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Windows 7: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

16 Jun 2013   #130
cheesum

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Hi Brink
No. I do not dual boot with both Windows 8 and Windows 7. Now, my sole OS is just Windows 7. I believe currently i am in the BIOS mode since i have selected the following in my BIOS:
disable "Secure Boot"
Then, under boot mode: select legacy support;
Boot priority: Legacy device
Also, how do i check my mode now is BIOS mode and not UEFI?

However, i would like to load Win7 on UEFI. How do i go about doing it? I think there are some additional steps before this tutorial.


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16 Jun 2013   #131
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheesum View Post
Hi Brink
No. I do not dual boot with both Windows 8 and Windows 7. Now, my sole OS is just Windows 7. I believe currently i am in the BIOS mode since i have selected the following in my BIOS:
disable "Secure Boot"
Then, under boot mode: select legacy support;
Boot priority: Legacy device
Also, how do i check my mode now is BIOS mode and not UEFI?

However, i would like to load Win7 on UEFI. How do i go about doing it? I think there are some additional steps before this tutorial.
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lenovo
Performing the recovery process for Windows 7


Notes:
•You must have an internal or external DVD drive to use the recovery discs.
•During the recovery process, all data on the hard disk drive will be deleted. Copy any important data or personal files that you want to keep onto removable media or a network drive before you start the recovery process.

To restore your computer to the original factory configuration using the recovery disc set, do the following:
1.Make the CD/DVD drive the first startup device in the startup sequence using the following procedure:
?Repeatedly press and release the F1 key when turning on the computer. When you hear multiple beeps or see a logo screen, release the F1 key. The Setup Utility program opens.
?Use the arrow keys to select Startup. Depending on your computer model, select Primary Boot Sequence, Boot, or Startup Sequence.
?Select the CD/DVD drive as the first boot device by following the instructions and the help messages on the screen.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LENOVO
6.Read the messages on the screen and then select GPT partition style or MBR partition style as you desire. Click Next. ¦Note: GPT partition style is selected by default.
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20 Jun 2013   #132
cheesum

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

HI all;
How do i check if Windows 7 is running on UEFI mode? Is there any command prompt, etc..which can tell me Win7 is running on UEFI mode?

The last time i checked, the settings are shown per the below printscreen.
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with-2013-06-20-13_45_23-1-3264-2448-.png


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20 Jun 2013   #133
gregrocker

 

It looks like its in Legacy and not UEFI, both because the Legacy setting says so and there are no UEFI options in the actual Priority list.

What other choices exists for Boot Mode and Boot Priority settings?

What are the settings choices for the listing we can only see as EFI in the screenshot?

Will it boot and install now, deleting all partitions in case you need to clear GPT formatting? If not run Diskpart Clean Command
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20 Jun 2013   #134
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheesum View Post
HI all;
How do i check if Windows 7 is running on UEFI mode? Is there any command prompt, etc..which can tell me Win7 is running on UEFI mode?

The last time i checked, the settings are shown per the below printscreen.
Attachment 273324
Your screenshot in post 26 is Legacy.
How to convert from .RAR to .ISO file? (For Lenovo OKR7.0 Engineering)
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22 Jun 2013   #135
cheesum

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Hi
Just completed a clean installation yet again ~! Hopefully, this is the last time... Please confirm whether i have Windows 7 on UEFI mode.

This shows during my clean installation.
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with-windows-7-clean-installation.png

Also, this shows in my Disk Management.
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with-disk-management.png

Any other way that i can know whether i have installed correctly on UEFI mode? Thanks.


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22 Jun 2013   #136
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Cheesum,

From your screenshots, you have successfully installed Windows 7 with UEFI.
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22 Jun 2013   #137
cheesum

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Thanks alot Brinks for your invaluable help all this while.
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22 Jun 2013   #138
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome.
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22 Jun 2013   #139
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Cheesum,

From your screenshots, you have successfully installed Windows 7 with UEFI.
Out of pure curiosity since I haven't bother with UEFI so far, why doesn't the Ceesum's Disk management screenshot show 3 partitions. I would have thought to see a partition other than EFI called MSR or something similar?
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