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20 Oct 2012   #20
peterjones

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tonycheung View Post
Hi all,
I've done a UEFI install of Win7, 64 bit into a OCZ 120GB SSD.
When I use diskpart to list volume, I found only two partitions instead of three..
In other word, the 128MB MSR partition is missing.

I got only this OCZ SSD and two raid volume (created in MBR) controlled via an Adaptec Raid Controller on my pc.

MY questions are:
1. how can I get the 128MB partition back?

2. Will this missing of 128MB likely casued by the two raid volume which was created using my previous pc running BIOS/MBR?

Tony
Sir,
It does not show it anywhere. It is Microsoft Reserved Partition. Please read Windows and GPT FAQ already quoted in this thread. You may use Gparted Live CD to boot from and see it as an unknown partition flagged as msftres


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20 Oct 2012   #21
peterjones

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
While it's been a while since this was pointed, it has only been brouhgt to my attention recently.

Personally speaking, I would say that deleting all partitions and recreating it is the safest method. GPT partitioning is quite a little bit complicated since it is dependent on unique IDs. It's been a while since I manipulated with GPT disks, so I forgot if it is safe to manipulate only the data partition (e.g. formatting it) and still boot safely.
Sir,

I'll appreciate any advice on my question related to UEFI in Windows 8 forum here Windows 8 won't allow me to add a second hard drive
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07 Nov 2012   #22
seven2

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
secure boot

I bought two Dells with i5,1T and all the 'stuff' i thought they would have for an upgrade, 2 years ago.
Now I find secure boot is not part of either. So now I have to stay with Win 7 or buy 2 new ones.
Thank you for your help but I don't see a way out of this and I am too old for all that.
I can't express my feelings for M$, Dell and the rest of the clan.
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07 Nov 2012   #23
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peterjones View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
While it's been a while since this was pointed, it has only been brouhgt to my attention recently.

Personally speaking, I would say that deleting all partitions and recreating it is the safest method. GPT partitioning is quite a little bit complicated since it is dependent on unique IDs. It's been a while since I manipulated with GPT disks, so I forgot if it is safe to manipulate only the data partition (e.g. formatting it) and still boot safely.
Sir,

I'll appreciate any advice on my question related to UEFI in Windows 8 forum here Windows 8 won't allow me to add a second hard drive
Since there are no Logical parttions on the data drive I don't know why it is being rejected by Win8 if you have assured only the Win8 HD is set to boot.

You can always remove EFI Boot disk from BIOS boot order, enable Legacy BIOS (or similar setting) in BIOS setup, wipe the Win8 HD to reinstall to an MBR disk to avoid the conflict.
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07 Nov 2012   #24
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seven2 View Post
I bought two Dells with i5,1T and all the 'stuff' i thought they would have for an upgrade, 2 years ago.
Now I find secure boot is not part of either. So now I have to stay with Win 7 or buy 2 new ones.
Thank you for your help but I don't see a way out of this and I am too old for all that.
I can't express my feelings for M$, Dell and the rest of the clan.
What is the problem staying with Win7? It is easily the best OS ever and doesn't require fumbling with a touch-button GUI that isn't meant for desktops.
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07 Nov 2012   #25
seven2

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
options

You are right I guess. Historically you could upgrade if the pc had guts so i planned on it. Also, there is a date by which support stops and it would have noved ahead with Win 8. When M$ pulled the rug I go upset. It is the principle. Also, I am disabled so I have tv and had pc -I have lost interest in it now. Never too old to be a child.
Chrome notebook to spite my face.
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08 Nov 2012   #26
NZCampbell

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

One thing does the Asus Zenbook UX32VD have UEFI ?
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29 Nov 2012   #27
Lehman111

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Sorry, I'm terrible when it comes to the technical side of computers. My computer is brand new custom built by a friend the motherboard I'm certain has EFI or UEFI compatibility. The problem I'm experiencing is that I can not reach command line or control panel as the computer is currently stuck in the partition selection stage.

I remember in the old days you could enter command line via BIOS however I'm not certain how to reach that any longer especially with how fast the computer loads.

Would the problem fix if I were to hook the hard drive up to another computer and format it from there using command line? Just confused on how things changed when I was just reformatting to the exact same version.
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29 Nov 2012   #28
gregrocker

 

What is it you need the Command Line for. If it's really needed you can back out of the install by clicking the Red X, reboot into Installer System Recovery Options.

Do you have the EFI boot disk set to boot first in BIOS setup, and other settings for EFI correctly set. You may need to consult the Manual on the mobo or PC's Support Downloads webpage.

If you'd like to bypass EFI then enable Legacy BIOS, set DVD drive to boot first, wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command
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30 Nov 2012   #29
Lehman111

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

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Last page of this thread would help explain my predicament. Not sure if the recovery option would work in my case as I'm using a bootable USB and the recovery option says I'm using an outdated version of windows. Even though windows 7 x64 a few months ago is the same windows 7 x64 it is now.
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