3 k0fzi, Nov 25, 2013
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    and when pressing F8:

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  4. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    That's too late already. You must press the key giving you the boot menu of the BIOS/UEFI where you can override the boot sequence. The optical drive should be present two times - once normal and once with an [UEFI] tag. Choose the one without the tag.
     
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  5. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    Yes, Carlos is correct. I meant the bios boot menu, not the boot menu of the OS.
    I think for HP it might be F10 Key...
     
  6. k0fzi

    k0fzi MDL Novice

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    #6 k0fzi, Nov 26, 2013
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    Ah! :wallhead:

    Thanks a lot, guys!

    F9. :p