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Windows 7: Speeding up via the UEFI

09 Nov 2012   #11
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

You can try to re-plug every PCI slots cards and extentions, usb devices...

Newer Bios for the P8Z77-V might mess a little the settings because of Windows 8 support, check if you're on Windows UEFI Mode or Other Legacy. CSM (Compatibility Support Mode) is unactive or enable in the Bios? This have to be checked aswell for other legacy to boot properly.

Therefore you'll have to know if you had first install windows 7 by EFI DVD/CD Drive mode or Normal mode DVD/CD install.

If you set to Windows UEFI Mode after a normal DVD/CD install, it doesn't make any change at all, guess the CSM enable setting will help a little to set both uefi and legacy to boot together for some drivers only but windows stills boot on Normal mode (MBR).

Setting Windows UEFI Mode afterward a MBR Boot instead GPT doesn't arm the system as it stays disable, anyway.
Just Enable CSM and set legacy first or both, but still stay on legacy first.

Windows UEFI Mode is dangerous at that time because it can be possible copying entire disk without enter the OS if you don't set bios Admin password. It is made for deployement i guess.


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09 Nov 2012   #12
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well my friends I think I am up for a reinstall as my Kaspersky and Google searches will not work and the nerves are getting a but frayed after two days of trying whatever.

Now the macjhine itself the RAM is hovering around 1900MHz but the CPU I just have to work out how to up the Frquency from 3.4 to say 3.8 and see what happens.

Now this morning just out of pure interest I booted Ubuntu and not only did this thing boot quicker but the Firefox searches through Google actually work as normal.

I actually answered a post in here on the machine and so am wondering if the CD has had the Richard. So I might just do that with a My Digital River ISO and activate it with the code on the OEM box.

So there may be light at the end of the tunnel.

Non I don't have any cards in yet mate because of all the problems. The thing tested up before I even got everything i the case without an OS and that is the first time I have ever seen the UEFI - so it looks to me to be a standard feature.

No it is just me I think I am not that bright with this stuff and I suppose I will eventually get there thanks to you folks

Just as matter of curiosity would you recommend me setting a password in there a I noticed in your last comment that it (UEFI) could interfere with the OS install?
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09 Nov 2012   #13
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Password can be set after the install.

I wouldn't yet boot on UEFI DVD/CD to install windows 7.
It is my opinion only.

Tutorial: HERE

If you do reinstall perhaps take the time to update to the latest bios before and after prepare the Bios for a new install.


Maybe ask around if it is worth boot .efi config in windows
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09 Nov 2012   #14
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok Non thanks for the heads up I'll update the BIOS maybe while I have Ubuntu running I might be able to do that on the machine itself.

Then I think I will do a reinstall mate I have nothing to lose as it stands right now, and if it works well saves a RTM for that board - a thought too awful to contemplate.

Just as an after thought would you also set the BIOS to default first?
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09 Nov 2012   #15
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Ok Non thanks for the heads up I'll update the BIOS maybe while I have Ubuntu running I might be able to do that on the machine itself.

Then I think I will do a reinstall mate I have nothing to lose as it stands right now, and if it works well saves a RTM for that board - a thought too awful to contemplate.

Just as an after thought would you also set the BIOS to default first?
Humm...I think after the new asus Bios updated it is automatically reset to default anyway, therefore you will have to boot onto Bios first and set it back to AHCI or RAID (depend how you set yours) in order to enter your session.

So as for updating i do not think it does matter to be on default to upgrade the Bios.

You could also set DVD/CD rom option first at boot.

Maybe take care if you do not want to boot on Uefi config (gpt) to set settings to other legacy (mbr).

Cheers!
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09 Nov 2012   #16
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes Non I just watched a video on that and that is just what the person did - went to default settings. The ACHI I am ok with my only query now mate is which of the BIOS updates to pick as there are about 8 on the list - I can't remember what version is on now.

So my simple mind is telling me go with the latest.

Am currently downloading that 7 ISO onto a stick in case the CD is corrupted and I am not real sure what you mean in your last post on booting on UEFI config and setting the settings to other than legacy?? Sorry my friend you have lost this old head there a bit.

I am also going to wipe that drive and align it again before I do anything - just to make sure as i don't want this all over again.
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09 Nov 2012   #17
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

well better heading to the latest Bios. Asus doesn't make it more difficult, just are improvements & compatibilities.

If it happens you boot with DVD/CD rom to install, you'll have the option to boot normal (legacy) or to boot on UEFI mode with the Dvd/Cd rom ( It will appear in Bios 2 DVD/CD Drives, one will be tagged UEFI). Choose the legacy.

Might be the same with usb sticks, though did not tried yet!

Might leave you for a while, goodluck as it is 3AM here!!!
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09 Nov 2012   #18
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Thanks NoN didn't know where you were mate I'll do the latest and I have that USB flash feature to use to so I'll use that .

Sorry to keep you up mate have a good one cos you have been such a help.
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09 Nov 2012   #19
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hum this board is fast becoming a nightmare and I think I have a lemon to be quite frank. The thing will not update the BIOS and continually keeps reverting back to 1333MHz.

The problem with the Windows set up is also a shambles as I cannot do anything in the net without having to wait forever for the darn thing to work.

As a last ditch thing before I get another brand board I am wiping this drive and reinstalling 7 from a USB stick.

What should have been a build that was pleasurable to do and last for some time is / was a bad mistake my old Sandy Bridge knocks spots off this setup and that BIOS well that is a real piece of goods
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10 Nov 2012   #20
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

What motherboard did you say you had, the Asus P8Z77-V? Also, what BIOS did you try to update to and which method did you use to update it?
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