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Is it possible to bitlocker-encypt a UEFI/GPT drive from which I boot with Windows 7 64-bit ultimate (TPM-motherboard)?

Q: Is it possible to bitlocker-encypt a UEFI/GPT drive from which I boot with Windows 7 64-bit ultimate (TPM-motherboard)?

Is it possible to bitlocker-encypt a UEFI/GPT drive from which I boot with Windows 7 64-bit ultimate (TPM-motherboard)?

Preferred Solution: Is it possible to bitlocker-encypt a UEFI/GPT drive from which I boot with Windows 7 64-bit ultimate (TPM-motherboard)?

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A: Is it possible to bitlocker-encypt a UEFI/GPT drive from which I boot with Windows 7 64-bit ultimate (TPM-motherboard)?

Sure. BL does support GPT.

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Can't boot into Windows 7 Ultimate with bitlocker anymore....I know the boot sector is messed up more than likely...I have done all the tricks with bootsec.exe and the commands ..I even tried startup repair it repairs but still doesn't boot ....The bitlocker key is on a usb hard drive and is connected but still the error....
Booting up i get a black screen loading operating system then a message on the screen saying please remove any discs from drive and press any key to reboot HELP

A:Can't boot into Windows 7 Ultimate with Bitlocker

Copy out your files to external USB drive using Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
or Paragon rescue dis to recover data.

Then Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 - the steps are the same for retail install.

If necessary wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command from DVD Command line using DISKPART At PC Startup

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Hello! I recently acquired an Acer V3-771G and I want to dual-boot Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Windows 8 Pro x64 and I was wondering if it is recommended to change BIOS with the UEFI found on Acer's site. Also, if i should do that, when is it right to switch from BIOS to UEFI? In the beginning, after W7 is installed, after W8 is installed, etc. Note that I have some experience with dual-boots, but none whatsoever with Windows 8.

As for the system specs, I am only able to write them as they are written on the box, as I haven't installed any Windows yet.
CPU: i7-3630QM
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Nvidia GeForce GT650M
8 GB Ram DDR3
HDD: 500GB 5400rpm

A:Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Windows Pro x64 dual-boot BIOS vs UEFI

Does your Acer have a BIOS chip or a uEFI firmware chip?

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I have MSI UEFI Mobo, when I try to boot on my Hard Drive in BIOS, it gives me: "Restart and select proper boot device" but I can boot using UEFI Windows Boot Manager, so I want to add legacy boot besides UEFI Boot. Thanks a lot.


A:Q:Add Legacy Boot Windows 8.1 in UEFI Motherboard(GPTDisk)

Hello Addas,

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to disable the modern "Choose an option" screen to have the old legacy "Windows Boot Manager" while still using UEFI firmware.

Startup Options - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

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Greetings, all! Here's one that will make you scratch your head. If you've solved this issue please enlighten us!
SCENARIO: Optiplex 7040 Micro, BIOS 1.5.10, UEFI boot for Win 7 64-bit, Win 7 Enterprise 64-bit installed OK, updated to Dell TPM 2.0 applied from here , Microsoft TPM 2.0 Hotfix 459309 for Win 7 applied from here . TPM On and Enabled in BIOS. We want this configuration for maximum security (need to be HIPPA compliant).
From Windows control panel turned on Bitlocker drive encryption (next, next, next, etc.) and Bitlocker finishes. Upon reboot the system displays "Windows is loading files..." message on screen after reboot. Nothing else happens, never loads Windows, just sits there.
Tried just about every different combination of TPM options in BIOS and no change. Even tried to clear TPM and disable TPM, same thing. 
I contacted Dell Tech Direct and their solution was basically "Upgrade to Windows 10". For a number of reasons we cannot upgrade our environment to Win10. Meanwhile I have about three dozen 7040 Micros waiting to be imaged and deployed.
Next I re-did the Win 7 x64 install using Legacy boot, applied the hotfix (still TPM 2.0) and tried bitlocker again. While it was doing "Initializing the TPM security hardware" step it crashed with Error Code 0x80280285: "A problem occurred during BitLocker setup. You may need to restart BitLocker setup to continue." Nice. I have a feeling I'm going to have... Read more

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After rebooting one of our test machines, bitlocker wanted the recovery key.
There were no hardware modifications on that machine.
Error message in event log:
Bootmgr failed to obtain the bitlocker volume master key from the TPM because the PCRs did not match
Event id 24635, source bitlocker-driver
 Each time the machine starts, the recovery key is needed.
Any idea how to solve that issue and why it happens?
Second partition was created manually on that machine. So that's clear that bitlocker reacts...
But now: how can I confirm those changes so that the recovery key is not needed each time we boot?

A:Bitlocker enabled drive, recovery key needed during boot, PCS did not match, event id 24635, source bitlocker-driver

I would like to confirm if BitLocker accepts the recovery key?
Please update the BIOS to improve the stability for TPM first.
I also would like to suggest you disable and enable BitLocker again to reset the settings.
For more information, please refer to the following link:
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I like to get my OS to be genuine. But, I only qualify for a Home Upgrade.
Anyone know of a way to still use this feature?

Without having Ultimate?

A:BitLocker Drive Encryption Without Ultimate

TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux

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For some reason these 2 models will image just fine when looking at the TS in SCCM 2012 10. Once the computer is rebooted though it goes right into recovery mode and needs the key entered. Nothing stands out in event viewer. I am looking for some guidance on where I can look for a solution on this. 

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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.

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

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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Hello! i have motherboard asus b85-plus
with boot uefi ENABLE

i've made aio windows 10 iso with WIK using this command

oscdimg.exe -o -u2 -udfver102 -bootdata:2#p0,e,bE:\win\base\boot\etfsboot.com#pEF,e,bE:\win\base\efi\microsoft\boot\efisys.bin -lWindows10-AIO E:\win\base E:\win\Windows10-AIO.iso

but can't get dvd boot in uefi mode,
and if i select with F8 "boot menu" and select UEFI: optical drive, i can see the light trying read but dont boot from dvd and continue boot ssd

in dvd dont have file bootx64.efi in efi/boot folder
maybe is this file?

or dont know how boot from dvd in uefi using asus

A:boot dvd uefi motherboard asus

I assume it has the Bootia32.efi file??
you can try to add the bootx64.efi file also

directions state use x86 files as base, but creating AIO that way would not boot x64 via USB
wrong file error

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Hi everyone, my new laptop has a normal hard drive and also has a 128gb Samsung m.2 ssd drive.

I was able to install a fresh dual boot on the regular hard drive. First Windows 10 then Windows 7 using usb method which included embedding the usb 3 drives.

Now for the ssd I shrink down half the drive after Windows 10 was installed so I could install Windows 7. Followed pretty much the same process, booted with Windows 7 usb got all the way to the partitions and Windows then said "Windows was unable to create a system partition etc." message. I did have the option to continue, which I did as stated in one of the tutorials " this site. However after files installed I ended up getting an error at the end.

So I'm wondering is this perhaps because I didn't burn the samsung nvme drives into the usb?

A:UEFI Dual Boot Windows 10 and Windows 7 x64 on SSD Drive?

- Win 10 use "Secure boot" that isn't compatible with Win 7. You have to set it to Other and Compatible System Mode to enable. As Win 7 was installed with Secure boot=enable, don't know if it will boot with Secure boot=disabled

For Win 7
Under CSM enable UEFI boot.

More or less like this
OS type Windows UEFI = Secure boot, so if OS type = Other, secure boot is disabled.

for CSM, here are the current settings (in bold)
Launch CSM.......................................(Auto, Enabled, Disabled)
Boot Device Control.............................(UEFI and Legacy OPROM, Legacy OPROM only, UEFI Only)
Boot from Network Devices...................(Ignore, Legacy Only)
Boot from Storage Devices....................(Ignore, Legacy Only, UEFI Driver first)
Boot from PCIe/PCI Expansion Devices....(Legacy Only, UEFI driver first)

Boot from the Win 7 installation disk ON UEFI MODE (important).

Install on the large empty NTFS partition

For the updates MS releases SP2 for Windows 7

Yes, you have to load the m.2 ssd nvme drivers. As you already have added the USB drivers, during installation you can add them from a USB flash disk.
If you want to understand how the drivers affect Win 7 installation disk
Create a Windows 7 USB flash installation with new drives for new MB's

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 The windows 10 Pro computer has died, and I would like to put the in my new computer with windows 10 home.   I would like to remove the bit locker password,  so I can reinstall windows 10 pro while keeping my files and apps,  
I'm unable to do this while the drive is encrypted.  How do I remove drive encryption from the drive while I have the drive slaved to a windows 10 home computer? 

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I recently did a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64
(OEM version) on a new hard disk. Installation seemed
to go normally, no obvious errors. Activation seemed to
go normally, no obvious errors.
My hardware is all brand new, and greatly exceeds the
requirements for installing this OS. HD is a Seagate
Barracuda SATA, 1 terrabyte.
The problem is that now the OS won't boot without the
installation media (DVD) in the optical drive. I find this
I have read many, many posts about this problem, and
tried many, many, many proposed solutions:
- change boot sequence in BIOS (this shouldn't matter,
but I tried it anyway, and it doesn't help)
- boot from DVD and use "repair" command on installation
screen (tried numerous times to no avail)
- boot from DVD and use "command prompt" command
on installation screen, then type various things:
- chkdsk /r
- bootsect command
- various bcd commands
- various diskpart commands
- boot from gparted CD-ROM, set disk to active/bootable.
Nothing seems to help,
The OS works perfectly once it has booted.
I am confident that this is not a HD problem.
My instinct tells me that it has to do with something that
is supposed to be in the boot sector that's not, or that is
in the boot sector that's not supposed to be, or some
formatting problem or some cache.
Is there a way to clone the partition to a disk that boots
normally? I'm really hoping not to start all over again.
Does anyone have any ideas about how ... Read more

A:Windows 7 Ultimate x64 won't boot without DVD in drive

Hi Tom -

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map with listings so we can look it over and advise you better.

This often happens because the installer fails to mark the install partition or its 100mb System Reserved partition Active when causes the boot loader to rely on the disk to boot the OS. So that's the first thing we look for.

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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


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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.

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

A: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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I have an HP dv2620us Notebook computer. It has Windows Vista Ultimate installed. I am trying to activate "BitLocker" and get a message that the drive configuration is unsuitable. However, it is configured as required. My guess is that this computer does not have a TPM chip installed. However, it should boot from to the USB drive.

Any ideas or suggestions?

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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?

A: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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I bought a Samsung laptop (Model: NP350V5C-S0BIN) which came preinstalled with Windows 8. I dont like Windows 8 and want to install Windows 7. I have disabled FAST BOOT and SECURE BOOT.
My questions are.
1) On disabling Secure Boot, I found three OS Selection Modes namely, "UEFI", "CSM OS" and "UEFI or Legacy OS". Which one should I choose to install Windows 7 x64 and Why? (Really confused as in some forum they are telling to use UEFI while few other forus telling "UEFI or Legacy OS")

2) I converted the GPT to MBR once I tried to install windows 7 unknowingly but the installation failed. So if I select UEFI DVD Drive to install, will it automatically convert MBR back to GPT upon creating partitions?
Please provide the sufficient help.

Any known bugs or issues installing in "UEFI" OS Selection Mode? Which mode offer more performance? Any user experiences?
Thanks a lot

A:Install Windows 7 Ultimate x64 as UEFI with GPT

1) Downgrade to Windows 7.
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
Warning you must have the UEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.

2) If Using a USB Pen drive on a PC with a UEFI BIOS.
USB Pen drive need to be formatted to FAT32 as in
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
Take note of Step 11 for Windows 7.
Also you will need to use a USB 2.0 port, as there are no USB 3.0 drivers in Windows 7.

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I used bitlocker on my external hard drive and now i can not remember my password nor do i have my recovery key saved . i do not remember either . I need to regain access to my external hard drive . Can someone please post complete accurate information or even a video demo , how to gain access to my external hard drive again . A sure fire way ! I have purchased Passware kit forensics and Elcomsoft forensics . I have VHD of my external Hard drive made on winimage 9.0 , also an image using EASIS cloning software . I might be over looking the process in which i need to follow in order to regain access to my hard drive .

P.S when i run Passware kit it tells me it will take like 392,000 years and 7 months to complete run time ? Can someone please help me .


A:Windows 7 Ultimate Bitlocker used on External Hard ?

There is no backdoor in Bitlocker....unless you can remember the password, your data is irretrievably lost. End of story, no if's or but's.

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It's embarrassing to say how many hours I have invested in fighting the UEFI on my MB. Anyway, I need some help understanding how and why you should choose UEFI when installing Windows. Windows 7 in this particular case.

I'll try to start by explaining some of the issues and some of the parts of UEFI I don't understand. let's begin with my boot options that has had me pulling my hair out.

Asus bios boot options look something like this

1.DVD drive
4.UEFI DVD drive (this particular option has caused me some major headache and I don't understand its use. If I try to install windows 7 using the UEFI drive it will disable my mouse at the Windows 7 install screen.
5.Windows boot device. Can't remember the exact label on that but it is usually tied to my SSD booting ability

The way I finally got my install to go smooth was to only have the first 3 boot options available. Disabling 4 and 5

Also, in my bios I can choose between Windows UEFI or Other OS? Right now I'm using the windows UEFI choice, although I'm doubting I'm fully utilizing UEFI since I did not install my copy of with with UEFI DVD drive

I guess what I really want to know is how to use UEFI? What is it? Why should I use it? and last but not least what is that UEFI DVD drive, why is this a necessary boot option?

A:Need help understanding UEFI while installing Windows 7 64 Ultimate

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Pretty much can be summed up as welcome to Skylake and the Z170 world where win-7 is a pain to install

I've heard from a birdie using a dvd install isn't too bad
But mostly win-7 uses AHCI mode and Skylake uses XHCI mode.
I'm sure your board has a SP/2 connection for a mouse or keyboard.
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

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I have Hp 16 d000tu laptop with 2gb ram and 500 gb hd... in bios UEFI boot option is there but I can not run installation in UEFI.. please help me how to install window 7 on my uefi hp laptop...
tutorials will be helpful...

A:Install windows 7 x64 ultimate on HP UEFI Laptop

My installation is almost complete... but after booting disabling the legacy mode and enable UEFI mode, now windows struck at Windows Logo.. please help

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I'm trying to do a clean install of windows ultimate x64 on my dell Inspiron 20 3043 via USB on a new ssd.

So, this is a new machine. I pulled the disk drive and installed a new sandisk ultra 128gb ssd.

The bios is InsydeH20 version A04

When I boot up and choose uefi USB I install, It goes straight to the a black screen with windows boot manager, error 0xc000000d. I can't even get the windows install screen.

I've read as many forum threads as I can and I've done the following.

I created the USB using Rufus 1.4.0
GPT partition
default cluster size

(if I use any mbr option, the bios won't recognize the USB drive)

What am I missing!? I have 2 brand new ssd's (both sandisk ultra 128). With one I played w every option from using diskpart to disk management. There's several threads suggesting how to set up the ssd via windows install, but I haven't even gotten that far.

Ultimately, I'd like to duel boot windows 7 & 8 (since... the new computer is basically a giant tablet).

I'm posting here after hours of frustration. Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

A:uefi ssd USB windows 7 x64 ultimate install error 0xc000000d

Oh! and yes, I've disabled fast boot and secure boot. And there is no CSM or legacy boot options in the bios.

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Hi all!
I have Alienware Aurora R4 machine with three hard drives:

(Local Disk)C: - (Windows 7) the “original” one that I bought with the computer.
(OS)D: - (Windows 10 with all updates) the one I’ve added after the “original” started to show signs of degradation.
(STORE)F: - (no OS) the one I use just to store stuff.
I’ve had dual boot and everything was hunky-dory until last week the C drive have finally kicked the bucket.
First the computer refused to shut down until I forced it. And next morning it took more than TWO hours to boot. When I finally got to the window explorer the C drive was still there but I couldn’t access or do anything to it.
In the old times I could just remove it and set boot priorities in BIOS to boot from drive D. But if I actually remove the dead drive now, the computer says that it has nothing to boot from. 
It appears that with UEFI mode enabled

I don’t see the actual drives in the BIOS (It only shows general source types, like Hard Drive, CD/DVD, etc.) and therefore cannot boot from a particular internal drive.
I cannot assign Active Partition
I cannot remove the dead C drive

So, what am I supposed to do? Please, HELP!

A:Aurora-R4, How to assign a particular boot drive with UEFI boot mode enabled?

Hi willkanoff,Thanks for posting.You may find more answers to your question by posting in the Alienware Forum.  http://dell.to/2yJl3j1

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Hi , 
I locked my external hard disk (Seagate- 1 TB) on Windows 7 laptop . The encryption was successful but when I later tried unlocking it, Its giving an error. Error
says "bitlocker drive encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion". Please note that the Password and Recovery Key are correct and I have tried unlocking it
several times but no success.
Upon searching on internet, I came across the below thread which I yet need to try. Pray that it gets unlocked as I have got very important data locked up and the drive
volume is also 80-90% filled. 
Please help me out experts to get my data back.<o:p></o:p>

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HP Notebook 15-f009wm
OS: Windows 8.1 with Bing 32 bit

Hello all,

This is my problem:

I can't get my USB drive to load while in Secure Boot mode and continue running into 'Boot Device Not Found. Please install an operating system on your hard disk' screen. The only method that works thus far is disabling Secure Boot mode and enabling Legacy
Support. Here are the methods I have tried based on extensive research of various forums after several days:

- Performed all the generic System Diagnostic tests (F2) + Memtest86 + sfc /scannow multiple times after every fresh install + physically checked HDD. Performed all HP recommendations: http://support.hp(DOT)com/us-en/document/c01443463

- Did multiple fresh installs of Windows 8.1 with Bing (32 bit) erasing all partitions from hard drive every time (my system is designed for 64 but I only have access to a 32 ISO). Installed using Legacy Support (I understand you can't go back and enable Secure
Boot and disable Legacy once it has been installed this way but due to lack of any other way of installing Windows, I have no choice).

- Used 'Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool' to create ISO which automatically formats drive to NTFS; converted to FAT32 using 'AOEMI Partition Assistant' software (preserving all partitions/data) but it still won't read.

- Used 'Rufus v. 2.11.995' software to create ISO as FAT32 under several different setting iterations:

1. GPT partition scheme for UEFI (this presumably s... Read more

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Hello all, This is my problem: My BIOS won't boot my USB drive while in Secure Boot mode (Legacy Support disabled). After researching this, I realized UEFI Secure Boot won't read NTFS formatted flash drives hence requiring user to reformat to FAT32. I've reformatted to FAT32 but it still won't boot. I continue to run into the 'Boot Device Not Found. Please install an operating system on your hard disk.' screen. The only way to get the USB drive to boot is to disable Secure Boot and enable Legacy Support. Virtually every forum I have researched pointed to this being the problem (aside from loose hard drives / hard drive and/or memory problems). I have checked the hard drive and have ran the F2 System Diagnostics and am sure there is no problem with the HDD. I have even tested the RAM/CPU with Memtest86 with 0 errors. I have ran multiple 'sfc /scannow' tests after each fresh Windows install and there are no corrupt files during installation. I have been trying to install a fresh Windows 8.1 with Bing (32 bit) on a system that originally came with 64 (there were no 64 bit ISOs available anywhere to download and since Microsoft conveniently doesn't make this specific Windows version available for download via their Media Creation Tool (or anywhere else on their or their affiliate sites for that matter), I was forced to resort to a 3rd party site to obtain this download. The problem is I am forced to install using Legacy Support as there appears to be no o... Read more

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I put together a new rig with a new Asus Z97-A motherboard, 3.5GHZ Intel i5-4690 processor, 8 GB GSkill RAM, GE Force GT 650 and a Samsung 500GB EVO SSD plust two Western Digital 1TB mechanical hard drives. Both my Windows 7 and 8 DVDs are legitimate updates. Windows 8 came from Microsoft. I first tried to install Windows 7 and that would seemingly install but would never run past the opening screen when the balls spin and join. I then cleaned the SSD with diskpart to stop it from trying to boot to 7 and put the Windows 8 DVD in the drive. Following all the normal steps of a custom install it appeared that installation was going just fine. It installed all files without incident, rebooted and got to the "getting ready" screen and shut down quickly. The option I now have is to restart the computer and reinstall. That action results in the same result. In the UEFI BIOS I have CSM enabled and Boot Device Control is set to "UEFI and Legacy OPROM." I don't know if I have a failure with a new piece of hardware, a driver problem or am I setting something up wrong in the UEFI BIOS? Help me please.

A:Can't install Windows 8 on new rig with a UEFI motherboard

I think that as you are are installing from a DVD you may be having an issue due to UEFI mode.
I would install off a USB drive setup to boot in UEFI mode. Then use your boot manager (F12 or similar at BIOS screen) to select the "UEFI USB stick" - that way you will know for sure what mode your installing in.
See UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows[1]=General Tips

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I just upgraded my motherboard and cpu to

asrock H77 Pro4-M mobo

intel core i5 3550

the problem is I can't install windows 7 which I'm guessing is because of the UEFI but I can't be sure as this is my first time upgrading except for the storage more HDDs
I went into the UEFI menu and bothe the mobo and cpu were registered.
I have 3 HDDs.
one of them has a win 7 installation from before the upgrade.
when I Put the installation disk in it always tries to boot for the hdd where win 7 is installed
I Disabled all 3 HDDs in the UEFI menu and turned the dvd dive into boot option 1

now when it boots it says restart and use the proper boot order

A:installing windows 7 in new UEFI motherboard

In the UEFI, enable the HD on which you want to install the OS; also make sure the DVD drive is the first boot option. (I'm not sure whether you tried this or not.)

Put the installation disk in the DVD drive... then boot the computer. It should boot from the disk or at least give you a message to press a key to boot from the disk. Then you'll be able to proceed with the installation.

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Hi Mr/Ms
drive encrypted
with BitLocker 
I used
driver for three months my computer is broken I bought a new computer    when i was try my flash disk new computer its give me this  problem 
BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion. This could be due to either all conversion logs being corrupted or the media being write-protected
? know my passworrd but I do not know
the BitLocker
recovery key what can i do know pls some one help me 

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Have a new Dell XPS 8920 Desktop with a 256 SSD and I want to install a 2nd Win 10 operating system on a 2nd drive under UEFI. If I do a clean install from a DVD will the 2nd drive be seen and bootable?

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I have Windows 10 Pro on my main laptop, but only Home on my secondary laptop. I was wondering if it's possible to encrypt the secondary laptop's boot drive. I imagine it's not possible, but I thought I'd ask anyway.

Initially I thought to take the SSD out of the secondary laptop, and place it in a SSD to USB converter. But then I was thinking that if I encrypted it that way, it'd be acting like a USB instead of an internal drive. I could be mistaken; let me know if that is indeed the way to do it.

Otherwise, let me know how impossible it is without purchasing Pro on the secondary laptop.

A:Use BitLocker to encrypt another laptop's boot drive?

Doubt that'll work, pretty sure you wouldn't be able to unlock it to boot it.

Use VeraCrypt to encrypt the drive instead, it's free: https://veracrypt.codeplex.com/

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I am running Windows 10 Pro on a HP Proliant ML110 G7 machine, and decided to install bitlocker using a password and USB key. The machine does NOT have a TPM installed.

I first activated it on 2 logical volumes. Then I tried to activate it on my OS boot drive (C, and after the step where I created my password and USB rescue key it said it would reboot to test the keys and then commence with the encryption. It rebooted and then, with the USB key inserted, read the key correctly and proceeded to give me a blue screen saying that my PC was unbootable with the error message "Unmountable_Boot_Volume", and suggested I repair the startup process with a windows installation disc or USB.

I did, but when I boot the PC using a Windows 10 install USB and try to run startup repair it asks me for the password or the USB key or the Number key, and I try them all but say they're wrong, and I know they're correct because when I try to boot directly to the hard drive they are accepted.

Is there anything else I can try? Help.

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This is somewhat of a follow on to my earlier post dealing with migrating the OS to an SSD.  After havinig cloned the OS from the 2TB HDD, I wanted to boot from the SSD.  In the old days I would have gone to BIOS and from there selected boot priority of the various devices.  In this instance, I encountered UEFI and could not figure out how to change boot priority.  I saw options for legacy boot, some messages about disabling secure boot, and I was afraid to touch either.   So....I just swapped the disk cables and booted from the SSD.  
Still, I have the question, how can I change the boot priority?  Is there some Dell manual that gives a good explanation of the UEFI interface for me to study?  

A:UEFI (?) changing boot drive? XPS 8900

Tap F12 as soon as you reboot to access the Boot Menu and select the boot device. Don't wait for any screen.

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Here is my situation:

I have upgraded a few days ago my daughter's PC from Windows 7 home premium to Windows 10 Home. The upgrade (a clean install) was done on a brand new SSD (Samsung 860 Evo 250gb). After the upgrade, I loaded several programs and created an image of my C: drive with Macrium reflect v7.2 free.

When I installed the Samsung Magician software I realized that AHCI mode was not activated. So I went into the UEFI and turned AHCI mode on. I saved and rebooted the PC. On reboot what I got was a blue screen of death (BSOD). In the process, I lost my Boot manager and had a hard time reboting. Now, everything is screwed up. Sometimes the PC boots and sometimes it does not. It is a mess. It is not reliable at all. When it boots though, everything works normally. Every time, I just do not know if I will be able to reboot or not.

I did not know that I should have enabled the AHCI mode in the BIOS (or UEFI if you prefer) BEFORE installing Windows 10.

To solve the problem, I am thinking of running a restore with Macrium Reflect as I have an image of the boot drive dated the day PRIOR to the day I changed the AHCI mode in the UEFI. BEFORE I restore, I want to change the UEFI setting of AHCI mode to ON.

My question is this:

Question 1
If I do just that, will it save my butt ? I mean not have to re-install everything.

Question 2
Will windows install the necessary drivers for the AHCI mode (after the image is restored) or will it turn AHCI mode back to IDE... Read more

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Hi All,
Dell update popped up new update. Installed. Shut down. Following the update. The laptop loaded up with (probably coincidence):-
Your PC/Device needs to be repaired
The Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information.
File: \BCD
Error code: 0xc000000d

Attempting to get the Win 10 usb image to boot in UEFI mode doesn't seem to work. Wasted 3+ hours so far looking for solutions. Why can I not change the boot priority order in the bios? UEFI boot seems to always default to windows boot manager irrespective of any selection made. Am I going to have to remove the drive and repair the boot drive.

Anyone managed to boot from external dvd image successfully?
Is the A10 bios locked/limited? Is there a way to unlock?
Great way to ruin my bank holiday. Wife is moaning :(

Any help/links would be much appreciated.



A:How to boot UEFI usb drive on Dell XPS 13 L322X

Check you UEFI setup to make sure the update didn't change the drive mode (AHCI to RAID, etc.).  If it did, you'll see that problem.

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I would like to boot from UEFI (not bios) using a hard drive on our HP8300 small form factor boxes.  We need to boot from UEFI, because we want Windows 8 bit locker to interact directly with the hardware encryption of our Samsung SED SSDs (840 EVO). No problem loading windows 7 via bios on the Samsung SSD hard drive using the Windows install disk and booting from the CD drive as a legacy (bios) boot source.  This boots the machine using bios- and it recognizes the SSD as a legacy Hard Drive (SATA). BUT-- if I boot from the windows install disk from the UEFI prompt for the CD drive, Windows sees the Samsung SSD but says it can't install to it and can't boot from it.  Also, I notice that there are no hard drive boot sources listed in the HP Setup utility-- just USB hard drive, USB CD, and ATAPI CD.  Are the integrated SATA controllers NOT UEFI boot sources? The Samsung SSD was initially configured as a GPT device-- Windows 7 install (from a UEFI boot) still said it could not install windows to the SSD. Any white papers about HP UEFI?  Anyone know details?

A:UEFI boot from Hard Drive on HP8300

HiI am experiencing pretty much the same problem. disconnected internal hdd and connected new SSD with gpt formatted image on it, go into bios and it shows the hdd as a legacy boot device and not a uefi boot device.  obviously trying to boot the gpt drive in legacy mode fails, but how do i get the bios to see and use uefi to boot the drive? if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.

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When booted in BIOS mode the issue that is occurring with the TPM module does not exist and BitLocker can easily be enabled.  When booted in UEFI mode the TPM key protectors cannot be added to the system as it says that the TPM is ready with reduced functionality.  I have heard that there is an issue with the 8460p and the TPM firmware with UEFI but have not been able to find any documentation to that effect.  What can be done to get the TPM fully functional under UEFI mode? This system is on the latest .61 BIOS. All updates that are currently available have been applied. The only difference in getting BitLocker to run with Windows X vs. BitLocker not running due to the TPM is booting in Legacy (BIOS) or UEFI Modes.  I'm thinking there is a bug in the UEFI mode for this model.

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Hello, I am trying to switch from BIOS to UEFI, but when I do that I noticed that the hard drive is missing in the UEFI boot options. It does show up in the BIOS options. I also confirmed the hard drive is using GPT. The BIOS version is current as of today. Any ideas?

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I have just purchased a Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition 7720. It came with a preinstalled Windows 8 (so 64-bit and mandatory UEFI boot). I want to use Linux (more specifically, Archlinux) for work and Windows for games, so dual boot is needed.
I almost completed the Linux installation except for the bootloader: I need to boot Linux from UEFI and didn't manage to do it so far. Here is what I did after I received the PC:

disabled Secure Boot;
updated BIOS to version A12 (maybe I shouldn't have...);
resized the main Windows partition and created a few partitions for Linux;
switched to legacy boot mode and managed to boot a MBR-bootable Archlinux installation USB drive;
installed most of the system
switched back to UEFI boot mode, Secure Boot off.

At this time I needed to boot the kernel from UEFI for the bootloader installation program to have mandatory access to the EFI environment variables. So I created an UEFI-bootable Archlinux installation USB drive (with a FAT partition) but so far I couldn't manage to successfully boot this drive from UEFI instead of Windows 8.
I think I really tried every single combination, such as:

different USB ports;
different boot entries created with F2 boot setup, with different parameters;
different orders for the boot entries;
hit my boot entries directly within F12 boot menu.

No matter what, in UEFI mode the system always boots the Windows partition.
Also, I could not find any relevant manual or s... Read more

A:[Inspiron SE 7720] UEFI boot from USB drive does not work

Try going into Advanced Start-up Options.   Hold Shift key down while doing a RESTART while in Win 8.  This will get you to a page that will have an option called "Other Devices" (going by memory).    Choose it and you will have all the device options like USB. Give it a try first and I am sure there is a simpler way to boot Linus directly later.

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Hi all,

I have new mobo Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1. I want to install Windows 7 Home in UEFI mode, but I'm still not succesful.
Bios settings - SATA configuration - Raid - 2 SSD disks set up in Intel RST as Raid 1
Newest Bios update from 7.1.2016
Boot settings:
Launch CSM - Enabled
Device Control - UEFI and Legacy OPROM (UEFI only can be chosen as well, but without any changes)
Boot from Storage Devices - UEFI driver first

Secure Boot:
OS Type - Windows UEFI mode

When I boot in UEFI mode I get to Win install through language settings, then Install and then it get stuck with message:

"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB fhlash drive, please insert it now.

Note: If the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step."

I use original OEM DVD Win 7 Home 64-bit that is surely good as when I boot in Legacy mode everything goes well.
When I also tried Win 8.1 in UEFI mode everything went well and system was installed correctly.

As I was not succesful with DVD (I expect the home edition is not suitable for install in UEFI mode, but I was not succesful with Pro version either and that version contains efi/boot directori with bootx64.efi file) I did an USB flash drive from that DVD and also created UEFI bootable USB (e.g. as is written here - UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows)

I can boot from Flash drive, but it does the same, so I ended... Read more

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Hello, I have a Y720 tha comes with a 1x 129 GB M2 SSD and x1 HDD, in UEFI mode. I'm currently trying to replace the M2 SSD with a newly bougth Samsung 960 EVO M2 where I would like to install Windows 10 also in UEFI mode, as it has better power management than Legacy. But I have tried booting the Windows 10 installer USB stick and the laptop does not recognize in bios. I have created the usb stick with RUFUS 2.18 (latest), choosing UEFI + GPT and Fat32 file format. Before that I also tried restoring a system backup image I created from the former M2 using AOMEI Backupper but I couldn't boot the USB utility to do so either (the same happened: Bios does not recognise it, despite creating it choosing UEFI mode) Things I have tried: 1. Disabling secure boot (although the Secure Boot Status staed "Enabled", so I used the "REset Secure Boot mode" option too...)2. Chaging Optimal OS Setting to disabled in seetings, but still no use3. Using the Novo Button on the right part of the laptop. Of course, changing boot mode to Legacy would allow me to install Windows from USB ....but in Legacy mode, which I'm trying to avo So ...is there a way to boot a UEFI usb stick to install Windows in UEFI mode from it?  thanks!

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Hi, I have a HP Pavilion 15 n204tx Notebook with Windows 8.1 running. Now I would like to install a SSD by replacing the optical drive. I am not an expert and I did some digging. I heard that before I install Windows to the new SSD, I should change settings in BIOS to AHCI concerning my hard drive. My Problem now is that I can't find it in BIOS. Where can it be found and maybe changed? Is it really needed to change BIOS mode? What are my alternate choices?

A:UEFI BIOS Access, Changing Boot Drive Order To SSD

Hi, No, you can't do that. You have to swap SSD and HDD. Put old HDD to the caddy. Regards.

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Hi, just received my first custom laptop from PC Specialist, UK.

Am unfamiliar with UEFI and want to configure the DVD drive as primary boot for disk imaging etc.
However I can't see it listed in the bootable devices.

PC Specialist doesn't seem to provide any documentation or tutorial on this.

Options in boot devices are
- Samsung SSD (well, that must be what it is..)
- IP4 Realtek PCIe GBE Family controller
- IP6 Realtek PCIe GBE Family controller

Nothing about the DVD drive or USB devices...

(The DVD drive is working)


A:How do I configure UEFI so DVD drive is primary boot device? Cosmos IV

Do you have secure boot turned on in the BIOS? I know you have to turn this off for USB devices to be seen for booting.

BTW congrats on your new laptop!!

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**** Look at Page 4, posts 4 and 5 ****
**** You need to enable Legacy MBR by Enabling Launch CSM in the EFI Setup ****

Hello all,

This is my first post. I am a Windows 7 user and now (against my will) Windows 8.

I bought an ASUS N76 laptop pre-loaded with Windows 8 so these are the new generation n76 series. The old ones come with Windows 7. Anyway...

I attempted to boot a Windows 7 ULT 64 install DVD but the install hangs on the Windows logo/flag. So...

- Windows is loading files is shown and hidden
- The animated Windows logo appears and then it just hangs....go figure

I have no idea what is going wrong. I went into the UEFI setup and the only option for my BR is EUFI boot.

I also added a "boot option" asking the EFI to boot "efi\microsoft\boot\boot.efi" or "\efi\microsoft\boot\boot.efi" but when selected (from Boot Override), the screen goes blank for a few seconds, the BR starts spinning and I am thrown back at the EFI so it looks like it cannot find the file. For path, I selected the BR device and at the end has a "\".

I have secure boot disabled. (yep, I have an option for that). So now I am left empty handed and I am stuck with Windows 8. I even put in a brand new SSD hoping I would install W7 on it but I can't even start the setup!! Argh....

I am very experienced with MBR and BIOS but I am a complete newbie to UEFI. I don't know what is going wrong and why the setup hangs....Ther... Read more

A:Asus N76 UEFI - W7 64 Install Hangs on Logo (DVD UEFI Boot)

Win8 PC's have Secure BIOS which must be disabled to install any other oS, then you can install in UEFI mode following these steps: Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

If you want to bypass UEFI and install normally to an MBR drive the procedure is related here: MS new "Secure Boot" locked BIOS arrives

Other info on EFI:
Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube
The 30-year-long Reign of BIOS is Over: Why UEFI W... - Input Output

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