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Windows 7: Windows 7 Installation CD - Can boot in Legacy mode but not in UEFI

03 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 Installation CD - Can boot in Legacy mode but not in UEFI

When i try and boot my Windows 7 x64 DVD in UEFI mode my computer completely skips it and boots my hard drive. However when I boot in legacy mode i can boot the CD but i get the error 'Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style'. I'm assuming i get this error because i'm not booting via UEFI mode.

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03 Dec 2012   #2

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Where do you buy your Windows 7 DVD from?
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03 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Where do you buy your Windows 7 DVD from?
Got it from Microsoft's Amazon Store. I checked if the DVD was working on my desktop PC and it worked fine. I'm assuming that there's something in the BIOS of my laptop that i'm missing.
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03 Dec 2012   #4

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Try Resetting the BIOS to default
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03 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Try Resetting the BIOS to default
I restored to default and i get the error:

'Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style'

when selecting a partition. I've formatted it via Drive Options (Advanced) > Format and it still doesn't work.
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03 Dec 2012   #6

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Is this your setup?

Windows 7 Installation CD - Can boot in Legacy mode but not in UEFI-windows-8-downgrade-012-sb.png

If yes, click NEXT.

The popup is only a warning.


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03 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Is this your setup?

Attachment 244052

If yes, click NEXT.

The popup is only a warning.
Yes, that's what I get. It wont allow me to click next.

Thank you for the quick replies.

The default settings on the BIOS look like this:

BOOT: Legacy Support
BOOT ORDER: UEFI FIRST
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03 Dec 2012   #8

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If NO,
Click Drive option
Delete

Windows 7 Installation CD - Can boot in Legacy mode but not in UEFI-windows-8-downgrade-008-sb.png

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03 Dec 2012   #9

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Your uEFI BIOS needs to be set to uEFI Support.
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03 Dec 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Your uEFI BIOS needs to be set to uEFI Support.
When i change the settings to UEFI the DVD doesn't boot. Even after i set it as #1 boot order and choose it via F12.
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