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

21 Dec 2012   #41
gregrocker

 

Three days ago I posted a way to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn. Have you looked over those steps?


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22 Dec 2012   #42
DrWolfenstein

Winows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Three days ago I posted a way to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn. Have you looked over those steps?
How do i get into Legacy BIOS, the only option i see in the bios is through Advanced into Intergrated Peripherals and then i can see

Legacy USB Support - Enabled

an thats it????
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22 Dec 2012   #43
gregrocker

 

Turn off Secure boot.

Now do the EFI options disappear in BIOS Boot priority choices?

Set DVD drive to boot first, then HDD and complete the other steps I gave in link.
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23 Dec 2012   #44
DrWolfenstein

Winows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Do you have Secure Boot?

If so turn it off. Now do the EFI options disappear in BIOS Boot priority choices?

Set DVD drive to boot first, then HDD and complete the other steps I gave in link.

If you read in my other posts I've turned off secure boot many times and the dvd never ever shows up in the boot menu, even when boot primary has been changed along with it. I cant even see the USB Stick when I boot either. its like everything is just locked for good even though I've disabled secure boot NIGHTMARE
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23 Dec 2012   #45
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Check the all settings in the BIOS, looks one of them is set to DISABLE DVD/USB drive from BOOT MENU.
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23 Dec 2012   #46
DrWolfenstein

Winows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Check the all settings in the BIOS, looks one of them is set to DISABLE DVD/USB drive from BOOT MENU.
Nope there is nothing of the sort in any of the BIOS menu
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23 Dec 2012   #47
theog

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Check here.


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23 Dec 2012   #48
DrWolfenstein

Winows 8
 
 

Checked it nothing when I press enter I cant do anything once I've gone into the drive setting in bios


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23 Dec 2012   #49
gregrocker

 

If you're trying to bypass UEFI then it still has UEFI device listed second in boot priority which needs to be changed. Is that the HDD? Look for another HDD choice which isn't UEFI.

I see Optical Drive choice there on menu. What happens when you select it to boot?

Same for HDD is there a HDD to set second?

If no DVD drive set non-UEFI HDD first, try booting DVD drive from Boot Menu key at boot.

Make sure Secure Boot is turned off.

Try booting the HD Diagnostic CD or Partition Wizard CD which will self-boot to test and then Quick Wipe HD. This should make WIn7 DVD boot itself too. Make sure Secure Boot is disabled and (non-UEFI) HDD set first.

Are there other settings we've not seen? Some users have found strangely named settings that actually end up disabling UEFI, if not named Legacy BIOS.
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23 Dec 2012   #50
theog

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Do you have a setting call, BOOT REMOvABLE MEDIA make sure this ENABLED.
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