20th April 2015, 08:10 #1
Trying to install Windows 7 - Won't boot from DVD
Hello. I am new here so please forgive any mistakes.
I have a Toshiba laptop that did have Windows 8.1 on it.
The owner wanted Win 7 put onto it and insisted I blank out the hard drive totally. I used DBAN.
Now upon trying to load the (legal) Windows 7 CD, it won't boot from the CD/DVD drive.
I have checked the BIOS and it is somehow locked into a UEFI boot mode and I cannot seem to change it.
The boot listing is HDD, USB, CD/DVD and other.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
20th April 2015, 16:10 #2
You have to adjust UEFI from Secure Boot on to Secure Boot off; possibly from UEFI to legacy in a couple of places. I'm at work, cannot look up the pictures or info right now.
21st April 2015, 04:29 #3
Thankyou Roland JS. I wait for your further help and am very appreciative.
21st April 2015, 16:59 #4
Roland is right. You have to change the BIOS. Secure boot has to be off and Legacy has to be on. Be aware that some PCs do not allow you to do that - e.g. my Asus X205.
21st April 2015, 18:44 #5
Were you able to set Secure Boot to off? Then, able to change UEFI to Legacy [in one or more places]? Because my UEFI/BIOS is different than yours, my breakout will not be the same as yours. There is no print-screen until Windows is engaged. Pics with a flip-phone won't work here.
28th April 2015, 01:56 #6
Thankyou. I will get the pc specs and upload a pic of the BIOS screen. I cannot seem to get out of the protected BOOT! Grrrr