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Windows 7: Windows 7 installer stuck at "Setup is starting"

07 Sep 2016   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Well no. I will try tommorow. Thanks for the help

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07 Sep 2016   #12

Windows 7 HP 64

Don't need to change boot order.
As F12 Boot menu is already enabled, during startup, press <F12> to open the boot menu. The boot menu
allows you to select which device to start from, select the USB drive.

You say you can't boot from your USB drive in UEFI. Does your installation has the efi/boot folder?
The efi/boot has to be added to the installation, it isn't provided by M$.

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08 Sep 2016   #13

Windows 7/10

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gabw7 View Post
i tried this before but the laptop finds no bootable device
How to use Rufus to create bootable Window 7 USB for Legacy BIOS or UEFI.

USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Option Two: Use "Rufus" to create Bootable Window 10 7 USB for Legacy BIOS and UEFI

6. To Create Bootable UEFI USB Flash Drive for Installing Windows 10 7 with UEFI

7. To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive for Installing Windows 10 7 using Legacy BIOS (without UEFI)
Note that you do not need to change the boot order of drives in your BIOS settings, so just use the one-time boot menu (F12 - Acer E5-572G) to boot from the Windows 7 USB flash drive in UEFI mode or Legacy BIOS mode.

Note that some of the newer laptops are not compatible with Windows 7, either in Legacy BIOS (aka CSM) or in UEFI mode.
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08 Sep 2016   #14

Windows 7/10

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Does your installation has the efi/boot folder?
Rufus automatically creates the boot folder in the efi folder and puts the bootx64.efi in the folder.

As long as Windows 7 USB flash drive is FAT32 formatted and has \efi\boot\bootx64.efi file, it should be UEFI bootable.

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