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Windows 7 won't install on GPT partition + Can't boot from USB [UEFI]

Q: Windows 7 won't install on GPT partition + Can't boot from USB [UEFI]

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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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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I am trying to create an autounattend file to install Windows 10 as a UEFI install. I am encountering one problem when it comes to creating the partitions in the unattend file. Windows 10 creates 4 partitions, 3 of which (MSR, EFI and OS partitions) I have no trouble with as they are roughly the same as Windows 8.1 just different sizes but the new 4th partition, a 450MB "Recovery" partition, I can't seem to create.

When installing Windows 10 it lists the partition type as "Recovery" but using WADK there is no option to set "Recovery" as the partition type, the only options are EFI, MSR, Extend, Logical or Primary.

Can anyone tell me the exact attributes/settings required to create the new 450MB "Recovery" partition in an unattend answer file?

My searches on the web so far have not turned up any helpful information regarding this new partition created by Windows 10 so hopefully someone here can help me.

A:Windows 10 UEFI install, partition setup

Originally Posted by DannyTabTec


I am trying to create an autounattend file to install Windows 10 as a UEFI install. I am encountering one problem when it comes to creating the partitions in the unattend file. Windows 10 creates 4 partitions, 3 of which (MSR, EFI and OS partitions) I have no trouble with as they are roughly the same as Windows 8.1 just different sizes but the new 4th partition, a 450MB "Recovery" partition, I can't seem to create.

When installing Windows 10 it lists the partition type as "Recovery" but using WADK there is no option to set "Recovery" as the partition type, the only options are EFI, MSR, Extend, Logical or Primary.

Can anyone tell me the exact attributes/settings required to create the new 450MB "Recovery" partition in an unattend answer file?

My searches on the web so far have not turned up any helpful information regarding this new partition created by Windows 10 so hopefully someone here can help me.



As far as I know, the recovery partition is just a normal primary partition.

Why are you setting any up - the install package does it all for you ie just delete all existing partitions and let it do its own work?

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I am tring to install windows 10 lenovo g50-70 but it stucks on partition saying your partion is GPTso i have format the window drive others have MY OFFICE DATA,  so i could not clean partitions with cmd.Now plz help me to install windows 10 64 on GTP drive through UEFI mode, what`s the method???

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I am tring to install windows 10 lenovo g50-70 but it stucks on partition saying your partition is GPTso i have format the window drive others have MY OFFICE DATA,  so i could not clean partitions with cmd.Now plz help me to install windows 10 64 on GPT drive through UEFI mode, what`s the method???

A:how to install windows 10 lenovo g50-70 gpt partition with UEFI

Hi there, Aladil           -
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
You can't install to a GPT drive because you are booting in legacy mode. You'll have to boot in UEFI mode.
 
If you want to install in legacy mode you'll need to convert the drive to MBR - or at least clean it so the installer can partition it MBR-style.  Boot the install media, hit SHIFT+F10 to get a command prompt window, and run DISKPART:  list disk, select disk, clean, exit, exit.  Then let the installation continue.
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
 
Regards,
 
Tap that kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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Hello, I would like to know how to make a partition to install Windows 7 from there forever. So far I've used a USB formatted with 'Rufus', but as I usually format very often, I want boot the computer from the partition, to do everything faster.

It is important that the installation has support for UEFI mode install, so I'm not interested in MBR / Legacy.

Regards.

A:I need make a partition recovery for Install Windows 7 UEFI/GPT.

Here is the forum tutorial on how to install UEFI Windows 7, I assume this is what you are looking for.
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

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Is there any way I can restore what was in that partition?

A:Accidentally formatted UEFI System Partition, now Windows won't boot.

   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

You can Order ASUS recovery disks from here:
http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?..._detail&p=2860


Using the Start up disk.

Try doing a start up repair:

Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do start up repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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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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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 t... Read more

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Will it be possible to boot Windows 8 from a GPT partition using BIOS (not UEFI)? I'll be using the 64bit version.

Technically, I know it's possible as I'm doing it with FreeBSD, many Linux distros etc. Using hybrid MBR/GPT, I've read others have Win7 booting off GPT partitons as all. I'd rather not go that route.

A:Boot Win8 on GPT partition via BIOS (not UEFI)

I am pretty sure you can't do that with Windows - not unless MS have changed something without announcing it.

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The title of this thread was too descriptive to fit within the character allotment...;) Here's what I would have titled it had things not been truncated:

Installed UEFI 8.1 (clean) boot partition alongside 8.1 Legacy boot installation in the same system!

Here are some comments...

*My system at home consists of an MSI 970a-G46 motherboard running on UEFI version 2.5 (the latest.)

*Already have a decent 8.1 Legacy Windows install in place, but wanted to add a pure UEFI 8.1 installation from my developer 8.1 upgrade iso but found myself without a USB drive of sufficient size to hold all of the Win8.1 installation files.

*But I did have an extra 320GB SATA II hard drive lying around and I thought I'd try and do my UEFI OS installation from a spare internal SATAII drive instead of the recommended USB drive device.(The size here is arbitrary in that it was all I had...;)A ~150GB drive would work fine, too--you just need enough room for the UEFI install partition and the UEFI Windows installation itself, plus any utilities and things you might like to include in your boot partition.)

*First thing I did was wipe the 320GB drive completely, of course, convert it to a GPT drive (from MBR), create a ~4GB partition, format it to FAT32, make it primary and mark it active, assign it a drive letter (H:\) and then copy over all the Win8.1 installation files from my developer iso. The remaining ~316GB of drive space I left as unallocated for UEFI 8.1 to install into. I als... Read more

A:Installed UEFI 8.1 (clean) boot partition & more...

Would it be possible, I wonder, to actually convert the 8.1 Windows legacy boot disk to GPT and then run a successful in-place upgrade of 8.1 legacy boot to 8.1 UEFI boot?



Windows 7 version:
If you have Windows 7 installed, & two HDD's, you can clone Legacy to UEFI.
Migrate BIOS x64 install to UEFI. Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

Paragon do have a Windows 8 version.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks a lot!

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

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

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

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

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I am working on a new Toshiba C55-C laptop, running Windows 10. This laptop also uses a pure UEFI system. I am having trouble getting my Partition Wizard Bootable CDs and USB sticks to start on this machine (all media works with other PCs).

I should also mention that I can get my Easus Partition Master CD (non-UEFI) and Acronis True Image 2014 CDs to boot and start on this machine, as well as Ubuntu 14 on USB stick.
The problem only lies with the PW disks and sticks.

Using PW 9.1 on CD and booting from optical drive in standard UEFI settings I get:
CD Boots
Minitool Partition Wizard option line > I press Enter
then: "error: /boot/bzImage3 has invalid signature" and "error: you need to load the kernal first"
Realizing this has to do with SecureBoot, I got into settings and turned off Secure Boot and TPM
Now, booting the 9.1 CD gets me:
CD Boots
Minitool Partition Wizard option line > I press Enter
PW Files load and scroll down
I get to the screen: "Please choose a display Resolution (1-2-3-4)", I enter 1 and Enter
Result: "1/bin/sh: Can't access TTY; Job control turned off"
Try and other number: "/bin/sh: #: not found"
No further progress
If I try and boot from a bootable USB stick with PW 9.1 I get the same result.
I can boot my older version PW CDs (v7.5, v5.2) if I go into settings and set Advanced > Boot > from UEFI Boot to CSM Boot.
In CSM mode the GPT hard drive is not recognized as a boot device, so th... Read more

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

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

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

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

     

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Dear Friends,

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

Laptop: ASUS UX31A-DB71, latest BIOS: 218

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

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

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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Is there a way to install Windows 7 in a different folder than the default \Windows and on a different partition than the boot. For example, I have XP installed on my Laptop that has 3 partitions C:, D:, E:. C: is my boot partition and D: is where I have XP install in directory D:\OS\WINXP and E: where applications are installed and data is store.

I like to install Windows 7 and have C: as the boot drive and install it on D: in the sub directory D:\OS\Windows or D:\OS\Win7. is there a way and if there is can someone tell me how to do it. Please Help

A:install Windows 7 on different partition than the boot

Have a look at this tutorial:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums

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Let me first address a few things:

- I have read extensively on this topic, using guides such as this to determine whether or not I have bootable media for UEFI, which I do.

- I have both an original, unused Windows 7 Pro w/ SP1 x64 install DVD, connected through the USB 2.0 external DVD burner that was provided by the computer manufacturer, as well as a 4gb USB 2.0 stick that I created using Rufus (the settings are all correct and specified for UEFI/GPT/FAT32 and all that) and slipstreamed with Intel's USB 3.0 drivers for Windows 7 x64. Both devices boot and give me the same result: the freeze at "Starting Windows," where the dots start moving around momentarily before freezing in place.

- Booting the DVD in Safe Mode still gives me a freeze. The last "Loaded:" item in the list is disk.sys.

- I've seen it mentioned that some NVIDIA cards have had issues with UEFI and/or Windows 7 booting/installation, so I tried switching off the "switchable graphics" option in my bios so that my system would run using the integrated Intel graphics (which I would assume it had been doing anyway). Still the same result either way.

- I am not dual-booting, nor do I have any desire to use legacy bios if it's going to stick me in an infinite boot loop like the last time I tried that. My laptop, a Lenovo Y700-15ISK, has no option to use any "UEFI + Compatibility" option--I am only given the choice between one or the other.

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A:Win7x64 UEFI-boot install hangs at "Starting Windows" on Skylake

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Jawn


Enabled: "When load default values, will load pure UEFI mode default values. Win8 and later OS support pure UEFI mode"
Disabled: "When load default values, will load legacy support mode default values."


Windows 7 does not support pure UEFI mode.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by Jawn


My laptop, a Lenovo Y700-15ISK


https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-...2230302/page/4






Quote:
Y700 15ISK - How to install windows 7 64bit?

Probably too late, but this helped me... https://downloadcenter.intel.com/dow...reator-Utility make usb installation of windows and run this program... in bios boot set legacy... that?s all and easy.

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Here's the situation. I have a Lenovo Edge E531 laptop which has a 2.5" SATA3 bay and an M.2 SATA3 slot.
The M.2 slot is meant for the OEM config option of having a cache SSD which I don't have.
I DO NOT know if you can boot from an SSD connected to the M.2 slot. Hence me asking here before purchasing the M.2 SSD.

Can I install Windows with the 'boot' partition on the main HDD, that simply points to all the 'Windows' and 'Program Files' files on the M.2 SSD (which appears as a normal drive to the system, just unsure if the firmware can boot from it).

Hope I explained it well enough.

A:Install Windows with 'Boot' Partition on different drive

Not familar with such a laptop with dedicated "slots" for an MSATA* where SSD chip is only to provide cache. Does it have a SATA connector in the bay? If so and it fits a normal SSD drive then I don't know why it wouldn't allow install and boot from Win7 onto the SSD.

As to your question if it is necessary to place the boot files on the HD with OS and programs installed on the SSD, it should be but I doubt it would be necessary. You should remove or disable the HD in BIOS to install Win7 onto the SSD, then afterwards re-enable the HDD to move onto it the User Folders - Change Default Location.

Let us know how this goes.

Install Windows on System with MSATA and ISRT - Windows 7 Help Forums
Install Windows on MSATA (SSD) Drive - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I was trying to install a trial version of windows 8 from here Download Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation I wanted to know would it be possible to make a data partition and boot from it in order to test it out before wanting to buy Also would I be able to run my old programs without having to reinstall them ? Thanks

A:Can i install and boot windows 8 on a data partition

Hello bigboi,

Yes, you sure could dual boot Window 7 and Windows 8 like that if you like. The tutorial below can help show you more details on how to. Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista
In addition, you could also install Windows 8 in a virtual machine if you like instead. VMware Player - Install Windows 8

VirtualBox - Install Windows 8
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Wanted to try the UEFI so I deleted my legacy BIOS/MBR installation of Win 8.

I followed the steps here:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with[2]=Installation%20and%20Setup

Got Win 8 to install successfully in in the UEFI/GPT way.
But after restart on installation done, the PC cannot boot into Win 8 and I always get the light blue screen with a "Recovery" title stating that the PC couldn't be started properly and an error code 0xc00000001.

Played with the BIOS setting (CSM, Secure Boot etc), switched to onboard graphics, reinstalled a few times the UEFI way.
Also tried the automatic repair but to no avail.
The UEFI installation is always successful but I always cannot boot to Windows.
What different is that the installer always partition the drive to 4 partitions (Recovery, ESP, MSR, OS) instead of 3 in the tutorial.

After hours of trying to get it to boot UEFI Windows 8, I gave up and went back to install via legacy BIOS/MBR.
And here I am posting this in Windows 8 (legacy BIOS/MBR).

If possible I would like to get UEFI working, are there any small details I missed?
I'm using the ASUS P8H77-M Pro motherboard with the latest BIOS.

A:Cannot boot UEFI install

Try running Automatic Repair.
Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8






What different is that the installer always partition the drive to 4 partitions (Recovery, ESP, MSR, OS) instead of 3 in the tutorial.



The tutorial has not been updated to Windows 8 RTM.

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I have to install windows 8 in an existing partition, do i need to format the partition first. What steps do i follow?

A:install windows 8 in an existing partition(dual boot)?

Hello rishabhg492

First, if there is any data in the partition you want to install Windows 8, move the data to another partition.

Second, boot up from the Windows 8 installation DVD and when it asks you to select a partition, choose the intended partition and that should do it.

Hope I could help

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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 HP Pavilion dv6-6c65sx Entertainment Notebook PC which I bought it like 4 years ago. I need to install Ubuntu system on it but the bios doesn?t support UEFI boot mode. I tried to boot through legacy mode but it doesn?t work for me. All I want to know if I can flash the bios to support UEFI mode !

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

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

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

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

A:Efi partition is related to windows installation or UEFI

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

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

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

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Hi all,

Ok, I have a new lenovo ideapad 305 (system is UEFI boot), I used minitool partition wizard to resize the c: & d: drives (to increase space on the D) but didn't touch anything else, rebooted into windows & it seemed nothing had changed, so I booted up by USB and the partitions were exactly what I had changed them to. Thinking this was really weird, I tried rebooting & have not been able to get into windows since.
I have tried recovery through the windows 8.1 cd but it does not recognise the partitions at all! So I can't even use diskpart or the like, I have tried several boot recovery tools, some see the partitions & some don't, so I guess I need to make the partitions UEFI-enabled? I'm not fully savvy with UEFI & I've tried every piece of advice I could find, but i'm stuck, any clues?

Thanks for any help!
 

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Hi all,

Ok, I have a new lenovo ideapad 305 (system is UEFI boot), I used minitool partition wizard to resize the c: & d: drives (to increase space on the D) but didn't touch anything else, rebooted into windows & it seemed nothing had changed, so I booted
up by USB and the partitions were exactly what I had changed them to. Thinking this was really weird, I tried rebooting & have not been able to get into windows since.
I have tried recovery through the windows 8.1 cd but it does not recognise the partitions at all! So I can't even use diskpart or the like, I have tried several boot recovery tools, some see the partitions & some don't, so I guess I need to make the partitions
UEFI-enabled? I'm not fully savvy with UEFI & I've tried every piece of advice I could find, but i'm stuck, any clues?

Thanks for any help!

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

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

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

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by SpecialOne


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

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

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


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

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Hi all,

Ok, I have a new lenovo ideapad 305 (system is UEFI boot), I used minitool partition wizard to resize the c: & d: drives (to increase space on the D) but didn't touch anything else, rebooted into windows & it seemed nothing had changed, so I booted up by USB and the partitions were exactly what I had changed them to. Thinking this was really weird, I tried rebooting & have not been able to get into windows since.
I have tried recovery through the windows 8.1 cd but it does not recognise the partitions at all! So I can't even use diskpart or the like, I have tried several boot recovery tools, some see the partitions & some don't, so I guess I need to make the partitions UEFI-enabled? I'm not fully savvy with UEFI & I've tried every piece of advice I could find, but i'm stuck, any clues?

Thanks for any help!

A:Partition resize, Windows 8.1 not booting, UEFI

Just to update, I've gone through the BIOS, tried disabling secure boot, swapping between UEFI First and Legacy First, but cannot get the windows dvd (I've tried the windows 8.1 dvd (don't have the repair disc)) to see the partitions or even refresh or reset, it gives the error "the drive where windows is installed is locked" or "unable to reset your pc. a required drive partition is missing", but the minitool wizard sees the partitions just fine. I've tried several discs such as hiren's cd just to try to get to a GUI (mini windows) but always get a bluescreen (trying to load the GUI). I tried GParted, also no luck.

I tried the System recovery from the Novo Button Menu, but all I get is "Default boot device missing or boot failed" it then demands installation media which I already know won't help with recovery.
Would it be right to assume (since at least some tools can see the partitions)
that it is simply a problem with how the partition table is being identified? If that's the case, is there any software tool that can correct it?
I'd rather fix the problem than reload the whole thing (but it looks like I'll end up doing just that), any ideas?

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Hi all,

Ok, I have a new lenovo ideapad 305 (system is UEFI boot), I used minitool partition wizard to resize the c: & d: drives (to increase space on the D) but didn't touch anything else, rebooted into windows & it seemed nothing had changed, so I booted up by USB and the partitions were exactly what I had changed them to. Thinking this was really weird, I tried rebooting & have not been able to get into windows since.
I have tried recovery through the windows 8.1 cd but it does not recognise the partitions at all! So I can't even use diskpart or the like, I have tried several boot recovery tools, some see the partitions & some don't, so I guess I need to make the partitions UEFI-enabled? I'm not fully savvy with UEFI & I've tried every piece of advice I could find, but i'm stuck, any clues?

Thanks for any help!

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Hi all,

Ok, I have a new lenovo ideapad 305 (system is UEFI boot), I used minitool partition wizard (on a bootable USB) to resize the c: & d: drives (to increase space on the D) but didn't touch anything else, rebooted into windows & it seemed nothing had changed, so I booted up again on the minitool wizard USB and the partitions were exactly what I had changed them to. Thinking this was really weird, I tried rebooting to windows & have not been able to get into windows since.

I've gone through the BIOS, tried disabling secure boot, swapping between UEFI First and Legacy First, but cannot get the windows dvd (I've tried the windows 8.1 dvd (don't have the repair disc)) to see the partitions or even refresh or reset, it gives the error "the drive where windows is installed is locked" or "unable to reset your pc. a required drive partition is missing", but the minitool wizard sees the partitions just fine. I've tried several discs such as hiren's cd just to try to get to a GUI (mini windows) but always get a bluescreen (trying to load the GUI). I tried GParted, also no luck.

I tried the System recovery from the Novo Button Menu, but all I get is "Default boot device missing or boot failed" it then demands installation media which I already know won't help with recovery.

Would it be right to assume (since at least some tools can see the partitions) that it is simply a problem with how the partition table is being identified? If that's the case, is there any softw... Read more

A:Partition resized, Windows 8.1 not booting, UEFI

I always recommend a person do a complete disk image using Macrium or Aoemi before moving partitions but that being said see this page. If you can get to a command prompt using the Windows install disk use the diskpart commands shown. If it does not work then I think you are looking at a reinstall.

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So I've searched, and I've tested, and now I'm about to turn my laptop into a frisbee and never buy a Samsung PC again. In short, I bought an ATIV 7 whose previous owner had downgraded to Win7. I wanted to put Win 8 on and I have a volume license as well as the OEM key so I burned the ISO (actually 2 different ones) using every method I could find (ImgBurn, Rufus, Iso2Disc, Win7 Download tool, etc.) It became clear that the USB needed to be formatted FAT32 with GPT filesystem, however in UEFI mode it shows the USB but won't allow me to select it - it just flashes. If I set it back to CSM and UEFI I can make a USB boot, but even if I use diskpart to clean the drive and convert to GPT it will fail to install because it detects I didn't boot in UEFI mode.

Here's the deal. When I'd installed it earlier this week in CSM and MBR mode, and then converted to UEFI it worked fine. So....I tested several recovery programs we use at work to make sure they'd restore it okay via bootable media. Paragon, Aomei, Macrium, Lazesoft - all boot media failed. ONLY True Image 2014 DOES ACTUALLY BOOT in UEFI mode on my laptop. The only thing I can figure is that the way WinPE 5 or 5.1 (whatever it uses) is set up on it agrees with my laptop. So what I was wondering is if one of the geniuses here has any idea how I can modify the Acronis recovery media or create similar WinPE media that might actually boot on my laptop.

THanks for any help!!!

A:Samsung won't boot install USB in UEFI mode. WinPE alt?

Do you have Windows 8/8.1 64-bit installation media?

To Create a Bootable UEFI USB Flash Drive using Free Program "Rufus".
- Connect your USB flash drive.
- Click/tap on the browse icon and select your Windows 8/8.1 64-bit ISO image file.
- Under Partition scheme and target system type, select GPT partition scheme for UEFI Computer
- Under File system, select FAT32
- The default Cluster size setting is automatically detected, so do not change the setting.
- Click on Start button.

edit:

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

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Hello world!

I just got a new laptop with Win7 64 bit home premium and that's all good that this
OS came installed on there and I'm using it, but for my teaching activities I'll need
to get into some Linux OS in a multiboot configuration. So I will want to eventually
need to be able to fix this when the HD fails, well because we know that ALL HDs
will eventually fail, right? So this is a 'remanufactured' ASUS K55A, and the one piece
of paper that came with it says the HD has been reformatted and there is no recovery
partition so I should promptly make up a recovery DVD set, which I did (4 DVDs).

So I used the disk management to shrink the C: down to it's minimum, like 150Gb, due
to what it said was some files that could not be moved. That's probably OK. Then I
deleted the D: and made a new D: of about 350Gb which leaves the unassigned space
all looking to be contiguous (like 188Gb). In looking on there, I see the UEFI partition
of 200Mb, which is cool, and then there are these two mysterious partitions: a 25Gb
recovery partition with no listing of it's filesystem nor any drive letter, hanging out in
the never never land and not in the early (leftmost) part of the disc, and there is this
protected Q: drive that apparently has MS office on it 'in case' I want to buy it. There
is the 'reduced with ads' MS office already working and that is all I would ever want.

1) In reading up I see there is a lot of headache going around with Win 8 and UEFI but
I believe that UEFI is a goo... Read more

A:Questions: UEFI, restore partition, Q:, install disc, recovery disc

Hi PJ,

You covered several areas, so I'll start with some suggestions:

1. Since you already burnt (and checked?) the recovery DVD's, that recovery partition is no longer required, so you can remove it. Everything you need to restore the computer back to its factory state will be contained on those 4 x DVD's - store them safely.

2. For the Linux distro's, given that this is a UEFI boot, I would run them in a virtual machine using either free VirtualBox or free VMWarePlayer (my personal preference is for the latter).
Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

3. If you never plan on using Office, uninstall it, then remove the Q: partition.

You should also consider a clean OEM install at some point - it gets rid of all the bloatware that the OEM's come with:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Lastly, keep this handy if you choose to clean install under UEFI:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

Regards,
Golden

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