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Windows 7: Asus N76 UEFI - W7 64 Install Hangs on Logo (DVD UEFI Boot)

22 Apr 2013   #91
rwx

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Hey guys, all of of the screenshots of my UEFI (or BIOS, don't know how to call it) setup utility are posted on the first page here: Asus N76 UEFI - W7 64 Install Hangs on Logo (DVD UEFI Boot) in post #9. I also did what theog mentioned by disabling MBR boot and re-enabling UEFI boot and booted the Windows 7 DVD but the problem remains.

When the Windows 7 setup shows the Windows splash screen, it freezes at that point and remains there doing nothing. I can leave it for hours and nothing will happen. As you can see, I don't even get to the "Welcome to Windows 7 Setup" screen let alone partitioning the disk.... that is, I don't even get to the graphical side of the setup. It freezes at the splash screen. This *only* happens with UEFI boot and Windows 7. It doesn't not happen with UEFI boot Windows 8 or BIOS boot (thx God) Windows 7. I simply cannot explain why this happens. Not even any error messages. I have to say, I am really disappointed but not upset as I got it to work with legacy MBR.

I am installing Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and I have 16GB of RAM on a Core i7 laptop, model name N76_VZ. I will reply to your post after a few hours as it is late night where I am. The DVD is 100% MS authentic DVD so my files would be the same as everyone else's.


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22 Apr 2013   #92
ShaneCurtis

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

@rwx how big is your target drive? Is there any unallocated space on the drive when you try to do the install. Not free space unallocated space. I hade removed my data partition before the UEFI boot worked for me.
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24 Apr 2013   #93
gregrocker

 

Are you using flash stick installer? I had to make some adjustments to get it to work as shown in the comments section here from two weeks ago (around pages 15-17): UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
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24 Apr 2013   #94
ShaneCurtis

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I got my UEFI Boot to work. I'm just trying to help resolve rwx's issue. Strange thing though, since resolving the inital problem I've had no issues booting UEFI. Haven't had to delete my data partition. It boots, lets me select my target partition and installs. Could there be an issue with Win 8 GPT and Win 7 GPT. In other words Win 7 doesn't like Win 8 GPT? Just a thought.
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24 Apr 2013   #95
gregrocker

 

As I said earlier a common troubleshooting step for getting Win7 to install - and to convert from MBR to GPT or vice versa - is to wipe the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command.

Other than that I'm not familar with how deleting a partition can resolve install problems, but so much about UEFI is new to us here we are still on a steep learning curve.
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24 Apr 2013   #96
ShaneCurtis

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

As for me, I think I've decided to return my laptop to the store. I don't like or wanna use Win 8 and I don't have the extra cash to do what is needed to downgrade my laptop. I thought I had what I needed to do the downgrade, drivers, Win 7 CD and Anytime Upgrade keys. I was wrong. I haven't made a final decision yet. I'm in the process now of restoring the laptop to factory settings.
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24 Apr 2013   #97
gregrocker

 

I did the exact same thing two weeks ago after trying Win7 on a core I5 Win8 laptop Best Buy had on sale for $399. In the end it just wasn't compelling enough to justify replacing my trusty companion. I also want more time to find the perfect deal, now that I've scoped out how I'll swap in Win7.

I hope they will give you your money back. Office Depot will tell you they do and then only give a store credit. Best Buy is the only one I know that gives your money back within 15 days if everything's still together.
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24 Apr 2013   #98
ShaneCurtis

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I returned a Toshiba laptop already because they had absolutely NO support for Win 7. No drivers no nothing. I bought the Asus I have now because Asus at least had Win 7 drivers. I figured the rest would be easy. I bought the laptop at HHGregg. I've already called them and asked about returning it. They said no problem. It's a shame but I just dont have the money to do what is needed to make this work and I'm tired of pulling my hair out trying to find a solution. Thanks for you're help and patience. Sorry for being short tempered.
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24 Apr 2013   #99
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I did the exact same thing two weeks ago after trying Win7 on a core I5 laptop Best Buy had on sale for $399. In the end it just wasn't compelling enough to justify replacing my trusty companion. I also want more time to find the perfect deal, now that I've scoped out how I'll swap in Win7.

I hope they will give you your money back. Office Depot will tell you they do and then only give a store credit. Best Buy is the only one I know that gives your money back within 15 days if everything's still together.
Did you have to pay a 15% restocking fee ? Usually you do
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24 Apr 2013   #100
gregrocker

 

Nope, not at Best Buy.

If you can Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7 you're not really missing out on anything by all reports. UEFI is just a can of worms with little advantage now.
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