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Windows 7: How to make sure WIN7x64 creates MBR format during install?

01 Apr 2013   #11
gregrocker

 

If you don't keep your system updated with vital Performance and Security Updates then you don't even have Win7. This is XPired thinking, no longer necessary in a perfectly balanced OS.

Besides this OS is driver-automated and complete. In Win8 the user doesn't even interact with drivers, which is an improvement developed in Win7.

It would be the exact same situation as turning off all of the electronics in a (Win7) Lexus so it performed more like a (XP) Dodge Dart.

These comparisons are not personal but based on helping with tens of thousands of installs of Win7 over four years here at the top tech forum on the web.


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01 Apr 2013   #12
Stewox

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

What do i need to do to get rid of GPT now on this disk ?

Will it do it automatically once I start installing again in non-uefi mode ?

or i have to convert it via the procedure that i also mentioned
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01 Apr 2013   #13
gregrocker

 

Did you even read the steps to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7?
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01 Apr 2013   #14
theog

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01 Apr 2013   #15
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01 Apr 2013   #16
Stewox

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Okay just need to solve the IRST AHCI thing and I'm ready to go, thanks! It looks like it worked but im going to do a benchmark now and post results just to be sure, as far as I can see I don't have the remove-safely icon for the SSD so that means it should work.

I have Asus P9X79 and Samsung 840 120GB Pro if i haven't mentioned that yet.

The Uefi Bios has CSM option and inside I have 3 options, one of them is Boot from Storage Disk which has quite a lot of options,

  • Both, UEFI driver first
  • Both, OpROM first
  • OpROM only
  • Uefi only
  • Ignore
I did researched all that before, so I know how to bypass yes. Too bad the latest bios doesn't have ignore option for Boot from PCI device, that's kind of stupid, i'll contact ASUS.

EDIT: I noticed the second page now, i heard about the Intel cache stuff but at guides stayed away from that as I didn't want any RAID or whatever, just want to have OS on the SSD and a few programs, all other stuff on HDDs.

I'll see how long it takes for legacy to boot, but right now it boots so fast I have trouble hitting DEL in time lol (having tons of papers around me, but I took hours to just browse through all settings having that big simile of how good this stuff is, POST Delay: Wait until ESC > thank you!)
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01 Apr 2013   #17
Stewox

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I will also install IRSTe full package from ASUS drivers to see what happens to the system after F6 inject.
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01 Apr 2013   #18
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Stewox

You might want to update the firmware on your SSD as well.
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01 Apr 2013   #19
Stewox

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Found what I SHOULD supposed to find way back when I started:

intel - Will Windows 8 install on MBR? - Super User

Quote:
EFI System Partition is only supported on GPT disk
Probably the most stupidest thing ever. What on earth were they thinking GPT/UEFI support is nowhere near polished.

When I installed win7 today, i had that gut feeling that things are just going too good to be true.
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01 Apr 2013   #20
Stewox

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Stewox

You might want to update the firmware on your SSD as well.

Thanks, a month of research went into this build so I got so much ahead of my self that I burned the SSD update ISO on spare CD (i have a pack CDs specifically for stuff like that) but then the update didn't proceed because it was already updated


Anyways I was more active on these forums if you can see my thread that didn't get much in time so I went on my own, Setting up Win7 on Asus P9X79 - techPowerUp! Forums, you'll probably notice I'm not beginner, but I admit defeat today by the, the the the, whatever, I got a bit optimistic with UEFI+MBR ... which backfired on me.
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