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Windows 7: uefi bios wont boot win7usb stick

22 Mar 2014   #1
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
uefi bios wont boot win7usb stick

So I made a usb stick as I normally do.

Laptop detects it fine and can boot of it, laptop is old style of bios.

I tried to disable fast boot, disable secure boot, but still its bypassed.

Ironically a older usb stick I have with a 32bit windows on boots fine.

I noticed in the asus bios, on the drag drop boot order page the usb stick has [uefi] written next to it and isnt an option to boot it without [uefi] is this related to the problem?

The dvd drive has 2 boot devices one with uefi and one without.

Note I dont want to make a specialised uefi boot media, it has to work on old and uefi bios's.


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22 Mar 2014   #2
theog

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23 Mar 2014   #3
gregrocker

 

If you don't want UEFI install with the required UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
then you can Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7 normally.
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24 Mar 2014   #4
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
thanks but I did say I did not want to do a specific uefi boot media as it has to still work on old systems.

bizzarelly it started working for no reason.

I have to manually select the usb stick on the boot menu, and that procedure now works, previously when I clicked on it I had the save and exit screen pop up, now it just boots directly and works, OS is installed as well.
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24 Mar 2014   #5
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you don't want UEFI install with the required UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
then you can Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7 normally.
thanks bookmarked.
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