So I was having some major issues with windows 8.1 and I was just seriously tired of it. So, I wanted to reinstall windows 7 on my system. here are the specs
iBuyPower's Valkyrie CZ 27
Ibuypower Valkyrie Cz-27 $ 2131.00
Valkyrie CZ-27 17.3" Full HD 1920x1080 LED-Backlit Display Laptop w/HDMI Port, E-SATA, USB 3.0, Illuminated Keyboard, Li-Ion Battery, Universal AC Power Adapter - Original Metallic black
Intel® Core™ i7-4800MQ Mobile Processor (4x 2.7GHz/6MB L3 Cache)
16GB [8GB x 2] 1600MHz DDR3 SO-DIMM Laptop Memory - Corsair or Major Brand
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
Primary Hard Drive
6x Blu-Ray-R/8x Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + 24x CD-R/RW Combo Drive [CZ-27]
Flash Media Reader / Writer
Built-in 4-in-1 Media Card Reader/Writer [Laptop]
HD Audio with THX TrueStudio Pro
Killer E2200 Gaming Networking
Internal Wireless Network Adapter
Intel Ultimate-N 6300 802.11 a/b/g/n 450Mbps Dual-Band Wi-Fi
Built-in 2x USB 2.0 Ports + 3x USB 3.0 Port [Laptop]
Built-in 2.0 Mega Pixels Digital Web Video Camera
So those are the basic specs. It originally came with BIOS, but they switched and upgraded the system to UEFI.
Anyways! Back on track. So, for some reason, I thought that to install windows 7, I had to change from UEFI to legacy. I did not know that this was only for 32 bit or whatever. That doesn't matter. So, with the system in Legacy mode, I go to install 7 and I am told I cannot because the drive is GPT or whatever style.
One: how do I change my...uh.. startup back to UEFI
Two: Does GPT (or whatever) require UEFI enabled before installing a compatible windows?