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Windows 10 downgrade to win7 on nextbook flexx 10.1

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I recenty bought a nextbook flexx 10 from ebay, seems to work ok with one exception, Windows 10 suxxxx!  My question, is how the heck cni get win 10 off an put my win7 on? ive gone through all the setting i have read and re-red about to ge3t it to wehre is supposed to boot off flashdrive, but when i boot, it just passes itup like its not there. I have made a UEFI bootable flashdrive, also one that isnt UEFI, even tryed install from inside windows 10 itslef, started out working great, then hit a snag an wouldnt go any further.I got a feeling im missing a step somewhere. Ive never came across a pc that i couldnt get win7 on, might of had a bit of trble doing it, but got it done hahaha.

  Any and all help or ideas is highly appreciated

 Many many thanks in advance

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First make sure manufacturer of the nextbook flexx 10 tablet have device drivers for your tablet if they do download them and store them at external storage drive (not sure this applies to tablets).

Backup your personal files to external storage drive as installing Windows 7 involves deleting Windows 10 partitions.

If you are installing 32-bit version of the Windows 7 OS, you will need to configure BIOS/UEFI to Legacy BIOS mode and disable Secure Boot.

If you are installing 64-bit version of the Windows 7 OS, configure BIOS/UEFI to UEFI mode and disable Secure Boot.

Configured the BIOS/UEFI boot device order setting to start from a USB flash drive.

Save changes made in BIOS/UEFI setup utility and exit your BIOS/UEFI to boot your tablet from USB flash drive.


Edited by FreeBooter, 31 January 2018 - 02:27 PM.

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IVe looked and looked for those settings you mentioned in my bios and msconfig boot, none of those are available to change UEFI .  :(


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Have you make sure UEFI boot device order setting are configured to start from a USB flash drive?

 

How did you create the bootable USB flash drive?

 

Where did you get the Windows 7 ISO?


Edited by FreeBooter, 31 January 2018 - 03:44 PM.

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If you are installing 64-bit version of the Windows 7 OS, configure BIOS/UEFI to UEFI mode and enable Secure Boot.

 

I have made a mistake Windows 7 does not support Secure Boot mode and it should be disabled.


Edited by FreeBooter, 31 January 2018 - 02:27 PM.

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im doing a bit more research, seems some bios versions can be changed and some cant, my version ( which im researching ) is NX1015.1.02.005...Yes i have made sure that everything setable is set to load from USB,

 

i made the bootable flash drive with a windosw 7 Ultimate 64 bit that i opurchased God only knows how long ago, I used ImgBurn to create the ISO, then used Windows 7 USB DVD tool to create the bootable flash drive.

 Secure boot is disableled


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You can use Qemu Simple Boot program to test and see if the Windows 7 USB flash drive is bootable.


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thansk for the Qemu prog, it seems that Rufus didnt make a bootable flash as it said. Qemu says its missing "NTLDR", so back to the drawing board  :spoton:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You are very welcome!


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Back from the drawing board;

                                             Stil no luck with booting from flash drive. I set my laptop up to boot from usb stick and still no luck,Qemu is telling me its no bootable and i dont understand why. Its the same iso i burned to cd and have loaded win 7 on many of my laptops with no problem. I went throuch cmd promt and cleaned and reset the flashdrive through fdisk. (attached file) here are the comands i used...also a attached file of files on usb drive. Am i missing a step? crossing my eyes wrong? tounge hangin out the wrong side of my face? ijm totally lost. Heck this laptop will boot off a breath of fresh air but it sure wont the flash drive. I get the blinking curser like its going to boot, them straight into windows it goes.

 ARG!! I think the rest of my hair will fall out before I get this accomplished.. lol

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Hi Rascle53,

 

I'm sorry for late reply, i thought you have resolved your boot problem.

 

The commands you have executed wont work, if you still want to create a bootable USB flash drive using Command Prompt then follow the instructions at the below tutorial link.

 

 

How to Create a Bootable Windows Vista or Windows 7 USB Flash Drive

 

 

You can also use RUFUS program to create a bootable Windows USB flash drive.


Edited by FreeBooter, 20 February 2018 - 04:02 AM.

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