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Windows 7: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

05 Aug 2018   #350
ihatecaptcha

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Step 3: But why do you not even mention burning the ISO to DVD, which seems to spare a lot of hassle..?


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05 Aug 2018   #351
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello ihatecaptcha,

The link in step 3 explains how to do that.
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24 Apr 2019   #352
Win7fuser

The one I am using to register is my Windows 7 Professional x64 one.
 
 
???

I don't understand step 6.....at step 5 you install windows 7 and then step 6 is basically delete your windows 7 install completely and use a windows 8 disc to create your new partitions so they can start off with GPT partitions and then restart and then try to install windows 7 on those created partitions (which by the way won't work as I just tested it now as they refuse to install to a GPT formatted drive....) from a windows 8 install disc? .....except windows 7 doesn't support GPT as boot drive......so you would error out when you try to boot from UEFI on a more than 2TB GPT formatted drive....................

So doesn't step 6 basically moot step 5 and could just jump from step 4 to 6?

The answers to this question posted here almost came close except I was still unable to boot because it would give me an error(https://i.imgur.com/JwPd45J.jpg and the other method I tried wouldn't even let me into the recovery cmd: https://i.imgur.com/t7vauqt.jpg): boot - How to move an existing installation of Window 7 64bit to UEFI (from legacy) - Super User which means the only way to boot into a boot drive that's over 2TB in size is to upgrade to windows 8.1 or 10.........
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24 Apr 2019   #353
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello @Win7fuser,

Step 5 is to only do step 3 to 7 in the linked clean install tutorial.

Step 6 is to pick up right after that. Basically what to do at step 7 in the clean install tutorial.
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24 Apr 2019   #354
Win7fuser

The one I am using to register is my Windows 7 Professional x64 one.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello @Win7fuser,

Step 5 is to only do step 3 to 7 in the linked clean install tutorial.

Step 6 is to pick up right after that. Basically what to do at step 7 in the clean install tutorial.
Oh I see....

But windows 7 won't create GPT partitions by default if the drive is less than 2TB in size(and you can't even if it's over 2TB and intend to use it as your boot drive....), which means he'd have to have had booted from a windows 8 or 10 install disc to create those partitions for it....which is what the screenshot shows as it doesn't show the windows 7 varient but only windows 8 by the looks for it.....

And after that you will see it fails again since windows 7 will refuse to install on a GPT partition.....this link might be useful: Installing Windows 7 in native EFI mode from USB - bit-tech.net Forums says it's *supposedly* possible - it might be I lack the last requirement being no UEFI firmware 2.0 since this is on a Gigabyte laptop which will obviously use Gigabyte motherboard......which might be why I cannot pass this test.....
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24 Apr 2019   #355
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, it will depend on if the Windows 7 installation USB was created to support UEFI or not, and if the motherboard supports UEFI.

UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows | Windows 8 Help Forums
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27 Apr 2019   #356
Win7fuser

The one I am using to register is my Windows 7 Professional x64 one.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Yeah, it will depend on if the Windows 7 installation USB was created to support UEFI or not, and if the motherboard supports UEFI.

UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows | Windows 8 Help Forums
Oh....you can force windows 7 to install on a UEFI platform? Is there a way to do with with a DVD instead of a USB since I'm more accustomed to installing via CD/DVD medias?

Because last time it would freeze at loading before getting to the setup screen...when I booted into UEFI....my laptop is a P35xV3 if it helps....
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27 Apr 2019   #357
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Usually, you will need a USB to install with UEFI.
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28 Apr 2019   #358
Win7fuser

The one I am using to register is my Windows 7 Professional x64 one.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Usually, you will need a USB to install with UEFI.
so not possible with disc?
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28 Apr 2019   #359
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Not impossible, but just easier and faster with USB.
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