I needed Windows 7 to be able to run a lordsmurf conversion workflow and ran into a couple issues while installing, so I wanted to post the fixes.
I more or less followed these instructions
, which I believe were pretty solid. This site
was also helpful.
I downloaded a Windows 7 Pro ISO and attempted to run the installer inside the ISO directly, but would get an error that there was a corrupt file. I then attempted to burn the ISO to a DVD thinking that would help, but it did not. To get past this issue, I did fix 1, listed below. I believe the file in question was winload.efi in one case and perhaps autorun.(not sure what extension...) in the other. Attachment IMG_3950.jpg shows the error encountered when booting to the DVD, I believe.
After fix 1, Windows 7 setup would run by booting to the setup DVD (although at this point I believe setup would have run by directly opening the installer inside the ISO), but it would hang on a Windows startup screen after one of the reboots. To get around that, I performed fix 2.
BIOS changes that fixed things (see IMG_3954.jpeg):
1. "Secure Boot": change to "Disabled"
2. "Legacy Support": change to "Enabled"
The warning in IMG_3949.jpeg regarding partition ordering did not seem to cause any problems; I ignored it.