Msi gt 70 downgrade from win8 to win7 bios.

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  1. majster msi

    majster msi Notebook Evangelist

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    Oppositely, how to perform a win7 BIOS to win8 UEFI upgrade?

    is it just simply download a win8 UEFI and flash directly??

    Will it affect my win8 which installed under BIOS and lead BSOD?
     
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    I've heard some people bricking their machines trying to move forward.
     
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    You can only do it if the manufacturer provides the upgrade to UEFI, and I'm not sure that MSI does. But in the [rare] scenario that you can, you flash the BIOS with the UEFI upgrade firmware. Gigabyte supposedly supplies such an upgrade for some of their boards, but it seems pretty seldom any OEM offers this.
     
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    my laptop come with a BIOS and installed a Win8 64bit

    so in case if I look for BIOS upgrade in future, I should stick to "Win7 BIOS" upgrade (now mostly listed as Win7 BIOS in MSI website) but not a "Win8 UEFI ", don't get faked by the windows version, am I correct?
     
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    Go by your BIOS version yes, mine is the old style bios so even though I am running windows 8 I have a win 7 bios.
     
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    Do not try to upgrade bios from win7 to win8, there are so little successful case currently accross the web in including the chinese forums, I have only seen one successful case so far on the ge60, and this is from a chinese forum, I do believe that it is legit but the only down side is that they use winPE with chinese patch to enter dos mode, which I would not risk just in case buggy scripts kick in during bios flash and boom your fxxked wif unrecoverable bios, refer to tech in forum to see how many people bricked theirs for not reading msi warning signs and making ''smart mistakes''
     
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    I gave you method which is used on our msi service and it works without any problems. It is non standard flashing procedure. I have another method but It is little bit longer and I don`t have pdf instruction prepared.
     
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    Hi majster msi!

    I have MSI GT70, purchased without an operating system.
    The first thing I did was bios update for windows 7 (flashed from bootable pendrive without any problems according to instructions from msi website).
    For some time, I wonder if my laptop should have been flashed with the bios for windows 8 as a windows key on the keyboard has a windows 8 logo while other GT70 models has windows 7 logo on the kb.
    I do not remember if I checked the factory version of BIOS (win7 or win8) but assuming that my GT70 was from the factory with the BIOS for Windows 8 - my question is: Could I have been able then to perform the flash process using windows 7 bios like a standard windows 7 bios update?
     
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    DOS MSI laptops always come with Win 7 BIOS. No matter what is on your keyboard. 100%.
     
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