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Windows 7: Problem installing Windows 7 onto External HDD

30 Apr 2013   #21
Aced

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200)
 
 

I prefer dual booting, i did check it out though.

EDIT: No CSM options in BIOS after updating the version to the latest. Stuck


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30 Apr 2013   #22
gregrocker

 

Then what are the Legacy BIOS settings choices? Have you tried different ones to see if UEFI will show up.

Again, it would help to have camera snaps as we may be able to spot special BIOS settings. Have you combed over them all?

Did you try the flash stick method to see if you can get any UEFI bootable media to show up?
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30 Apr 2013   #23
Aced

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Then what are the Legacy BIOS settings choices? Have you tried different ones to see if UEFI will show up.

Again, it would help to have camera snaps as we may be able to spot special BIOS settings. Have you combed over them all?

Did you try the flash stick method to see if you can get any UEFI bootable media to show up?
There aint many options, ill get you pictures tomorrow. I think Acer has locked down the option CSM e.g. No advanced menu in BIOS available. I'm finding a blank USB now.
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30 Apr 2013   #24
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aced View Post
I prefer dual booting, i did check it out though.

EDIT: No CSM options in BIOS after updating the version to the latest. Stuck
The updated UEFI/BIOS firmware, may have CSM DISABLED as Pre-set to boot UEFI or Legacy by default.
A Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 x64 DVD will boot in UEFI or legacy mode by default, using the One Time Boot Menu, if Secure Boot is DISABLED.

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30 Apr 2013   #25
gregrocker

 

If you're still under warranty I would ask Acer Support. They might have it in their scripts. Otherwise it's a parody.

Also search Google for your model number and UEFI as others will have likely dealt with this.
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30 Apr 2013   #26
Aced

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200)
 
 

@theog that's what im thinking aswell, I think a genuine DVD will boot up fine.

@gregrocker I've done some research, people trying to request for BIOS unlocks for advanced menu options.

I might have to borrow a genuine Win7 DVD...

Already asking on the Acer forums now : Acer Notebooks & Netbooks - Acer Support Community
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30 Apr 2013   #27
gregrocker

 

I believe I've gone over this with you before, but you need to use the lastest official installer for your licensed version from Step 1, burned or written with the tool in Step 2, of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

What version of Win7 do you own? You are using 64 bit, correct?
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30 Apr 2013   #28
Aced

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aced View Post
I prefer dual booting, i did check it out though.

EDIT: No CSM options in BIOS after updating the version to the latest. Stuck
The updated UEFI/BIOS firmware, may have CSM DISABLED as Pre-set to boot UEFI or Legacy by default.
A Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 x64 DVD will boot in UEFI or legacy mode by default, using the One Time Boot Menu, if Secure Boot is DISABLED.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you're still under warranty I would ask Acer Support. They might have it in their scripts. Otherwise it's a parody.

Also search Google for your model number and UEFI as others will have likely dealt with this.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I believe I've gone over this with you before, but you need to use the lastest official installer for your licensed version from Step 1, burned or written with the tool in Step 2, of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

What version of Win7 do you own? You are using 64 bit, correct?
Im currently on Win8 x64. Yeah, I wanna dual boot win8 with Win7 x64. Shall I follow the above link?
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30 Apr 2013   #29
gregrocker

 

Yes it will assure a perfect Win7 install for your licensed version of Win7, even retail.

I'd use Disk Mgmt to shrink 8 but only use the installer's Advanced Drive Options to create and format the partition during Custom Install. Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista - Windows 8 Forums
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30 Apr 2013   #30
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aced View Post
@theog that's what im thinking aswell, I think a genuine DVD will boot up fine.

@gregrocker I've done some research, people trying to request for BIOS unlocks for advanced menu options.

I might have to borrow a genuine Win7 DVD...

Already asking on the Acer forums now : Acer Notebooks & Netbooks - Acer Support Community
You will need a genuine Windows 7 DVD or ISO & licence.
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