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Windows 7: Enabling UEFI

13 May 2012   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Enabling UEFI

I didn't know quite where to put this query but.... I have an Intel DG43NB board which the BIOS settings have an option to enable UEFI. Now I have tried enabling it but am not getting anything happen just a black screen which a white cursor travels down until the machine boots.

So does one have to install some sort of software - have had a Google but cannot find any definitive answers so anyone give me a hint please?


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13 May 2012   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There are two ways to install Windows when using that motherboard, or any motherboard that supports UEFI.

1. Install Windows normally, just like you always have.
2. Install Windows 7 x64 under UEFI.

In order to install it, you enable UEFI in your BIOS, and you boot your Windows 7 x64 DVD in UEFI mode. Check out the guide:

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

You can also install using a USB flash drive - check the link in my signature.
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13 May 2012   #3
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Self Test?

What is this file? I am looking to see if it will help you.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...eng&iid=dc_rss
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13 May 2012   #4
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Bios Settings

This has to be set in the bios for a UEFI boot.

Attachment 211698

If that is already set. You may need to reload the bios.
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13 May 2012   #5
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Boot Issues

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14 May 2012   #6
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

There can be a few more steps needed depending on your configuration... Are you able to boot into the UEFI shell? Do you have a second drive handy that's over 4GB in capacity?
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14 May 2012   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well to answer all I had the BIOS set to UEFI and ACHI before install although I suppose the original install was 32bit and wasn't installed under those two settings. Though I really can't see how that would affect this 64bit OS install to be honest.

I will have a look at those Intel refs though and see what can be done using something from them.

If nothing happens then I reckon I shall just do a secure erase or clean all using one of my other machine as the original OS is sitting in the drive under Windows.old somewhere I think it is lumped in with the second install perhaps that is the problem.

Thanks to all for the advice is much appreciated.
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14 May 2012   #8
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

I have recently become aware of two types of UEFI (and the simulated EFI) which may help you.

I say may because despite reading through several manuals and tech. sheets for your board I can find no confirmation of this, with that board.
There is a type of UEFI that was originally shipped, mainly with Intel boards that are of 'type 0' as opposed to 'type 1' UEFI.
The differences are visible, or not as the first type has no native interface and can therefore not be seen or changed, this was primarily used so that both methods of loading the bootstrap were supported.

I'm not entirely sure if this information is usable but it may explain in part why there is a blank screen.
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14 May 2012   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclic View Post
I have recently become aware of two types of UEFI (and the simulated EFI) which may help you.

I say may because despite reading through several manuals and tech. sheets for your board I can find no confirmation of this, with that board.
There is a type of UEFI that was originally shipped, mainly with Intel boards that are of 'type 0' as opposed to 'type 1' UEFI.
The differences are visible, or not as the first type has no native interface and can therefore not be seen or changed, this was primarily used so that both methods of loading the bootstrap were supported.

I'm not entirely sure if this information is usable but it may explain in part why there is a blank screen.
Hum you might have something there cyclic as the ref to UEFI is in the BIOS settings as just enable or disable it makes no mention of type or alternatives at that setting site.


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14 May 2012   #10
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hum you might have something there cyclic as the ref to UEFI is in the BIOS settings as just enable or disable it makes no mention of type or alternatives at that setting site.
What are you trying to use UEFI for? Have you enabled it, then booted up your Windows 7 x64 disc in EFI mode and installed Windows under EFI?
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