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    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!
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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    Fixed!

    I ended up taking it to a computer repair store and paying twenty bucks to have them do it.

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