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Windows 7: Installing WIN7 in UEFI on Lenovo-Help

31 Aug 2012   #1
alich345

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 + OS X 10.8
 
 
Installing WIN7 in UEFI on Lenovo-Help

I've Lenovo G570 I want to know that I can install Win7 in UEFI on my laptop or not? I didn't see any UEFI option in my BIOS menu, please help me, the specs are:
Lenovo G570,
Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4Ghz
4GB DDR3 SDRAM
Intel HD Graphics 3000


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31 Aug 2012   #2
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I can't seem to find a page that gives any indication of what type of bios is has. But it will normally say on the top of the Bios menu page that it is a UEFI bios.

There will also be settings that mention UEFI, and if you use the Boot Device menu, you should see a DVD entry that is plain and one with a UEFI designation.

If you are trying to use a flash drive, it may need to be set up specifically to be able to boot UEFI.
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31 Aug 2012   #3
gregrocker

 

Why do you want to install in EFI mode? It's easier to leave the EFI Boot disk out of the BIOS boot order, enable Legacy BIOS if the choice is present, then install to a normal MBR disk.
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31 Aug 2012   #4
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Why do you want to install in EFI mode? It's easier to leave the EFI Boot disk out of the BIOS boot order, enable Legacy BIOS if the choice is present, then install to a normal MBR disk.
Shame, shame..... if you HAD any experience, you would not keep saying this.....
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31 Aug 2012   #5
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Why do you want to install in EFI mode? It's easier to leave the EFI Boot disk out of the BIOS boot order, enable Legacy BIOS if the choice is present, then install to a normal MBR disk.
Shame, shame..... if you HAD any experience, you would not keep saying this.....
The experience so far trying to help with EFI installations and repairs is that it's much easier for both the OP and those helping if Win7 is installed in Legacy Mode to an MBR disk.

No one has claimed better performance or any advantage with an EFI installation, only reported problems. I have been watching this closely, have encouraged you to help more with EFI and thought we were in sync so far. If I need course correction I am always eager to learn, but I will not be shamed for trying in good faith to help others here.
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31 Aug 2012   #6
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I can say several things in response, but sadly they are not related to the thread, as was your first post.

All computers certified for Windows 8 will be required to have a UEFI compatible bios. It is coming as will more questions.

You fussed an someone that was using a RAID, because it was an older technology.

You fussed at someone using XP, because it was an older technology.

You are fussing at someone wanting to use UEFI, which is a newer technology.

You are the primary responder in this forum, and do a very good job.

Maybe it is time to convert one of your seven computers to UEFI and find out how it really works.

My apologizes to the OP for this distraction from the question.
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01 Sep 2012   #7
gregrocker

 

Well that is certainly a wake up call.

I actually thought I was taking my lead from you, Clark, in several threads where I thought we were trying to help users avoid EFI install. I may have been completely mistaken and should stay out of these threads until,, as you suggest, I come up to speed on EFI. The workload here is so crushing I've not had time to study it more.

I am happy to defer to you on EFI BIOS since you have the depth of knowledge needed now. I will be watching and learning.
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02 Sep 2012   #8
alich345

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 + OS X 10.8
 
 

guys in boot menu there is no such option for UEFI and in boot device menu there's no designation for UEFI boot mood,
i want to install because UEFI is fast boot, and i want GPT partition scheme, my bios version is " BIOS: InsydeH2O Version 03.60.4240CN32WW(V2.18)" as shown in the Dxdiag, according to InsydeH2O website it's UEFI, but why isn't there any option for UEFI...
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02 Sep 2012   #9
olatunji

32
 
 

на ноутбук НР павильон g7 вин 7 не могу найти дрова на блютуз (BTHENUM/PID&0163) и PCOUFFIN64
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02 Sep 2012   #10
alich345

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 + OS X 10.8
 
 

sorry English please
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