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Windows 7: HP Notebook 15-ay009dx refusing to boot from Windows 7 install media

07 Oct 2018   #1
winini

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
 
 
HP Notebook 15-ay009dx refusing to boot from Windows 7 install media

So, for starters, I'll give a slight description of the situation I'm going thru right now. The current setup I have is the computer running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS after converting from Windows 10 after the computer had a whole meltdown. No hardware damage or anything was detected but after that I gave up on Windows. Now, with the stuff that I do, I kinda have to use Windows. I am definitely not going back to the hellbent Windows 10, and 8 or 8.1 is eh. So, enough ranting, I'm wondering how to fix this. I downloaded a bootable ISO directly from Microsoft AND tested it on a VM and one of my home servers and it booted perfectly fine. I put it onto a formatted FAT32 partition named accordingly to the image name on a GPT w/a protective MBR partition table (the exact perfect setup for a bootable USB on my system AFAIK). Every time I try to boot from the prompt and the NOPROMPT EFI file it fails with "The selected boot device failed." and returns me to the BIOS boot menu. I'm kinda helpless here so I thought you guys on here could help.
Thanks to all,
winini

P.S. The app for the forum broke on my phone on the iOS 12.1 beta, it showed an error every time I launched it about a "Invalid License". So, my response might not be quick. I will check this thread every 2 days or so.


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07 Oct 2018   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

The HP Notebook 15-ay009dx is a Skylake (6th Generation Intel Core™ i3 Processors)
Skylake computers needs SATA and USB drivers that are not on the Win 7 installation disk. You will need to add them to the Win 7 installation disk.
The SATA and USB drivers kabylake Drivers

To install win 7 you have to:
- Disable, on BIOS, secure boot and fast boot.
- Add SATA and USB drivers to the win 7 installation disk. Read my tutorial Create a Windows 7 USB flash installation with new drives for new MB's
SIW2 has made an application to add the drivers to the installation disk. Update your Win 7 installation media.

When you have the Win 7 installation disk (DVD or USB flash disk) with the drivers added, boot it as UEFI, go to install - Advanced and delete all partitions then create new. It will create 3 partitions
- UEFI - 100M - Fat32
- M$ reserved - 120M - RAW
- Big NTFS
Choose the big NTFS to install on.

The Intel Graphics driver
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07 Oct 2018   #3
winini

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
The HP Notebook 15-ay009dx is a Skylake (6th Generation Intel Core™ i3 Processors)
Skylake computers needs SATA and USB drivers that are not on the Win 7 installation disk. You will need to add them to the Win 7 installation disk.
The SATA and USB drivers kabylake Drivers

To install win 7 you have to:
- Disable, on BIOS, secure boot and fast boot.
- Add SATA and USB drivers to the win 7 installation disk. Read my tutorial Create a Windows 7 USB flash installation with new drives for new MB's
SIW2 has made an application to add the drivers to the installation disk. Update your Win 7 installation media.

When you have the Win 7 installation disk (DVD or USB flash disk) with the drivers added, boot it as UEFI, go to install - Advanced and delete all partitions then create new. It will create 3 partitions
- UEFI - 100M - Fat32
- M$ reserved - 120M - RAW
- Big NTFS
Choose the big NTFS to install on.

The Intel Graphics driver
OK, I will try that, thanks.
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07 Oct 2018   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

The simple way to make an UEFI boot able USB flash drive is:
- Format the USB flash drive as FAT32
- Copy all the contents of the Win 7 installation disk iso file to the the USB flash drive.
- The efi/boot has to be added to the installation, it isn't provided by M$.

efi\boot folder

Insert the USB flash drive on a USB, start the computer and launch the boot menu. From the boot options, choose UEFI USB flash drive. It won't boot as Legacy - MBR.
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