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Win 8.1 UEFI Installation from a bootable usb

Question: Win 8.1 UEFI Installation from a bootable usb

I have a Dell Inspiron 7720

I have created an uefi bootable usn flash disk with rufus 1.4b

I'm trying to boot from it so i can create a Windows 8.1 uefi installation and the problem is that the usb flash disk wont boot.

I have secure boot enabled and
legacy option rom disabled.

Am i doing something wrong?

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Preferred Solution: Win 8.1 UEFI Installation from a bootable usb

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Win 8.1 UEFI Installation from a bootable usb

Are you booting the USB/DVD in UEFI mode?

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I have read the " Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create " Tutorial - very helpful - thanks . I have an new ASUS X551M laptop with Win 8.1 , and want to create a bootable USB Flash Drive . I see 2 possibilities - bootable USB or bootable UEFI USB . Which one should I use ?
Thanks .

Answer:Bootable USB or UEFI USB ?

if you use the create media tool (link in sig below) it creates both..

as long as the usb has the file > bootmgr.efi and a folder "efi" it is bootable via UEFI

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Hi there,
I wanted to boot an existing Windows 10 install taken from a UEFI notebook into an older non-UEFI notebook and I only get a flashing cursor. Booted with an installation media and the automatic startup repair did not work.
Browsing online I tried re-creating the boot sector but in the end I understand that to do so I need to attempt the fix from a UEFI system.

I perfectly understand that a Windows installation should not be moved to a different system but I was hoping to manage to boot it up to save some files. Alternatively, I can plug the HDD into another PC.

Is there anybody aware of a way to make this installation work?
Thanks
Tony

Answer:UEFI installation on non-UEFI system

The main problem is that you will have to convert the drive from GPT style partitioning to MBR partitioning so that you can mark a partition as active to be able to boot from it in legacy BIOS. The easiest way to do that is to create an image of your Windows and any data partitions using a program like Macrium Reflect Free, then convert the drive to MBR, then restore the partitions back and create your boot files required to boot in legacy mode.

Alternatively, you can copy the partitions to a second HDD/SSD partitioned as MBR, create the boot files on it, and then install that in the legacy BIOS computer.

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Hi

my bootable DVD's, including my W7 and W8 installl disks and my Hirem boot disk
do not boot up in my new PC which has a UEFI, no legacy option.

The setup is to boot to the DVD drive first but it does not happen.

I believe there is a technique for W7 but it seems to be specific to W7.

I would appreciate any advice on creating a UEFI bootable DVD for use in my
new W10 PC using the bootable DVD ISO's I have.

Thanks

Daniel

Answer:How to create a UEFI bootable CD or DVD

Did you disable Secure boot ?

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Hi, I just updated my BIOS version from 1.15 to 1.25 for my Aspire E15 (E5-573-32JT). I downloaded the version from http://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/driverswith my SNID 53601167576. However on BOOT I get an error saying "No Bootable Device". I Googled and found a similar issue in Tom's Guide here  And as per that post I'm using Legacy instead of UEFI. I wish to know whats the difference booting up with Legacy. And is there anyway to revert back (booting up with UEFI)?  

Answer:No bootable device on startup for UEFI

please edit your SNID, it's a personal data. Legacy was an "emulation" of the old BIOS way, UEFi is the modern way. Since you are using a modern OS (from windows 8.x and up), UEFI is way more secure, the main issue is if you switch to legacy, you will receive a "no bootable device" since it can't read the little EFI partition that store some infos to boot under UEFI. you can easily revert to UEFI:Boot to BIOS pressing F2Go to BOOT tabpress enter on BOOT mode and select UEFIpress F10 to save and exitlet your system boot to windows

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USB Flash Drive has to be in GPT?

Answer:UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive

Hi there

NO

Creating a bootable UEFI drive is done by for example downloading a Live Linux distro on to a bootable USB drive. When the drive boots if the BIOS in the machine supports UEFI you'll usually (in the case of Linux distros) get TWO options - boot the UEFI OS or the regular one.

The same with Windows if you make a bootable USB from the Windows install ISO.

Cheers
jimbo

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Hi all,

Does anyone know how I am able to create a Uefi Bootable USB Flash drive that contains both windows 7 and windows 10 ?

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Hi there
on some PC's when using bootable UEFI USB devices for programs like GPARTED / ACRONIS the BIOS boot menu will often list THE SAME device TWICE -- for example this happens on the HP envy sleekbook series -- when you press ESC then F9 to get the boot menu.

You will see for example Sony Storage stick and then again UEFI Sony Storage stick. Choose the UEFI Sony storage stick and the correct version of the program will load - for example using a USB bootable stick for GPARTED.

The Boot from Laptop's HDD will sometimes not work in some instances -- choose the UEFI OS boot manager - then Windows boots normally.

(Normally the system will boot OK using the OS boot manager in the BIOS for UEFI).

UEFI boot does not require PROTECTED BOOT to be enabled.

Cheers
jimbo

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Hello,

I have made a windows 7 image with the versions I want in it and it fits on a sl 4.7 dvd. All I did was take the install.wim out of the original genuine windows 7 ultimate iso and modify it and put it back in it with daemon tools then burned it to a dvd SL. The problem is that I am not getting the UEFI boot option for the dvd!! My bios is configured correctly 100%. If I take rufus program and put the w7 on usb, uefi shows up as boot option. My dvd does boot but only in mbr mode. So how do I make the dvd bootable with uefi? It can be done because the original w7 ultimate iso can boot as uefi or mbr mode. What am I doing wrong or what do I need to do?? I used daemon tools to extract and put the wim in the iso and ashampoo burning studio to burn the iso to dvd. Any help thanks!! ohh forgot, I am using x64 w7 dvd version

Answer:How to make windows 7 dvd SL (4.7gb) uefi bootable

Step 1 of Clean Reinstall Windows 7 shows how to unlock all versions, provides ISO and tool to burn to DVD. Neither of the tools you are using is supported.

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My Windows 10 Anniversary version broke down on my laptop Lenovo B590 some days ago.After trying several solutions in UEFI I changed the BIOS to load first from DVD/USB and after that I can't do anything - only first standard Lenovo screen shows up and then blank screen - tap Enter - no reaction. Using F2, F12, F9/Fn and/or Delete/Esc buttons don't help and nothing else. Esc gives "Entering Diagnostich Splash Screen" and then blank screen. Conclusion, impossible to get into UEFI any more.I then created a bootable USB with ISO image using Media Creation tool from my wife's/this laptop. Then trying to use the (restricted) repair function from USB without success - then tried to make a clean install but got error message saying that the partition on laptop was GPT version partition and the iso image don't fit to this.Then downloaded the ISO file directly using Media Creation tool and then used Rufus 2.10 to create a GPT partion for UEFI - but the Lenovo laptop would not react on the USB tool at all - meaning blank screen only.(Trying to create  the MBR partition version with Rufus on USB gave the same result as with the USB from Media Creation tool with the message that the partition on my Lenovo was GPT and therefore the MBR could not be used!)I have now talked to Microsoft support who could not help but referred to this community for help - so ....help, please? 

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Hi, I just updated my BIOS version from 1.15 to 1.25 for my Aspire E15 (E5-573-32JT). I downloaded the version from http://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers
with my SNID ***.
 
However on BOOT I get an error saying "No Bootable Device".
 
I Googled and found a similar issue in Tom's Guide here
 
And as per that post I'm using Legacy instead of UEFI.
 
I wish to know whats the difference booting up with Legacy. And is there anyway to revert back (booting up with UEFI)?
 
[edited for privacy-please do not post personal or unique information such as but not limited to full names, email addresses, phone numbers, full serial numbers, etc.]
 

Answer:No bootable device on startup for UEFI

please edit your SNID, it's a personal data. Legacy was an "emulation" of the old BIOS way, UEFi is the modern way. Since you are using a modern OS (from windows 8.x and up), UEFI is way more secure, the main issue is if you switch to legacy, you will receive a "no bootable device" since it can't read the little EFI partition that store some infos to boot under UEFI. you can easily revert to UEFI:Boot to BIOS pressing F2Go to BOOT tabpress enter on BOOT mode and select UEFIpress F10 to save and exitlet your system boot to windows

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Scenario2 days ago I did a windows update that didn't require a reboot. I left the computer on over night while going to bed.When I tried to wake up my computer from sleep the day after it wouldn't start. It was going in some kind of loop without showing anything on the screen.I turned off the computer with the power button, which most likely caused the issue at hand, and tried to start the computer again. Now the computer is unable to load my windows 10 anymore.I had windows on 2 disks, one SSD and my i've also kept the windows on my old HDD for situations like this. Unfortunately my computer is not able to start the windows on any of these two disks anymore, so I had to start troubleshooting and try to fix them.NBThere's no bluescreen or anything like that. The computer stops loading with a black screen and the cursor blinking in the top right corner.TroubleshootingThe first thing I did was to make a USB windows 10 installation medium from another windows 10 comuter using microsofts own software for this. I tried to use this USB for startup repair on the SSD without any luck. I also tried opening CMD and run the following commands:
bootrec /fixmbrbootrec /fixbootbootrec /rebuildbdc
These didn't fix anything so I alos tried running bootrec /scanos which found 1 windows installation and asked if I wanted to add it to boot menu. I answered with yes and it failed.With all these normal ways to fix a boot problem with windows failing I decided to install windows on my secondary... Read more

Answer:NEED HELP: How to repair an UEFI bootable windows 10 disk

Hi, rather than attempt to get a complete picture of what you're saying- which would take me a lot of time and some questions, I'm going to suggest this, assuming you haven't yet started the invaluable practice of using disk imaging routinely as we so often recommend. (e.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + external storage for image sets) - allows recovery without technical help from disk failure and ransomware to user error quite quickly.

So here's my suggestion:
Assuming you still have somewhere a valid system partition ('C:');

1. Create a disk image of your C:
2. Remove all other disks.
3. Clean install Win 10 making sure the new system partition is large enough.
4. Check it boots ok.
5. Overwrite the newly created C: by restoring your image of your present system partition.
6. Run Startup Repair.

You should have a bootable system running your familiar Windows configuration.
4. Restore your disk image

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I did a restore of a hard disk with "Paragon 15 Hard Disk manager 15 Professional" and the restore worked (system is booting and running properly on both [2] Nvme disks), but when I try to select a (Nvme) boot device in the UEFI, the UEFI hangs and is not responding anymore. Resetting the UEFI, the bootloaders in the menu disappear (as expected), but only one of the two Nvme disks is bootable, the disk that has been restored is no longer bootable (was bootable right after restore). I am very dissapointed with the quality of the UEFI and the quality of the TP70 in general. A UEFI/BIOS should never hang and create this kind of a mess. Any idea what is going on ? How can a disk be bootable and after a UEFI/BIOS reset suddenly go offline ? Setup:2x Intel 6000p Nvme (2x1GB)1x 2.5" SSD (Transcent 1GB)1x 2.5" Spinner (Axiom 2TB)   

Answer:UEFI crashes when searching bootable devices

How was the machine configured when it came from Lenovo?  Where was the bootloader?

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Hi guysUnfortunately when I want to install windows with UEFI from bios, there is no choice for choosing boot from DVD, while my DVD is bootable and it is in my DVD Rom. On the other, by changing UEFI to Legacy support, it can recognize my bootable DVD of windows 8.1. I really cant understand what is the problem. Please help to install new windows through UEFI (((((((((Thanks

Answer:Unable to boot with UEFI by bootable windows 8.1 DVD

I think this is a problem with new laptops (as far as I know), you cannot boot into UEFI using DVD.
(Try disabling / enabling SecureBoot but I dont think that will help either)
 
You can however create a bootable USB and boot into UEFI.

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My Windows 10 Anniversary version broke down on my laptop Lenovo B590 some days ago.After trying several solutions in UEFI I changed the BIOS to load first from DVD/USB and after that I can't do anything - only first standard Lenovo screen shows up and then blank screen - tap Enter - no reaction. Using F2, F12, F9/Fn and/or Delete/Esc buttons don't help and nothing else. Esc gives "Entering Diagnostich Splash Screen" and then blank screen. Conclusion, impossible to get into UEFI any more.I then created a bootable USB with ISO image using Media Creation tool from my wife's/this laptop. Then trying to use the (restricted) repair function from USB without success - then tried to make a clean install but got error message saying that the partition on laptop was GPT version partition and the iso image don't fit to this.Then downloaded the ISO file directly using Media Creation tool and then used Rufus 2.10 to create a GPT partion for UEFI - but the Lenovo laptop would not react on the USB tool at all - meaning blank screen only.(Trying to create  the MBR partition version with Rufus on USB gave the same result as with the USB from Media Creation tool with the message that the partition on my Lenovo was GPT and therefore the MBR could not be used!)I have now talked to Microsoft support who could not help but referred to this community for help - so ....help, please? 

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Hi,sorry for my english language. I can't speak english very well.I want to install Windows 8 from the Bootable USB UEFI1) How to make a bootable USB flash? Should I use this?: To create UEFI bootable USB media that can be used to install Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows 8 64-bit operating systems on Lenovo ThinkPad, ThinkCentre, ThinkStation or ThinkServer computers, complete the following steps:1) Open a Command Prompt with Administrator privileges in either Windows 7 Pro or Windows 8 Pro.2) Insert the target USB boot media device into an available USB port.3) Type "DiskPart" in the command prompt.4) Type "List Disk? (make note of the disk number of the target USB drive).5) Type "Select Disk X?, where X is the target USB drive noted in step 4.6) Type "Clean?.7) Type "Create Partition Primary?.8) Type "format FS=fat32 quick?.9) Type "Active?.10) Type "Assign".11) Type "list volume".12) Type "Exit".13) Extract Windows8.iso file on bootable USB. 2) How to boot Y510p from the USB? What do I have to change in BIOS? How to change Boot Priority (USB first)?3) How to install Windows 8? (How to partition HDD)Will i have to use these drivers to install Windows https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=23201&lang=eng&OSVersion=Windows%208... I only want to clean install Windows 8 in UEFI BIOS mode (not legacy!)Could you give me a detailed tutorial? I was looking for this in the internet but i hadn't found.

Answer:Y510p- How to install Windows 8 UEFI by the bootable USB?

if you havent altered your partitions any you can probaly turn off your pc and turn it oun witheh button by the ac in (the little round one) and then i beleive it lets your recover witha clean install of windows and not just the factory image if you so choose. also take a look at this http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT076024 EDIT: neokenchi also had this great info in ealier post http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/U510-clean-install-how/m-p/1260533#M101223





I own a Y510p SLI (retired), Yoga 2 Pro, and a P50 4K.

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Im trying to create a bootable usb to use on my computer. Im working off a macbook pro and can't find anyway to make the usb bootable on my pc. Ive recently purchased a windows 7 pro key and downloaded an iso for it.

Ive tried downloading the windows 7 usb tool, refus and some other programs but none of them i can get to actually work properly with the macbook. I've downloaded wine and tried converting the programs like that but it doesn't seem to work.

I can't create a cd to boot off of because my computer doesn't have cd drive, and i don't want one.

Anyone else have any luck making a bootable usb drive for uefi using a macbook.
 

Answer:Need Help! Make Windows 7 uefi bootable usb from macbook pro

You might try integrating Intel USB 3.0 drivers.

intel usb 3.0 drivers windows 7 - Google Search

I had to this for a new Intel 6700k build.

Found a more specific link:

Download Windows 7* USB 3.0 Creator Utility
 

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I have been trying to create a multipurpose bootable USB for myself, I am trying to get to to have a windows installer and a live linux distro with persistence on one usb.
but i have been having trouble trying to find a bootloader that can boot both from the same usb in efi mode. but that aside I would like to have a uefi/bios bootable usb working but it seems to be one of the other, if I install UEFI mode some older computers cant read it and vice versa. I still come across a couple of old BIOS computers that i need to reinstall and i would like to have it all on one usb if possible. Can i achieve this?

Answer:Can I make a single UEFI & BIOS bootable USB?

You want to put an EFI bootloader on the USB? I'd use The rEFInd Boot Manager: Installing rEFInd

You could create 3 partitions on the USB (in Linux, Windows won't let you make more than one partition on removable media), put the Windows install media on the first (formatted FAT32 so it will work for EFI and BIOS), put rEFInd on the second (FAT partition) and Linux on the 3rd. If you boot BIOS computer it will only see the first partition. If you boot from UEFI you can boot rEFInd boot manager and decide whether to boot the Windows installer or Linux.

Is that what you are after?

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So I want to create a bootable USB for win8 x64. I'v got the ISO.

Do I need to follow this:
Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO

or this?:
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

My motherboard is:
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 (v1.3) and I have updated the BIOS to the latest version (U1L) which says to be a UEFI BIOS; GIGABYTE - Moederbord - Socket 1155 - GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (rev. 1.3)

But I dont quiet understand because what I thought was that UEFI is an alternative/replacement for BIOS. So how can you have a UEFI BIOS?

Answer:Create bootable USB win8, UEFI or BIOS?

I would make the UEFI USB drive, as you can than use the drive on UEFI or Legacy modes.






But I dont quiet understand because what I thought was that UEFI is an alternative/replacement for BIOS. So how can you have a UEFI BIOS?



Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS,Advantech(EN) - YouTube

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Here is what happened.
I bought HP Envy dv6 7201tx (i5,6GB,2GB nVidia,750GB,Win8 Pro)
I used EaseUS Partition manager to resize "C:" and create a new partition in my notebook.
Unfortunately it failed after restart. And windows failed to load and UEFI told that boot not found.
I restarted nearly 7 to 8 times. Its no avail.

So I decided to Repair using Windows 8 USB-HDD created from ISO. Since I am not provided with any DVD Accessories from HP.
To my surprise it doesnt recognise my USB.

I went into BIOS setup and modified something like "Legacy support" to "Enabled" which is already disabled.
And the "Secureboot" option below it automatically faded out to "Disabled". And it said your system will boot in BIOS Mode in next restart.

After reboot I found UEFI to recognise my USB and furthur continued to install Windows 8 and activated it using the Product Key. And in the process i formatted my entire harddisk from GPT to MBR.

To my surprise I found System properties to show "Installed Memory: 6.00GB (929MB usable)
Then only i found myself wrong in doing the process. I have to install Windows 8 with UEFI Enabled and get my RAM memory back. Please help me. Note that UEFI Mode doesnt recognise my bootable USB-HDD.

Answer:UEFI doesn't recognise my bootable USB device?

Welcome to EightForums.



Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
Than type> convert gpt

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

The only 3rd party software that I know of, that fully supports Windows 8 is PARAGON 12.

Paragon 12 now supports Windows 8 uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.

PARAGON Software Group - News: Significant booting challenges on EFI systems when upgrading to Windows 8

   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8




Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03502680.pdf








Originally Posted by HP/Compaq



Creating HP Recovery media

HP Recovery Manager is a software program that offers a way to create recovery media after you
successfully set up the computer. HP Recovery media can be used to perform system recovery if the
hard drive becomes corrupted. System recovery reinstalls the original operating system and the
software programs installed at the factory, and then configures the... Read more

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Hello All

I have original ISO file from MSDN website - it is Windows 8.1 Update 1 Enterprise (x64) MSDN version with Slovak language interface.
I?m create a bootable DVD (Verbatim DVD-R 4,7GB) in program ISO2Disc. This ISO I would like to install on to my system , more details about my pc - see my system specification. My motherboard is MSI Z77 Mpower with latest version UEFI - BIOS 17.12

I have a few question about installation a new windows 8.1 in uefi mode:

-what a bootable media is better ? I think USB stick or DVD disc
-what the function in the BIOS I must turn on or off, I mean the fast boot or memory fast boot
-UEFI mode is better then LEGACY mode ?

I have a bootable DVD Parted Magic , it is good Partition Manager. I must change MBR format to GPT - only GPT is supported format for UEFI , is it rue ? So , now i should format all disc inside my pc (secure erase for ssd disc and wipe for hhd). I can create NTFS partition with GPT format and aligned to 1204MB for all solid state discs and HDD. I can do this ?

I?m sorry for my english. I try to understand me. Thank you for all the helpful advice.

Answer:How to install Windows 8.1 in UEFI mode with bootable dvd

To clean install:
1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums
than
2a) Clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.

2b) Clean Install - Windows 8

2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

For USB:

x64
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

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Hello, some time ago I did a bootable in UEFI mode Windows 8 setup USB following this tutorial and using the ISO I have. All worked fine, now I want to do it with DVD cause you know, USBs are for other storage, I prefer keeping such on a DVD where I won't be touching or using them for anything else but installation and booting.

I have DVD+RW (crappy Verbatim). I am not sure if it can burn DVDs but at least it didn't work for Win 7-8 usb/dvd tool due to being dual-layer disk.

Anyway, my question is, would it work if I followed as in the tutorial, making it all on the USB up to Step 8, sending the files to the USB as if I am to boot from USB but then I do normal burn of all files from the USB after Step 8 to DVD,.

Or some other method is needed? I would use Burnaware free, if you know how to do it with it or other tool for that purpose.

Answer:(Quick) question - making Windows 8 bootable in UEFI DVD

Take a look at this from step nine:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ad-create.html

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Hello all. I'm now running on my new X99 platform rig (Rampage V Edition 10 Mobo), on which I had installed Win10 Pro x64 (unactivated as of yet) on a Samsung 960 EVO NVMe drive for overclocking and stability testing. However, I also pulled a handful of drives from my old X58 platform PC including the a Samsung 840 Pro w/Win 10 Pro x64 (activated) , a WD Black HDD without any OS acting as an overflow data drive in my old PC, and an old WD VelociRaptor with Win7 Ultimate x64.

All of these drives are detected by the W10Pro install on the 960 EVO, automatically visible and able to be browsed on the file manager. However, what I really wanted to do was to boot the Win10Pro on the 840 Pro. I had been told on some enthusiast forums and chats that W10Pro is pretty flexible and wouldn't have too much of an issue with drivers and whatnot, swapping the drive from one PC to another (a departure from earlier OSes as I recall), with the OS pulling down what it needs for core functionality in most cases. However, the problem I am having is that I can't seem to make the 840 Pro bootable at all.

When I go into my RVE10's UEFI and look at the boot options, all the drives are detected. Right now the 960 is of course the first boot drive, but there is a helpful Boot Override option where you can click on a particular drive and boot directly from that one it seems. When I try this with the 840 Pro however, sadly it does not actually boot. I get about a second of the "... Read more

Answer:SSD w/Win10 from old PC detected, not bootable? MBR/BIOS vs GPT/UEFI issue perhaps?

The ability to swap the OS drive between wildly varying platforms is by no means guaranteed, even under Windows 10.
 

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Here is the issue I am currently at:

I have a Surface Pro 4 that I want to set up a Dual Boot on. I normally wouldn't have too much of an issue resolving this on my own, but due to the Surface Pro 4 not supporting Legacy flash drives, my standard way (Booting into a MBR Flash Drive w/ an Offline OS on it and doing the defrag/moving the files to the beginning of the drive) of solving this issue has left me baffled. I've attempted downloading Rufus and utilizing a MBR ISO (Which failed, since it didn't have the EFI boot sector on it), going back and forth amongst various methods of removing secure boot (which was a doozy at first, after having to go through recovering my BitLocker key) in order to boot from legacy, all to no avail.

Basically, I want to take my SSD, and move all the files to the beginning, which I can't do in Windows due to system files being in use (Ironically, a large portion being near the end of the drive). All I am looking for is a method to create a bootable UEFI flash drive that I can use to defrag/do this from. I've dug a little bit around on Linux and didn't find anything that seemed to be able to do it, as most options seemed only relevant to Windows PCs. Is there any options available to do this? Or would formatting and reinstalling it be the only option?

~ Thanks in advance

Answer:Create bootable UEFI Defrag Flash Drive?

Welcome to TenForums, QuentinX5.

Defragging an SSD is the last thing you want to do. There IS no "front of the drive" on an SSD. All you'll do is shorten its useful lifetime unnecessarily.

If it's actually just moving your partitions around, that's another can of worms - there are free tools available to do that which you can't do (either conveniently or at all) with Windows native Disk Management or without knowing how to use diskpart at a command prompt.

If it's really just partitioning you want to do, you'll get a more effective help if you post a screen shot of your partition layout in Disk Management and explain what your ultimate goal is. Here's a tutorial on how to do that: Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of


Do I surmise correctly that you simply want to shrink your OS partition and make room for another partition to put a 2nd OS on?

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Hy guys, on a UEFI PC Asus g752, a Windows 10 bootable usb is not recognized during boot time. The PC has Secure Boot Disabled and CS mode enabled in the BIOS/UEFI.

The bootable USB was created using Rufus and I tried all options including MBR/UEFI and GPT/UEFI ,
both using FAT32. I use the 90 Day Trial Windows 10 Enterprise available from microsoft.com.
The option named "MBR for BIOS or UEFI-CSM" does not work neither with its difference being that it forces the USB into NTFS mode vs the other two options, which allow it stay in FAT32 ...

The UEFI Asus pc will not boot from that USB, using the "Flash" selection during boot and ends up in black screen with cursor blinking.. Also this same USB
will not boot on a non-UEFI Dell laptop neither resulting in the same black screen with blinking cursor ...

Now, creating a bootable USB with the official Microsoft tool : MediaCreationToolx64 still cannot boot the UEFI Asus PC with the same blinking cursor result ... however it will boot the other non-UEFI Dell Laptop.

How can I create a bootable USB for that UEFI Asus PC ?

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Hello guys, today i'm are here to explain how to create a bootable usb uefi in few steps



Thank you for whatching

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Hy guys, on a UEFI PC Asus g752, a Windows 10 bootable usb is not recognized during boot time. The PC has Secure Boot Disabled and CS mode enabled in the BIOS/UEFI.

The bootable USB was created using Rufus and I tried all options including MBR/UEFI and GPT/UEFI ,
both using FAT32. I use the 90 Day Trial Windows 10 Enterprise available from microsoft.com.
The option named "MBR for BIOS or UEFI-CSM" does not work neither with its difference being that it forces the USB into NTFS mode vs the other two options, which allow it stay in FAT32 ...

The UEFI Asus pc will not boot from that USB, using the "Flash" selection during boot and ends up in black screen with cursor blinking.. Also this same USB
will not boot on a non-UEFI Dell laptop neither resulting in the same black screen with blinking cursor ...

Now, creating a bootable USB with the official Microsoft tool : MediaCreationToolx64 still cannot boot the UEFI Asus PC with the same blinking cursor result ... however it will boot the other non-UEFI Dell Laptop.

How can I create a bootable USB for that UEFI Asus PC ?

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Hey Guys

Does anyone know how this software can be configured to boot from usb on uefi/gpt.

I formatted usb using rufus on the relevant mode then dragged over the contents of another usb where it does work on bios/mbr set up.
But when booting from it on the uefi set up , I get the error " no operating system found"?

I have compiled the software into an iso then tried rufus , but rufus states the iso is not efi?

Can anyone shed any light on this?

Many thanks.

Answer:How to make [email protected] disk bootable on uefi/gpt?

This is what i did to create a Bootable USB disk for Windows 10.
I selected GPI partition scheme and formatted my USB with FAT32 filesystem using Windows 10 ISO image. All went smooth.

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Hi all. My Lenovo Twist (Ultrabook s230u) has ran into problems - and tries to run AutoRepair but gets hung up each time. Lenovo has instructions for creating a bootable USB to run UEFI diagnostics: Lenovo UEFI Diagnostics - Bootable USB (Create it on Windows OS) - Desktops / Notebooks / Workstations. But it doesn't work. Level 2 support (thru IBM) said they haven't found a way to run diagnostics from a USB on this model (Twist). He showed me how to disable secure boot in BIOS setup to allow both UEFI & Legacy Boot. But he also tried & failed to create a USB key from Lenovo's instructions: http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub...le-usb-204.txt. The command line given (UefiBootableGenerator.exe --create -l boot -u I -f "UEFI_Bootable_v02.00.04.zip") throws the error: "Invalid option to --create: -1". But these instructions were the same as given for a prior UEFI bootable version 1.05, which was posted in an earlier thread (www.eightforums.com/general-support/18039-how-access-boot-menu-bios-windows-8-a.html). So I thought someone here could shed some light on:
- How to create this USB key from Lenovo's download file
- Why the command line is not working
- How to run the diagnostics from a USB on this Lenovo Twist

This Lenovo model has diagnostics preloaded but, again, I've tried several times and it's not running. After starting AutoRepair, it says its running Diagnostics. Then a few times it's says checking or repairing hard drive, which says might ... Read more

Answer:Problem creating Bootable USB for Lenovo UEFI Diagnostics

Originally Posted by marko


The command line given (UefiBootableGenerator.exe --create -l boot -u I -f "UEFI_Bootable_v02.00.04.zip") throws the error: "Invalid option to --create: -1".



The error message seems to be referring to "-1" but the command refers to "-l" (One being the number "1" and the other being the letter between "k" and "m" in the alphabet.) Both look very similar in that txt file of instructions, and I think they even get it wrong.





8. Now create the USB key by entering this command:
BootableGenerator.exe --create -l -u -f

where
*<-1> is the new name of the USB key (limit of 11 characters)



(The -l and -1 look more alike in standard Courier fonts than in the Forum's font too.)

It couldn't be as simple as confusion between 1 and l could it?

Also, I'm assuming you checked the "I" (yet another easy confusion) later in the command was the actual letter of the USB drive or changed it?

I guess your PC isn't working well enough to post a screenshot, but maybe a photo is possible and would be helpful?

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Here is the issue I am currently at:

I have a Surface Pro 4 that I want to set up a Dual Boot on. I normally wouldn't have too much of an issue resolving this on my own, but due to the Surface Pro 4 not supporting Legacy flash drives, my standard way (Booting into a MBR Flash Drive w/ an Offline OS on it and doing the defrag/moving the files to the beginning of the drive) of solving this issue has left me baffled. I've attempted downloading Rufus and utilizing a MBR ISO (Which failed, since it didn't have the EFI boot sector on it), going back and forth amongst various methods of removing secure boot (which was a doozy at first, after having to go through recovering my BitLocker key) in order to boot from legacy, all to no avail.

Basically, I want to take my SSD, and move all the files to the beginning, which I can't do in Windows due to system files being in use (Ironically, a large portion being near the end of the drive). All I am looking for is a method to create a bootable UEFI flash drive that I can use to defrag/do this from. I've dug a little bit around on Linux and didn't find anything that seemed to be able to do it, as most options seemed only relevant to Windows PCs. Is there any options available to do this? Or would formatting and reinstalling it be the only option?

~ Thanks in advance

Answer:Create bootable UEFI Defrag Flash Drive?

Welcome to TenForums, QuentinX5.

Defragging an SSD is the last thing you want to do. There IS no "front of the drive" on an SSD. All you'll do is shorten its useful lifetime unnecessarily.

If it's actually just moving your partitions around, that's another can of worms - there are free tools available to do that which you can't do (either conveniently or at all) with Windows native Disk Management or without knowing how to use diskpart at a command prompt.

If it's really just partitioning you want to do, you'll get a more effective help if you post a screen shot of your partition layout in Disk Management and explain what your ultimate goal is. Here's a tutorial on how to do that: Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of


Do I surmise correctly that you simply want to shrink your OS partition and make room for another partition to put a 2nd OS on?

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Hi there,It appears the R3-131T has troubles with trying to boot to UEFI mode with an USB stick. BIOS version is 1.09. My device (Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 3.0 32 GB) is not being detected and Windows Boot Manager is being loaded automaticaly. I managed to make it run under Legacy mode to run a unetbootin-created live install media of Debian 8.2 x86-64, however that leaves me with having to swap between the Legacy and UEFI modes each time I want to switch the system, as grub cannot detect the presence  of Win 10. I have tried disabling the Secure Boot, but alas no avail. As for the Legacy mode Debian I installed, the initial kernel (3.1.6) only allowed the use of touchscreen, not the touchpad and WiFi couldn't find networks. Upgrading the kernel to 4.3.0 fixed the touchpad issue, however, most importantly, the WiFi issue persists. I followed this guide as I detected Realtek RTL 8111/81668 using the lspci -nn feature. While the driver is listed for the 3.x kernel, I would suspect some backwards compatibility since the chipset is so new and the update time was literly yesterday (2016/1/12). The driver was succesfuly installed and is displayed in the lspci -v, however, I still cannot detect any WiFi  in the wicd application. Can anyone help me out on these 2 issues?

Answer:Aspire R3-131T Linux UEFI USB bootable device not ...

Instead of using unetbootin, use Rufus, set Partition Scheme to EFI/UEFI and FAT32 format. Disable only secure boot and then try to boot from the USB flash drive.

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So, got a new laptop, and it started to rain in problems :
1) uefi - what kind of crap is this ?? it cannot detect anything - i have ssd, i have pluged bootable win7 installation usb flash, but it just gives "no bootable device found". Had to turn off uefi and enable legacy mode. Is uefi usable only with windows 8+ ?

Answer:Acer laptop, uefi, no bootable devices found

This is the benefits of UEFI:
Better security by helping to protect the pre-start-up – or pre-boot – process against bootkit attacks.
Faster start-up times and resuming from hibernation.
Support for drives larger than 2.2 terabytes (TB).
Support for modern, 64-bit firmware device drivers that the system can use to address more than 17.2 billion gigabytes (GB) of memory during start-up.
Capability to use BIOS with UEFI hardware.

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I have recovery tools that have bootable CDs based upon WinPE but they do not work in a UEFI environment. Is it possible to modify the boot details on the CD (or USB) such that it will then boot? I don't want to fiddle with the PC settings to enable legacy mode or anything like that as this causes me other problems.

If possible there is one other issue that would prevent them working. If the CD is based upon the 32bit WinPE then this will not boot in UEFI on 64bit hardware and vice versa. However I have UEFI in both 32 and 64 bit in my VMWare for testing.

Thanks

Answer:Can BIOS bootable recovery CDs be made to work with UEFI

x86 UEFI is only supported by ATOM processors

create your PE media on usb

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Hi there,It appears the R3-131T has troubles with trying to boot to UEFI mode with an USB stick. BIOS version is 1.09. My device (Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 3.0 32 GB) is not being detected and Windows Boot Manager is being loaded automaticaly. I managed to make it run under Legacy mode to run a unetbootin-created live install media of Debian 8.2 x86-64, however that leaves me with having to swap between the Legacy and UEFI modes each time I want to switch the system, as grub cannot detect the presence  of Win 10. I have tried disabling the Secure Boot, but alas no avail. As for the Legacy mode Debian I installed, the initial kernel (3.1.6) only allowed the use of touchscreen, not the touchpad and WiFi couldn't find networks. Upgrading the kernel to 4.3.0 fixed the touchpad issue, however, most importantly, the WiFi issue persists. I followed this guide as I detected Realtek RTL 8111/81668 using the lspci -nn feature. While the driver is listed for the 3.x kernel, I would suspect some backwards compatibility since the chipset is so new and the update time was literly yesterday (2016/1/12). The driver was succesfuly installed and is displayed in the lspci -v, however, I still cannot detect any WiFi  in the wicd application. Can anyone help me out on these 2 issues?

Answer:Aspire R3-131T Linux UEFI USB bootable device not ...

Instead of using unetbootin, use Rufus, set Partition Scheme to EFI/UEFI and FAT32 format. Disable only secure boot and then try to boot from the USB flash drive.

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I installed windows 7 as UEFI, removing the old MBR storage disc. After completing the installation whenever I try to add the storage disc, windows becomes unbootable. Remove the storage disc, everything is as normal as earlier.

Is there a way to solve this issue with keeping everything intact?

Thanks a lot in advance.

** Microsoft has some hotfixes, but those need to be added to installation media

Answer:UEFI and MBR storage disc: Windows is no longer bootable?

Is Windows Boot Manager, first boot device in UEFI/BIOS firmware

Are all storage drives marked INACTIVE

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Hey guys...

Been at this a while and need some help.

Got a new machine (Qosmio X70-B-102) which like most tries to force me to use Windows 8 platform preinstalled... no chance thankyou... my machine and I'll run it how I choose to.

So my plan has always been to do a clean install of 7 x 64 pro which I already own.

Initially I learn that the BIOS needs to be changed from UEFI to CSM... no prob that's easy... but the hybrid SSHD is set up with GPT partitions and my 7 wont install unless they are MBR.

At the advanced options screen I can delete all partitons and format but I end up with one single unallocated drive that remains as a GPT cos the advanced options don't offer the necessary conversion to MBR.

So... I do some reading and discover that in fact Windows 7 WILL install to GPT providing the installer I use can do that and as some will no doubt know the RUFUS installer allows us to select 'GPT partition scheme for UEFI computers'

Hmmm... brilliant I thought... I can keep using the UEFI firmware advantages by installing onto GPT partitions.

So I got Rufus and created my bootable windows 7 x64 Pro selecting the 'GPT partition scheme.....'

Only change I then make to the BIOS is to disable secure boot and boot order to USB.

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Answer:Installing 7x64 issue on 8.1 machine using Rufus UEFI bootable

Make sure the Rufus settings are exactly as pictured in Option One of UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows and do not change once you load the ISO.

Where did you get the ISO. Check it's HASH to confirm it is intact, from Step 1 of Clean Reinstall Windows 7 .

Did you boot the installer as a UEFI device? It is not going to install to UEFI if not, and if it doesn't show up as a UEFI device after Rufus formatting, then it is either formatted incorrectly or the BIOS settings are not yet correct.

It may require Legacy BIOS settings if UEFI First to Boot is present. It may require some level of CSM, as long as you can boot the flash stick as a UEFI device.

If in doubt about settings, let us see the ones in BIOS related to Secure Boot, UEFI, Legacy BIOS, CSM and BIOS Boot Priority order. Attach camera pics using paper clip icon in reply box.

Use the BIOS Boot menu key to trigger flash stick with HD or Windows Boot Manager set first to boot.

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I'm attempting to downgrade my laptop from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 7 64-bit. I have a Fujitsu U904; since it's an ultrabook there's no DVD drive.. and I have no access to an external (last resort, I'll buy one).

I'm attempting to use the guide here: UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows and I'm stuck.

On the last bit, where it mentions the step you must do only if you are creating a Windows 7 64bit uefi bootable usb, my folder structure doesn't match the one in the images.

This bit: C) In 7-Zip, navigate to the sources\install.wim\1\Windows\Boot\EFI\bootmgfw.efi on the USB flash drive, select the bootmgfw.efi file, copy it to your desktop, click/tap on OK, and close 7-Zip.

My sources folder includes:

dlmanifests
en-us
etwproviders
inf
license
replacementmanifests
servicing
servicingstackmisc

And a litany of individual files.

Any suggestions on this or where to proceed?

I've tried with rufus and the windows 7 usb tool (the one from the microsoftstore.com), and the laptop will not boot. The windows 7 tool states it couldn't made the usb drive bootable, and when using a drive imaged with rufus, the laptop says boot error (bios error; not win 7's install app)

Answer:Creating Bootable USB, UEFI, w/ eightforums guide, ISO doesn't match

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tbonecopper


I'm attempting to use the guide here: UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows and I'm stuck.

On the last bit, where it mentions the step you must do only if you are creating a Windows 7 64bit uefi bootable usb, my folder structure doesn't match the one in the images.

This bit: C) In 7-Zip, navigate to the sources\install.wim\1\Windows\Boot\EFI\bootmgfw.efi on the USB flash drive, select the bootmgfw.efi file, copy it to your desktop, click/tap on OK, and close 7-Zip.


You do not need this option if you are using a Rufus program.

Here is info about UEFI Boot Mode (installing using the GPT partition style) and Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (installing using the MBR partition style): link






Quote:
2. How to create UEFI Boot Mode compatible Windows 7/8 64-bit USB flash drive, which is only bootable in UEFI Boot Mode.

- Download and run the Rufus program.
- Connect your USB flash drive.
- Click on the browse icon and select your Windows 7/8 64-bit ISO image file.
- Under Partition scheme and target system type, select GPT partition scheme for UEFI computer.
- Under File system, select FAT32.
- The default Cluster size setting is automatically detected, so do not change the setting.
- Click on Start button.









Quote:
3. How to create Legacy BIOS Boot Mode compatible Windows 7/8 32/64-bit USB flash drive, which is only bootable in Legacy BI... Read more

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Cant boot from UEFI NEED to create a bootable recovery disk in win 8.1

need to create a bootable recovery disk in win 8.1 have a Lenovo ideapad and UEFI

How do I make my computer bootable?
I found the following on a recovery disk which I made early last year for the same computer but I cant get it to boot.

How do I boot this usb flash drive without losing this material and is it used to recreate the correct partitions? It has this info on it:

convert gpt
create partition primary size=1000
format quick fs=ntfs label="WINRE_DRV"
assign letter="W"
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
set id="de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac"
create partition efi size=260
format quick fs=fat32 label="SYSTEM_DRV"
assign letter="S"
create partition efi size=1000
format quick fs=fat32 label="LRS_ESP"
assign letter="I"
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
set id="bfbfafe7-a34f-448a-9a5b-6213eb736c22"
create partition msr size=128
create partition primary size=436224
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows8_OS"
assign letter="T"
create partition primary
format quick fs=ntfs label="LENOVO"
assign letter="O"
shrink minimum=12288
create partition primary
format quick fs=ntfs label="PBR_DRV"
assign letter="Q"
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
set id="de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac"
exit
 

Answer:Need to create a bootable repair disk in win 8.1 have a Lenovo ideapad and UEFI

No reply?
 

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Hi there,

I've really been struggling with this: I'm trying to install Windows 10 from Dell USB drive that I've made bootable, but it's only seen in the legacy options in the one-time boot menu. Secure boot is off and UEFI is enabled. I need the USB to be recognized as UEFI in order to install Windows to boot to UEFI. I'm using Rufus to make the bootable drive and I've tried both MBR and GPT partition scheme for UEFI with no luck. Is there any BIOS settings I need to check? 

Answer:Can't install Windows 10 from bootable USB with UEFI - Dell Latitude E7470

Download the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft
(www.microsoft.com/.../windows10)
and use that to create the bootable Windows installation disk.
JohnD

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Hi there,

I've really been struggling with this: I'm trying to install Windows 10 from Dell USB drive that I've made bootable, but it's only seen in the legacy options in the one-time boot menu. Secure boot is off and UEFI is enabled. I need the USB to be recognized as UEFI in order to install Windows to boot to UEFI. I'm using Rufus to make the bootable drive and I've tried both MBR and GPT partition scheme for UEFI with no luck. Is there any BIOS settings I need to check? 

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I wish reinstall Win 7 on my new unused Samsung 840 Pro 256gb SSD. I have a new OEM SP1 Home Premium 64 bit installation disc that has never been used.
I thought this would be a good opportunity to set it up in the UEFI mode, however I am not sure how to make sure it will use the UEFI loading.
My specs are up to date so you can see I have a very recent motherboard & CPU. I believe I will need to set the BIOS settings to UEFI in all cases where necessary & to set AHCI as well before installation. Is there anything else that I should be aware of.
I will rely on the installation to set up the partitions as needed as I don't want any special partitions.
Is there anything I need to do to the SSD before hand. Samsung provide a DVD that has cloning software on it which I would not be using, but I would use the SSD maintenance program that is also on the DVD. I assume I would run that after OS installation.
Any suggestions or warnings are most welcome, to make this as easy as possible.

Answer:Win 7 UEFI installation on new SSD .

Hi there.

Yes there are a few extra procedures to running on UEFI.

What is the specific reason on why you want to boot off UEFI and not a legacy bios boot? I will be honest there isn't a real difference in booting performance. The normal reason why is a MBR (legacy) doesn't support disks over 2TB and GPT (UEFI) does. If you don't understand the difference I suggest you just install Windows normally as there isn't a major difference.

Anyway if you wish to continue How to Install Windows 7 Using the "Unified Extensible Firmware Interface" (UEFI)
P.S. I'm on a GPT boot on my SSD and your specs are similar to mine and it will work fine if done correctly.

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Question: UEFI installation

I bought a new dell laptop and found it full of bloatware and so I installed windows 8 from my previous usb key.
Later I found out about UEFI and decided to reinstall windows 8. I followed a guide from this site and made a usb using rufus. Now when I put that usb drive, my laptop does not recognize it.

P.S. - I selected uefi from boot menu too.

Answer:UEFI installation

Use the Dell reinstall DVD which has no bloat ware.

How to order Microsoft official Dell OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks.
Manuals | Dell US

RouteTo
Customer Support | Dell US

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Is there any way to install windows 7 32 bit on Asus T100T? In T100T there is only 32-bit UEFI and it cannot be changed on legacy BIOS. Win 7 32-bit does not support UEFI (why not?) but is there someway to bypass that i.e. would it work with some 3rd party
bootloader or something like that?

Answer:Windows 7 32-bit UEFI installation

The reason why it wasn't supported in Win7 is due to an incorrect market forcast. Initially, when UEFI 2.3.1 spec was worked on and brought to the desktop, 32bit OSes were thought to have been eliminated from the market. If you recall a long time ago, the
rumors of Windows 8 were it would only come in a 64 and 128bit versions and no 32bit. As such, the strategy was to eliminate it, and it started with UEFI support in Vista SP1 x64 but not 32. The same continued on with Windows 7 releases. However, it was obvious
that 32bit was still very important and that no one would be buying a 128bit OS, so Windows 8 x86 was made to support UEFI.
Now down to technical things, it is the bootloader of Windows 7 that has the most problem. I have had limited problems with other interfaces, such as WMI returning garbage.
Using setup isn't going to work out because it may detect the firmware's capabilities and convert the disk to GPT. The key to have Win7 x86 boot on a UEFI board is to not use the System Reserved partition. This means you would have to run diskpart to format
the disk, and then using DISM to apply the image. NOTE: I have not attempted to deploy the OS on that particular hardware and BIOS version. It may still have issues or not able to boot.

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I have an SSD System Drive which contains Win 7 64bit Professional OS and all of my Programs, which was built on a GB BIOS MB, so has MBR Boot Sector.
I wish to transfer this SSD, complete as is, to a new GB MB which has UEFI Boot Sector and then install Chipset Drivers.
a) Is this idea sound.
b) Are there any associated issues doing it this way.
c) Recommended Best Procedures, if my idea is wrong.

Experts advice please.

Answer:BIOS MB & UEFI MB Installation

You can use the SSD as is, you don't have to use the UEFI "GPT" drive format.

However, is the Win 7 64 bit Professional you have an "OEM" version or a full license version? If its an OEM version legally it is only licensed for the original PC (motherboard) it was installed on. Its iffy on whether Microsoft will activate an OEM on a different system. If its a full version there shouldn't be any problem activating it on the new motherboard.

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Hi people,
I have some problem with installation Windows 10 UEFI on Samsung 850 EVO SSD.
Actually I installed everything only my problem is because I could boot only if in BIOS is set option with Windows Boot Manager

P1 Windows Boot Manager Samsung 850 EVO
P1 Samsung 850 EVO

Before I had Windows 7 Installed on other SSD in Legacy Mode.
I want to install properly Windows 10 on Samsung 850 EVO without Windows Boot Manager.
Is it that possible in UEFI Mode?
My system is i7-5820K - Rampage V Extreme - Dominator Platinum DDR4 2666

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Hello, I thank again everybody who helped me before. Right now I'm having problems with a new netbook I recently bought (Complete Datasheet: Acer | Aspire One | AO725-0600 | Overview). Anyway, I thought I wouldn't need them anymore so I deleted all those partitions that come from the manufacturer because I really NEVER used them before (and besides they where almost 50 GB in size :S ). But I was very very wrong. I'm having the most difficult time trying to re-install Windows 8 again, and I stumbled upon the UEFI method which I didn't know nothing at all. So my question is, is it possible to install Windows 7 x64 through UEFI in that netbook?, I've been using Win 7 for years now and I'm most comfortable with it. I know the netbook is UEFI compatible since the BIOS settings includes the option of using UEFI or Legacy BIOS. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:UEFI Installation possible on this Netbook?

Damian Adelle, Try this tutorial

UEFI

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Hi everyone!

I was wondering if there is an easy way of installing W10 in larger disks (+2TB) on systems with no UEFI Support

Right now my HDD is formatted with MBR, windows 10 is installed in it, and have ~700GB of unallocated space wich i cant use due to partition limitations

Additionally, I have a slower and smaller hdd.

The goal is to install W10 on the larger hdd. It has to be gpt

any advice will be appreciated

Answer:Installation on 3TB disk (Non Uefi)

If you want to have your boot drive GPT, then it has to be UEFI boot.

For non-EUFI, I believe your only option is to partition the drive into a 2TB and a 1TB partition and install OS on the 2TB partition.

You can do MBR which has 2TB limitation or GPT which requires EUFI for boot drive, but those are your options.

(You can have GPT for non boot drives without EUFI though so you could also use a different drive for boot)

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Hi I'm new to eight forums, I hope i can become a valued member soon.

I purchased a laptop in Korea not long ago, i came with the option of Win7 or 8 but i chose to get it without an OS because I didnt want an OS in hangul. I installed Windows 7 on it and I've been using it fine ever since. Now I have decided to move on to Windows 8. And since my laptop has UEFI capabilities I might as well go all out.

But, I want to make sure I do it properly and I would like to understand a few things first.
In my bios I have the following settings (I'm only listing the things that would have something to do with UEFI or things I have no idea about.

ADVANCED:

XHCI - It's set to Auto, other options include Enabled, Disabled and Smart Auto. I have no idea what this function is and i assume i should leave it.

HDC Configure As - I have no idea what this is either and it's set to AHCI. Other option is IDE.

VT Suport - Whatever it is its enabled.
BOOT:

Boot Type - Set to Dual Boot Type - I guess I will change that to UEFI when I go to install Windows 8.

Skip EFI Image in CdROM - I should disable that I guess/
__
SOOooo.. Is there anything I should know about, especially about the settings in the Advanced section? If someone could explain what they are I would appreciate it very much. I'm greatful for any tips you guys could provide.
Thanks in advance!

Answer:First Installation of Windows 8 and UEFI

As you have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Help Forums
or
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

For more info on uEFI:
Windows and GPT FAQ
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
UEFI and Windows
Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube
Sample: Configure UEFI/GPT-Based Hard Drive Partitions by Using Windows PE and DiskPart

For UEFU/BIOS firmware, set to load default setting.

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I am going to build an 8.1 UEFI desktop with an EFI partition. Can I do this with any Win 8.1 installation disc? Do you need a special version of 8.1 to create a UEFI computer?

Answer:Win 8.1 installation disc for UEFI

No you don't - any will work. You will need the correct version (x64 unless you have a reason not to). You'll need your key as well of course.

Clean Install - Windows 8

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I'm trying to install win7 on a new intel ssd. I setup a USB drive as a uefi boot and I can successfully boot the install program from it. However I stored my ssd driver files on that same USB drive.

When it is time to install on a drive it doesn't see the ssd drive (which is expected). I then try to load the driver for it. However when searching for the intel ssd driver all I can see is the ramdrive the installation files created. I can only see the boot drive x:\ which has only windows installation files. How can I navigate the USB drive at its real root during this part of the installation so i can point it to my driver files?
 

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Hello all, I was wondering if it is possible to install a Win 8.1 OS (Core to Pro) from an ISO image that is different than the one associated with the UEFI code on an OEM system. Does the UEFI firmware and Microsoft combo strictly limit you to the OS shipped with the unit. My comp seems to be UEFI (can't change this in BIOS) only no Legacy. Also side question: when installing ISO from a USB drive are there any issues with using USB 3.0 over USB 2.0. New to OEM units so any advice/help is appreciated.

Answer:UEFI installation question

Yes you can install Pro if you have a Pro product key.
USB 3.0 is not recognized in your BIOS/UEFI shouldn't matter main thing to understand is that it needs to be formatted Fat 32 See the tutorials for UEFI Install you won't have any issues

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Hi everyone!

I was wondering if there is an easy way of installing W10 in larger disks (+2TB) on systems with no UEFI Support

Right now my HDD is formatted with MBR, windows 10 is installed in it, and have ~700GB of unallocated space wich i cant use due to partition limitations

Additionally, I have a slower and smaller hdd.

The goal is to install W10 on the larger hdd. It has to be gpt

any advice will be appreciated

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ok... i upgraded from win7 to win8... and now i got to know that win8 would boot even more faster if it has uefi configuration,but to my bad it wasn't enabled in my intel dh55pj motherboard bios... now how do i install windows 8 again with uefi config. ?? i really have no idea about the installation in this mode

EDIT: after upgrading to win8 i had to refresh my pc ,since live tiles weren't working and i didn't know how to solve the problem, after refreshing i ran intel driver update utility and installed latest chipset software and updated the wddm 1.1(intel HD graphics) to intel HD graphics from the device manager

Answer:uefi installation of windows 8

From a quick look at the intel dh55pj on the Intel web site, the board is to old to have UEFI/BIOS firmware.

Intel? Desktop Board DH55PJ

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Hello I have problem installing windows 7 on my X250 laptop. I am using crucial mx200 because of Opal 2 enycrypiton.I have  disabled Secure boot, enabled UEFI only boot. But when i am installing Windows 7 from USB key i get error: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.and the status 0xc000000d Usb was created with rufus tool, i have even try with creating manualy (http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/15458-uefi-bootable-usb-flash-drive-create-windows.html If I boot of usb cd-rom instalation stops at starting windows(the first starting windows not the one after you select disk and all that stuff). anyone has a solution maybe?

Answer:X250 Uefi windows 7 Installation

I have had better luck setting boot to be "UEFI first" and turning off secure boot for the install.  Set them back they way you want them after installing.

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I posted sometime ago about this and the post does not seem to have been posted, I have a toshiba L50 laptop with UEFI hidden partition, I want to do a fresh install of windows 10 but first I want to format the hard drive, and would like to know if the UEFI partition is needed or can i remove it?

Thanks

Webdoc

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Hey all,

I bought a new Toshiba L70-BST2NX1 laptop and I am trying to install Windows 7 (Home Premium 64-bit) on it using UEFI method, not dual boot with Windows 8.1, just Windows 7 all by itself. I got stuck early in the installation process.

Here is what I did: Disabled Secure Boot in UEFI setup
Removed all partitions from HDD
Began booting from Windows 7 DVD while UEFI is enabled

Having done that, on the screen I see "loading files" text and a white horizontal progress bar. Then the animated Windows startup logo appears with "Starting Windows" text, but then it freezes in the middle of the logo animation. This is where I am stuck.

I certainly want help getting me through the installation but I also have a number of questions. Does Windows 7 normally support this type of UEFI installation?
If UEFI booting is disabled (CSM) on UEFI-capable machine, what functionality do I give up?
If Windows 7 installation is performed with UEFI boot disabled (CSM), can UEFI booting be enabled again after the installation process is finished?

These are the instructions that Toshiba has, and they say to use CSM booting, but does that mean that UEFI Windows 7 is impossible on UEFI-capable Toshiba machines?
https://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2C03F80002R01.htm

Answer:Windows 7 installation on Toshiba UEFI

Try following these directions: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

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Hi! Yesterday I have bought Crucial M4 128GB and now I want to install windows from in in the UEFI native mode. But my recovery disks arent bootable in this mode. Is there any way to install factory image from recovery disks in uefi mode? I supose I need to make new bootloader or smth? Anybody have tried to do that? I DONT want to use legacy mode.

Answer:uefi installation from recovery disks?

Hi Cyber_KID,
 
That's not possible, see this KB:- http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/General-Discussion-Knowledge/What-is-UEFI-and-when-was-it-introduced-on-...





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ok well this is a little complicated to explain so m gonna summarize it as much as possible.

i have a HP Sleekbook 15-B002xx which came with a windows 8 OS installed already. due to some reasons, i tried to shift it back to windows 7. After many unsuccessful tries, i finally managed to install windows 7 by changing my boot sequence to Legacy Boot.
later on, due to lack of drivers for win 7, i installed, rather upgraded to win 8 which was running on legacy boot (using MBR if im not wrong). now, i want to install a fresh copy of win 8 with UEFI but the problem is when i change my boot sequence to disable
legacy boot, then during installation of win 8, i cannot see my HDD :(... im using a flash drive to install win 8 which is already in UEFI (i used diskpart for that).
also, when i use legacy boot and try to install windows, then the HDD appears and when i format the HDD and create new partitions, it creates 3 partitions (System, MSR, Reserved) and the fourth one for OS. i tried installing the windows like this but after
install, when i change the boot sequence to UEFI again, it fails to boot :(

now, i want to install windows to UEFI... and i really need help with this please :(... i hope i have explained the scenario... if anyone would like to ask anything, please do :(... as i really need to get this away... and also, i'd like to ask that how can
i check if my HDD has been changed from MBR to GTP?

im not that much expert with this stuff so i hope i have used t... Read more

Answer:HDD not detected during Windows 8 installation in UEFI

You can't see the HDD, because your HDD is MBR style when you installed Win7 in legacy mode. But when using
UEFI you must use a GPT style disk.

At the beginning of the setup press SHIFT+F10 to open the command prompt. Run DISKPART, select the DISK and delete all partitions on it. Exit DISKPART, close the CMD and continue the Setup. Now you should see it."A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

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Hi,

I've build a custom installation of WINDOWS 7 Ultimate x64 SP1.
My installation is about 8,3GB and I had to burn it to a DVD Double Layer.
I want to install it to a UEFI system.

I went to BIOS and in the UEFI menu I see the Drive of DVD with the EUFI enabled, but when select this drive to start is begins to start Windows normally.

If I select to start the install from normal option it start to install withou UEFI.

I have burn the iso to a USB PEN and if select the the UEFI option It shows the option from starting the UEFI boot.

I have tried this in three diferent computers and is equal in all.

If I begin a installation with a DVD in UEFI mode it start OK.

IS this a DVD DL problem that cannot start in UEFI?

Answer:Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 UEFI Installation with DVD DL

Are you following the steps for UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums?

If the unnecessary All-in-one DVD doesn't work correctly then download the ISO for the license you own and burn to DVD from Steps 1 and 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

To use flash stick also needs special steps for UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows.

If UEFI doesn't work for you then you can always Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7

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Hi there -

Can one install Windows 8.1 64-bit version in UEFI mode to one disk and leave all the other disks in the system using the NTFS mode. Also, must the Acronis 2015 Disk backup be saved on a disk with a GPT partition or not.

Many thanks in advance for any help - reading all about it on the net has totally confused me!

Answer:Windows 8.1 installation in UEFI mode

Yes you can have a OS on UEIF/GPT and have BIOS/MBR Data disk. You can't have 2 OS on different formats.
Acronis should run from a USB Drive I would go with FAT32 but you'll have to check with their Support Forum as to whether their recovery program will run from A NTFS USB or DVD
Quick search gets these answers https://kb.acronis.com/search/site/C...very%2520media I guess they are still using Lunix based recovery media.

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Hello,

A while ago my boss told me I needed a laptop, so I bought a nice second hand one, and bought a fresh new copy of Win7 SP1. It always worked fine, until the laptop died.
My boss bought me a nice new laptop, but we found out that some programs don't run well on Win10. We also have an outdated server setup, and Win10 seems to have some problems with it.

So we decided that I need to go back to Win7 64bit. And I decided to start reading up on that UEFI thing. I double checked that my Acer E5-721 has UEFI activated.

Via the tutorials on this forum I found out that I need a UEFI compatible ISO from Windows. The one I have is not. Apparantly I need BOOTx64.EFI in the EFI folder. Which I don't have.

So I unpacked the ISO, and unpacked INSTALL.WIM to find the BOOTMFGR.EFI file, and copied it to the EFI folder. I then used IMGBURN to turn it all back into an ISO and Rufuc to create me a bootable USB.

But it just don't work. I don't get the Win7 install screen. The laptop either goes to Win10 or gives me a screen that says: "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. Status: 0xc000000f."

I also tried to put the required EFI files into the BOOT folder (seeing as some tutorial I found via Google suggested it). But nothing seems to work.

Can somebody help me to fix this??

I've read:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
Clean Install Windows 7
UEFI boot from Windows 7 Instal... Read more

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Hello!

I have my laptop since last december (less than a year), and for unknown reasons, I got a BSOD a few weeks ago and none of the available recovery tools managed to bring me back to my desktop; not even a refresh. That's when I promised myself that I would never ever again install a Microsoft OS, and went for Ubuntu 16.04 (which was already there on another partition). Now I'm realizing that I need some softwares that work best on Windows and not through a VM (eventhough I already have Windows 10 running in VM for Microsoft Office).

So here's my issue:

I created my bootable Windows 10 installation USB but I can't boot from it! I doesn't even show as an option. Ubuntu does. I tried a USB 3.0, 2.0, UEFI, Legacy, MBR, GPT... Nothing seems to work. Searched forums for hours and couldn't find a solution.

Now for grub to be able to launch at startup, I had to add an efi file to the trusted uefi file list in the BIOS. I was wondering if such a file should be added to be able to boot from my USB... (secure boot is disabled).

I want to keep my Ubuntu and Kali...

I've attached a screenshot of my ssd partitions.

Any idea?

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I was reading about a build where a guy was getting 9 second boot times with a Z97 and Plextor M6e. He said he had to do a Windows GPT ( UEFI ) installation... What is that and how do I do one?
 

Answer:Can someone explain Windows GPT ( UEFI ) installation?

You need your motherboard set for UEFI boot. You need your SSD set as a GPT drive (not MBR), and I don't think this can be done during the installation of Windows, the drive would need to be formatted as GPT previously. I don't think there is any way of converting a MBR drive to GPT either without destroying the data. Installation needs to be done from either a disc or a FAT32 drive with the necessary UEFI files, should be included automatically with Windows 8. You need a GOP-compatible GPU. And you need Windows 8/8.1.

Your sig system should be completely UEFI fast boot compliant. If your SSD is already set up as a GPT drive, and you're running Windows 8/8.1, all you would need to do is go into your bios, set UEFI as your only boot method (no legacy), and enable GOP UEFI Fast Boot (or something termed similar to that). This will by default enable SecureBoot as well, which would be problematic if you dual boot.
 

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Hi, I am trying to perform a clean UEFI installation of Windows 7 with SATA mode switched to RAID. I have two identical HDDs for RAID and 80 GB Intel 310 to put the OS on. The BIOS/UEFI can see all 3 drives and the two HDDs are configured for RAID through the CTRL-I utility When I start the Windows 7 installation, it does not find any hard drives and prompts me to load mass storage driver. I tried loading Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers through USB flash drive, and the installation correctly displays "Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller", but after couple of seconds of loading when I click on Next, it comes back with the same result, no drives found. I tried switching SATA mode to AHCI and the installation recognizes all 3 hard drives just fine. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Clean installation of Win 7 using UEFI and RAID

http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo-ibm/566338-lenovo-w520-owners-thread-178.html
 
I see that you're in the middle of a long thread over there, have you figured anything out yet?
 
Dave

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ok well this is a little complicated to explain so m gonna summarize it as much as possible.
i have a HP Sleekbook 15-B002xx which came with a windows 8 OS installed already. due to some reasons, i tried to shift it back to windows 7. After many unsuccessful tries, i finally managed to install windows 7 by changing my boot sequence to Legacy Boot.
later on, due to lack of drivers for win 7, i installed, rather upgraded to win 8 which was running on legacy boot (using MBR if im not wrong). now, i want to install a fresh copy of win 8 with UEFI but the problem is when i change my boot sequence to disable legacy boot, then during installation of win 8, i cannot see my HDD ... im using a flash drive to install win 8 which is already in UEFI (i used diskpart for that).
also, when i use legacy boot and try to install windows, then the HDD appears and when i format the HDD and create new partitions, it creates 3 partitions (System, MSR, Reserved) and the fourth one for OS. i tried installing the windows like this but after install, when i change the boot sequence to UEFI again, it fails to boot
now, i want to install windows to UEFI... and i really need help with this please ... i hope i have explained the scenario... if anyone would like to ask anything, please do ... as i really need to get this away... and also, i'd like to ask that how can i check if my HDD has been changed from MBR to GTP?
im not that much expert with this stuff so i hope i have used the terminologies ri... Read more

Answer:HDD not detected during Windows 8 installation in UEFI

Welcome to EightForums.








Originally Posted by mak712


change my boot sequence to disable legacy boot, then during installation of win 8, i cannot see my HDD ... im using a flash drive to install win 8 which is already in UEFI (i used diskpart for that).
also, when i use legacy boot and try to install windows, then the HDD appears and when i format the HDD and create new partitions, it creates 3 partitions (System, MSR, Reserved) and the fourth one for OS. i tried installing the windows like this but after install, when i change the boot sequence to UEFI again, it fails to boot



You are resetting the UEFI/BIOS firmware to UEFI boot & booting the DVD/USB in UEFI mode, than installing in UEFI mode, than after install you are resetting the UEFI/BIOS firmware to Legacy boot.

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Hi people,
I have some problem with installation Windows 10 UEFI on Samsung 850 EVO SSD.
Actually I installed everything only my problem is because I could boot only if in BIOS is set option with Windows Boot Manager

P1 Windows Boot Manager Samsung 850 EVO
P1 Samsung 850 EVO

Before I had Windows 7 Installed on other SSD in Legacy Mode.
I want to install properly Windows 10 on Samsung 850 EVO without Windows Boot Manager.
Is it that possible in UEFI Mode?
My system is i7-5820K - Rampage V Extreme - Dominator Platinum DDR4 2666 CMD16GX4M4A2666C15

Is it possible to install new Windows 10 UEFI on Samsung 850 EVO and boot without Windows Boot Manager, I mean to install without that option in BIOS.

Answer:Windows 10 UEFI Installation Questions

Windows Boot Manager is the UEFI booting mode for Windows 10. Look at your disk management screen and you will see an EFI System Partition - that is UEFI and contains the Windows Boot Manager.

If your Windows 10 is installed and booting in legacy BIOS mode, in disk management you will see a System Reserved partition marked as active as the System Partition.

The example screenshot here:
Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of - Windows 10 Forums

shows a legacy BIOS setup, evidence by the first partition which is labeled as a System Reserved partition, marked as the active system partition.

This is a computer booting in UEFI:


because the second partition on Disk 0 is shown as an EFI system partition. Ignore Disk 1, even though it has an active partition it is for data only and does not boot the computer.

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Hi people,
I have some problem with installation Windows 10 UEFI on Samsung 850 EVO SSD.
Actually I installed everything only my problem is because I could boot only if in BIOS is set option with Windows Boot Manager

P1 Windows Boot Manager Samsung 850 EVO
P1 Samsung 850 EVO

Before I had Windows 7 Installed on other SSD in Legacy Mode.
I want to install properly Windows 10 on Samsung 850 EVO without Windows Boot Manager.
Is it that possible in UEFI Mode?
My system is i7-5820K - Rampage V Extreme - Dominator Platinum DDR4 2666 CMD16GX4M4A2666C15

Is it possible to install new Windows 10 UEFI on Samsung 850 EVO and boot without Windows Boot Manager, I mean to install without that option in BIOS.

Answer:Windows 10 UEFI Installation Questions

Windows Boot Manager is the UEFI booting mode for Windows 10. Look at your disk management screen and you will see an EFI System Partition - that is UEFI and contains the Windows Boot Manager.

If your Windows 10 is installed and booting in legacy BIOS mode, in disk management you will see a System Reserved partition marked as active as the System Partition.

The example screenshot here:
Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of - Windows 10 Forums

shows a legacy BIOS setup, evidence by the first partition which is labeled as a System Reserved partition, marked as the active system partition.

This is a computer booting in UEFI:


because the second partition on Disk 0 is shown as an EFI system partition. Ignore Disk 1, even though it has an active partition it is for data only and does not boot the computer.

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(A large portion of my issue and what led up to it resides here)

I know barely anything about boot managers and whatnot. This is a part of a long series regarding other problems I've had that I posted previously here a while ago, but no one seemed to know anything about it (although the above link is to another forum).

Well I had gotten past that original problem by forcing the "UEFI DVD drive" to be booted instead of the "BIOS DVD drive" version, as I have the option to pick either type (as to utilize a GPT format instead of an MBR format, I do have a UEFI motherboard by the way). As I try to install Win7 x64, it creates the GPT disk and MSR and EFI partitions correctly, but when the setup restarts for the first time, inbetween the "Installing Updates" phase and "Completing Installation" phase, it gives me this error:






Quote:
Windows could not finish configuring the system. To attempt to resume configuration, restart the computer.


I tried to manually create the GPT disk and EFI, MSR and primary partitions but no change. I tried different permutations of boot orders and nothing changed. Now, I can successfully install Win7 via the "BIOS DVD drive" and use a MBR style disk instead, and it installs fine. The only caveat is I can only boot up Windows in MBR format if I have the installation disc in the DVD drive, which is silly, and refuse to settle for.

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Answer:UEFI-compatible Win7 installation

There are special steps to install using the EFI BIOS: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

When installing to an MBR HD if it requires having the disk in the drive in the drive to boot it, post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map with listings. You may still need to write the System boot files to the 100mb System Reserved or Win7 partition by marking it Active, running Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Win7 starts on its own.

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Hello!

I have my laptop since last december (less than a year), and for unknown reasons, I got a BSOD a few weeks ago and none of the available recovery tools managed to bring me back to my desktop; not even a refresh. That's when I promised myself that I would never ever again install a Microsoft OS, and went for Ubuntu 16.04 (which was already there on another partition). Now I'm realizing that I need some softwares that work best on Windows and not through a VM (eventhough I already have Windows 10 running in VM for Microsoft Office).

So here's my issue:

I created my bootable Windows 10 installation USB but I can't boot from it! I doesn't even show as an option. Ubuntu does. I tried a USB 3.0, 2.0, UEFI, Legacy, MBR, GPT... Nothing seems to work. Searched forums for hours and couldn't find a solution.

Now for grub to be able to launch at startup, I had to add an efi file to the trusted uefi file list in the BIOS. I was wondering if such a file should be added to be able to boot from my USB... (secure boot is disabled).

I want to keep my Ubuntu and Kali...

I've attached a screenshot of my ssd partitions.

Any idea?

Answer:Can't boot Windows 10 installation from USB - UEFI

How did you make the Windows 10 USB flash drive? It needs to be formatted as FAT32 and the partition on it marked as active to be compatible with both UEFI and legacy BIOS (or CSM). Once it is formatted as FAT32 and the partition marked as active, then you just copy the files and folders from the mounted Windows 10 ISO over to it.

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As you can see from my topic subject, my W520 laptop won't boot from my Windows 7 Installation DVD when it is set to UEFI-only mode. I don't get any errors or anything, the screen just goes black for a second and returns to the Boot Menu, when I select the DVD drive. For what it's worth, my hard drive is already GPT partitioned, and I need to repair the installation. Before I ask for help, I just want to mention that I created this particular Windows 7 Installation DVD using the All-in-One tutorial so that I could have 32-bit and 64-bit options all on the same disc. The disc booted fine in "Legacy/UEFI" boot mode, so I'm not sure what the problem is. Does anyone have insight into this? EDIT: I've been following this tutorial: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=186440 and am at Step 14.





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Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:UEFI-only Won't Boot Windows Installation DVD

I heard that UEFI-only boot is supported by the Windows 7 SP1 installation media but not the RTM one.

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I have a Precision t7600 with A12 BIOS.  Asus hyper PCIe card installed with SM951 M.2 NVME SSD.
Currently the system runs flawless, booting from (2) RAID0 sata in LEGACY BIOS mode.
I installed the NVME on ASUS-HYPER PCIe card.  System recognized the SSD right away.  SSD  formats, copies, passes windows tool tests.  Yay - fun and fast.  Ok now I would like to boot from this fast SSD.
I physically disconnect mechanical SATA drives, from the system.
Create usb-thumb windows 8.1 install, and attempt to install to NVME SSD.  After the system partitions the SSD, I click "OK".  The first cycle install operating system to SSD - good.  The system reboots gracefully.  Normally after this step, system SHOULD NORMALLY boot from the drive and continue to install.  On MY system, will fail at this point:
 "No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics."
If I leave the USB thumbdrive in, it will automatically boot from the install USB and recycle the windows install from START again - and do this for eternity, instead of booting from the brand new install to the NVME SSD.
--
Going on day 3, really frustrated.  I can NOT get this system to take an install, in the UEFI, on the SSD.  I tried windows 8.1, windows 10 and Ubuntu 16, same problem each time.  I recently updated BIOS from A10 to A12.  I have tried to use RUFUS procedures to crea... Read more

Answer:Precision & SM951 NVME SSD. Using UEFI, on USB created from Microsoft d/l windows 8.1 and 10: "No bootable devices"

When it says Strike F1... did you press F2 and look in BIOS setup to see if that drive is first in the boot sequence?

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Hello all. My first post on these forums. Hope I don't break any rules in it
I'll try to be short and clear in describing my problem, but please bare with me here as it's not the simplest of issues (not to me anyway).
I got a (at the time new) MSi laptop several months back with just a regular Windows 8 Core x64 on it and a UEFI boot system (or whatever is the name for "BIOSs"). At some point I had problems with the settings - I couldn't open any of my computer's settings - and I researched long and hard to no avail. So I installed Windows 7 32-bit (the only disk I had). Now, I'm trying to upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro. I noticed that after the installation of 8.1 Pro my system was still running in 32-bit, so I made a bootable USB stick with the retail version of Windows 8 Core with no key just to get the system back to x64. It worked just fine. I cannot, however, boot in UEFI mode. I believe the partition got wiped somewhere in the Windows 7 installation. Whenever I enter UEFI by pressing the DEL button (I cannot see the UEFI firmware settings tile under the Troubleshoot option) I see the boot mode is LEGACY and when I change it to UEFI, save and reset, it doesn't boot, giving me a "No media found" error. I don't care about my settings/files as long as I get UEFI back with Windows 8.1 Pro running.
I googled long enough to know I'm not going anywhere if I don't ask someone with expertise on this matter.
My next attempt would be to try and install 8.1 Pro fro... Read more

Answer:UEFI Partition Wiped After Windows 7 Installation

Yes that is correct, when you load a different OS on the hard drive. All previous partitions are wiped off of the hard drive. Only way to get it back, is to reinstall Windows 8.x.x.

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Hi all, I want to install windows7 on this notebook in UEFI mode because GPT and ADF support. Notebook is tested by memtest and other stuff and  runing and installed from LEGACY MODE is ok. hewer, setting  in bios boot mode to uefi (and disabling secure boot) I can not succesfuly boot from original w764bit DVD. System start booting, start  You can see Starting Windows but instead of animation,  there is only a line with the junk on display an then it freeze Any solution for this ? 

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I have Asus UEFI motherboard with 2TB hard drive. By following tutorial on this forum I created UEFI bootable USB.

In this tutorial UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with I found that requirements is "A blank, partition-free, hard disk".

My drive has 2 partitions C and D. I want to install windows on C and preserve files on D. Could I do this? Why do we need to have partition free disk?

Answer:How to preserve partition when using UEFI for Windows 7 installation?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by SpecialOne


I have Asus UEFI motherboard with 2TB hard drive. By following tutorial on this forum I created UEFI bootable USB.

In this tutorial UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with I found that requirements is "A blank, partition-free, hard disk".

My drive has 2 partitions C and D. I want to install windows on C and preserve files on D. Could I do this? Why do we need to have partition free disk?


There is no problem at all in making two partitions before you install Windows. Just be sure and make what will be your C: big enough to hold Windows (30 GB) and any other programs that you will put on it. You can then put all of your Documents, Pictures etc on the D: drive. This is the preferred way to set it up. == This will help you with the install Clean Install Windows 7

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Hi there, I just tried to install Win7 in UEFI mode from a usb thumb drive onto my X220.Unfortunatly my SSD (Intel X25-M 160GB that came with my X220) isn't recognized by the Windows setup. Tried to load RAID drivers from Intel but this doesn't help. Any clue how to get around this? Thanks,Chris :-)













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Answer:X220: Win7 UEFI installation does not detect SSD

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X220-unable-to-boot-from-USB/m-p/440117#M24141
 
Here's some information on that.
 
Dave

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I own a family 3-pack of Win7 Home Premium. I have installed this OS 6 or 7 times using the 3-pack product key (only 3 PCs ever have it running - old PCs get retired and new PCs get a clean install).

Activation has always gone as expected. The first 3 times were very easy over the internet. The next few times it required a call.

The last 2 installations were made on new systems with UEFI BIOS. I installed using an EFI ready USB stick and in UEFI mode at boot.

The Activation on these two installs was convoluted.

First, trying to activate over the internet returns an error message that basically says I can't use upgrade media to do a clean install. (This message has never appeared before that I recall).

Then, once that method has failed I do not get any option to use telephone activation. I have to type in option 4 in a slui.exe run to get the phone number.

Normal telephone activation does not go as usual. The installation string does not work (as normal), but I eventually get to the operator. But the operator cannot generate a validation key as usually happens.

The operator then checks to see if my product key is valid (it is), then sends me off to an Activation Technician.

The tech then needs to take remote control of my desktop. He tries everything I have already done (same results), then tries typing in an override code (that fails), then after some time finally comes back and types in a new Activation Key in the nine boxes. It takes a restart, and a new override ... Read more

Answer:Does a UEFI Installation affect Windows Activation?

This is perfectly normal
The Family Pack Keys are UPGRADES - and theoretically require a pre-existing installation of an activated Windows before allowing the install.
In fact, Windows will allow an installation without the prior one - BUT there is a tag which tells the Activation request that the machine was Clean-installed. This in combination with the Upgrade Key is what leads to the failure to activate.

There are at least three workarounds to this - the ONLY one which MS support is the double-install method.

Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media | Windows 7 content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

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I want to install Windows 7 Pro 64 bit on Sat Pro C50 (downgrade if you like - supplied with Win 8), but I want it UEFI booting, with GPT partitioning.
I am happy to wipe existing partitions if that solves problem.

I _have_ disabled Secure Boot.
Booting Win 8 install DVD works;
Setting CSM boot and booting from Win 7 DVD works - but this isn't what I want.
Setting back to UEFI boot and boot Win7 install media - locks up at "Starting Windows" screen.
Media _is_ good, works OK on other manufacturers' PCs.

I am not convinced this is a Microsoft problem.

Answer:Satellite Pro C50: Installation of Win 7 using UEFI boot mode

Hi

On Toshiba notebooks where UEFI BIOS is available, it?s necessary to disable secure boot and to change the boot mode to CSM in order to boot from external sources and to install other systems than Win 8 or Win 8.1

Some workarounds in the internet describes the installation of Windows 7 in UEFI mode but I doubt this will be possible on Toshiba notebooks since the BIOS is different and modified for each notebook series.

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I?m trying to install window 7 on TOSHIBA Satellite M50D-A-10L with UEFI boot.

First time, I used EFI installation with CSM Boot and it worked fine.

But after I tried switch to UEFI and do UEFI installation, every time it start loading installation files and after that windows freez on "Starting Windows" screen.

I've got two peaces of these ultrabooks and they do the same.

I used Flash disk, USB CD-ROM, two different versions of windows 7, but it have same ending...

Secure Boot is disabled

Answer:Satellite M50D-A-10L - Windows 7 UEFI installation

I?ve got a Satellite M50-A model (its similar to the M50D-A but it was equipped with nVidia GPU instead of ATI GPU) and could install the Win 7 switching the boot mode to CSM mode.

Generally speaking the UEFI boot mode can be used only for UEFI capable system like Win 8 or Win 8.1 and some Linux distributions.
Win 7 isn?t UEFI capable system.

However, there are different workarounds to install Win 7 64bit (not 32bit) in UEFI using the GUID ? partitionstable (GPT). Only Win 7 64bit contains the UEFI boot loader.

But very important fact is that UEFI installation isn?t available (by default) booting from USB memory stick due to missing uefi boot loader! In case you use the USB memory stick for installation, you have to add the UEFI boot menu? (search in google for more details).

Last but not least everything depends on BIOS support? in case the BIOS would allow the installation only in CSM mode; all these workarounds would be useless.

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It might be worth it to make a sticky referencing the Windows 7 tutorial for creating USB flash installation media, specifically the part 11 about moving the EFI files around. I have been bashing my head trying to figure out why my laptop refuses to acknowledge ANY USB Media (never tried CDs) and the conclusion I came to was that my laptop had booting from USB disabled, NOT that the ISO still doesn't have working boot files when flashed with Rufus.

It would've been nice to know before caving and upgrading (and subsequently downgrading) my Windows 8.1 install.

I am sorry that I'm ranting about this, but I honestly did try searching the problems and such, and not finding anything I assumed that it was a problem with my specific hardware.

I'm sure it is obvious where to find it, but it would be nice if in the installation and setup forum there is a sticky with links to relevant tutorials (such as setting up dual-boot, making a USB flash drive, installing the TP in a virtual machine)

Answer:Booting USB installation media on a UEFI system.

I am going to try tomorrow morning and see whether I could install Win10TP with the bootable USB drive, I always use the DVD but would like to try the USB disk.

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First of all thanks for the excellent guide.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html

I have a few questions regarding the Windows 10 installation in UEFI mode:

I read in a couple of websites that for the installation and boot to be in "full" UEFI mode the option CSM must be disabled, can someone confirm this?

I have a GeForce GTX 460 which does not have the necessary GOP feature to have a UEFI boot, can i turn on the CSM option for a Legacy boot despite having Windows 10 installed in UEFI mode?

Can i format (in GPT mode) and partion my hard drive prior to the Windows 10 setup? Would i still need to delete all partions in the Windows setup to get the 4 partitions necessary for the UEFI installation? Or will they automatically appear since the hard drive was previously formated in GTP mode?

Thanks in advance and sorry for the bad english.

Answer:few questions regarding the Windows 10 installation in UEFI mode

Need some Clarification....
1. The OS you are updating from (7 or 8.1)
2. The Current Boot (UEFI secure boot On/Off or Legacy)
3. Sata Operation mode in BIOS (AHCI or anything else)

If running win8 or 8.1, no changes are needed to be made in BIOS while updating
If running 7 thing go a bot trickier..

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Hi,
I recently bought a hp pavilion 15 au038ca model. It came with a lot of bloatware so I decided to clean install Windows10. I used Windows Key Finder software to find my key since it's embedded in the bios, wrote it down and went ahead to install the same version as my previous windows: Windows 10 home x64.
Before I even started with the installation, I could not see my device in the boot options( I was using a bootable usb drive). So I went to the bios and enabled legacy support and when I switched my laptop back on into boot device options, there it was: a usb drive option. So i selected it and went on ahead to do a clean install of windows. Now the problem is, whenever I load up system defaults in bios and save it, my laptop does not boot into windows. It gives me this error:

Boot device not found.

Please install an operating system on your hard disk.

Hard Disk - (3F0)

...But as soon as I enable Legacy mode, it boots up into windows. My question is, how do I install windows into uefi mode and not legacy mode? Because I read many articles saying that uefi equals faster boot times and has more advantages than the older legacy mode. And whenever i try making a bootable uefi disk, there is still no device options when only the uefi mode is on. But when the legacy mode is on, then I can see my disk under the boot device options.
Second question, how do I change my hard disk partition to gpt from mbr?
Thank you
 

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I have read the tutorials and the many posts on this topic so apologise for creating another post on an old topic. I am hoping I am being an idiot and have just missed something really simple.

Scenario 1: Created UEFI bootable USB, using Rufus, configured BIOS with CMS disabled and Secure Boot enabled. USB drive is recognised in BIOS as UEFI and selectable as a boot option. Windows files show as loading and then it sits with the Windows logo doing nothing.

Scenario 2: Created 'normal' bootable USB, using the Windows Download Tool, configured BIOS with CMS enabled and Secure Boot disabled. USB drive is recognised in BIOS but not as a boot option. Get a message prompting to insert boot media.

I don't have a DVD drive so USB is my only boot option. The system is a 3XS Scan custom build but the OS stopped recognising mouse and keyboard even in safe mode so I opted to wipe the hard drive and start with a fresh build. The OS was being unstable anyway and it was time for a clean install.

This is the first time I've tried a build since UEFI has started rolling out and it's nowhere near as straight forward as it used to be... Just used to pop a USB or (remember these...) a floppy to a basic command line to set up the partitions and load up the OS. So, what I am really saying is that I am utterly clueless in this new world order and will need handholding...

Thank you for any help and suggestions.

Answer:Win7 Installation via USB failing on UEFI and Legacy

Asus motherboard with UEFI firmware. How to install Windows 7/8/10 64-bit in UEFI Boot Mode. -> link

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How do I set my BIOS to have the DVD boot and install Windows 10 in UEFI mode? I do see a setting on my Asus motherboard UEFI "CSM Compatability" and in there are three options:
UEFI and Legacy OPROM
Legacy OPROM only
UEFI only

Do I select UEFI only option here?

What is the benefit of installing in UEFI vs Legacy? All I understand is that the system sets up more partitions.

Answer:Booting a Win 10 DVD in UEFi Mode for Windows installation

Anyone? :-)

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Hi im having some issues installing a win seven x64 version onuefi mode. I create a usb gpt and i set everything on uefi in the bios and i can see correcly the raid volume active.ok
I begin the windows instalation and when it cames the part to chosse the partition to install there is empty twher any harddrive to select.
I delete and create a new raid cero volume an still nothing.
Help please

Answer:windows seve x64 uefi installation issue

Why are you using RAID which greatly complicates things and offers no advantages since Win7 doesn't like it?

Did you create the UEFI installation media using only Option One from UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows ?

Then did you boot the stick as a UEFI device only, delete all partitions during the booted install so that the installer can reformat the hard drive as GPT? UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

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Hello tech guys,
i need emergency help, i posting this thread from my frined's computer,
i have a HP laptop, and few days ago i send it to tech shop for motherboard repair,
and they did it as well, but after few days i am facing problem with BIOS,
i cant change bios setting, i have tried it a lot of time, when i save bios with change and laptop restarted the bios setting remain same as default,
so my question is how can i install windows 10 from usb with secured boot enabled ?
i have tried with rufus usb creator, but when i try to boot from usb it show me as message ( secure boot authentication failed....)
the only way to install windows is using a usb drive for me right now, cause my bios setting are
* secure boot enabled
* boot mdoe uefi
* boot devices are ( usb, ssd, hdd, internal dvd drive)
now guys please tell me how can i create windows 10 installation usb with secure boot enabled ?

and sorry for my bad english

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Hello all, I didn't really know where to post this besides here. I currently plan on doing a clean install on a new ssd of Windows 10. My current mobo is a ASUS P8z68-V which has UEFI so I plan on doing a UEFI installation of Windows 10. However, I plan on getting a new processor and motherboard sometime in the future, so would I have to do a reinstall of Windows 10 when I get my new motherboard, or could I expect it to boot up normally as would a traditional BIOS system would work? Thanks for reading!

Answer:Switching motherboards with Windows 10 UEFI installation

Some backup software is geared toward restoring an image on different hardware. You may get by without it, but know that it's there. I never did this, however, and I would still worry about the differences between hardware.

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Hello !
The EFI partition contents is related with a specific windows installations or with PC's UEFI ?
For example :
Let's have 2 PC :
- Different hardware
- GPT (Different / or Same ) Partition scheme
- Same version and editions of Windows 8.1

What can we say about EFI partition contents on these 2 PC ?
Thank you !

Answer:Efi partition is related to windows installation or UEFI

The EFI partition is the System Boot Files Partition (ie System partition)

GPT is a different partition format (allows more then 4 primary partitions, MBR only 4 primary partitions)

Very limited X86 support for GPT partitions and UEFI - system depending

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I am having difficulty installing creating a dual boot system. The two OSes are Windows 7 and Ubuntu. The motherboard it's an ASUS P9 X79 Pro that automatically detects if UEFI is available on the DVD or hard drive. I cannot set the system to UEFI.

The hard drives are 120 & 128 GB SSD SATA. On one drive I have Ubuntu installed. I want to install Win7 on the other.

Initially when I first installed Win7, it created 3 partitions, ESP, MSR, and the OS. However do to some glitches with dual booting, I had to delete both OSes and start again.

When installing Win7 now it is no longer creating the 3 partitions, just 2, MSR & OS. I am trying to get it to create the ESP partition. The hard drive is GPT.

Suggestions, advise?
Richard.

Answer:Win7 installation on UEFI system issues

You have to boot the DVD in the UEFI mode. If you have an F key to give you a boot device menu, use that. If not, go into the bios and select the UEFI DVD entry.

Did you install Ubuntu as UEFI?

But a GPT drive has a hidden partition, which you say it created earlier. If the drive is already GPT, it does not need to be recreated. It might only create a EFI and OS.
I tried several different ways to show only 2 partitions, but even when I preset the drive to GPT, it still showed a 100 MB, 128 MB, and OS.

UEFI can install like MBR in that it may use a single EFI partition for both UEFI installs. So installing with one drive disconnected might be beneficial, but your choice

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Hello,

I bought new laptop (HP 250 G5) few days ago and it came without system on it so I tried to install Windows 10 from bootable DVD. I have both UEFI and Legacy modes enabled in BIOS.

When I try to boot from my Interna CD/DVD ROM Drive i just get some yellow screen and nothing happens.
I tried disabling Legacy Support but then I have no boot devices in UEFI mode.

Here's my BIOS setup:
Is it possible at all to boot Windows 10 from DVD in UEFI mode and am I doing something wrong?

Answer:Windows 10 installation from DVD in UEFI BIOS mode

You can`t have both enabled at the same time.

If you try UEFI, boot from the dvd drive, there should be 2 listings, your normal dvd and your UEFI dvd, just choose UEFI dvd.

If the disc doesn`t show up for either choice then you have a bad disc.

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Hey guys,

I've installed Windows 8.1 on UEFI mode on my new Samsung 840 Pro.

Everything works REALLY fast which is great, the UEFI boot process is significantly faster than the old BIOS

Problem is, after enabling secure boot in the BIOS, I am getting an error message saying
"System BIOS detected a non-Windows 8 Logo graphic card. There is no GOP (Graphics Output Protocol) support detected in this card. 'Windows 8 feature' settings in BIOS will be changed to 'Disabled'."

I am not very savvy about Secure Boot, but from what I understand I need to get a special UEFI bios for the graphics card in order to get this to work?

My board is an MSI Z77A-GD65 and the GPU is an EVGA GTX680 Superclocked.

P.S. When loading Windows with UEFI enabled I should see the manufacturer's (MSI) logo instead of the Windows logo right? I'm not seeing it but I have definitely installed 8.1 in UEFI mode and my BIOS mode is set to UEFI only so it's definitely working, I assume that it's related to the "Non Windows 8 logo graphics card" error?

Thanks

Answer:Secure Boot issue after 8.1 UEFI installation

Curious what happens if you disable Secure Boot? As long as you keep your system clean, check for virus/malware it shouldn't be a problem.

Otherwise, read here: GTX 680 / GTX 590 - UEFI BIOS | EVGA Forums

EVGATech_MattM says he will send you the BIOS if you email him.

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Okay, my graphics card, Nvidia GT650 is not ready for UEFI installation and I have no way to flash the bios. If I boot using legacy bios, install the card, then can I flash the card BIOS and then return to UEFI booting?

The card is currently not installed and I have no other system to use to flash the cards bios. TIA!

Answer:UEFI to Legacy for graphics card installation

Did some research and it appears after you disable UEFI, in order to install the card, you can then reboot and enable UEFI and it will reconfigure the UEFI with the new card.

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