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Windows 7: How do I install windows 7 with EFI option?

23 May 2012   #11
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hucker View Post
The motherboard is a Gigabyte Z68AP-D3, which says "hybrid EFI" on the splash screen. Am I correct in thinking Gigabyte or Microsoft haven't got it working properly yet?
From what I can see looking at the manual and what I can find about this "touch bios", the board still has the old bios that has been around for years with the "touch bios" being nothing more than a software overclocking/monitoring program similar to Asus' AI Suite.

The only mention in the manual I can find for EFI is the following,

How do I install windows 7 with EFI option?-gigabyteefi.jpg

which looks to be some kind of EFI emulation for installing to disks larger than 2.2 TB. If you didn't set the disk to GPT,

Windows and GPT FAQ

GUID Partition Table - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

that is likely why you are getting the error message.




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23 May 2012   #12
hucker

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I didn't do any formatting or partitioning myself, I just booted from the Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit DVD with a brand new unpartitioned 2TB hard disk in the machine. Where am I meant to "set GPT"? Do you mean I should have manually partitioned the hard disk and formatted it while in Windows setup, then it would be able to install? I assumed it would do that part itself.
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