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

30 Dec 2013   #11
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

It sounds like you will have to go into your BIOS and enable UEFI. If its turned off you will not get a UEFI option in the boot menu.


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30 Dec 2013   #12
sinoranhy

windows7 flagship 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
It sounds like you will have to go into your BIOS and enable UEFI. If its turned off you will not get a UEFI option in the boot menu.
Thanks for reply, but how to do so? I saw CSM option there which I think may related to UEFI
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30 Dec 2013   #13
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

You need to enable CSM it is probably disabled as your Motherboard supports Windows 8 ... Windows 7 requires the CSM (compatibility support module, e.g. legacy mode) to be enabled in BIOS setup. Specifically, Windows 7 video drivers require the CSM. While it is technically true that Windows 7 itself can support a legacy-free (CSM disabled) UEFI installation, not all OEM component drivers were updated for legacy-free.
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30 Dec 2013   #14
gregrocker

 

What are the exact choices you have for the CSM setting in BIOS?

On some BIOS' you must Disable CSM to enable UEFI Boot. If you have want to mix MBR and GPT disks where the GPT is booting (as you do) then it would need the setting similar to "Both."
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31 Dec 2013   #15
sinoranhy

windows7 flagship 64bit
 
 

ASRock H81M-GL M?nual (Page 71 of 74)

those three options i got in csm menu
thanks for helping
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31 Dec 2013   #16
sinoranhy

windows7 flagship 64bit
 
 

Anyone can tell me what should i set in CSM to use UEFI boot please
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31 Dec 2013   #17
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

ASRock > H81M-GL
Page 66 = CSM.
Page 68 = Secure Boot, disable for Windows 7.
Page 69 = Load UEFI Defaults.
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31 Dec 2013   #18
sinoranhy

windows7 flagship 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
ASRock > H81M-GL
Page 66 = CSM.
Page 68 = Secure Boot, disable for Windows 7.
Page 69 = Load UEFI Defaults.
Sorry I dont understand, the load default button just reset all changes to default , doesnt help me UEFI boot
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31 Dec 2013   #19
gregrocker

 

If you want to install to UEFI then you would choose the choices which clearly say to use these for UEFI.

I asked you what the exact choices are for CSM. Is there a setting for "Both?" You would use this if you want to mix GPT and MBR disks. Otherwise use UEFI only to boot to UEFI and use only GPT disks, or Legacy choices if you want to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7

What installation medium are you using, DVD or flash stick? If flash stick use Rufus in Option One of UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows or you'lll need to manually do the file edit in the other options.
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31 Dec 2013   #20
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sinoranhy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
ASRock > H81M-GL
Page 66 = CSM.
Page 68 = Secure Boot, disable for Windows 7.
Page 69 = Load UEFI Defaults.
Sorry I dont understand, the load default button just reset all changes to default , doesnt help me UEFI boot
By using Load UEFI Defaults, you are in UEFI mode.

By DISABLING Secure Boot Windows 7 x64 DVD can boot & install Windows.
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