One similar issue we want to replicate here “I deleted everything off my HDD from laptop and tried to install Windows 7 because I didn’t like Windows 8 much”
The ultimate problem is “windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computer’s hardware”
Worry NOT. There is a SOLUTION. The problem is caused by INTERL’s Rapid Storage Technology RST RAID Drivers.
While installing Windows, during the step to format your disk or choose the disk partition to install Windows, install the RST RAID driver for your laptop. And then install Windows, this shall work seamlessly for all issues of similar nature.