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Windows 7: Trying to install win7x64 on UEFI, without removing other partitions

08 Oct 2013   #11
ng80092a

7 pro x64
 
 

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i didnt add any leter to the recovery partition, actually when i had windows 8, it showed just as that.. there's no difference
HP would not add a drive letter to Recovery Partition.
I can 100% guarantee i did not touch that drives by any means.. they came exactly like that, and also there's another recovery drive at number 1... the computer it's like 6 months old and i barely used the computer for hating win8 so much


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08 Oct 2013   #12
gregrocker

 

In that case I'd wipe the HD to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

After understanding UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube I would consider Bypassing UEFI to Install WIn7.

The reason is that there is not enough benefit to UEFI to have to jump through its hoops, while you'll easier be the master of your own system perfectly installed to a blank HD if you do a normal Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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08 Oct 2013   #13
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ng80092a View Post
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i didnt add any leter to the recovery partition, actually when i had windows 8, it showed just as that.. there's no difference
HP would not add a drive letter to Recovery Partition.
I can 100% guarantee i did not touch that drives by any means.. they came exactly like that, and also there's another recovery drive at number 1... the computer it's like 6 months old and i barely used the computer for hating win8 so much
All OEM manufacturer's Windows 8 Pre-installed Recovery Partitions, DO NOT HAVE A DRIVE LETTER.

As Windows 8 Recovery will not use a Recovery Partition with a drive letter, to do a REFRESH or a RESET.

ERROR:
Trying to install win7x64 on UEFI, without removing other partitions-sony-recovery-error-001-theog.png


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08 Oct 2013   #14
ng80092a

7 pro x64
 
 

ok thank you all, you've been a great help, i will backup the data and then re-install a clean w7 copy..
just 2 or 3 things

i follow this guide
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
and i install it perfectly
what if i disable uefi on boot? it won't boot as it's said in the tutorial, but is that permanent? or can i re-enable uefi and boot w7 again?

if when i clean the drives i get only 1 partition, and from it, it creates 3, how can i manage to get a secondary big sized partition, like in this picture? (very important)
http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...7-windows7.png

edit: also, what determines if the win7 will be installed as uefi or bios, the bios itself with legacy mode on or off, or the format in wich rufus formats the pen?
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08 Oct 2013   #15
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ng80092a View Post
ok thank you all, you've been a great help, i will backup the data and then re-install a clean w7 copy..
just 2 or 3 things

i follow this guide
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
and i install it perfectly
what if i disable uefi on boot? it won't boot as it's said in the tutorial, but is that permanent? or can i re-enable uefi and boot w7 again?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog
If you install in UEFI mode, & than reset the UEFI/BIOS firmware to Legacy, Windows will not boot, doing this would be permanent, until you reset back to UEFI.
if when i clean the drives i get only 1 partition, and from it, it creates 3, how can i manage to get a secondary big sized partition, like in this picture? (very important)
http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...7-windows7.png

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog

Partition the Hard Drive in a Windows 7 Install
Screenshot are in Legacy mode.
Take a look at Step 9, set partition size.
You would than have Unallocated Space for DATA Partition.
Trying to install win7x64 on UEFI, without removing other partitions-windows-8-downgrade-012-sb.png
edit: also, what determines if the win7 will be installed as uefi or bios, the bios itself with legacy mode on or off, or the format in wich rufus formats the pen?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog
Booting the drive in UEFI mode.
Trying to install win7x64 on UEFI, without removing other partitions-windows-8-downgrade-006-sb-posting.png



Downgrade to Windows 7.
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
Warning you must have the UEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.

Make sure you read the NOTE at Step three.


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08 Oct 2013   #16
gregrocker

 

You already have it set for UEFI mode to install using that tutorial for UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums.

If you disable UEFI or enable Legacy without Dual mode (if it offers it) then WIn7 will not boot until you change it back.

If you disable UEFI or enable Legacy or CSM, then delete all partitions during install, then you can install without UEFI as shown in Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7. It should allow you to create and format your data partition during install. However if you want more than four partitions you'll need to wait until after install to convert the Data partition to Logical, then you can add as many adjacent Logical partitions as you want.
How to set partition as Primary or Logical.
Partition Wizard Create Partition - Video Help
Partition / Extended : Logical Drives - Windows 7 Forums
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