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helgidavid
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Registered: ‎04-16-2014
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Message 1 of 9

U330 Touch Downgrading to Windows 7

Hello,

 

I just bought a U330 Touch that comes with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. I have several programs that are not compatible with Windows 8.1 so I want to downgrade to Windows 7. I spoke to a Microsoft representative who told be to check with the manufacturer before I downgrade to make sure that the computer is compatible.

 

So I was wondering if anyone could help me.

 

Best regards,

Helgi David

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Message 2 of 9

Re: U330 Touch Downgrading to Windows 7

hi helgidavid,

 

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!

 

 

Yes this system is compatible with Windows 7

In fact this is a driver download link for your system with a Windows 7 OS

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?&DocID=DS036298

 

This means that this system support Windows 7

 

     You just have to make few adjustments on this system before installing a WIndows 7 OS.

BIOS

    You need to set the BIOS as follows

         .

         Exit TAB

                 OS Optimized or OS Optimization should be disabled or Other OS

 

         BOOT or Start up TAB

                 Boot Mode Should be set to Legacy

             Boot Priority Should be set to Legacy First
             UEFI Boot should be set to Disabled
             Secure boot Should be Disabled
Then Save and Exit
 
With these settings you can put a Windows 7 Installation disk in the computer then Turn it ON then start hitting the F12 key and you should get boot menu prompt,
    with the Boot menu prompt select your CD drive and the Windows 7 Installation should start.
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!

 



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helgidavid
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Message 3 of 9

Re: U330 Touch Downgrading to Windows 7

Hi Solid_Cruver,

 

thank you so much for you detailed reply. It is highly appreciated.

 

Best regards and have a nice day.

HD

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Re: U330 Touch Downgrading to Windows 7

hi helgidavid,

 

You're Very much Welcome!

 

Let me know if ran into something.

 

Cheers!

Solid Cruver



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helgidavid
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Message 5 of 9

Re: U330 Touch Downgrading to Windows 7

Update: I followed your advice and the whole process went very smoothly. The computer is now running Windows 7 Smiley Happy

djgap
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Message 6 of 9

Re: U330 Touch Downgrading to Windows 7

is the Lenovo U430 also compatible with Windows 7 and would the same steps descibed above apply?

 

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Re: U330 Touch Downgrading to Windows 7

hi djgap,

 

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!

 

Yes, this system is compatible

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Find the driver page here

 

And same procedure applies, as long as you have you Own Windows 7 Installer and a valid key for it.

 

If you ran into something, Feel Free to Create you Thread for it. Cheers!

 

Thanks

Solid Cruver



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Zanafer
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Message 8 of 9

Re: U330p Downgrading to Windows 7

Hi, i have recently bought a lenovo u330p with no OS installed, but just with the freedos. Now i want to install windows 7 on it but i can't do that using UEFI mode. I know how to use the legacy mode, and how to  remove the secure boot, but i dont want the legacy bios. I just want to install my windows seven using the efi loader and the UEFI MODE, and i know that other laptops can do that.

 

So can it be done on this laptop too? ITS TWO DAYS THAT IM TRYING, BUT I'M NOT ABLE TO DO THAT!!

I used rufus and the windows 7.iso, and it has the efi folder on it...

But it doesnt works.

Zanafer
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Message 9 of 9

Re: U330p Downgrading to Windows 7

Ah and i used a 32gb usb pen, that works perfect in mbr mode with rufus, but not in gpt mode...

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