|24 Dec 2012||#22|
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THere's no reason to be sorry. THis is what we do. If you work with us there's no way you won't get it installed. It would be quicker if this wasn't the most cutting edge technology so our usual fixes that have helped thousands of others don't apply - until you decide to bypass UEFI.
So first you want to read through the steps carefully for UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums, ask back any questions you have. If someone doesn't answer them tonight Theog will be along in a few hours from Germany.
If you want to try a secondary method besides DVD, here is how to make a UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows.
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|24 Dec 2012||#27|
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Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,
Boot into BIOS setup to disable Secure Boot and enable Legacy BIOS if present. Next check BIOS Boot order for an EFI Boot Disk and if present remove it, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.
Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.
At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.
In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.
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