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Windows 7: GPT Hard drive issues with installing Windows 7 Ultimate..

14 Jan 2013   #121
DrWolfenstein

Winows 8
 
 

I had to go back into bios and enable boot menu. Though this is all I see in boot now, but the dvd drive name has changed?




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14 Jan 2013   #122
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrWolfenstein View Post
Well I went onto the acer forum about 2 hours ago and got this reply and came up with this!
Can you post a link to the thread.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrWolfenstein View Post
I had to go back into bios and enable boot menu. Though this is all I see in boot now, but the dvd drive name has changed?
The HDD Drive should be first boot device.
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14 Jan 2013   #123
gregrocker

 

Is Secure Boot still disabled, non-UEFI HDD available now?

If so set DVD drive first to boot then HD, boot the normal Win7 installation DVD to see if it will install.

You may need to wipe the HD first with Clean Command followed by "Convert MBR" to make sure it's not GPT.
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14 Jan 2013   #124
DrWolfenstein

Winows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrWolfenstein View Post
Well I went onto the acer forum about 2 hours ago and got this reply and came up with this!
Can you post a link to the thread.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrWolfenstein View Post
I had to go back into bios and enable boot menu. Though this is all I see in boot now, but the dvd drive name has changed?
The HDD Drive should be first boot device.
Packard Bell iMedia L4875 how to enable legacy BIO... - Acer Support Community
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14 Jan 2013   #125
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Will the Packard Bell Recovery DVD boot in uEFI mode?
Yes or No?
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14 Jan 2013   #126
DrWolfenstein

Winows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Will the Packard Bell Recovery DVD boot in uEFI mode?
Yes or No?
I dont have a recovery dvd the pc never came with one. I've made a driver back up disc and a system repair disk though. I have tried with 3 different usb sticks to make the back up but that always fails lol
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14 Jan 2013   #127
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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If you made this CD/DVD
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8
Will this disc boot in uEFI mode?
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14 Jan 2013   #128
DrWolfenstein

Winows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Is Secure Boot still disabled, non-UEFI HDD available now?

If so set DVD drive first to boot then HD, boot the normal Win7 installation DVD to see if it will install.

You may need to wipe the HD first with Clean Command followed by "Convert MBR" to make sure it's not GPT.

I tried to run the win 7 install dvd i had this msg


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14 Jan 2013   #129
gregrocker

 

Please answer my questions.
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14 Jan 2013   #130
DrWolfenstein

Winows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Please answer my questions.

Right as far as i'm aware i had answered your Qs

I put a pic up of the boot menu with the dvd and the hdd showing, thats the only thing i can see in the bios bootlist and the boot menu. when i got into legacy i had to enable the bootmenu you again. I've tried the dvd install with win 7 disc and nothing
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