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05 Dec 2014   #210
kadirmol

Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Linbury View Post
Hi All,
This is a great forum , and I've used a number of guides to help me understand Win 7 installation. I have a new PC with a 250gb SSD and a 2tb HDD. My mb is Asus P8Z77-V
I followed the instructions on how to install Win 7 using the UEFI tutorial, but didn't get the desired result. Firstly, at step 8., the SSD is only formatted with 2 options, not 3 as indicated. I have disabled secure boot, and both AHCI and CSM is enabled in the BIOS, so I don't know what's up. I did get Win 7 to install though from the DVD, albeit not through UEFI.
I then decided to create a bootable UEFI USB flash drive from my Win 7 DVD to see if this would be any better. I've followed the tutorial, and it boots fine as a UEFI USB, but as the Win 7 files are loading it says
"File: \windows\system32\boot\winload.efi
Status: 0xc000000f
Information:....not loaded...application is missing or corrupt".
I made a Win 7 recovery DVD to repair this installation, but it says no errors are found. This is really annoying as I twice made this UEFI USB using the original Win 7 DVD which I had successfully installed with.
So what am I doing wrong? I've trawled the forums looking for help, but I keep getting to the same solutions that I've already read!
Regards,
Linbury

I have same problem but i know problem reason. This problem appear because your install disk must be have \sources\boot.wim in \windows\system32\boot\winload.efi missing this file some install disk. You try another install disk.


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06 Dec 2014   #211
lostdane

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Do you have the latest BIOS firmware from Acer Support Downloads webpage?

You used an ISO download from MS? Download another from Windows 7 Direct Download Links and burn to DVD using Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool . Does this show up as a UEFI device now?

If that fails write the ISO to flash stick using only Option One from UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

If these fail try to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7 then install the touchpad driver from the Acer Support Downloads webpage. What happens exactly?
Thank you. I will try this and then get back to you.

As for the Synaptics driver, I can't just install it afterwards, because the Synaptics Driver Setup will not even detect any Synaptics Touchpad device.
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06 Dec 2014   #212
gregrocker

 

Then trace the actual touchpad device using Hardware Identification in order to find its driver.

Make sure you have the correct bit version.
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06 Dec 2014   #213
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Most manufacture searches go by the machines snid for all of the drivers that will also be listed near the oem activation key label
That's why the manufactures site is a better place to get drivers from for touchpads
Cheers.
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18 Dec 2014   #214
Slagathor

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Trying to install Win 7 on a HP laptop, model 15-1009wm, it has 8.1 on it, I really want to install 7.
I have tried every tutorial I have found online but nothing I do will help Win7 setup see the HDD, it ask's for drivers.
I tried to convert to MBR with diskpart before you would select the HDD, diskpart see's the drive, I have formated it, converted back to gpt or what ever it is.
Win 8 and 10 both see the HDD right away. Like I said, I have tried every tut I have found with no luck...

Any ideas??
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18 Dec 2014   #215
gregrocker

 

The prompt for drivers almost always means a bad installer. See Step 4 of Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums.

If that doesn't resolve it and you try all other steps, then the problem is most often the UEFI firmware settings, which need to have Secure Boot disabled always, then some level of CSM or Legacy BIOS enabled in most cases to install Win7. Look for the device's UEFI version in the Boot Menu to try UEFI install first, deleting all partitions to if necessary reset formatting to GPT.

If you get stuck here posting back pictures you take of these related settings, including Boot Priority settings, may help us help you better. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums
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19 Dec 2014   #216
Slagathor

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

secure boot is disabled, legacy is enabled, image here...

All 3 options in Rufus, MBR for UEFI and BIOS, MBR for UEFI, and GPT for UEFI, I also tried them in my grandson's PC, the GPT version wouldnt boot in his, the others, the installer went right like it was supposed to, found the HDD, but not in the lappy....

EDIT:
Heres another image of the bios..
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19 Dec 2014   #217
gregrocker

 

Once again, are you booting the GPT/UEFI formatted stick as a UEFI device only? This is critical. You would only choose the non-UEFI specified stick to boot if the stick is formatted for MBR disk.

Once you're booting the stick as a UEFI device, if it still doesn't see drive or fails, try disabling legacy support to see if that matters.

Can your try a DVD install? Burn DVD with Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool
for either UEFI (try first) or Legacy install.
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19 Dec 2014   #218
Slagathor

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Once again, are you booting the GPT/UEFI formatted stick as a UEFI device only? This is critical. You would only choose the non-UEFI specified stick to boot if the stick is formatted for MBR disk.

Once you're booting the stick as a UEFI device, if it still doesn't see drive or fails, try disabling legacy support to see if that matters.

Can your try a DVD install? Burn DVD with Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool
for either UEFI (try first) or Legacy install.
Yes I did do the GPT for UEFI, I have tried to disable legacy, but I am at work right now so I don't recall what happened, it was either couldn't find a boot device, or it failed to see the HDD again.
There is no optical drive in the laptop, and I can't stick one in there...

EDIT:
When I get home.from work, I will try making the USB stick with the Win 7 USB tool, I usually use that for the USB for installing on my "normal" bios pc's.....
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19 Dec 2014   #219
gregrocker

 

But are you booting the stick you say you formatted UEFI for GPT as a UEFI Device in Boot menu? Note the difference between the two flash stick devices shown in the picture below from this tutorial. If your stick is bootable and UEFI is Enabled it should offer a UEFI boot choice unless another setting is being overlooked.

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with-image.jpg

Once you try that if it won't see drive then try disabling Legacy in BIOS. Only if that doesn't work would I re enable Legacy and try MBR formatted stick not booted as a EFI device.


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