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Regarding OS of Hp Notebook

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I have formatted the OS drive because i want to install Window 7 in the Notebook.

But after formatting the drive when i try to install Windows 7, it says that you can not install in this drive because it is GPT.

I dont have recovery drive in the system and i dint take any backup of the recovery drive.

How can i install the fresh OS in the Notebook?

Please resolve my problem ASAP.

OS drive is seperate but in the other Drive there is very much important data, so i cannot erase full volume of HDD.

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As the factory hard drive is partitioned as GPT, you must boot from a UEFI boot source to install Windows on a GPT partitioned disk. Turn on or reboot the computer and tap the "F#" required by computer to access the "Boot Option Menu". Highlight the UEFI boot source you are using and press "ENTER".

 

F9 Boot Menu.jpg

 

You need to use a 64bit copy of Windows 7 to for it to be UEFI/GPT enabled.  I suggest using Windows 7 SP1 for the best intallation experience. If the DVD refuses to boot as UEFI, you may need to use a USB Flash drive (may require DISABLING "Fast Boot" in the BIOS) as the installation media. Please note that some computers may not recognize a valid UEFI enabled USB Flash drive if it is formated as NTFS and may require a FAT32 formatted USB Flash drive. You should be able to make a FAT32 formatted Windows 7 installation USB Flash drive using RufusUNetbootin, Universal USB Installer, or WiNToBootic. I like Rufus, as it has options for "GPT partition scheme for UEFI computer" and "FAT32".

 

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

 

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HP p7-1026 - Windows 7, 6GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6450
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lasvegaswireman
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As the factory hard drive is partitioned as GPT, you must boot from a UEFI boot source to install Windows on a GPT partitioned disk. Turn on or reboot the computer and tap the "F#" required by computer to access the "Boot Option Menu". Highlight the UEFI boot source you are using and press "ENTER".

 

F9 Boot Menu.jpg

 

You need to use a 64bit copy of Windows 7 to for it to be UEFI/GPT enabled.  I suggest using Windows 7 SP1 for the best intallation experience. If the DVD refuses to boot as UEFI, you may need to use a USB Flash drive (may require DISABLING "Fast Boot" in the BIOS) as the installation media. Please note that some computers may not recognize a valid UEFI enabled USB Flash drive if it is formated as NTFS and may require a FAT32 formatted USB Flash drive. You should be able to make a FAT32 formatted Windows 7 installation USB Flash drive using RufusUNetbootin, Universal USB Installer, or WiNToBootic. I like Rufus, as it has options for "GPT partition scheme for UEFI computer" and "FAT32".

 

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

 

Please click the White KUDOS "Thumbs Up" to show your appreciation

Frank

***** Please click the "White Kudos" Thumbs Up to say THANKS for helping *****
***** Please click the "Accept As Solution" on my post, if my help solved your issue *****
***** This is a user supported forum. I am a volunteer and I don't work for HP *****

HP a1632x - Windows 7, 4GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6450
HP p6130y - Windows 7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6450
HP p6320y - Windows 7, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GT 240
HP p7-1026 - Windows 7, 6GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6450
HP p6787c - Windows 7, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GT 240
HP ENVY x360 m6-w103dx - Windows 10, 8GB RAM, Intel HD 520

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