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Windows 7: Windows7 cant install on GTP partition & Device Driver install missing

15 Mar 2013   #51
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mfrowen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Can't we just disable the whole UEFI thing and just install Windows ? Before you had issues did you create recovery discs ?
No cant disable it. The UEFI is basically the BIOS...

Dont have an optical drive so cant make disks.

As I said in the first post. Been trying to do a clean Re-install of windows to get rid of factory Bloatware.

Thank Theog. I will get hold of a big external hard drive asap then I can do a back up. Then I will clean my OS drive at the install now screen using diskpart. I will have a look and set to default and see it it helps
4. Connect a USB storage device to your PC and click Backup in the Recovery System dialog box to start the recovery files backup.
The size of the connected USB storage device should be larger than 16GB.


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15 Mar 2013   #52
mfrowen

Windows 7
 
 

Reset UEFI/BIOS to default and still got the same issue.

I will sort one out tomorrow its late now.

But thank you guys, your help is much appreciated. I will let update thread when I get an ex hd
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15 Mar 2013   #53
gregrocker

 

He wants to get rid of bloatware.

The driver prompt almost always means a bad USB installer, and never means it actually needs any SATA driver.

If you want to install in UEFI mode you need to create UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

Then again you must follow the steps for UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

If you want to avoid UEFI for now and install normally to an MBR disk here are steps which always work to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7. If you still get the driver prompt I'd use UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive as it always works when the others don't.

Then follow the steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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15 Mar 2013   #54
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mfrowen View Post
Nope. As Disk 0 is my primary and only hard drive on this. Both my asus recovery and Windows Image Back-up are partitions on Disk 0 so I would have nothing to boot from. And I dont have an external drive big enough. I would have no backups so that would be a mistake.

I will have to get hold of one and make it bootable for windows image
The OP does not want to lose the ASUS Recovery Partition with the bloatware if any.
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15 Mar 2013   #55
gregrocker

 

As Theog always says, make your Recovery disks.

Then you may have to delete the Recovery partition, and a backup image should never be stored on the same HD as it defeats the purpose of having it in case of HD failure.
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16 Mar 2013   #56
mfrowen

Windows 7
 
 

Yes I know it is quite pointless having a backups on the same HD but sadley with 1 hard drive and no big enough ex hd as of yet. Catch 22.

Working on get one today then will get on with it
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16 Mar 2013   #57
gregrocker

 

You can also back up your files to the web, using the same freeware and Skydrive to sync, access online and store to the cloud: Sync, Backup and Store your Files to the Cloud with Skydrive - Windows 7 Forums
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16 Mar 2013   #58
spapakons

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

If you don't have a DVD-ROM in your notebook, then you can use an external USB 2.0 DVD-ROM and put the Windows 7 DVD-ROM there. Any Windows 7 DVD-ROM of the same Windows 7 version (eg Home Premium 32-bit or 64-bit) will do, all you need is the serial from the sticker under your notebook. So you plug the USB DVD-ROM in a USB 2.0 port and a USB Flash drive with the SATA/RAID driver in another. Alternatively, you can create a Windows 7 installation USB Flash drive using Microsoft's Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool (Google it). When at the point of selecting the installation partition, use the advanced tools options and browse to the USB Flash drive folder where you copied the SATA/RAID driver. Usually are the files you would use to create the Floppy (in Windows XP installation you are only allowed to load drivers from a floppy disk, pressing F6 when prompted), I'm not sure if you can use Windows drivers that would use to install the controller in Windows. Anyway, after the SATA/RAID driver is loaded, Windows 7 Setup will automatically see your hard disk and make its partitions available to choose for installation. Select the partition you want and proceed as normal.
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16 Mar 2013   #59
gregrocker

 

Everything you need is provided and explained in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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