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garypen
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Registered: ‎05-04-2013
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Installing Windows 7 64 bit on Y400

Is there a special BIOS setting in order to install Win7-64 onto a fresh HDD?

I've swapped the 5400RPM Seagate for a 7200RPM HGST drive.

I'm using a Windows 7 Ultimate install DVD.

The Win7 setup boot will start up. But, after it loads the files, it just gets stuck at the "Starting Windows" screen.

I had to change a security setting in the BIOS in order to boot from DVD drive. So, I wonder if there are other settings that need to be changed. There seem to be references to Windows 8 in the BIOS, which I find weird.

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Re: Installing Windows 7 64 bit on Y400

Hi garypen,

thanks for posting. If you go into the BIOS, turn off UEFI and ensure that the legacy settings are turned on too.

Hope this helps.

Regards
garypen
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Re: Installing Windows 7 64 bit on Y400

Thanks! I figured that out shortly before you posted your answer.
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Re: Installing Windows 7 64 bit on Y400

Hi garypen,

Thanks for posting back. Glad it worked out. do post back should you require further assistance.

Regards

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