Quote: Originally Posted by ShaneCurtis
I think I figured out the issue of Booting Win 7 using UEFI and GPT. I was preparing to convert my GPT drive back to MBR. I went to Admin Tools and began trying to delete the partitions and such. It allowed me to delete drive D, my Data drive but would not let me delete the others. OK no problem boot the windows dvd and do the rest from there.
When I prepared to boot I noticed something odd on my boot menu, options to boot the cd both CSM and UEFI. Just to see what would happen I picked the UEFI option expecting that it would hang. It DIDN'T. Setup started and I was allowed to select a partition to install Win 7. No warnings about it being GPT. When I selected drive C it said that the partitions were in the wrong order. I deleted them and allowed Windows to recreate them. The install is currently running but is looking good.
Long story short, I think the answer to running Win 7 in UEFI mode is that there has to be unallocated space on the target drive. This is the only thing that was different this time. I know it doesn't make sense but it appears to work. I will keep everyone posted.
But that doesn't make sense? Sorry
I don't understand. You see, the initialization of Windows setup does not have any relation to how your HD is partitioned!
- You put the DVD in your DVD drive
- Restart the computer and boot into UEFI mode
- You get the message "Windows is loading files...." with the black background and white progress bar on the bottom - which happens to be copying the WIM file in RAM
- The moment that disappears, the animated Windows logo appears on screen for about 3 seconds and while the logo animates itself, literally, the logo animation freezes and game over. You can't even enter setup
How is that related to how your HD is partitioned? It does not make any sense. It's totally unrelated.