I wanted to downgrade a computer from Windows 8 to Windows 7. When I tried to install using Windows 7 installation disk on boot, and I tried to install on a partition, I would get
windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style.
So, based on a tutorial I read online, I booted from the Gparted disk I created, and used Gparted to delete all partitions on the hard drive. Under “Device” I chose Create Partition Table to make a new partition table. I created a NTFS partition.
The instructions then say
Then boot from the Windows install disk and install Windows.
However, when I try to boot from DVD disk, I just get a black screen with a blinking cursor (if I try to boot from hard drive, it says "no boot device available"). So how can I fix this blinking cursor issue so I could boot from the disk and install Windows 7?