I attempted several times to Install Win7 OEM Home Premium x64 over Win8, but am having great difficulty. First, I popped in the Win7 disc, and then rebotted, but the computer evidently did not reboot to the DVD drive so that I could install Win7. So, next, I opened up the DVD from the desktop after the computer booted up again, and selected set up. The first time, I selected the option to go on line and retrieve all the updates for the Win7 install, but I got an error message and it would not allow me to continue in that option. Next, I chose the Custom Install and it began to copy temp files and then it took me to the where the partition selection options were. This is were I am a little confused. There were like 5 partitions. I selected the partition that containedthe Windows 8 info on it, as it was the one that the install defaulted to in the selection window. I received a message that the system would be rebooted several times during the install process. After the first reboot, I got an error message about using a bootup tool or to continue in Windows 8, this was on a DOS type screen. I couldn't figure out what to do when selecting the Boot Tool option. So, after that I just went ahead and continued in Win8. Once the computer finished booting again and I was back to my desktop, I got an another error message that stated that the Windows version that I am trying to install was unable to complete, or something to that effect. So, I went back to the folder on the bottom of the Win 8 screen to open up the DVD and try to install Win 7 again, but after selecting setup from the Win7 menu, the computer is stuck in Setu, "copying temporary files." The system has been like that for about 1/2 hr now.
I am seriously not very good at all with Win8, and need help desperately. I think I need to somehow get Win 8 setup so that it will read my DVD from the boot. But, I do not know how to do this. Can someone please help me with simple step by step instructions on how I can get Windows 7 installed over Windows 8? I just want to format my hard drive and just have 1 partition with Windows 7 on it.
Thanks in advance for anyone who can help me.