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Windows 7: Windows can not be installed to GPT Drive

06 Jul 2015   #11
oldendays

windows 7
 
 

Ok , I am Installing Windows Premium and start the pictures included here, showing rufus with making the ISO with the settings of Option One for making a bootable disk.

Then I show my Bios, all pages.
With the settings you said to make... secure boot off, with uefi .

I do not have any setting called CSM.

I tried booting with those settings and the flash iso was not recognized. It booted right into windows8.




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06 Jul 2015   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can not download an iso file from that site using an OEM key, you must use a Retail key.

There`s is no reason to buy Ultimate.

Operating Systems, Microsoft Windows - Newegg.com
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06 Jul 2015   #13
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

The Stick does show up there in the BIOS as EFI USB device:



So it appears formatted correctly and now needs to be accessed via Windows 8 if it isn't allowing BIOS Boot menu key access.

To boot the EFI flash stick follow the steps here to access Startup Options Menu - Boot to in Windows 8. Use Option 3 to enter the menu via Windows 8, until you are able to choose EFI Flash stick from this menu:



Once you boot the EFI Flash stick you'll need to go through the steps to Clean Install Windows 7 to a partition you have already made room for on the drive. If you already formatted the space you made for Windows 7, delete it and create and format it again using the WIn7 installation media.

Report back any errors verbatim.
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07 Jul 2015   #14
oldendays

windows 7
 
 

Ok, I restarted the laptop with the Use a Device option. It booted the Flash drive and started the Windows software. Then when I clicked on Install Windows.... The Very next screen Gave an Error message seen in the picture.


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07 Jul 2015   #15
genet

Windows 8.1/10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oldendays View Post
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Make sure that you connect the Windows 7 USB flash drive to the USB 2.0 port. If the Windows 7 USB flash drive is plugged into the USB 3.0 port, you will receive the following error message "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing", because the Windows 7 installation media does not contain USB 3.0 drivers.


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07 Jul 2015   #16
oldendays

windows 7
 
 

Yes that was exactly the problem Genet, put the Flash Drive in the USb 2.0 port not the 3.0.
It installed Windows Premium and I now have the Dual Boot Win8/7 system.
Just like GregRocker said.
That was Tricky, many thanks. I do have one new issue with windows 7 premium that i will post in the Same installation Forum.

I know how a post is better closed , when it is solved.
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