July 19th, 2013, 04:43 PM
Partitioning Hard Drives, Windows 8, Lost
Windows 7 will not install windows 8, it hasn't been able to update itself for months. I bought a new hard drive thinking I could install windows 8 on there, but I don't even know where to begin. First step, I think I have to partition the drive, but do not know whether to convert it to dynamic disk or GPT disk.
I also don't know what to do after that. Even if I transfer my current windows and info over to that drive, it still will not install.
Help, I'm clueless!
July 19th, 2013, 04:47 PM
If your trying to install windows 7 on a computer that had windows 8 installed by the manufacter it has a UEFI bios with secure boot. You have to disable it and change it to legacy mode first.
July 19th, 2013, 04:50 PM
Oh no, I'm sorry, I'm trying to install Windows 8. When I try to install windows 8, it reverts back to windows 7, so the current operating system (windows 7) is not installing windows 8 properly.
First I don't know what to do with the partitions.
Then I don't know how to get a fresh windows 8 onto an empty hard drive.
July 19th, 2013, 05:00 PM
Oh sorry I misread your post. I'm pretty sure this guide could help. link. I'd help more but I haven't done a clean install of windows 8 yet
July 20th, 2013, 01:04 PM
I ended up taking it to a computer repair store and paying twenty bucks to have them do it.