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Windows 7: Windows 7 UEFI install motherboard ASUS Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1

09 Feb 2016   #21
RootBeet

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by teckneeculler View Post
I spent weeks trying to find out how to do a USB install onto a new Asus Z170M-Plus, and never did get it to work.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by teckneeculler View Post
The 'EZ Installer' you're quoting is intended for the Braswell platform, not Skylake-S, which is what I believe my Skylake Core i5 6500 to be. Please tell me if I'm wrong.
Z170M-PLUS - Specifications
https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z1...pecifications/

Operating System Support

Windows® 10 , 64bit
Windows® 8.1 , 64bit
Windows® 7 , 32bit/64bit *3

*3: Please refer to ASUS website and download “Windows® 7 installation guide” and “ASUS EZ installer” to install Windows® 7.

Z170M-PLUS - Manual & Document
https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z1...lpDesk_Manual/

Download "Win7 Installation guide".

Z170M-PLUS - Driver & Tools
https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z1...Desk_Download/

> "Windows 7 64-bit" > "Utilities"

Download the "EZ Installer" (Windows® 7 and USB 3.0 driver installation for 100 Series and Braswell platform).

Then copy (from the OS folder) the AutoUnattend folder and AutoUnattend.xml file to the root of the USB stick.

EDIT: I added more information in my original post.
Windows 7 UEFI install motherboard ASUS Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1


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09 Feb 2016   #22
teckneeculler

XPPSP3, Win7Ultimate
 
 

RootBeet, thanks for that. The EZ Install stuff wasn't there when I last looked. It looks useful, but I still don't understand the reference to 'Braswell platform', (or '100 series'), unless the Z170M-Plus was originally built to accommodate that earlier CPU.
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09 Feb 2016   #23
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I don`t get it, why not just install with a dvd, why put yourself through the agony

I think someone may have just misspelled Haswell ???
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09 Feb 2016   #24
teckneeculler

XPPSP3, Win7Ultimate
 
 

Well, for me, I guess I've got a bit stubborn about installing an OS from USB. I mean, it shouldn't be that b****y difficult. So it's time someone sorted out a simple way of doing it. And another thing: Search the net and there are hundreds of purportedly successful methods of achieving this 'elementary' task. But I haven't found one that works. And that annoys me.

Re Braswell, google the name and you'll get heaps of hits, especially from Intel links.
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09 Feb 2016   #25
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Someone has. You loose usb 3.0 support (Supposedly, but I didn`t) when Installing 7 on a Z170, it`s been known for months.

Maybe you could post a link to Braswell for us all

Products (Formerly Braswell)

Intel quietly launches 14nm Braswell, Bay Trail?s successor | ExtremeTech


Granted , he wants a UEFI Raid install on a Z170 with a USB stick, and apparently no one here has done it so.....

I guess I`ll have to do a UEFI install on my 850 EVO when I feel like it, but I can`t help with the Raid issue, I have no need for Raid.

registus, once again, please fill in the system specs we are working with, I know it shouldn`t matter, we know what motherboard you`re working with but please fill in your specs at the bottom left corner, Thank You

Personally I would have contacted Asus a long time ago if he hasn`t already.

https://www.asus.com/bg/
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10 Feb 2016   #26
teckneeculler

XPPSP3, Win7Ultimate
 
 

AddRAM, have you ever tried contacting Asus? If so, and you got results, perhaps you'd share the link with us.

When I realized that I was facing a steep learning curve with my new Asus Z170M-Plus mobo, one of the first things I did was to join this forum:
Asustek Computer Inc
https://vip.asus.com/forum/

Turned out to be an absolute and total waste of my time.

Apart from the fact that it took 6 days for someone to respond to my very polite request for info, the first thing the guy (a Mod with k's of posts) wanted to know was WHY I wanted to know.

I've been on lots and lots of forums over 25 years and there's very little that pees me more than someone asking why I'm asking.

Consequently, I've never been back, except to fictionalize my email address, so that I'll never, ever have to deal with those turkeys again. (Why is it that forums don't make it possible to un-join? Could it just be to boost their memberships?)

So, yes - I'd be very interested in learning who and how to contact at Asus.
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10 Feb 2016   #27
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

No one asus help is useless
Even if you managed to make it through their silly laundry list to ask for support as you said it's useless
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11 Feb 2016   #28
registus

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

RootBeet:
I tried to boot USB under UEFI, but was not succesful. I described it few posts earlier. Under non-UEFI everything went well. However my case was RAID disk connection. I didn't try it with non-Raid configuration.

teckneeculler:
Do you want me to try do the USB boot without RAID to check how it works on Sabertooth Z170?

AddRAM
I already added system specs.
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11 Feb 2016   #29
RootBeet

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

@registus,

How to enable & setup SATA RAID on Z170 motherboards.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMFE6mF4NgA

Do you have a Windows 7 64-bit USB flash drive that is compatible with UEFI mode. As long as it is FAT32 formatted and has \efi\boot\bootx64.efi file, it should be UEFI bootable.

Boot > CSM (Compatibility Support Module) > Launch CSM > Enabled (Default)
Boot > Secure Boot > OS Type > Windows UEFI mode (Default)

When you install Windows 7 64-bit in UEFI mode, then you must enable CSM (Compatibility Support Module) support in UEFI BIOS.

When you install Windows 8 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit in UEFI mode, then you don't need to enable CSM (Compatibility Support Module) support in UEFI BIOS.

You must boot the installation media as a UEFI device. Reboot PC and enter the Boot Menu by pressing F8. Select the name of your USB flash drive. If you have CSM enabled in UEFI BIOS you will see it twice, but one will have a UEFI: prefix, select that.
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12 Feb 2016   #30
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by teckneeculler View Post
AddRAM, have you ever tried contacting Asus? If so, and you got results, perhaps you'd share the link with us.

When I realized that I was facing a steep learning curve with my new Asus Z170M-Plus mobo, one of the first things I did was to join this forum:
Asustek Computer Inc
https://vip.asus.com/forum/

Turned out to be an absolute and total waste of my time.

Apart from the fact that it took 6 days for someone to respond to my very polite request for info, the first thing the guy (a Mod with k's of posts) wanted to know was WHY I wanted to know.

I've been on lots and lots of forums over 25 years and there's very little that pees me more than someone asking why I'm asking.

Consequently, I've never been back, except to fictionalize my email address, so that I'll never, ever have to deal with those turkeys again. (Why is it that forums don't make it possible to un-join? Could it just be to boost their memberships?)

So, yes - I'd be very interested in learning who and how to contact at Asus.
Of course I have contacted Asus in the past, the link is the same you`d dig up on Google, asus.com

ASUS USA

Yours may vary

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Call Us

The first thing you should do when having an issue with a piece of hardware you own is go to the manufacturer, not come to a forum and ask questions about a brand new platform that few people here know about, and especially trying to install using Raid on that new platform. This is a volunteer forum about Windows 7 issues, not a bunch of paid experts who know everything about the Z170 and Raid, we discourage Raid here every time it`s even brought up.

Sorry for the rant, but it just grinds my gears when someone goes on and on about the same issue over and over again, without going to the professionals who will help him get the job he wants done correctly.
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