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Windows 7: No boot after second update on clean install

13 Jun 2018   #1

win 7 64bit
No boot after second update on clean install

My computer refuses to boot after much pleading. This is the sequence:

-did a clean install on new 4t disk using UEFI
-Windows did not boot with my 2 data disks connected but did boot when I unplugged them
-after unplugging the data disks and rebooting into win7, I did update to SP1

-after update, I reconnected the data disks and the computer rebooted properly
-after Sp1 install, I updated the 186 updates from Windows Update
-after update computer booted properly
-Windows Update advised on some more updates which included SP2 and, I think, Realtek driver and possibly Intel chip update (don't really remember this one)

-did the update
-on restart got a black screen with a note

"The system found unauthroized changes on the firmware, operating system or UEFI drivers."
-It had other comment to run other boot devices, but I tried them all and got similar results.

-I tried a clean install again but I get the same message.

Will I have to use diskpart to prepare the disk again and go through the whole rigamarole?

Loading Windows 7 64bit

Asus P8H77-V motherboard
Intel i5-3000 series cpu
8gb ram
Gigabyte AMD graphics

Any help is much appreciated.

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14 Jun 2018   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3

Hi argy, welcome to Seven Forums,

First off, let's get your system specifications sorted out in your UserCP > Edit System Spec setup and we can go from there.

This will give us a better idea of what you are running and therefore we will be able to give you the correct advice!

The tutorial below [Published by Brink and written by CyberZeus] let's you easily see all of your system information, along with the option of making filling out your system specifications here at Seven Forums easier.

How to See Your System Specs with "System Info"

This way it will be easier for people to help you in the future!

I hope this helps!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jun 2018   #3
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3

Hi argy,

I would advise you to start off with an ISO that already includes SP1.

You can download the latest Windows 7 SP1 ISO file from here: TechBench

Then use the following information:

Windows [Final] > Windows 7 SP1 [build 7601] > Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 > English > Win_Ult_SP1_English_x64.iso

Obviously change the language and bit type to suit.

Once downloaded, extract the contents of the ISO using something like 7-Zip and then either delete or rename the ei.cfg [ISO > Sources > ei.cfg] file [this will unlock all the versions of Windows 7 and make them available on reinstallation] from the ISO and either burn it [you can't just copy and paste it because it won't work] to a DVD or USB ready for the clean installation.

You could also use the ei.cfg removal utility: ei.cfg removal utility

Note: If the version of Windows you are installing is Windows 7 Ultimate then there is NO need to remove the ei.cfg file as instructed above.

To burn a DVD you could use the Windows 7 built in ISO burner.
To burn to a USB you could either use: Rufus 2.18 or Rufus 2.18 Portable.

On the installation you can select whatever version of Windows 7 you have a valid Product Key for. This is also the only version you will be able to activate.

IMPORTANT: Make sure that you backup ALL your essential files before you start a clean install. This is because during the clean install process ALL your documents, pictures, music, data files and any installed software programs will be erased and become irretrievable.

I hope this helps!

EDIT: If you are interested in making the updates process quicker after the clean install then please let me know and I will post an option.
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