Installing Windows 7, so frusterated plz help

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  1. Brent R.

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    Hello,

    So I am trying to dual boot windows 7 and windows 10, I am on windows 10 trying to install 7 and when it restarts and says.. "setup is starting" and the windows 7 logo pops up and then it just freezes I have tried everything I am on a UEFI setup so when I used rufus to make a windows 7 boot usb I made correct changes, but I can't even get the USB to boot windows 7 so I am trying to install from inside windows 10 and thats not working so I wanted to install 7 by booting from the USB but its a no go unless I turn UEFI off but even then it still doesnt install correctly....what should I do? I am about to give up but I don't want to be stuck with having to choose windows 10 to boot everytime now that it has windows 7 and windows 10 options to boot from at start up....
     
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    Are you trying to install windows on a SATA SSD or PCIe NVMe SSD?


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    Is this for the model in your signature, or a different system?
     
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    When I try to boot to the USB drive with UEFI on I get this error

    File EFI\Microsoft\boot\BCD
    Status 0xc000000d
     
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    You may not have the boot settings in the BIOS set correctly. You need to use Legacy Video, not UEFI. You can set Video to Legacy on the CSM configuration menu. Using UEFI Video will cause Windows 7 to freeze at the logon screen. If you have Prema BIOS you may have more flexibility than stock BIOS. Also be sure that Secure Boot is disabled in the BIOS. If your system does not have any USB 2.0 ports you will not be able to install Windows 7 from USB unless you manually install USB 3.0 drivers during setup using the F6 method same as you would RST RAID drivers, or use a modded ISO with USB 3.0 driver support added, or use a DVD attached to an internal SATA port (to avoid the same USB 3.0 problem). Windows 7 setup does not have any native support for USB 3.0 ports. If your system does have a least one USB 2.0 port, use that port for Windows 7 setup.
     
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    I have tried everything you said then I get to the point in the installation where you choose which drive to install windows on and it says "can not install on this device error 0x80300024
    Never in my life has something so simple given me such of a hassle geez thanks for your input any help is welcome I am almost there guys lol *edit* I do use prema mod bios
     
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    This usually means that you have to load the appropriate driver for the device during installation before you continue.
     
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    Well I finally got windows 7 installed but its not a dual boot :( I am so angry I have to go into the bios and turn all the settings to legacy for windows 7 to but and for windows 10 I have to go in the bios and change everything to UEFI I dunno how to fix this but ive never had such a hard time installing windows WTF can anyone help? Thanks

    I am about to give up, if no one knows how I can make win7 and win10 dual boot without having to switch between UEFI and legacy everytime let me know please, if not please tell me how I should uninstall windows 7
     
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    Great that you got it installed. The solution now is a simple one. Reinstall Windows 10 in Legacy mode. It works flawlessly that way. There is absolutely no benefit to setting the BIOS to UEFI mode. All that does is impose restrictions (as you have discovered). It's one of those silly things that has become popular for no good reason.

    If you installed USB 3.0 drivers or had them integrated in the ISO, 9 out of 10 times that this error happens to me if I remove the USB stick, wait a few seconds, and reinsert it in the same USB port Windows 7 setup will continue and that error about not being able to install on the selected drive will go away. The only exception I have found is if the drive was previously used with UEFI and Secure Boot filth or in a RAID membership I have to first run a diskpart clean operation on it.
     
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