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Windows 7: How to make a bootable UEFI system repair USB

4 Weeks Ago   #1

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How to make a bootable UEFI system repair USB

For those (like myself) who have stuck rigidly with Windows 7 you will probably be aware that if you have ever made a Windows CD repair disk (Windows RE) or on a flash drive, and you run a UEFI BIOS computer (not in CSM mode) you will get a "non compatible" error when you try to boot from it. Despite wading through this forum and Microsoft forums, no-one seems to have ever come up with a solution, since all articles deal with the case of running your computer on an MBR system where Windows RE works fine.

if you have a UEFI BIOS system which is not running in CSM mode , I've finally found a way of creating a Windows 7 RE on a flash drive which works like a charm. If you want details of how to do this let me know and I'll post up the procedure, which is easy to do manually.

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4 Weeks Ago   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Thanks. Most people will either download my boot media, then extract to flash using rufus, or similar.It boots on efi and bios systems.

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Alternatively, they can use my little program in this zip file for creating winpe and copy the files created by that to formatted flash drive.

it can create efi/bios bootable winpe from the files on your hard drive - no installation media required.It works fine even if you have updates included in your installation.
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