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uefi installation of windows 8

Question: uefi installation of windows 8

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

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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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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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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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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/
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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 !
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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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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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 guys,

I recently bought a new SSHD for my laptop and after initial problems with trying to install Windows in UEFI, I turned to Legacy and that worked. But now when I change it to UEFI, it just comes up as "Operating system not found".

Any ideas or solutions would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

Answer:Windows 8.1 clean installation; won't boot in UEFI?

You may have to reinstall so you will have the UEFI configuration. But what about the original install gave you problems with UEFI, were you able to boot into the UEFI version of the install media?

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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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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 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,
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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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 there. I've built a brand new HTPC and it has UEFI BIOS on it. I've tried to install Windows 7 with USB drive that I've made UEFI bootable with Rufus, but it gives me blue screen everytime after Windows goes from "Windows files are loading" screen to a Windows logo animation. The hard drive that I'm using is set to MBR, (I know that I should set it to GPT for UEFI installation). I don't want to have a UEFI version of Windows in my system anymore. How do I install legacy version of Windows 7 from USB stick on UEFI BIOS capable PC with HDD using MBR?

Answer:How to prevent Windows 7 installation from booting in UEFI mode?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Enter your bios and go to Advanced and boot and disable secure boot,
If there is no option to disable secure boot look for OS Type and switch to Other os
After installing Microsoft Update KB3133977 for Windows 7, some users may encounter a "Secure Boot Violation" , which makes the system fail to boot into the operating system.

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Machine: IdeaPad N581 with latest BIOS/UEFI (v9.01). OS: Windows Hello!  I'm trying to install Windows 7 Pro (64 bit) on my machine, which is currently running Windows 8.1. I want a clean install, i. e. wipe out the whole HDD (partition and format). Booting from DVD, the installation fails after the setup DVD has been loaded and the display says "Windows is starting" (the installation). There's a short graphical glitch an then a frozen display with the loading screen.  When I switch from UEFI to legacy BIOS, the installation starts as normal. But I want Win 7 to run on UEFI.  Is it possible, that the latest UEFI version does not support Windows 7? I had Windows 7 on UEFI before I made an BIOS update one year ago.  I made several DVDs to check, whether it's a faulty disc. My questions:  1) Where can I get an older BIOS/UEFI version for my machine (download archives?)?2) What else might keep Windows 7 from being installed under UEFI?

Answer:Windows 7 installation fails after UEFI/BIOS update

Hello and welcome,
 
Try enabling CSM support in BIOS.  Should be somewhere near the UEFI/legacy option if it's available.  Win 7 won't run in UEFI mode without CSM.
 
Z.

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Hi All,

I bought a new Acer V5-572 Laptop which came pre-installed with Linux and BIOS was UEFI mode selected. To install windows 8.1, I made a installable USB of windows 8.1 and selected Legacy boot in BIOS to boot from it. While installing I formatted the harddisk completely using DISKPART "clean" command. Finally, Windows 8.1 got installed on Legacy boot mode.

But now when I changed the boot mode from Legacy to UEFI, it doesnt boot from anything(not even from same USB) and gives error i.e no bootable device.
I tried ALT+F10 for going to Acer Factory setting, even that doesnt work. May be I have formatted System Recovery/Factory settings partition as well.
Can anybody help me here to boot from Windows - USB on UEFI mode ?

Thanks
Nitin

Answer:Windows 8 installation issue with UEFI Bios mode

I suppose my first question would be why would you want to install Windows 8 as Legacy?

If you have a Bootable Windows 8 flash drive, you need to use the Boot Device Menu and select the UEFI version of that device to boot into the UEFI configuration. The bios has to be set to allow for UEFI devices and the flash drive has to be formatted in the FAT32 configuration.

It won't boot anything as UEFI because you do not have a UEFI configured install of Windows 8.. or Linux.

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Hi

I have a laptop with windows 8.1 pro x64 but i never was comfortable with windows 8.1 or 8. I am more comfortable with windows 7 but the problem is that this is a UEFI laptop with secure boot enabled and obviously partitions must be GPT (not sure).

I deleted all the partitions by taking out the drive from machine, attaching it with my desktop system (windows XP) and used EaseUS partition manager to delete all the partition table and made simple partition style of 1 primary and 3 extended logical drives. (It also deleted the recovery and system reserved partitions).
My C drive is 50GB now.
For installing windows 7, i did some settings in BIOS:

Secure boot - disabled
boot type - legacy boot type (other options are UEFI boot type and dual boot type)
Intel rapid start - disabled
Intel rapid storage - disabled
Intel anti-theft - disabled
AHCI type - SATA (other option is RAID)

However my question is something else. If i want to install windows 7 in UEFI mode, i know i have to use RUFUS to make it UEFI bootable and install it. BUT i want to know something:

1. For installing Windows 7 in UEFI, DO THE PARTITIONS need to be in GPT mode?

Because as far i THINK now that i made partitions again so it must be in BIOS mode and not the GPT mode. Am i right?

2. Installing OS still, WITHOUT UEFI (disabled UEFI boot from BIOS) and partitions in BIOS mode, will the OS windows 7 function normal or not?

Answer:Windows 7 installation on UEFI computer, URGENT help needed.

1 Yes,they have to be GPT.Otherwise,you may render your system unbootable in UEFI mode.

2.Windows 7 will function normally,but you won't get the advantages UEFI has. If you want them,boot from the USB in UEFI mode,set Boot Mode in UEFI and install Windows 7 normally.

If you encounter any problem,let us know as soon as possible.

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Is it advisable to set the UEFI BIOS (Asus ROG Hero Maximus VI motherboard) to a factory default settings before installing Windows 10? Or should I at least set the memory "XMP" profile?

Thanks!

Answer:UEFI BIOS settings to prepare for Windows 10 Installation

Hello Greg,

The only UEFI firmware settings that I would recommend to temporarily change until Windows 10 installation is complete is:

Disable Fast Boot to make it easier to be able to boot from a USB. When Fast Boot is enabled, you don't have time to be able to press the Boot Menu key to select to boot from a USB.

Disable Secure Boot. Some motherboards do not support booting from a USB while secure boot is enabled.

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Hi, I have Yoga 13 (i7, 8gb RAM, 256gb SSD) with Windows 8 preinstalled. Few days a go my whole SSD was accidentally formatted after messing with Android for PC file (android-4.2.2_r1-ia3). Now there`s no partitions SSD, neither Recovery hidden partitions!!! I have`t done Recovery System Image on DVD or USB flash. All I have is some en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso from internet, but this Windows 8 installation already have license key (something like xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-and five more characters) which is wrong, and now I CANNOT ACTIVATE MY WINDOWS 8 because I don't now right LICENSE KEY which is in UEFI. PLEASE, WHAT CAN I DO NOW? HOW TO ACTIVATE WINDOWS 8 WITH UEFI key? I can uninstall this wrong Windows 8 key, but after that nothing`s happened. Also, I can update to Windows 8.1 through Store, but the same situations is. Thanks













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Answer:How to activate fresh WINDOWS 8 installation WITH UEFI KEY on YOGA 13

It activates automatically. No need to worry.In case it doesn't, open command prompt and type:slmgr -ato You can get the product key from the BIOS/UEFI using RWEverything by reading ACPI/MSDM tableThen in command prompt: slmgr -ipk #####-#####-#####-#####-#####slmgr -ato

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When i try and boot my Windows 7 x64 DVD in UEFI mode my computer completely skips it and boots my hard drive. However when I boot in legacy mode i can boot the CD but i get the error 'Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style'. I'm assuming i get this error because i'm not booting via UEFI mode.

Answer:Windows 7 Installation CD - Can boot in Legacy mode but not in UEFI

Where do you buy your Windows 7 DVD from?

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Hi there. I've built a new HTPC. I'm trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my HDD using the latest version of Rufus to make a bootable USB drive. I've realised that I have UEFI BIOS now, so I've searched for tutorials on how to setup Windows 7 using UEFI and a USB drive. I've disabled Secure Boot and Fast Boot in the UEFI BIOS. I've made bootable USB drive using GPT partition scheme for UEFI, FAT32 file system and default cluster size. The UEFI BIOS shows my UEFI USB drive and boots. But then, after "Windows is loading files" window, setup ends up with a blue screen. I have only one HDD and it's not empty. It has Windows 7 Ultimate x86 installed that I use on my old system and I'm forced to use for now.

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I have followed the instructions from this site, more specifically UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
and when I reach the "Starting Windows" screen with the windows logo, it stays there indefinitely. I tried both methods: Rufus and Diskpart, both yielded the same result.

The partition table of the disk is GPT.
UEFI is 2+ (Rampage IV Mobo)
Safe Boot is disabled
Tried with Fast Boot enabled and disabled.
Tried with CSM enabled and disabled. Works with CSM enabled, but not in UEFI mode.
Tried with SMART is enabled and disabled.
Tried with two different flash drives (just to make sure it was not the problem).
SATA is set to AHCI.

I'm not sure of what else I should try.
Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Flash drive windows 7 installation in UEFI mode not working

What are the exact settings choices for UEFI, CSM, Legacy BIOS and BIOS Boot priority? Camera snaps will help: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

If you want to install to UEFI did you format the stick for UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows using Option One? Then did you boot the stick as a UEFI device?

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Hi guys

I have searched various places for a solution but not quite getting a complete answer for my problem or perhaps I'm just lacking the understanding.

I have an Acer Aspire s3 391 , preinstalled with windows 8. I used a bootable usb with windows 7 64 bit to try an install windows 7 instead. I initially tried to run the setup from my desktop and somehow I messed up the installation. I can now no longer start windows and get back to my desktop.

I am now trying to reinstall windows 7 again from my bootable usb which I now made using RUFUS from a tutorial on this website.

I have tried using the UEFI Boot mode.

This is my bios when using it




this takes me as far as the windows loading screen

thereafter windows starting and freezes.


I then tried using the Legacy boot mode using another usb made using RUFUS.
My bios was now




After going through the initial installation set up screens, I select custom install, and it his takes me as far as the step where you choose disk partition to install, but there are several disk partitions


and a message says that the main 450GB partition is of GPT style which doesn't allow.


I am unsure how to go about installing windows now, which method to choose, and which disk partitions to use as there are several.

Any advice would be much appreciated. Sorry about the long post just wanted to be absolutely clear!
Thank you

Answer:Installation stuck on Windows Starting screen - UEFI based laptop

Try clicking on the Drive Options (Advanced) to delete all partitions, as fundamental to reinstalling any Windows OS as booting the installer.

I notice when you try UEFI mode there are no UEFI devices listed to boot. Try it again and this time put in the DVD or flash stick formatted only with Option One of UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows.

Either way you must delete all partitions using the Drive Options pictured in Steps 7/8 of Clean Install Windows 7 during install to begin, then either create new partitions if you have a scheme in mind (e.g. OS on one, Data on another) or create and format one large OS.

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Lenovo E430e During the installation of windows 8.1, I manually interrupted the installation process.After restarting the notebook, I was unable to enter the notebook BIOS settings.Now pressing "Enter" at the startup won't go to the "Interrupt Menu" anymore. It just ignores pressing "Enter". I tried detaching the battery to restart the settings.After that it asked F1 to enter BIOS or ESC to continue. I got into BIOS settings and restored the defaults. But no changes made. I even tried upgrading BIOS from 2.52 to 2.54 but the problem is still there. Now I'm unable to install windows. I gives the error code 0x80070570 during the installation. I googled the error code and it seems it's a UEFI BIOS related issue. I can't restore the factory BIOS settings and I can't install windows. Help me out here please    EDIT #1: The windows installation error (0x80070570) had nothing to do with the UEFI BIOS. it was just image corruption.  I'm gonna use another ISO image for installation. 

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I am trying to install Vista 64bit onto my laptop (Acer V5 171) which has Windows 8 preinstalled. I could not find a tutorial on how to make a UEFI USB for Vista so I followed the one for Windows 7: UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

I have disabled secure boot and set the USB drive at the top of the priority boot list. When I come to select the boot devices it only gives me two options: The boot manager (main HDD) and the USB HDD. It does not seem to recognise the USB as a UEFI boot device as shown in the tutorial.

When I do select to boot from the USB the screen says windows is loading files and after the bar has filled it gets stuck on the same screen until I power off.

Does anyone know how to get Vista to install via UEFI USB?

I'm not by the machine right now so if you require any more information I can post it later.

Thanks!

Answer:VIsta 64bit UEFI installation stuck on screen 'windows is loading files'

Did you disable ( CSM)Compatibility Support Module - it should be somewhere in bios settings.

It should then show as something like this:

UEFI:USB-ATAPI DVD

If you have done that - you might need to try plugging it into a different usb port - one on the back of the machine, for example. Lord knows why.

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Question 1:I am unable to load the Windows 8 Installation DVD in UEFI (only) mode on my T420s. As a result, I can only run the installer in Legacy mode (or both UEFI/Legacy which effectively means the same thing). This in turn means Windows 8 is installed in Legacy BIOS mode.  Any idea how to install it in UEFI mode? I am using a DVD burned using the Windows utility from the Windows 8 64-bit ISO and have followed the instructions in HT073269, however I am unable to get to step 1 of the Windows 8 install after updating the BIOS, resetting to defaults, and switching to UEFI-only. On boot, after switching to UEFI-only, I am presented with a bootloader and prompted to select which drive to boot (DVDRAM or SSD). Selecting either makes the screen go blank for a moment and then returns back to the same screen with no result. Since then I have searched these forums extensively and Googled Technet, Notebook Review, and other sites to no avail. I've tried several several ideas, including using diskpart > clean to get the SSD in raw status (per HT051844). That did not make a difference. I also tried converting a Legacy-BIOS install of Windows 8 to UEFI using CharlyAR's instructions on TechNet (linked from another thread here). That seemed to get me to a Windows Boot Loader but still errored out and Windows Repair was unable to fix it. Any suggestions? Also, question 2:  Does anyone know if the T420S support secure boot? If n... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 Installation Disc Won't Load UEFI-only (T420s). Also does T420S support Secure Boot?

The T420s does not support secure boot. What BIOS version is your T420s on?

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Hello.After Windows 10 came out, i noticed that my laptop working and booting not in UEFi mod.First i tried to go into OS settings (windows 10) and put there uefi setting on restart. Its booting without uefi at all.Tried to press f2,f1,f8,f7,f12, del keys - nothing.Tried to update bios from lenovo site - still nothing, i cant access uefi bios.Tried to install Windows 8, Windows 8.1 - cant boot into uefi of get uefi bios.What I'm doing wrong, direct me please? p.s. I'm using lenovo Z580.

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Hello. So i got automatic repair after changing boot order from UEFI USB KINGSTON to P1 Samsung SSD 840 EVO. I am able to get through to Windows 10 but after restart after automatic repair. So i am needing 2 boots now.

Screen:
And my question is this related to my switch between UEFI and NON UEFI device or that doesnt matter?

My motherboard is Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2.

System was working fine few days on P1:Samsung SSD ( MBR ). Problem appear when someday i just change again ( maybe my 5 switch ? ) boot order from UEFI USB KINGSTON to P1:Samsung SSD ( MBR ). So is this related to this or that doesnt matter?

Answer:Windows 10 Automatic Repair - switching between UEFI and non UEFI devi

First of all, you dont need to change the boot priority in order to boot from the USB. Use the "Boot Menu" key for this purpose.

In a UEFI system, the disk should boot as a UEFI disk.
If you load the defaults in the BIOS, does it boot back to the SSD? Let us know.

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Hey all. 
I've got a Dell Latitude E6320 where the driver installer for the Dell Wireless 1530 wireless card fails.  I'm running Windows 7 64-bit, the computer boots in UEFI mode, and I've installed all of the drivers according to the Latitude E-Family Re-Image Guide.
I've got a log, as well, it says this:
[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Dell Update Package Execution Start[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Original command line: E6320-NIC_DRVR_WIN_A01_R294111.EXE  /s[09/13/16 16:24:47]    DUPFramework version: 3.0.80.1[09/13/16 16:24:47]    User Command: unattended[09/13/16 16:24:47]    DUP Capabilities Value: 6291455 (0x5FFFFF)[09/13/16 16:24:47]    DUP Vendor Software Version: A01[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Local System/Model Compatible with this Package? Yes[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Local System OS Version: 6.1.1.0[09/13/16 16:24:47]    OS Compatible with this Package? Yes[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Local System OS Language: EN[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Language Compatible with this Package? Yes[09/13/16 16:24:48]    Identified Behavior : unattended[09/13/16 16:24:48]    Temporary payload log file name: C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\dell\drivers\E6320-NIC_DRVR_WIN_A01_R294111\DUP9B64.tmp[09/13/16 16:24:48]    Translated Command Line : setup.exe /s /v" LOGFILE=&q... Read more

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I am not sure if this subforum is the right place, if not, pleases help me transfer to the right forum...

I recently just build a new setup with Asus P8Z77-V LK, this motherboard comes with UEFI boot and legacy BIOS boot support.

So I tested install windows 7 in both mode, and I didn't find any advantage of UEFI consider it is a new technology been promoted quite a lot for recent years.

The benefit I found is: a graphic BIOS setup, which is useless to most users if you don't OC. Even you did, I still find using keyboard to navigate through the menu is much easier than mouse.

Faster boot time? very negligible, could be 31 seconds compare to 28 seconds. As I timed use my stopwatch, the value could include a few seconds human error as well.

Support boot from > 2.2TB HDD? nowadays most user use SSD as boot drive so this really doesn't matter.

GPT disk partition? don't see any benefit here compare to legacy MBR...

Anyone can enlighten me what is the advantage of UEFI here?

Thanks a lot!

Answer:What's the benefit of UEFI and install Windows in UEFI mode?

Thanks for adding information about EFI BIOS which present a problem for many during installation and repairs.

For this reason alone, I would advise disabling EFI BIOS in BIOS boot order or choosing Legacy BIOS in BIOS setup, installing normally to an MBR disk.

Wiping a HD already formatted as GPT disk with Diskpart Clean Command can clear the way for it to install as MBR. Sometimes it also takes runnning the command "Convert MBR" to change disk from GPT.

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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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Hi, I just bought a Dell XPS 8500 a few months ago and recently wanted to do a clean install of Windows 8.  I have two Windows 8 USB drives.  One is a Windows 8 Pro that I bought and the other is a Windows 8 standard that came from Dell.

I only have one MSATA SSD drive installed in the machine.

When I try to do a clean install, all the steps works fine.  It proceeds fine to the last step where it copies all the files.  Then, it will give me a 10 second count down timer and restart the machine.  After the restart, I get the following error message:

The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error.  Windows installation cannot proceed.  To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation.
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When I click OK, the computer restarts itself and I get the same error message again.  It's like an infinite boot loop.  I have also tried the following:

Install Windows 8 Pro upgrade USB drive, same results
Install Windows 8 standard Dell USB drive, same results
Install Windows 8 standard Dell DVD ROM drive, same results

I've also tried all of the steps above with a 300gb SATA HDD that I have.  Unfortunately, same results.  I've also completely powered down the system and waited about 20 seconds.  When it starts up, it gives me the same error message again.

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Answer:Dell XPS 8500 Windows 8 UEFI Installation Boot Loop "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error."

Hi funkmasterta,
I will suggest you to check the BIOS settings provided below to see if you have similar settings. If not you may try these settings and then install the operating system.

Go to the BIOS screen by pressing F2 at the Dell logo 4-5 times.
Navigate to ‘Advanced Tab’ and select ‘Onboard Device Configuration’.
Set ‘SATA Mode’ to ‘AHCI’.
Navigate to ‘Boot’ tab and set ‘Secure Boot’ to ‘Enable’ and ‘Load Legacy OPROM’ to ‘Disable’.
Boot Mode should be set to ‘UEFI’.
Save the settings and Exit from the BIOS.

Once the system restarts, Go to the ‘One Time Boot Menu’ by pressing F12 at the Dell logo 6-7 times.
Select the boot device under UEFI to boot.
Keep me posted with the results. I will be glad to assist you further.

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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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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?

Answer:Win 8.1 UEFI Installation from a bootable usb

Are you booting the USB/DVD in UEFI mode?

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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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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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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 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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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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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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Dear Friends,

Long time reader of this forum but a first time poster, so please forgive me if this question has already been asked and answered.

Laptop: ASUS UX31A-DB71, latest BIOS: 218

Originally my laptop came with Windows 7 and when i looked at disk management my disks were formatted with UEFI schema. One of my friend gave me a UEFI bootable USB drive loaded with Windows 8. So, i thought why not give it a try. So, I created a backup of my OEM Windows 7 and saved the iso files in a seperate external HD (created twice just to be sure . Now, i decided to load the Windows 8. Booted into the BIOS and there is an option to select the USB drive along with the UEFI option for that USB drive. I selected the UEFI option but some reason it does not boot into UEFI. So i decided to select the standard USB install and this option let me install windows 8. In the process of installing i formatted the partitions and made a single partition and installed Windows 8 on it. I am guessing now the drive is not GPT but MBR. I also noticed that his installation USB disk had an option to select either 32bit or 64bit of Windows 8...I find this kind of odd. Would Microsoft create a same iso file with both versions? I am guessing he created the USB from a illegitimate source.
I am planning on purchasing Windows 8 Pro version as an iso but wanted to be confident that it would work with UEFI architecture.

Questions:
1. Why would the system NOT boot from UEFI?
2. If I download the legitimate iso fr... Read more

Answer:UEFI USB Disk - Does not boot from UEFI Windows 8.

Welcome. Begin with Clean Install - Windows 8. See the UEFI links in the tutorial: How to Install Windows 8 Using "Unified Extensible Firmware Interface" (UEFI). You also will want to see this tutorial link: How to Do a Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade.

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Hello, i have HP Pavilion g6 1360su with Insyde H2O F.6A. I have downloaded and installed the HP UEFI Support Environment from here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-119351-1&cc=bg&dlc=bg&lc=en...=. Is my PC compatible with Windows 8 UEFI?

Answer:Is my PC UEFI Compatible and how to install Windows 8 UEFI

Please help me. The tool has created a new partition called HP_TOOLS. It's ok but how to do a clean install without deleting it. What should I do?

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Hello everyone
I am trying to make Windows 10 scripted installation with UEFI boot.
Every things works with normal Legacy mode in our environment and k2000.
I have made WINPE 10 boot file as a normal procedure with k2000 Media Manager (like in legacy mode). And uploaded it to k2000. Of cause I have re-cached my drivers when making new a boot source. 
I have setup our new DHCP so it can boot with UEFI and it works!, and I can see my boot sources when boot up the client in UEFI mode. 
Here comes the tricky part I can choose my newly created Windows 10 boot source with Dell's own WINPE10 drivers. Then it loads the Boot source file that I created but It stop at the Windows 10 logo it never loads the deployment menu like in legacy mode, so I cannot deploy a scripted installation.
I am stuck what could be wrong or what have I missed ? Please help
Regards,
Michael

     

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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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(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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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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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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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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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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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 :-)













Solved!

Go to Solution.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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hi.

I am having an issue with my current laptop (ASUS k46CB). I was trying to install Win 7 64 bit in UEFI mode but as it was loading windows flag, it just hang for indefinite period.

I was able to install using legacy mode but that does not help as I need to get my Win 7 installed in GPT partition.

Can anyone share some light on this issue ?

there was another thread opened but somehow I did not see any answers to my problem.

Answer:Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit installation issue on UEFI mode

Are you booting the DVD in UEFI mode?

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Hey all, this is my first post but have been an active reader for sometime, ive searched for this problem on the forum but have not found anyone in my prediciment?!?!

2 week old C50 was pulled off table by the hound so I lost the screen but HDD was ok as its been slaved up to my mac while the screen was fixed so I could keep working.

When I got it back I got no bootable device etc.. again from reading on here a bios update will sort it so I thought Ill go back to good old windows 7.

I want 7 back so I understand from reading on here about all the disable secure boot, Uefi blah blah stuff but my machine has system BIOS 1.10 EC version 1.00 so all these options are not available

I must also ad that the hard drive is formatted now from using my other toshiba laptop.

Now the Catch 22 part !!

I want to update the bios to 1.30 as the toshiba site says which will give me the uefi options so i can load win 7 but its geared to only update through windows and as stated above I now have an empty formatted drive, and not being able to boot from a USB or CD drive due to the 1.10 bios im a bit stumped to how I can update the bios without windows and with the old bios not allow me access to the USB or CD?

any ideas?

I have the ability to slave the drive to my mac or other toshiba laptop, so any tech heads on here should I (although long route) somehow image something onto the drive be it win 8 "yuck" as it was shipped with and then update bios, blat drive a... Read more

Answer:Win7 installation on Satellite C50-A-1JN - missing UEFI options

>how I can update the bios without windows and with the old bios not allow me access to the USB or CD?
This is not possible.

You need installed Windows system in order to update the BIOS.
If you did not create the Recovery disks (or USB medium) in the past, you could order the recovery disk (containing Win 8.1) on this page:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

Then you could recover the notebook back factory settings (Win 8.1) and could update the BIOS.

_By the way:_ did you try to change the Boot Mode without BIOS update?
Disable secur boot within Bios, save changes. Then boot in to the Bios again and now you could check if the CSM mode would appear as available option.

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I have preinstalled win 8 and want to put win 7, but I see where to change the UEFI bios.
NB10-A-110 - PU143E

Answer:Re: NB10-A-110 PU143E - Win 8 installation - how to change UEFI mode

Hi

You have to update the BIOS.
Then the UEFI /CSM mode should be visible in the BIOS and you should be able to change it.

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Hi, last few hours I spent trying to manually deploy Windows 10 on clean GPT disk but after applying image and rebooting I always end in unbootable state.

I manually setup drive like this:

Code:
select disk 0
clean
convert gpt
create partition primary size 350 #RE tools won't fit 300MB anymore :-)
format quick fs ntfs label "Windows RE tools"
assign letter t
set id de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
gpt attributes 0x8000000000000001
create partition efi size 100
format quick fs fat32 label System
assign letter s
create partition msr size 128
create partition primary
format quick fs ntfs label Windows
assign letter w
list volume
exit
#no recovery image partition as per documentation it is no longer needed

and followed by pretty common deployment:

Code:
dism /apply-image /imagefile:g:\Sources\install.wim /index:1 /applydir:w:\
dism /image:w:\ /set-Timezone:"Central Europe Standard Time"
md T:\Recovery\WindowsRE
attrib w:\Windows\System32\Recovery\Winre.wim -h -s -r
copy w:\Windows\System32\Recovery\Winre.wim T:\Recovery\WindowsRE\winre.wim
bcdboot w:\windows /s s: /f UEFI
w:\Windows\System32\reagentc /setreimage /path T:\Recovery\WindowsRE /target w:\Windows

After reboot I always end unbootable (as we talk Apple computer it means 1) no partition on Option or 2) folder with ? or 3) just gray screen, make your pick). There's a chance that Windows rely on some UEFI 2.0 feature, which is not available as the old guy has 1.2 only. Or maybe I m... Read more

Answer:Apple MBP: UEFI installation won't boot after image apply

Only macs with PCIe SSD support UEFI. For MBP that is only retina versions from late 2013 or more recent (your 5.1 is 2009 I think). Even if you can get UEFI to boot you'll get no sound etc as there aren't any drivers.

You'd want to use BIOS emulation. Method is (actually simpler):

diskpart
list disk
Take note of the disk you want to select
select disk 1 (if your disk is Disk 1)
clean
convert mbr
create partition primary
format fs=ntfs quick label=Whatever
assign letter=E
exit

Open up File Explorer. In your C drive, create a new folder named WIN2GO.
Put the install.wim file in this folder

Back in cmd.exe:
dism /apply-image /imagefile:C:\WIN2GO\install.wim /index:1 /applydir:E:\ (this process will take quite a while)
E:\Windows\System32\bcdboot E:\Windows /s E: /f ALL

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April 1, 2017, Bleeping Computer






Yesterday, at the BlackHat Asia 2017 security conference, researchers from cyber-security firm Cylance disclosed two vulnerabilities in the firmware of Gigabyte BRIX small computing devices, which allow an attacker to write malicious content to the UEFI firmware.

During their presentation, researchers installed a proof-of-concept UEFI ransomware, preventing the BRIX devices from booting, but researchers say the same flaws can be used to plant rootkits that allow attackers to persist malware for years.



Read more here:
Gigabyte Firmware Flaws Allow the Installation of UEFI Ransomware
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Answer:Gigabyte BRIX Firmware Flaws Allow Installation of UEFI Ransomware

Almost wish it was April fools

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Trying to clean install Win7 in my newly delivered X220 (4290-NL7) with most updated BIOs (1.21).I am using a 8GB Scandisk Cruzer as the media. Have been following instruction from the example : i.e. putting bootmgfw.efi to be \EFI\boot\bootx64.efiAfter reboot under "UEFI only" mode, it boots into Windows Boot Manager. However with the following error message: File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD Status: 0xc0000001 Info: An error occurred wile attpempting to read the boot configuration data. I have been trying to boot with Windows PE in USB as provided by Windows AIK toolkit.is there anyway to reset/clean the Windows Boot Manager if it is somehow sticked with the firmware?Or, of course, if anyone could provide solution to the above situation? Thanks

Answer:X220 unable to boot with USB into WinPE/Win7 installation: BCD error 0xc0000001 [UEFI only]

Hi,did you find a solution to your problem? I am using a Windows 7 Enterprise ISO and BIOS 1.26. Booting a Linux from USB works, the Windows unfortunately not (I copied the bootx64.efi from another Win7 Enterprise installation).Thank you

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 that failed Windows 10 anniversary update until UEFI secure boot was turned off. It apparently then completed but I cannot re-enable secure boot without the same boot problem advising
Recoveryyour pc/device needs to be repaired / during Windows 10 anniversary updateAn unexpected error has occurredError Code 0xc0000185you'll need to use recovery tools.   Is there a solution to enable UEFI secure boot ?
 I am using a Dell XPS 8700 pc with an SSD drive. The Windows 10 update was installingthen after one of the reboots the error above  The pc was running prior to the update and had UEFI OS , secure boot enabled,  no prior problems.I attempted to do any of the safe mode boots but none would proceed.Disabling the UEFI safe/secure boot mode apparently let the install continue and the das it did before with I believe completion of the installation of Windows 10 anniversary update.PC now shows Windows 10 home Ver 1607 ..
The problem returns if I enable UEFI secure boot and the PC stops. I would like to determine a wayto locate the problem or issue. related to the secure boot.  Using the media creation tool may justrepeat the problem once secure boot is re-enabled.
 Dell lists that they have tested XPS 8700 with this update and have not indicated problems no mention of secure boot issue.

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 that failed Windows 10 anniversary update until UEFI secure boot was turned off. It apparently then completed but I cannot re-enable secure boot without the same boot problem advising
Recoveryyour pc/device needs to be repaired / during Windows 10 anniversary updateAn unexpected error has occurredError Code 0xc0000185you'll need to use recovery tools.   Is there a solution to enable UEFI secure boot ?
 I am using a Dell XPS 8700 pc with an SSD drive. The Windows 10 update was installingthen after one of the reboots the error above  The pc was running prior to the update and had UEFI OS , secure boot enabled,  no prior problems.I attempted to do any of the safe mode boots but none would proceed.Disabling the UEFI safe/secure boot mode apparently let the install continue and the das it did before with I believe completion of the installation of Windows 10 anniversary update.PC now shows Windows 10 home Ver 1607 ..
The problem returns if I enable UEFI secure boot and the PC stops. I would like to determine a wayto locate the problem or issue. related to the secure boot.  Using the media creation tool may justrepeat the problem once secure boot is re-enabled.
 Dell lists that they have tested XPS 8700 with this update and have not indicated problems no mention of secure boot issue.

Answer:XPS 8700 needed UEFI secure boot disabled to complete Windows 10 anniversary update can't enable UEFI secure boot now

rdubayah,
If your computer was running WIndows 10 without any issues prior to downloading the Anniversary update, then you would not have had to change any settings in the bios to install the update.The UEFI and Secure Boot settings are to enable booting with a USB or DVD to install Windows.
Disable Legacy Boot Mode and Enable UEFI
Start the computer and TAP the F2 key to enter the bios. Once in the bios Press F9 to Restore the bios to the Default Settings. F10 to save changes and exit. You could have a hardware problem. To run a hardare diagnostics on the computer you would start the computer and TAP the F5 key. Insert a cd/dvd in the optical drive for running the diags.

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We have 2 Precision T3610 computers and want to do a fresh install of Windows 10 in UEFI mode.  One computer worked using a Win10 FAT32 (UEFI-compatible) USB key and is successfully running Windows 10 booting in UEFI.  The other doesn't show any UEFI boot options with the same USB key installed, same BIOS, same options set.
Tried front and rear USB 2.0 slots, tried 3 different FAT32 Windows 10 installation keys.  Current BIOS A14 on both computers.  Tried downgrading BIOS to A13, still no options (only Legacy boot options show up even when in UEFI mode).  Cleared CMOS with jumper, still no options.  Upgraded BIOS back to A14, still no options.
Any ideas?

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Sometime in the fall I started getting Windows 10 update errors trying to install 1607 (the anniversary update I believe). After trying different fixes I just ignored it for a while hoping windows would come up with a fix. 6 months later and I'd like to finally resolved this issue once and for all.

Windows Update Failure

I found I can use msinfo32 from the cmd shell to see my BIOS Mode which indicates I'm in UEFI
So I'm not entirely sure what the problem is. I did some funky things when I first built and installed Windows on this computer about a year ago. I have a 3TB Hard Drive and a 500GB SSD. And I found out I wasn't able to use all 3TB without using a GPT. Found some guide online followed the steps and fixed that issue.

I think there was an issue after that where the 3TB hard drive had the Boot part on it, and I followed some other guide to get my SSD to be the boot drive. But I think what I did then has put something in a weird state thats causing the update issue above.

Heres the Partitions
And heres using diskpart
Looking at other peoples partitions when using UEFI and GPT they have some partitions I don't have. Like MSR, System, Recovery etc... but mine just has the one single Primary partition. Recommended UEFI-Based Disk-Partition Configurations What I also find weird is that my boot partition is Disk 1 instead of Disk 0. If I unplug the HDD and boot the computer, then the SSD becomes Drive 0 but the update still fails.

Unfortunately I'm in that place... Read more

Answer:'Unsupported Disk Layout for UEFI Firmware' yet BIOS Mode set to UEFI

It looks to me that you don't have a UEFI install you have an MBR (legacy) install. In your BIOS what is listed as your primary boot device

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Hi,

First of all, let me say that I understand written English, but very poorly written and would like to apologize ...

Is it possible not to have the partition "recovery"?

Because if you look at the two tutorials:

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

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

In the tutorial to install Windows 7 in UEFI, there is not that damn partition recovery, while in the tutorial for Windows 8, we can see it.

When I install Windows 7 (MBR mode), I avoid this partition "recovery" by creating a partition with a name before installation. I install the OS on it and everything is fine, no partition "recovery" But here, since one must delete all partitions, is there a solution? If I create a GPT disk with a partitioning tool before installing, is that it might be appropriate?

Tomorrow I get a DVD (OEM) of Windows 8, and so far I've never installed UEFI, I would avoid the nonsense.

Thank you for your answers.

Answer:"Recovery" Partition in GPT disk for UEFI installation.

Welcome to the forums. Someone will help out on your question soon, I think. I am not fluent enough (yet ) with UEFI/GPT to help out.

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Platform:
Windows 10 Pro
GA-X79-UD5 rev 1.0
E5-2670
40GB DDR3 Quad
512 SSD
GTX 1060

Scenario:
Upgraded Video Card from GTX 560 Ti to GTX 1060 Strix, machine boots but no video output or just black/blank screen.

Did a bit of online research and realize that two ways of fixing this
1. Change PCI setting to Legacy in BIOS/UEFI
2. Update to latest BIOS.

I decided to try and update BIOS to latest BETA (13w) using @bios from Windows. Everything went ok, reboots fine and still does now with Windows loading no problem, BUT i can't get to BIOS/UEFI???

All i get is the UEFI empty blue screen, no menus/options, just blank screen...

So i thought maybe i can reverse back to previous BIOS from windows but program wouldn't allow this. I tried sticking BIOS file in USB but the problem is i can't get to BIOS.

I Have tried running backup BIOS as board has two, but still same problem.
 

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Platform:Windows 10 ProGA-X79-UD5 rev 1.0E5-267040GB DDR3 Quad512 SSDGTX 1060Scenario:Upgraded Video Card from GTX 560 Ti to GTX 1060 Strix, machine boots but no video output or just black/blank screen. Did a bit of online research and realize that two ways of fixing this1. Change PCI setting to Legacy in BIOS/UEFI2. Update to latest BIOS.I decided to try and update BIOS to latest BETA (13w) using @BIOS from Windows. Everything went ok, reboots fine and still does now with Windows loading no problem, BUT i can't get to BIOS/UEFI???All i get is the UEFI empty blue screen, no menus/options, just blank screen...So i thought maybe i can reverse back to previous BIOS from windows but program wouldn't allow this. I tried sticking BIOS file in USB but the problem is i can't get to BIOS.I Have tried running backup BIOS as board has two, but still same problem.

Answer:Unable to access BIOS/UEFI - Empty UEFI Screen

OS might be holding BIOS hostage. I had an ASUS laptop that did this to me with Windows 8 when needing to get into the BIOS in order to disable UEFI and set to legacy for Windows 7 install. But anyways, maybe this will help you get into the BIOS for Windows 10. https://www.cocosenor.com/articles/windows-10/access-uefi-bios-in-windows-10.html

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I need to change some setting in my UEFI/BIOS but it is stuck in ready only mode.
All options are blanked out except for "exit". How can I get it to let me edit the settings again?

Answer:Cannot change UEFI settings / UEFI stuck in read only mode

You may have to disable the "Secure Boot" option first.

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Trying to understand handshaking between UEFI & Win 7. Have Win7 Pro sp1 64 installed on SSD, mb=Asus F2A85-V Pro. Example: boot to flashdrive to do Acronis backup of SSD; remove SDD, insert spinner; boot again to flashdrive to do Acronis restore to spinner (to test backup); remove flashdrive, boot to UEFI, set UEFI spinner as default, save & reset; spinner starts boot (#1), Win logo shows briefly, reboots (#2) and shows Win repair/normal screen; choose normal; Windows desktop shows; new driver is loaded for spinner and asks for reboot (that part I understand); reboot (#3) starts and again briefly shows Win logo before yet again rebooting (#4) to the Win repair/normal screen; again choose normal & all is happy. But then I remove the spinner, insert the SSD, and have to go through the whole deal again. Why so many reboots?

Similarly, if I change any hd/flashdrive configuration, my UEFI boot selection is lost & I have to reset it again - sometimes with the multiple reboot scenerio, sometimes not. Sure wish I could force that the UEFI selection stay there as long as the selected drive is installed.

Answer:UEFI boot keeps changing; UEFI/Win7 handshaking confusion

Hello and welcome diana look I am having a little difficulty in following the train of the thread.

Now do you mean you just backed up the SSD to a USB stick ? then tried to transfer that USB stick back up to the spinner? If it was just a back up then I don't think it is going to work because it is only a backup.

To make the spinner the boot device I would be cloning the SSD to the spinner. I wouldn't mucking around with sticks as I cannot see why that is necessary.

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Platform:Windows 10 ProGA-X79-UD5 rev 1.0E5-267040GB DDR3 Quad512 SSDGTX 1060Scenario:Upgraded Video Card from GTX 560 Ti to GTX 1060 Strix, machine boots but no video output or just black/blank screen. Did a bit of online research and realize that two ways of fixing this1. Change PCI setting to Legacy in BIOS/UEFI2. Update to latest BIOS.I decided to try and update BIOS to latest BETA (13w) using @BIOS from Windows. Everything went ok, reboots fine and still does now with Windows loading no problem, BUT i can't get to BIOS/UEFI???All i get is the UEFI empty blue screen, no menus/options, just blank screen...So i thought maybe i can reverse back to previous BIOS from windows but program wouldn't allow this. I tried sticking BIOS file in USB but the problem is i can't get to BIOS.I Have tried running backup BIOS as board has two, but still same problem.

Answer:Unable to access BIOS/UEFI - Empty UEFI Screen

OS might be holding BIOS hostage. I had an ASUS laptop that did this to me with Windows 8 when needing to get into the BIOS in order to disable UEFI and set to legacy for Windows 7 install. But anyways, maybe this will help you get into the BIOS for Windows 10. https://www.cocosenor.com/articles/windows-10/access-uefi-bios-in-windows-10.html

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What is UEFI Boot Source means and why some people disable this feature?

Regard,
Thanks.

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