24 b017c: 24 - b017c dual boot with Win7 possible?

The b017c is capable of running WIN7 pro in anyway shape?

I really need to do a system dual boot with WIN7 If Yes.  WIN10 is not be nice to some specific software Attorney that I need to have to work for a client. Win7 is the latest OS, this software is compatible with before an upgrade of expensive software can't be compatible with Win8 or higher (we're talking $1000-2000 range).

I tried to install WIN7 on this computer after the partitioning of the disk space, and put out several settings in the bios (I had error btw), but WIN7 keeps hanging in the first screen after loading the drivers (language selection screen). Something happens where ports USB closing killing all connections to the mouse and keyboard. I have tried many changes in the bios settings and a retry of the WIN7 Installer (from an installation disc) but no dice.

Is there a certain combination of settings that must be disabled in the bios to get the win7 Installer right or I'm screwed?

Thanks for any help


What an adventure!

As you discovered, you must completely format the drive as one or the other (GPT or MBR).  You cannot format a GPT partition and the other in the MBR.

I wonder if you had back and disabled the legacy mode, if W7 would let you install on the GPT - or partition if the disabling legacy mode would also have permitted secure boot.

In any case, it's water under the bridge.

Drivers... Here are some that may work...

First install the driver from the Intel chipset and restart the PC.  A 2nd on the left is the automatic installation file.


See if this graphics driver works... 3rd one down on the left is the automatic installation file.


Audio: Accept the agreement.  Download and install the 2nd driver on the list.

http://www.Realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?langid=1 & PNid = 24 & PFid = 24 & Level = 4 & Conn = 3 & DownTypeID = 3 & getdown = false

Ethernet: Download, unzip and install the 2nd driver on the list.

http://www.Realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?langid=1 & PNid = 13 & PFid = 5 & Level = 5 & Conn = 4 & DownTypeID = 3 & getdown = false

Card reader: download, unzip and install the driver from the 1st on the list.

http://www.Realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?langid=1 & PNid = 15 & PFid = 25 & Level = 4 & Conn = 3 & DownTypeID = 3 & getdown = false

Wireless: 2nd pilot down on the left.


Bluetooth: 2nd one down on the left.


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