Windows 7 installation help for Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake laptops

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  1. Dantei

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    Guys,

    I have a different kind of problem. Whenever I try to install W7 on my Acer VN7-793G with Kaby Lake I get a black screen with error BCD 0xc000000d.

    The laptop can only disable Secure Boot in BIOS. No CSM/Legacy mode functions are available.
     
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    Anything like OS Optimised defaults-> Win 7 64bit in the BIOS?
     
  3. Dantei

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    Nope, nothing. Only Secure Boot.

    I tried a different ISO file and then managed to get to Windows 7 Installation screen but it gave me install.wim missing error message.
     
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    I didn't have any CSM legacy settings in bios either, but was still able to install. I suggest you try some of the unrelated fixes Ive seen when you google BCD 0xc000000d assuming you haven't already tried.
     
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    You did use rufus to burn it, right?
     
  8. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Hello, here I go again

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    That would be really embarrassing to use Win 10! Sounds like something is wrong with your installation media. Keep trying and read once again carefully the guide...
     
  9. Token CDN

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    I could never get Win 7 to install on my Acer either (VN7-592g) unless I disabled UEFI.
    I've read many posts claiming Win 7 is UEFI compatible, but I could never get past the launch animation before it'd freeze.
    A further word of warning… if you have the same crap SST audio that my machine has, you're screwed. There is no Win 7 compatible drivers and basically the only way to get sound is with a USB soundcard (if I'm wrong, please let me know, I'd love to find a work-around)
     
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    I've been thinking about installing Windows 7 on my new desktop and my laptop with nvme drives. My one concern is DX12....is there some how a way to allow DX12 to run/function on a Windows 7 OS? I'd love to keep using 7 but I would hate to lose out on games that support DX12, I know they can all be run in a lower version but if I have these machines I've spent all this money on I would like to be able to actually full utilize them.
     
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