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

28 Jan 2016   #330
Horus the Elder

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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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.
What would you recommend if dual booting win7 x64 with win10 x64? Each would be on its own separate SSD. The system is an HP dv7t-7000 laptop which can use legacy or uefi. For clarity, win7 came on the laptop in MBR/legacy format but I would be reinstalling retail win7 home premium x64.


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28 Jan 2016   #331
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Horus the Elder, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You will be able to install Windows 7 with Legacy BIOS or UEFI with Windows 10 installed with UEFI.

It's really depends on your personal preference, but it would be better to install Windows 7 with UEFI if you install Windows 10 with UEFI.
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28 Jan 2016   #332
Horus the Elder

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Horus the Elder, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You will be able to install Windows 7 with Legacy BIOS or UEFI with Windows 10 installed with UEFI.

It's really depends on your personal preference, but it would be better to install Windows 7 with UEFI if you install Windows 10 with UEFI.
If I went with win7 MBR and win10 uefi wouldn't that mean I would have to switch OSes by changing back and forth from legacy to uefi every boot change?

Also, I was wondering why the previous poster recommended against win7 with uefi, I have seen others with this sentiment but no real explanation of why other than "compatibility". Compatibility with what? Thanks!
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28 Jan 2016   #333
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you were just installing Windows 7 by itself, then yeah using Legacy BIOS instead would be best since UEFI really isn't at its best until Windows 8.1 and above instead.

If you go W7 MBR and W10 UEFI, then I'd recommend installing Windows 10 first, then install W7 to a primary partition or different disk.
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17 Feb 2016   #334
KotTHECat

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Hello there!
Do i really need to disable Secure boot before installation Windows 7? I am on Maximus VII Hero and want to install UEFI from USB drive.
I also modified my Install.wim file by integrating Windows updates into it and now i am getting error while copying that this file is too big for this file system. Is it possible to create a bootable USB flash drive with NTFS file system and boot from it? Btw, i always prefer manual create a bootable flash drive using CMD.
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07 Mar 2016   #335
deuce100yr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would just like to give a great shout out to Shawn Brink. Through this thread and Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk with only minor hiccups, I now have full use of my 3 1TB SSD's running Raid0 into a single drive. The only issue I have is a permission one. If I try to modify anything in the system files, I get this "You don't have permission to save in this location" I am the only user on my laptop. Thanks again Shawn
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07 Mar 2016   #336
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news so far deuce.

You won't be able to save directly to a system folder from an external source by default. To workaround this, you could save the file to say your desktop first, then move the file to a system folder.
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04 Apr 2016   #337
theonlyalterego

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just wanted to comment that I had a similar problem for the last few days and here is what I had to do to solve it:

1. I own a DVD copy of Windows 7 Ultimate - create an ISO of the DVD
2. Use microsofts USB utility to create the USB installer
3. Use INTELs utility to load the USB 3.0 drivers into the images on the USB installer
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/dow...reator-Utility
Note: this took a while, probably at least 20+ minutes to complete, but it did work.
4. on the target PC connect the USB installer to any USB 3.0 port and install.


The problem that I was having was my new MoBo had only 2 legacy USB 2.0 ports, but I had my USB keyboard and mouse connected to USB 3.0 ports. Windows was having trouble detecting them because it could tell they were on ports it didn't have drivers for. I realised this because during the "failing" installs (which we failing with the "driver required" messages) my mouse was moving very lethargically "generically" you might say. However, after installing the USB 3.0 drivers, and user the "fixed" USB installer my mouse was responding rapidly as I would have expected.

I believe that as a workaround users should TRY and unplug everything from any USB port except a legacy USB 2.0 port. In my case I would have had to remove my keyboard while insalling windows and just use the mouse, and hopefully hot-swap them back and forth. I am not even sure that would work, so good luck if you try that. Otherwise, I suggest you use the linked intel utility to load the USB 3.0 drivers onto you existing Windows 7 USB Installer.


Hardware:
Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

USB Keyboard
USB Mouse
USB Thumbdrive loaded with Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
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04 Apr 2016   #338
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep I thought it was also AHCI is being dropped and replaced with XHCI :/
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02 May 2016   #339
Mohamedboudjerd

Windows 7-8-10 X64
 
 

Hello.

I'm new and saw your tutorials about Windows 7 UEFI installation and thanks for your tutos

I just want to add some details if anyone have trouble for installation because I had it and understand why

first of all, Windows 7 X64 is not fully UEFI and need CSM functions in order to boot
Indeed, I made some test with TOSHIBA R930 and LENOVO X and E series.

Simply
For TOSHIBA R930 => Bios purpose UEFI ONLY
for LENOVO => Bios purpose UEFI with CSM support

So, the problem is not about tutorial but official isos not updated since UEFI is now used and what Bios from differents laptops allow

Finally, in order to have W7 UEFI, you have to check first your laptop Bios configuration.

For all they have desk or laptop with only USB 3.0
you must add drivers in your USB installation
file is Win7_USB3.0_Creator_v2
and contain USB_3.0_Win7_64_4.0.0.36


Have a nice day.
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