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My new Hp p2-1394 desktop came with Windows 8. I do not like 8, and wish to install Windows 7. I can boot from CD but can not access my hard drive to install Windows 7.

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All original windows reserve a recovery drive. you should repartition your hard disk first and delete the recovery drive to be able to install another OS.

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    Can still do the same thing on a HP Pavilion p2-1394?

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Hello James,

Let me see if i understand. You've set the BIOS to BOOT FROM CD, yes? But when you do so, SETUP says it cannot find a hard-drive?

Here's what you should do. Wear an ESD strap or get a metal pot and keep your hand on it to stay grounded. Remove all power and open the case. Check that all hard drive cables are connected and tight. Close the case.

Go into the BIOS and make sure the Hard drive hasn't been DISABLED by mistake. It does happen sometimes.

Good luck!

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Enable UEFI on your dekstop in BIOS.

You will need to

1) ENABLE CSM Lanuch

2) Set to UEFI or UEFI & Legacy mode.

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SOURCE: How do I un-install Windows 8 and re-install my copy of Windows 7?

Put the Windows 7 dvd in the drive, reboot the machine, Tap F-8 select boot from DVD/CD rom.

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