Downgrading Windows 8 to Windows 7 Freezes and hangs – How to install Windows 7:
I had a brand new HP ProBook 4440s Laptop that came preloaded with Windows 8. Customer wanted to downgrade it to Windows 7 x64 but during the very initial steps of the Windows 7 installation, the Windows installation screen would freeze and it wouldn’t go on:
That was basically a BIOS UEFI setting. Reboot PC and go to BIOS, go to System Configuration, Boot Options and change setting there to “Legacy” mode. Change setting, save and reboot. That should fix it. Try installing Windows 7 again and it should work this time.
If you find this article helpful, please send us a note to Mike@bostonIT.com so I can keep on adding quality hands-on articles.