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Precision 7710 UEFI Bios and pre-boot does not detect second SSD (NVMe PM951) can't install Windows on it for dual boot

Q: Precision 7710 UEFI Bios and pre-boot does not detect second SSD (NVMe PM951) can't install Windows on it for dual boot

I have a new Precision 7710 with a 2.5 inch 1GB SATA SSD (system boot=Disk0) and a 1GB NVMe PM951 SSD.
I have been attempting to install Windows Server 2012R2 on the second, M.2 SSD (Disk1) into a GPT, NTFS partition.
Since this system has no DVD, I made a bootable UEFI thumb drive with the contents of the .iso installation for Server 2012R2.
The thumb drive boots OK and I can begin installation, but when it comes to choosing the target for installation, the M.2 SSD is not visible in setup.
The M.2 drive is clearly visible inside Windows 10 Pro as the D: drive.
So...I mounted the .iso setup file in Windows 10 and ran setup.exe. The install began and could see the target M.2 drive, and began loading files on the second SSD. It then attempted the first of several restarts that come with this process with the new Server 2012 R2 environment.
It sucessfully modified the Windows Boot Manager before the restart, then restarted, and the setup program gave an error because it could not find the target partition on the second SSD.
The setup environment then modified the Boot Manager to "Windows Setup Rollback" and proceeded to enter an infinite loop, attempting to delete files from the unreachable M.2 drive. I manually choose Windows 10 on the boot menu, and once booted changed Windows 10 back to the default OS.
I've tried several things (turning off Secure boot, changing from UEFI to legacy bios--it won't boot at all that way) , but I can't get that second disk to be visible in the bios or in the preboot environment.
The only place I can access the second SSD is if Windows 10 is already running.
I am trying to replicate a development machine (M6600 that Dell won't repair) that had 3 bootable SSD's.
Any suggestions?
Thanks

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Preferred Solution: Precision 7710 UEFI Bios and pre-boot does not detect second SSD (NVMe PM951) can't install Windows on it for dual boot

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Precision 7710 UEFI Bios and pre-boot does not detect second SSD (NVMe PM951) can't install Windows on it for dual boot

You're going to need to build a new set of boot media with NVMe drivers.
www.nvmexpress.org/.../

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Im attempting a clean install of Windows 10 on a XPS15 with the 256gb PM951 NVMe SSD.  Whenever the bios is in the UEFI mode, the windows installed does not see the SSD drive.  I can install windows in legacy mode with the GP partition style but not in UEFI mode.  Im using a bootable usb drive which is UEFI.  I think having the driver for the SSD might help but i cannot find it anywhere.  Any help would be appreciated.  

A:Windows 10 UEFI install on samsung PM951 NVMe ssd failing.

Sounds kind of like you have BIOS set for RAID but didn't pre-load the RAID drivers.  Either need to pre-load the drivers or switch to ACHI.

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Yikes! installing a second partition with Ubuntu is really hard next to Win7 on a m2 PCIe NVME.If you have been successful, your help would be greatly appreciated.I have encountered numerous problems installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a separate partition on a Precision 5510 with  1TB m2 PCIe NVME memory installed by Dell. 
I started out by creating a USB with the Universal USB Installer and the Ubuntu 14.04 installer.then followed these stepswww.lifewire.com/ultimate-windows-8-1-ubuntu-dual-boot-guide-2200654  encountered two problems. 1.) When booted to try Ubuntu and then selecting the install ubuntu icon, the installer does not recognize the m2 PCIe NVME drive and failing because the installer sees < 6GB of storage. 2.) The system bios configuration SATA operations must be changed from RAID On to ACHI - This corrupts the Factory Win 7 image installed by Dell and fixing it requires reversing the bios configuration change and running windows repair.This is dead simple with on any system with a SATA  hard drive.Has anyone successfully done this?Here is the really crazy thing. I need both Ubuntu for work and windows to communicate with the most of the world.  I chose to have Win7 factory installed believing that installing Ubuntu on a second partition of the m2 PCIe NVME drive would be simple. But that means Dell's support for Ubuntu and access to the Dell factory Ubuntu 14.04 image with drivers includi... Read more

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I have a new 7710 that came with a 256GB NVMe SSD.  I have upgraded it to a Samsung 950 Pro 512.  I am using Windows 10 UEFI.
I have a question on the bios setting.  Should it be AHCI or RAID.  The machine came default with RAID On and came with Win 10 Pro pre-installed.
Currently I switched it to ACHI, used the MS Download and installed Win 10 Pro.  Once in windows, I installed all the dell drivers and also the Samsung NVMe driver.
I have read on different forums that the bios setting should be RAID, but also read it should be AHCI. 
Question:  Which should it be.  Is one better than the other?  
Or is it just that if in AHCI, it will use the MS NVMe Driver (or Samsung NVMe Driver) and if in RAID, it will use the Intel IRST drivers?
I assume if AHCI like I have it, then I can use the Samsung NVMe Driver.  I have read if not in AHCI, the Samsung NVMe Driver will not install.  
If I switch to RAID, then I would need to use the Intel Rapid Storage Tech (IRST) Driver and not the samsung driver (I read samsung driver will not install if AHCI).
So I am confused if one is better than the other (AHCI or Raid).
FYI, I have been using for around 10 days and no BSOD due to the PCIe NVMe drive.

A:Precision 7710 and Samsung NVMe 950 Pro

I own a Precision 7510 and am in the same situation. I did exactly the same except that I left the BIOS setting to Raid ON. When in Raid ON the Samsung Magician can only do the following:

Disk drive information for all installed disks. Particularly with the NVMe drive S.M.A.R.T. is not functioning even though it should be. All other drives display S.M.A.R.T. correctly.
Performance Benchmark. Only this function is selectable. All other functions are not available. Probably because the Intel Rapid Storage Techonlogy driver is loaded and not the Samsung NVMe

From performance view it seems pretty fast. Today I am going to change the BIOS setting to AHCI and I will share my results.

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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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Hi all,

So I got a new laptop its a Lenovo Y700-15ISK, UEFI Bios. I am trying to get the machine to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 10. I installed Windows 10 first, no problem. Windows 7x64 is just not working.

My windows 10 was a fresh install, slipstreamed updates and drivers from Lenovo using NTLite.

Windows 7, slipstreamed all Lenovo Windows 7x64 drivers, also windows updates (sp2). Windows seems to install fine but when it reboots after the install and boot picks Windows 7 from the Windows Boot Manager, I get a blue screen! 0x0000007e. I installed the USB 3 drivers via NTLite in booth the install.wim and boot.wim. I don't have an issue with is asking for drivers at the Windows 7 install.

After installing Windows 10, I made these changes to the bios.

Boot mode: Legacy Support
Boot Priority: Legacy First
Turned off OS Optimized defaults

Installed Windows 7x64 from usb stick, install seems to work but when it reboots,
BSOD BLUE SCREEN! Same error 0x0000007e
Also unable to boot into windows 7 using safe mode. I get as far as:
C:/Windows/System32/drivers/disk.sys
then it BSOD's
Totally totally at a loss right now!

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Hello,
I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
the boot menu, Windows 8 starts to boot without difficulties.
How do I make Windows to boot automatically without having to select Windows Boot Manager in DELL BIOS boot menu?
I believe I messed up with boot sector somehow... What needs to be fixed provided that Windows 8 will boot into VHDX file?
Thank you.

Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

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Hi guys, I'm trying to properly dual-boot Windows 10 Edu 64bit and Kubuntu 16.10 64bit. The problem is that on startup it's impossible to start GRUB, Windows is loaded automatically. Is there a way to change UEFI boot order? I tried several methods but Windows always overrides my changes; I managed to load GRUB only once by renaming the Windows OS Loader path to the GRUB one, but after I booted to Windows once again, it overrode my settings creating a new Windows OS Loader entry. These are the methods I've already tried: Renaming the path as I said up here through bcdeditUsing EasyUEFI to change boot orderUsing efibootmgr in KubuntuUsing boot-repair in KubuntuUpdating GRUB in Kubuntu While on my desktop I have a BIOS setting that lets me change UEFI boot partition, I don't have anything similar on this laptop. Let me know, thanks.

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Just curious, but is there option for me to enable uefi boot of my Windows 10 Professional installation on my HP xw6600 dual quad core E5450 machine which holds two Samsung 850 Pro SSD's, one for Windows 10 and the other completely for Ubuntu LTS 16.04.When possible,  how to go about it. How do I enable this option. Yours truly, 

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I built a computer back in 2009 with an Intel DP55KG motherboard running Windows 7. So, I am getting for a fresh Windows 10 install and I noticed that back in 2009 I never enabled the UEFI boot mode. Would it be recommended to enable it this time before the Win 10 install, or will it bring about some issues?

Here is the definition of the setting according to the motherboard manual:

UEFI boot
OPTIONS: ? Enable ? Disable
Enables or disables Unified Extended Firmware Interface (UEFI) Boot. UEFI Boot must be enabled in order to boot to a drive larger than 2 TB (terabytes). Enable: BIOS will attempt to boot via UEFI before using the legacy boot sequence. Disable: BIOS will use the legacy boot sequence.

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This is how I got my T5600 to work from a SSD SATA connected to a PERC 310H card and boot as UEFI. It can also be a SAS drive. In this example I was only using a single drive and have not attempted a RAID setup. 

I may have skipped some parts where you have to reboot. If I refer to the BIOS settings then you would have to reboot first. 

1. Setup hard drive as a NON-RAID drive. When booting it will appear as BIOS handled and NON-RAID.
2. Download the Windows 10 installer onto USB using Microsoft Media Tool.
3. Download the DELL T5600 Payload for T5600 and BIOS files (if needed). Install latest DELL BIOS if you have an existing older OS. 
4. Unzip the DELL driver payload onto the USB drive for Windows 10 and leave inside a folder called T5600.
5. Using a rear USB slot that is NOT USB 3. Go into F2 and load the USB stick under UEFI, it may have a strange name if the BIOS is old (such as INT13). Saqve changes. Reboot. Boot from the USB stick. 

6. Make sure the drive you are working on does not contain data you want to keep. Ideally you would disconnect any drive you dont want to accidentally alter. 
When given the option to select a hard drive, if necessary, delete any previous partitions so the drive is without any partitions. Then click the * NEW button. 
7. After clicking NEW it MUST generate 4 partitions, 3 system partitions + 1 OS partition (made by Windows installer). If it only has 2 partitions it will never work as a UEFI boot volume
8. In... Read more

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modern ssd are either nvme or ahci compatible.  I cant find anywhere in literature that gives me this information.

A:Does the Precision t5500 support uefi? . I am trying to see if its compatible with nvme ssd

The T5500 is legacy BIOS only - no UEFI support.

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I am trying to do a clean install of Win 7 Pro on my Precision 7710 and every time I boot off of the DVD and click Install it goes a screen saying there are no drivers found for the device. I have tried switching to UMEI mode, RAID mode, Legacy on and off... no luck. What drivers am I missing exactly?

A:Cannot install Win 7 on Precision 7710

Hello!  In the BIOS make sure RAID is off and switched to AHCI, Legacy should be on, secure boot off.  Then when you hit the F key (forget which one) to access what to boot from, make sure you are using legacy DVD drive and not anything that would say UEFI.  As long as you are not using RAID or via some USB 3 external drive you should be fine.  

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I am new to the forum and this is my first post.  Just wanted to give a heads up on an issue I recently discovered.  I haven't found much on this I guess because the system is still pretty new.
I received a brand new Precision 7710 and the first thing I do is complete all Windows updates and do any driver updates that need to be done.
Here are the laptop specs:
Computer:  Mobile Precision 7710BIOS Version:  1.3.12OS Version:  Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 bitManufacturer: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1535M v5 @ 2.90GHzClock Speed: 2.9GhzL2 Cache Size: 102417.3" UltraSharp UHD IGZO(3840 x2160) Wide View Anti-Glare LE D-backlit6 Cell (91 Whr) Long Life Cycl e Lithium Polymer battery240W AC Adapter64GB (4x16G) 2133MHz DDR4 MemoryAMD FirePro W5170M, 2GB GDDR51TB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive,MPWSWin 7 Pro,SP1,No Media,64bit,O pti,ENGIntel Dual Band Wireless 8260 (802.11ac) W/ BluetoothIntel Xeon E3-1535M with Smart Card and Thunderbolt 3

I received this laptop on Monday March 21, 2016, saw that there were approx 4 or 5 driver updates on dell.com/support.
I chose to download all updates to the desktop and update from there as I always do.
I saved the bios update for the next day March 22, 2016 as I wanted to be in my office to do this update.  I am well aware you can easily turn your laptop into a brick if the update goes south.
I come in and begin the update via the Precision_7X10_148.exe on the desktop I had downloaded from dell.co... Read more

A:Mobile Precision 7710 BIOS update 1.4.8 failure

Wow! You saved me.
I had the exact same issue with the 7710 and the 1.4.8 BIOS.  Motherboard replacement was scheduled for tomorrow.  
I did a search found your post and now my machine is back in business.  No replacement necessary.
Thank you for troubleshooting this and posting the solution.
This is what the Internet is all about.

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I recently got a Intel 750 PCI Express card and was hoping to make it the primary drive in my computer. Does anyone know how to configure these in the bios to be bootable. I have played around with setting the Bios to use UEFI, but it still won't see the drive. I can see the drive configured in its PCI slot, and my old windows setup can see the drive and use it. But I do want to make this drive bootable... 
any help greatly appreciated

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I purchased Lenovo Z500 with Windows 8 installed on it. When Windows 10 upgrade started rolling out, I moved to Windows 10 Home.I have been running into some issues with my activation so had been trying to reset to factory default but that is also not happening.I created a Windows 10 UEFI bootable disk and went to the BIOS to set the USB as the first bootable disk in the list but it doesn't show up there.Now it did show up earlier (without me changing any setting in BIOS) when I was trying to do recovery using System Image Recovery option with Recovery Image in the USB. Anyways, now I'm trying to install the Windows 10 from scratch and then Ubuntu 16.x alongside Win10 however stuck at this very phase.I read quite a lot about UEFI and Secure boot and see that in my Boot menu UEFI is enabled and Secure Boot is disabled. Please refer the screenshots.Can someone explain me in detail that with this setting in BIOS what could be going wrong with my steps where UEFI bootable USB is not detected?Also, in addition to that if someone can point me to the latest document/discussion for Dual Boot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu. I might have it bookmarked but just in case.I would appreciate quick and detailed response.Thank you in advance.


























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I'm reading mixed messages when installing Windows 7 on the Samsung PM951 NVMe M.2 drive. Under SATA Operation should RAID be selected or AHCI?
I have already copied my Windows 7 x64 ISO to USB using Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool found here, http://wudt.codeplex.com/
I have already integrated USB 3.0 support by installing Windows 7 USB 3.0 Creator Utility from here, downloadcenter.intel.com/.../Windows-7-USB-3-0-Creator-Utility
I have downloaded Samsung NVMe driver v1.4.7.17 WHQL f6 drivers from here, www.win-raid.com/t29f25-Recommended-AHCI-RAID-and-NVMe-Drivers.html
My Windows 7 installation now sees the PM951 drive, but I want to be sure before I proceed with the installation if SATA needs to be on RAID or AHCI.
Thanks in advance!

A:Installing Windows 7 Pro x64 on XPS 13 9350 Samsung PM951 NVMe

Thanks to Optical for all the advice.
 
What worked for me.
 
The W7 download tool installed W7 onto a USB flash drive but I could not get the Windows 7 USB 3.0 Creator Utility to work – I was advised that “this computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software usb 3.0”.  Further research provided further suggestions…
 
I was able to install the USB 3 drivers following the instructions in this link  http://codeabitwiser.com/2014/03/how-to-install-windows-7-with-only-usb-3-0-ports/
Next I added the Samsung PM951 NVMe to the root of the flash drive.
Checked that the flash drive would boot. 
Started the W7 installation.  At the first opportunity to “load driver” I navigated to the Samsung PM951 NVMe drivers and selected “64bit”.  The rest of the installation went like clockwork.
Updating W7 produced a problem – it said that Service Pack 1 (which I thought was on my USB flash drive) failed to load. 
Decided to delete all partitions  - Dell advice https://www.dell.com/support/Article/uk/en/ukdhs1/SLN116104/EN
And successfully installed W7 again.
Updating W7 again…

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

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

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

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Hello to the forum. Thanks for the welcome. And thanks for pointing me in this subforum.

I have a notebook toshiba satellite L850-1HU with UEFI

Default is win 8 os, recently upgraded to 8.1.

Now I need to win 7.

I have a professional license N sp1 x64 and then supports UEFI

Is possible to combine the systems in dual boot and both in UEFI mode?

I see from your guides that for installation the UEFI is necessary partition in a certain way.
What should I do if I want to leave intact the UEFI partition of win 8 (5 partition)? I just make only space for win7(1 partition) that will use the same 4 partition UEFI of win 8 or i make other 5 partition???
And which of the two systems will handle the boot? I can decide I?

and the warranty? restores factory work?

If I change hdd, and install win 7, when I put the old hdd, it works as before removing it?

Sorry for the confusion! I hope you manage to understand me and help!

Ciao forum! E grazie! Saluti dall'Italia!

A:Satellite L850 & Win 8 UEFi: How dual boot UEFI win 7 ?

If I change hdd, and install win 7, when I put the old hdd, it works as before removing it?



Yes. This is how I do any OS tests\'dual boot'\experiments etc with zero chance of damage to the original boot OS\hd. Am keeping a bunch of old HD's for the purpose. The downside is the slight risk for some mechanic\connection problems, just be careful, remember to power down! So if you don't find it troublesome to switch HD's, IMO go ahead and try that route.

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It started when I took one of my hard drives out of my case. Now when I turn it on, it will open up the UEFI Bios page instead of booting like normal. I have tried turning everything off and back on, taking out my hard drives and reinserting them, resetting some options on Bios, but to no avail. It ONCE booted into Windows, but then wouldn't let me through.... it locked me out? PLEASE GIVE ADVICE, I WANT TO DIE BECAUSE IT'S SO FRUSTRATING. NOTHING I FIND ON THE INTERNET IS WORKING. (Btw, I have Z170, not s87 or whatever. It's a different format?)
 

A:Stuck in UEFI Bios. Won't boot to Windows 10

Did you try to find somewhere "booting device settings"? If system was installed on drive you put out, you might have to set it as booting device again.
 

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Hi all,

I have just recently installed Windows 7 on the Plextor M6 Pro 128GB SSD. Everything went fine for the first few boots, and Windows will not boot up after that. The computer automatically goes into UEFI BIOS as if there is no Windows installed on any of the hard disks.

I removed the SSD and inserted it into the external enclosure and hook it up to my laptop via USB. Windows (on my laptop) did not show any removable media under My Computer. Upon firing up Disk Management, the following screenshot (Screen1.jpg) can be seen.

I humbly seek for advices of anyone out there who might be able to help me regarding this issue. I have previously successfully installed Windows 7 on all my older PC/Laptops. But this is the first time I have installed it on an SSD. My previous installation on HDD works well without issue (used it for 6 months before I reinstalled it onto the SSD). I ran into this issue twice within the same day (I reformatted and reinstalled Windows after my first encouter).

I will post whatever details required to solve the above issue. Also, any explanation and information regarding the issue as well as how to prevent it from coming back would be very useful.

Many thanks in advance!!

A:HELP!! Windows 7 on SSD failed to boot, goes into UEFI BIOS.

Hi there

In all cases ensure LEGACY BOOT is enabled if that option exists in BIOS.

1) First ensure PROTECTED BOOT is DISABLED -- this doesn't mean turning off UEFI.
2) Ensure the SSD is formatted to GPT and NOT MBR
3) Ensure your W7 install media will handle UEFI boot and install.

If you Don't want to use UEFI boot

1) Disable UEFI in BIOS.
2) Format SSD as MBR
3) Install W7 - default mode will be non UEFI.

Cheers
jimbo

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

Regard,
Thanks.

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Precision 7710 How many m.2 SSDs can install into 2.5" drive bay
What parts are needed to achieve maximum?

A:Precision 7710 How many m.2 SSDs can install into 2.5" drive bay

The 2.5" drive bay still only has a single SATA connector available on the motherboard, so even though multiple M.2 SSDs would physically fit in the space of a 2.5" drive bay, you wouldn't have a way to connect them all. Even if you only wanted one, I'm not sure there's an M.2 to SATA adapter.  I know there are mSATA to SATA, but that's a different physical connector.  Also note that even if there WERE an M.2 to SATA adapter,  you would need to ensure that your M.2 SSD used the SATA protocol, not NVMe/PCIe, since that would not be able to run over SATA (and even if it could, its performance would suffer significantly by doing so).

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Dual Boot W10 + W8.1 installs using 2 SSDs. Any thoughts on why there are less partitions on SSD install #2?

SSD 1 W10 (installed first) C Drive:

- Recovery
- System
- Reserved
- Primary

SSD 2 W8.1 (installed last)

- Reserved
- Primary

Am I right in saying that install/SSD 2 shared the (Recovery, System) UEFI boot partition and that this is not good if I remove SSD1?

How do you prevent this on SSD #2, by physically removing SSD #1 when installing OS #2?

Appreciate any help.

A:Windows 10 Dual Boot UEFI Missing or Shared Partitions on SSD2?

Yes, the only way to ensure that a clean install of Windows will not affect any other hard drives/SSDs with system partitions on them is to disconnect them when installing Windows to the drive you want it exclusively on. Unplugging either the data cable or the power cable is good enough.

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My current windows 10 installation is too bogged down to play games properly. I've tried all the traditional solutions to speed up my PC but none of them made any noticeable difference, so I'd like to try a fresh OS. I'd prefer to avoid doing a "Reset My PC" option and having to re-install all my apps. So I'm trying to install a second windows 10 onto a new partition that will just be used for playing a couple games.

The media creation tool USB option doesn't work on my pc. The USB gets ignored when I boot normally. If I try to boot it directly from the boot menu, I get a "selected device failed to boot" error (with both windows 10 and windows 8 media creation tools). I used a brand new USB drive and tried it immediately after installing the tool onto it. I also tried re-installing the tool a second time.

I tried running the setup.exe at the root of the USB drive, which started properly. However, all the guides I've looked at say that I should get a "custom install" option when running this tool. This is where I would have the option of selecting the partition I want to install windows to. I don't get that option. It just asks me for the basic language/architecture fields, then gives me the "keep everything/keep files/remove everything" options. There are no options after that. If i I click install, the installation begins.

I tried using the windows 8 setup.exe on the USB, but it asks me for a product key. My computer came with wi... Read more

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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

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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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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Hi

I recently installed windows 8 on my MacBookPro with UEFI support, but I can't enable audio. I know that apple use BIOS emulation for windows and the assign different Hardware ID's for devices.

With BIOS emulation ID is:

HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_1013&DEV_4206&SUBSYS_106B5300&REV_1003

Without emulation ID is:

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E20&SUBSYS_72708086&REV_04.

I tried changing inf file and it detected the required audio card driver, but it shows that device cannot start. It's Cirrus Audio CS4206B (AB83) sound card, but without emulation it shows it as intel audio card. It would be easier to get back to bootcamp, but I really want to make this work.

Thank you in advance.

A:Sound driver Windows 8 UEFI boot (no bios emulation) Mac.

Try installing SLIMDRIVERS, its free and will find the most current drivers for your system. It may read your actual chipset versus your emulated chipset..

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I just flashed a UEFI BIOS and did a clean install. I'm getting the error 0xc000000e only on reboot. If i shut down and turn on again it boots windows no problem. Please help!

A:Windows 7 and UEFI BIOS Boot Manager error 0xc000000e

What are the exact UEFI, CSM and Legacy BIOS settings in BIOS setup? Did you do a UEFI install, booting from a UEFI device to install, or did you install to Legacy MBR disk?

Unplug all peripherals and try again.

If you can get into Safe Mode, establish a Clean Boot from Troubleshooting steps in picture below. Then test your hard drive, RAM and work through the other steps to go over your install and hardware.

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Hello
Spent about literally hundred days. Trying to dual boot windows 7 on my UEFI vaio pre installed with windows 8. I tried to follow almost all the forums on the Internet. Created bootable usb which gets stuck at starting windows and used a dvd which the vaio does not recognise. When choosing legacy boot on bios then the problem comes that my hdd is mbr and I am not in a position to format and delete everything due to important files. Pleas help me how do I install windows 7 on this Vaio as there is no guide for this specific platform. Thanks

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Hello, I bought a 3TB harddisk and I can only use 2TB of it
I read some forum and it said I have to install windows by uefi boot
And change format from mgb to gpt so I can use 3TB

My motherboard is Asrock H81M

I want to know how can I use uefi boot, I am total idiot in computer, thanks for help

A:How to use UEFI boot to install windows 7?

Is Windows installed on this 3TB HDD or is it being used purely as a storage drive?

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Hey all,

I just got a new HP ENVY dv7t-7200 CTO Quad that came pre-loaded with Windows 8. I wanted to install Windows 7 so I enabled "Legacy Support" in the BIOS which disabled UEFI mode. Everything went fine from there. I ultimately decided to go back to Windows 8.
I found this guide but could not get my Windows 8 installation that I have on disc to load on startup: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
I disabled "Legacy Support" in the BIOS so now UEFI mode is re-activated.
My UEFI Boot Order in the BIOS is:
CD/DVD Rom
USB Drive
OS Boot Manager

But when I have the disc in and restart windows, it does not read the Windows 8 installation from the disc. If I press F9 to change the Boot Order it only shows:
OS Boot Manager
Boot from EFI File

It should be noted that the it will recognize the disc if I'm not booting in UEFI mode.

I could install Windows 8 again without UEFI but I would really prefer it. Any suggestions?

A:UEFI cannot boot from USB or DVD to install Windows 8

Solved -I went to System Recovery while starting up by hitting F11, then used the option to restore the comp back to factory settings. It installed Windows 8 in UEFI Mode

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Belarc reports UEFI: American Megatrends Inc. P11-B2
Operating System: Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1511 (build 10586.494)
Installed: 4/27/2016 5:58:22 AM Servicing Branch: Current Branch (CB)
Boot Mode: UEFI with successful Secure Boot.

This is my brother?s computer: originally it was Win8, upgraded to Win8.1 and then in Apr to Win10.
--- The computer runs OK and I?ve shown him how to use MRF to create system image backups.
--- Today Aug 8 we tried to test recovering yesterday?s Aug 7 system image backup.
--- It didn?t go well at all.
--- The MR recovery DVD-RW didn?t boot up in order to test it.

I thought of disabling Secure Boot to see if that was blocking the MR bootable Rescue DVD-RW.

However we weren?t able to boot into either the UEFI BIOS or Boot Menu.
--- According to our notes DEL is used to boot into the UEFI BIOS and F12 is for the Boot Menu.
--- However when booting up: in less than a split second something scrolls up but the computer immediately boots into Windows to log in.
--- That?s much too fast to get into the UEFI BIOS or Boot Menu.
--- Please help us figure out what to do.

Following that I?ll have to learn how to ensure proper system image backups and recovery using MRF.
--- I don?t recall any issues when I had Win7 but re-training myself makes sense to me because it?s obvious I don?t understand it well.
--- For now I?m going to completely uninstall MRF from his computer and hope to start over with a clean slate.

A:Cannot boot into UEFI BIOS or Boot Menu

Try F2 or F8 while Powering ON.. (which you might already Have). If no go update BIOS(which you might already have).

Assuming you have Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 on computer.. Do a Shift + Restart >> Troubleshoot >> Advanced Options >> Change UEFI firmware settings...Restart.
U should be be able to boot in BIOS.

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I have two issues, do not know if they are related with bios issue. Raid 0 IssueI have tried https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/P51-P71-Intel-RST-raid-drivers-for-fresh... With no sucess.Also tried same driver set from other website as well as full driver pack from lenovo. Running latest bios Thanks Wes

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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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**** This issue has been resolved ****
**** 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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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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I was wondering if someone can help me on this.
I have a Dell XPS 15 L521X Laptop that currently has windows 8.1 installed on it.
Im trying to set it up as a dual-boot system with windows 7 as a secondary OS.
I have a Windows 7 X64bit OEM disk and tried to install windows 7 from the disk, but it would not allow me to install the operating system to a disk that was initalized as GPT. So I followed these instructions to make a bootable USB Stick Fat32 GPT to install media.

I set the bios to UEFI, Secure Boot: Off and attempted to boot from the usb stick. When the Start Windows Screen came up it hung. So I tried to boot that stick on another computer and got a windows failed to start error 0Xc0000225.

I cant reinstall Windows 8.1 because it has a programs and data on it that the owner does not want to reinstall or cant, is there a way to install Windows 7 in dual boot mode with a GPT Disk on this particular dell machine?

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I just updated my bios to uefi to get secure boot. but windows 8 compatibility tool still says my bios does not support have secure boot. Can i still install windows 8? I already ordered my upgrade dvd.

A:Can i still install windows 8 if my uefi does not have secure boot?

Yes, you can.

My UEFI BIOS doesn't support secure-boot either, and W8 installs and runs without a hitch.

Go for it, and good luck!!

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I've downloaded Windows 7 and made a bootable USB drive. I installed Windows on a couple of PC's and my HP laptop. I've noted that when installing on laptop, I've had some issues. In BIOS settings, the boot mode was selected to UEFI and no matter the boot sequence, it just wouldn't boot from USB (note: there was a USB Hard Drive and a USB Generic Volume option and I've checked the 'boot from USB device option' above). I've solved the problem by switching to Legacy boot. It booted from USB with no problems and Windows got installed correctly. I've done the same thing on an another HP laptop, (same thing, UEFI wouldn't boot from USB, while Legacy would) only this time to see that all of the partitions are formatted as GPT and I get a message saying that Windows can't be installed on a GPT partition. I am presuming that this is due to the legacy boot mode (my overall knowledge is very low, so if any of this doesn't make sense please forgive me).
I was wondering if there is ANY way I can install Windows 7, or higher, I don't care, on this laptop? Thanks for your time

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Hello, I have a problem with booting Windows 10 X64,  after installation with GPT, on a  HP 8200 Desktop, with 2 HDD in Raid 1.I have updated the firmware to the latest version v 02.29 . Until the update, Windows 10 x64 was installed in UEFI mode and worked ok. I tried to update the firmaware to the last version because i was unable to use WOL for starting up the PC.After disabling fast boot in windows and made different changes in BIOS, WOL turned on the PC but after the boot screen Windows doesn't loads ( a blinking cursor remains in left up corner and doesn't do anyhing). If i try to turn on the PC from the button Windows loads normaly. I recreated the RAID, and reinstall Windows with GPT. After the setup finishes, and the computer reboots, i have the problem that i haved when starting from WOL (a blinking cursor remains in left up corner and doesn't do anyhing). I'ved tried to reinstall Windows changing different settings in BIOS, but it still doesn't boot. I boot from Hiren with the miniXP and i saw the partitons and the content of C:\ and all seems to be ok.I installed Windows in MBR, and with MBR is working fine. I think is a problem with loading the UEFI boot from the RAID.Now i am unable to activate Windows because of "hardware changes" and I want to have Windows installed with GPT. Thanks  

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I have an Aspire v7 and I am trying to install Windows 10. I have a USB formatted with UEFI install of Windows 10 64bit, and it works on my other computers, but I can't get my Acer to boot from it. I was able to switch to LEGACY mode in the boot options in the BIOS and install it that way, but if I go back into the BIOS to switch back to UEFI, it tells me no media is found.How can I get my laptop to boot and install in UEFI mode, or at least be able to switch back to UEFI mode after the installation?

A:won't boot or install windows 10 in UEFI mode

Did you use the windows 10 media downloader and application to create the UEFI boot usb? 

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I've downloaded Windows 7 and made a bootable USB drive. I installed Windows on a couple of PC's and my HP laptop. I've noted that when installing on laptop, I've had some issues. In BIOS settings, the boot mode was selected to UEFI and no matter the boot sequence, it just wouldn't boot from USB (note: there was a USB Hard Drive and a USB Generic Volume option and I've checked the 'boot from USB device option' above). I've solved the problem by switching to Legacy boot. It booted from USB with no problems and Windows got installed correctly. I've done the same thing on an another HP laptop, (same thing, UEFI wouldn't boot from USB, while Legacy would) only this time to see that all of the partitions are formatted as GPT and I get a message saying that Windows can't be installed on a GPT partition. I am presuming that this is due to the legacy boot mode (my overall knowledge is very low, so if any of this doesn't make sense please forgive me).
I was wondering if there is ANY way I can install Windows 7, or higher, I don't care, on this laptop? Thanks for your time

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My device : Portege R30-A
model : PT343L-0U9019
BIOS v. : 5.00
EC v. :1.60

stock HDD is HGST 500GB
my old windows boot from UEFI normally. But after I'm changed HDD To seagate ST1000LM048.I'm try to install windows 10 from usb via UEFI boot. But after first restart, BIOS can find my HDD but can't boot. on display show "Insert system disk in drive. . . Press any key when ready . . ."

I'm try to install windows 10 via CSM boot. It boot normally.

Why I can't install UEFI on my new HDD???

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Hi all, So I just got my replacement y-700. It comes with a 128gb SSD drive. It has windows 10 installed. I want to dual boot and want a copy of windows 7 also on the ssd drive. I have sucessfully installed dual boot on the internal hard drive. Can't replicate on the SSD. Steps so far:- Shrunk Windows 10 to make space for windows 7- Bios is set to "Legacy Support", "UEFI First", USB Legacy "enabled". Secure boot doesn't show up when you pick legacy support.- I am able to boot with my windows 7 usb stick (my usb drivers are installed) but when I get to the empty partition to install, I get the ?Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition?- So then in the same menu I deleted the empty partition, and then windows gave me this isn't the recommended order to install. But went ahead to see what happened. Files started installing but at the end got an unable error. So what did I miss? I have the internal drive dual booting no problem.

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Hi I am trying to Dual Boot Windows PE UEFI and Windows 7 64 bit UEFI both running from the Hard Disk
So I apply the Windows 7 64 bit Image to the Hard Disk with the below mentioned diskpart Script to W: and run the following bcdboot and bcdedit commands
bcdboot W:\windows /s S: /l en-US /f UEFI
bcdedit /set {default} path \Windows\System32\Winload.efi
bcdedit /set {default} device partition=W:
bcdedit /default {default}
select disk 0
clean
convert GPT
create partition EFI size=100 offset=1024
format quick fs=fat32 label=EFI
assign letter=S
set id="C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B"
create partition MSR size=128
create partition primary size=50000
format quick fs=ntfs label=Recovery
assign letter=R
create partition primary size=3048
format quick fs=fat32 label=Bootrec
assign letter="B"
create partition primary
format quick fs=ntfs label=Windows
assign letter=W
set id="EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7"
list volume
exit
As you can see i am creating a new partition of size 3 GB and labeling it as a Bootrec. Now i need to know how to create a BCDBoot and BCDEDIT entry after applying the  WINPE image to Partition B:. So that the Boot Menu Contains an option which says
WINPE which boots right into the WINPE image?
Any advice or suggestions is greatly appreciated. I tried to follow the article mentioned below but that is breaking the Windows 7 bcd boot entries.
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh2651... Read more

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