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How do i install windows in a freedos laptop?

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#1 panda2449


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 04:57 AM

So i have a new laptop, HP that doesnt have widnows installed and has something called freedos.

I got the iso and used a program called rufus to install it in a USB drive and make it bootable.

But when i connected it to the laptop and chose to boot from that US drive(lexar) nothing happened and it send me to the usual freedos window.

I tried to go from bios and put USB prive as first boot priority but nothing happened either, i ve never really done this so i have absolutely no idea how it works exactly or what i am doing wrong.


Here are the options i am seeing.

Edited by hamluis, 26 August 2016 - 12:17 PM.
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#2 Kilroy


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 10:38 AM

It could be that the USB drive is not bootable.  Have you tried it on another machine?


This may not work as you may need drivers from HP to get everything working.

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 10:44 AM

What about hdd or sdd?Are they capable of windows? In some cases windows is not supported by internal storage. What is the model of your hp laptop?
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Posted 24 August 2016 - 04:10 AM

You need a usb driver bootable and windows source cd. Format you hdd disk and boot from usb

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 06:57 AM

Just a reminder...you need a valid Win 7 license to use the Win 7 iso.  It seems that I also remember that the Win 7 iso cannot be used effectively on OEM systems...HP is an OEM.


How To Clean REinstall Win 7.



Edited by hamluis, 31 August 2016 - 07:02 AM.

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