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  • Hi folks

    I have an Acer laptop preinstalled with Windows 10. I want to install Windows 7 as a dual boot but Im having problems installing. 

    I have created a partition but get error message 0x6 when I attempt to install. Help, help, help whilst I still have a little hair left

    Monday, August 1, 2016 7:31 PM

Answers

  • The problem is trying to install Windows 7 on a system that uses Secure Boot for Windows 10 and Windows 7 is not compatible with the Secure Boot feature.

    You need to contact Acer technical support for assistance.  You may have to delete the current Windows 10 system and reinstall it without Secure Boot.


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    Monday, August 1, 2016 8:08 PM
  • Hi cnduo2,

    According to your description, I suggest that we could make sure have enough space to hold the boot files. Please check the link below about summarize the steps for dual boot.

    http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/31861-dual-booting-windows-7-10-a.html

    Also please refer to the link below about the video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg6ctXwSB0U

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Also for the secure boot, Secure Boot is a security standard developed by members of the PC industry to help make sure that your PC boots using only software that is trusted by the PC manufacturer. If it couldn’t work, we could reinstall it.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh824987.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Hope it will be helpful to you


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    Wednesday, August 3, 2016 9:53 AM

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  • The problem is trying to install Windows 7 on a system that uses Secure Boot for Windows 10 and Windows 7 is not compatible with the Secure Boot feature.

    You need to contact Acer technical support for assistance.  You may have to delete the current Windows 10 system and reinstall it without Secure Boot.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

    Monday, August 1, 2016 8:08 PM
  • Hi cnduo2,

    According to your description, I suggest that we could make sure have enough space to hold the boot files. Please check the link below about summarize the steps for dual boot.

    http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/31861-dual-booting-windows-7-10-a.html

    Also please refer to the link below about the video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg6ctXwSB0U

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Also for the secure boot, Secure Boot is a security standard developed by members of the PC industry to help make sure that your PC boots using only software that is trusted by the PC manufacturer. If it couldn’t work, we could reinstall it.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh824987.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Hope it will be helpful to you


    Please remember to mark the replies as an answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
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    Wednesday, August 3, 2016 9:53 AM
  • Hi cnduo2,

    Haven't received your message a few days, was your issue resolved? Because the case may be closed few days later.

    If you feel the suggestion could be helpful to you, please "mark it as answer" to help other community members who have same questions and find the helpful reply quickly.

    If no, please feel free to post back and tell us the current situation in order to provide further help.

    Best regards,

    Carl Fan


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    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 8:28 AM