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Windows 7: Brand new x99 & i7 build and getting BSOD upon final installation

08 Feb 2016   #11
ThrashZone

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Interesting I guess I got lucky ASUS makes it a lot easier to install win-7 on x99
Seems Brian/ Addram had no issues on a z170 asus sabertooth either install with a dvd.


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08 Feb 2016   #12
Layback Bear

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I would find the Microsoft DVD that came with the COA key.
Use that DVD to install Windows 7.
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08 Feb 2016   #13
TheGreyWizard

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Not sure what Asrock does differently but I recently installed win-7 pro on a asus x99 sabertooth and it went without any issues at the default bios setting

So the issue must be with the installer or as stated by Arc the hard drive so is it new or been used before ?

Also not sure what you mean by saying the dvd is a backup
Use the dvd that came with the key.

Are you sure it's a 64 bit installation disk ?
When I originally bought windows 7 I purchased it as a download from the main company that pushed the downloads (I don't remember the name, had River in it's name I think?)

But I was able to order a "Back up DVD"

It is 64 bit and I have a legit COA key.

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So the issue must be with the installer or as stated by Arc the hard drive so is it new or been used before ?
The new boards are UEFI by default. So there remains a chance that the primary disc is formatted as GPT (chance I said, depending how the installer is used). In UEFI+GPT, as and when a MBR formatted disc will be discovered, it will not work any more. And it is the final stage of installation when it is detected, and everything stops working.
I also experienced the same, and recovered. Two ways I found. Either set the BIOS to Legacy or convert the existing discs to GPT.

I am pointing to any possible MBR disc (already existing), mate. It may be totally healthy one, but will be mismatch in the situation.
This could possibly be it, but I really like the UEFI platform compared to regular bios - if I flip the system back to legacy for initial install, can I then flip it back to UEFI for regular use?

I've also installed Ubuntu 16.04 on another SSD through UEFI - if I flip back to legacy then this will break the Ubuntu installation correct? Requiring me to re-install it in legacy?

And once again, I prefer the UEFI so if I install everything via legacy, can I then revert my system back to UEFI for regular use?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I would find the Microsoft DVD that came with the COA key.
Use that DVD to install Windows 7.
As mentioned above, initial purchase was done through a download, I have a legit COA key and a "Backup DVD"

I've attached a pic of the DVD I have.

For the record I want NOTHING to do with 8.1 or 10. If it's not possible for me to install Windows 7 Pro on this system, it looks like this may be the end of the road for me and Windows for good.


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09 Feb 2016   #14
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheGreyWizard View Post

This could possibly be it, but I really like the UEFI platform compared to regular bios - if I flip the system back to legacy for initial install, can I then flip it back to UEFI for regular use?


And once again, I prefer the UEFI so if I install everything via legacy, can I then revert my system back to UEFI for regular use?
Yes, you can.

To answer the questions asked by you, I need your answer to my post #8.
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09 Feb 2016   #15
TheGreyWizard

Windows 7 64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheGreyWizard View Post

This could possibly be it, but I really like the UEFI platform compared to regular bios - if I flip the system back to legacy for initial install, can I then flip it back to UEFI for regular use?


And once again, I prefer the UEFI so if I install everything via legacy, can I then revert my system back to UEFI for regular use?
Yes, you can.

To answer the questions asked by you, I need your answer to my post #8.
Ok good to hear, I'll have to switch over to legacy and try the install again. Since I already installed ubuntu it's probably going to overwrite my grub, so I'll need to reconfigure that for a dual boot.

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I'm not sure what you mean by using older media?
Another HDD that is previously formatted conned with this computer during the installation.

How many disks are there in the computer?
No HDDs were ever installed with this new build, only 2 SSDs. Both SSDs were used previously in my old build, so while they aren't "new" they're only a few months old and both Samsung 850 Pros.
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09 Feb 2016   #16
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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First, convert the other SSD to GPT disk.

It can be done in two different ways. Losing the existing data and without losing the existing data.
You may convert both the SSDs to GPT.

Now, Remove the other SSD (unplug the SATA). Install windows. Add the SSD back. Things should work normally now. If it still does not work, we have to think that it was a wrong diagnosis of the issue.

If you plan to Install windows on a disk where GRUB is already present, that may not be a very good idea. GRUB may corrupt windows boot manager beyond repair. So install two OSs in two different disks.

Dual boot is also a backdated fashion. All the boards are having the boot menu option. Install two OSs in two different disks, use the boot menu key to choose which disk to boot from.
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