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22 Aug 2015   #320
40kbunny

Windows 7 64x
 
 

Just to let you know those settings using gigabytes current bios works fine. Literally took a second to get through and it's currently installing windows!


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22 Aug 2015   #321
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news.
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15 Oct 2015   #322
sgtsixpack

windows 7 sp1 x64 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 40kbunny View Post
Thanks for the quick reply. I remember the days when this was simple! I followed the log for the usb but had to do it the manual way as I couldn't find a way to make an ISO image . My windows seven disk is pre service pack 1.
You can update your install media (drivers, service pack, windows updates, programs) with this guide:
[Guide] Integration of drivers into a Win7/8/10 image

I've used Rufus to make an ISO in the past, even with a simple user interface, the author told me there was a workflow to follow(select ISO first or something), can't remember specifics though.
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08 Nov 2015   #323
sebastian869

windows 7 x64 home premium
 
 

does that improved performance over generic install? cuz i only have one ssd and its 250 gig and that will kill what i can install over reg install and i have one reg 1 gig?
thansk
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08 Nov 2015   #324
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sebastian869 View Post
does that improved performance over generic install? cuz i only have one ssd and its 250 gig and that will kill what i can install over reg install and i have one reg 1 gig?
thansk
Hello Sebastian,

Personally, I wouldn't recommend using UEFI with Windows 7. UEFI is better with Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10 instead.
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08 Nov 2015   #325
sebastian869

windows 7 x64 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sebastian869 View Post
does that improved performance over generic install? cuz i only have one ssd and its 250 gig and that will kill what i can install over reg install and i have one reg 1 gig?
thansk
Hello Sebastian,

Personally, I wouldn't recommend using UEFI with Windows 7. UEFI is better with Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10 instead.
i have a z97 extreme 6 but like u said 7 is the prob thats why it was enticing thanks for the info not gonna bother though u do have a guide on ur site how to do it on 7.
i have one prob praying u can help as im doing everything on iphone , as u know win 7 creates 3 partitions and found a site which got me around so my main hd ssd250 gig is now partitioned as primary(its why i dont want the 3 cuz ill have no space for game install etc) and my reg 1 gig raptor is not setup on diskpart list it says dyn nothing blank and gpt has star the main question is how do i creat partition w diskpart more to the poin which type do i create? as disk o is primary?
thanks
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08 Nov 2015   #326
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The tutorial below can help show you how to do a clean install of Windows 7 without UEFI. Steps 7 and 8 will show you how to delete all partitions on the disk to install Windows on.

Clean Install Windows 7
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08 Nov 2015   #327
sebastian869

windows 7 x64 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
The tutorial below can help show you how to do a clean install of Windows 7 without UEFI. Steps 7 and 8 will show you how to delete all partitions on the disk to install Windows on.

Clean Install Windows 7
thanks but i did all that its why i have the first drive setup my problem how do i setup the second drive in diskpart and how do i creat the partition for it i dont mean select disk 1 stuff and clean and format i mean what type of partition do i do ask disk 0 is the primary? i mean like which do i select primary, extended, logical and theres another cant remeber of top of my head maybe theres more etc.
thanks
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08 Nov 2015   #328
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Are you trying to setup a dual boot with this installation on another disk, or is this going to be a clean install with only Windows 7 on one disk?
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06 Dec 2015   #329
gupsterg

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xylium View Post
I am having issues with my new build and Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Retail. I first installed as standard MBR but decided I wanted to used the new GPT UEFI method. So I deleted all the partitions, converted to GPT, booted the Windows installer via the UEFI selection and proceeded with installation. I verified it was installed via UEFI by checking I had the System, MSR, and Windows Partitions. I also checked some log that indicated that the detected boot environment was EFI.

Everything is running fine but I plan on dual booting to OSX later and discovered I need to have CSM disabled. I contacted EVGA and asked them for a UEFI compatible BIOS and they gladly obliged. I went into my bios and turned CSM off. The computer will POST and starts loading Windows. The animated logo will show and just prior to showing the desktop, it reboots.

The bios gives the following message: "The current BIOS setting do not fully support the Windows UEFI mode. The CSM (Compatibility Support Module) settings have been changed for better compatibility. For further adjustments, press <F1> to enter BIOS Setup. If No adjustment are needed, press <F2> to confirm the current settings and enter OS directly."

I thought oh Great, now I have to reinstall. So before I wiped the drive again, I unplugged my SSD and storage drive to try installation to the 180GB drive I intend to use for OSX later. I again turned CSM off and tried booting to the UEFI Windows DVD. It does the same thing, just prior to showing the installer, it reboots. I'm not sure what is wrong. Do I have a Bios setting wrong? I updated all the drivers directly from the manufacturer for Intel and Nvidia. I'm pretty sure Secure Boot is turned off, I have "Other OS" selected. It still says Secure boot is enabled but not Loaded but I guess that's normal for Asus Bios's? I also turned off Fast Boot because I thought it doesn't work with Windows 7, not sure.

My hardware:
Asus Gryphon Z97 running latest BIOS
Intel 4690K Slightly OC'd
EVGA Geforce 660 FTW ACX w/ UEFI Bios
LG BluRay Drive
Samsung Evo 850 SSD 250GB
HGST 7K1000 Travelstar 1TB
Hitachi 180GB
I was having the same rebooting of Windows 7 installation regardless of media used. I was also disabling CSM, only way to stop this is having CSM enabled. I gain a UEFI install by only having to change option Boot from Storage Devices [Legacy OPROM first] to [UEFI driver first]

All other setting are as per UEFI defaults, ie:-

Fast Boot = enabled
Secure Boot = enabled (with all keys loaded)
OS type = Windows UEFI Mode
CSM = enabled

I don't know if this will help you as you state your disabling CSM to go dual-boot with OSX, but thought it may give you some explanation regarding the rebooting of Win 7 installer, link to my thread on Hexus.net.
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