How to install Windows in Legacy mode

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The following procedure refers to installation of Windows 7/8.1/10, in Legacy mode only!
For installing Windows in UEFI mode please refer to How to install Windows in UEFI mode.

Preparing bootable USB drive

  1. Download Rufus application from: Rufus
  2. Connect USB drive to any computer. Make sure to disconnect all other USB mass storage devices.
  3. Run Rufus application and configure it as described in the screenshot.
    Rufus app windows legacy mode 1.png
    Warning! Everything on the destination disk will be overwritten.
  4. Choose the Windows installation media image:
    Rufus app windows legacy mode 2.png
  5. Press Start button to proceed.
  6. Wait until completion.
  7. Disconnect the USB drive.

Installing Windows on Phoenix BIOS systems

  1. On the target PC set USB to be the first boot device in the boot order (in BIOS).
  2. Connect the prepared bootable USB drive to the target PC and boot from it.
  3. Press F5 during boot until the One-Time-Boot menu appears.
  4. Choose the USB HDD option from the list of bootable devices.
  5. Windows installation process will start.

Installing Windows on AMI BIOS systems

Coming soon ...


See also

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