So I bought a laptop a year ago and it came with the windows 8 OS. However, after some time the windows 8 OS was really getting on my nerves and I wanted to downgrade to windows 7 OS.
The problem is that I was able to successfully install windows 7 ultimate to my laptop and after giving it a name and a username, the laptop would reboot like normal. Upon reaching the windows logo screen with the four colors the blue screen of death comes on with this error code:
STOP: 0x000000A5 (0x000000000001000A, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)
(keep in mind that the code trails off the screen where I can barely count the zeros, so I don't know if this is correct or not)
The laptop I bought is an ASUS X550LB-NH52
Intel Core i5 4200U (1.60GHz)
750 GB HDD
Windows 8 64-bit
I have tried looking around numerous places but could not find an answer.
1)There was a reference to the bios might being outdated or not compatible, so I tried updating the bios by flashing it, but ASUS bios for the laptop didn't help at all.
2) I tried reinstalling windows again but arrived at the same problem again.
3) I have set the secure boot to disabled, and enabled "Launch CSM", and "Launch PXE OpROM policy"
4) I don't believe my ram sticks are unseated as the laptop was working just fine before my OS downgrade, nor have I dropped it in the process.
I've read in a few places that people have successfully downgraded this laptop to windows 7, but I'm having the hardest time figuring out how.
I really need help! Thanks in advance.
Edited by OnceKnown, 23 January 2015 - 04:36 AM.