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Around in Circles! Cannot Install Windows 7 on Toshiba Satellite L50D-B


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#1 CodeSmasha

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 04:41 AM

Okay I have been going around in circles for days now and it's driving me nuts!

 

I have a Windows 7 Starter x86 ISO and I want to start from scratch, but upon installing it and restarting the computer it's stuck at Windows Logo. I manage to get back into Windows 10 for some reason, but for some reason Windows 7 just wouldn't get pass the logo. My RAM exceeds the recommended amount for it to be installed and my GPU is powerful enough to even run it. I think I have to tweak the BIOS a bit, but before I do it i'll post some info about it before continuing even further.



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Posted 23 September 2015 - 05:03 AM

I just checked the BIOS and my Boot is set as UEFI there are two options UEFI & CSM then there is the boot order HDD at the bottom and USB up the top. 



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Posted 23 September 2015 - 05:10 AM

Are you trying dual boot win10 and 7 home starter? 



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Posted 23 September 2015 - 05:16 AM

Erasing 10 Installing 7 Starter

 

I'm going to try through CSM and find a way i'll be back in two hours.


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 05:25 AM

The first thing I would do is manually delete all the partitions and format the drive with something like Gparted live.

 

 

But first, Why go back to Win 7 starter? Didn't that PC come with Windows 7 or 8?  If yes have you considered running Win 7 Starter in VM?

 

Is this the PC we are talking about?

http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/products/computers/satellite/l50/pskuca-01800sb/specifications


Edited by NickAu, 23 September 2015 - 05:44 AM.


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 05:40 AM

That is correct.

 

Yes it originally came with Windows 8, but there were problems with it so I completely wiped it, and put Windows 10 on. 



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Posted 23 September 2015 - 06:09 AM

My Opinion.

I don't think you can do that legally,  Win 7 starter is OEM right?  Unless I am mistaken, OEM software may not be transferred from one system to another.

 

My Advice.

Stick with Win 8 or 10.  Or a nice legal copy of Win 7 64 bit.

 

Can you even run Win7 starter 32 bit on that rig? and if you can why would you want to?

 

 

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If I am right then forum rules forbid this discussion going any further.

 

 

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Best regards.

NickAu


Edited by NickAu, 23 September 2015 - 06:19 AM.


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 06:26 AM

I also have a genuine Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Disk that I brought a year ago. But as you suggested i'll stick with Windows 10. Yes Starter is an OEM, but I'd rather not go down that path now that you have reminded me. 

 

 

 

No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.

 

I hear by your rules and I shall follow them. You can delete the topic now.



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Posted 23 September 2015 - 06:42 AM

Topic closed.

 

The comments by Nick regarding the legality of installing Win 7...is correct, such is forbidden by Forum Rules.

 

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