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32 views

Chainload a partition using GRUB2 on a UEFI system

I am trying to install Windows 7 on my laptop which came with Windows 8, but it doesn't have a disk reader and I don't have a USB drive big enough for me to write the Windows 7 ISO to. I wrote the ...
1
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3answers
107 views

How to boot from 3TB HDD?

I just bought a new HDD of 3TB (not yet shipped). I didn't know that size is normally not supported to use it to boot OS. I learned I need a computer that supports UEFI so that I can install windows ...
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4answers
167 views

How do I get my system to find a “buried” MBR?

Following a botched Linux install, my Windows 7 install can't find my MBR normally. It's in there -- somewhere -- and I CAN access it if I use F12 during boot to access the mobo boot options: Note ...
0
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2answers
557 views

0xc0000225 Error on Windows Installation to GPT (UEFI)

I am attempting to install Arch linux and dual boot it with windows. As I am running a modern UEFI system, I have put my SSD (see Specs below) in GPT format (losing my original windows installation in ...
1
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0answers
73 views

Trying windows 7 dual boot on a windows 8 machine

I have a ThinkPad (T530) with Windows 8.1 with one HDD and this is what I have done to achieve dual boot with Windows 7 on this machine - On my main and only hard disk I created a new volume ...
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1answer
227 views

LMDE, Windows 7 Dualboot ond UEFI Laptop

I've bought an Asus laptop where was Windows 8 preinstalled. Then, I've dropped Windows 8 and installed Windows 7 on the whole HD instead. This drive has a 100 MB system-reserved boot partition. ...
0
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1answer
93 views

how to make my windows 7 recovery disk bootable?

I am getting this error "bootmgr is missing". did some research on google, the fix is easy, create a windows 7 recovery disk, it should fix that problem. after created the recovery disk, I cannot ...
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2answers
124 views

How one aquires UEFI utilities?

I seem unable to locate any UEFI (EFI) utilities on the web. I am particularly interested in nvrboot.efi as I need to delete duplicate boot manager entry in nvr. Some people mention windows msutil ...
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0answers
132 views

HP 2000-bf69WM doesn't wake from sleep after downgrading to Windows 7

I have an HP 2000-bf69WM laptop that originally shipped with Windows 8. I have since downgraded it to Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1. I have installed all the drivers from HP's website for the laptop, ...
0
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0answers
92 views

dual boot preinstalled windows 8 laptop with windows 7

I am having a hard disk in gpt partition style and Windows 8 is pre-installed in uefi mode. While trying to dual boot using usb bootable disk(using rufus,gpt partition style,fat32),it displays ...
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4answers
145 views

Windows 7 refuses to boot when HD with old install is inserted

After buying a new case and SSD we decided to reinstall Windows 7, I had a USB stick laying around from when I had to install it on a new UEFI notebook. This USB stick uses EFI to boot. The install ...
0
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1answer
497 views

Windows MBR broken after a Windows update

My Windows 7 machine was working fine last night. When I booted it up it installed an update and then I started using it... It hadnt restarted since the install of the update so I didnt notice that ...
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1answer
665 views

Confusing BIOS and UEFI

I've just bought an Acer Aspire E1 (572) laptop four days ago, and ran into that UEFI/BIOS problem. It was shipped with Linpus Lite OS by default. I had it installed a Win 8 pro on it, after ...
6
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4answers
24k views

Clean install of Windows 7 Pro 64-bit on a UEFI with GPT laptop?

I’m currently pulling out hairs about a problem with my wife’s new Samsung Book 9 laptop. it comes preinstalled with Windows 8. She wants Windows 7 Pro. I’ve board a Windows 7 Pro 64-bit for her and ...
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1answer
65 views

Windows 7 Installer capable of UEFI mode

I've been looking for an installer of windows 7 like in this video that has the files required for UEFI mode. Sample image: I've tried different version of 64 bit Win7 such as (Home, Pro, ...
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2answers
188 views

Is it safe to purge EFI from a laptop?

My laptop is a Dell Latitude E5430 that supports both EFI and "legacy" boot modes. I'd like to removed win8 and it's troublesome EFI stuff and replace it with a Win7. I'd like to keep my ubuntu ...
0
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1answer
547 views

Windows 7 boot manager not localized on UEFI system

I'm running an Italian version of Windows 7, which includes a localized boot manager. However, I recently replaced my motherboard with a new one based on UEFI firmware instead of BIOS (Asus Z87 ...
0
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1answer
400 views

Does UEFI prevent dual-booting/Ubuntu not to recognize Windows 7?

Installed Windows 7 on a laptop with UEFI. Then went to install Ubuntu on another partition- Ubuntu cannot see the Windows 7. I have done this many times before and it works fine. Would this be ...
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1answer
49 views

Putting an SSD with Win 7 in a new Win 8 laptop [duplicate]

I have an older laptop (a TP E420) with a 64GB SSD running Win 7 Home Premium. Say I buy a new Windows 8 laptop that doesn't have an SSD. Can I just take the HDD out and swap my extant SSD in, and ...
0
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1answer
435 views

Boot Windows 7 with UEFI

I am trying to install Windows 7 x64 SP1 on a UEFI enabled Dell 6430 laptop (yes, I know I can set legacy options, but I specifically need a UEFI image for capture) and the installation disc stops at ...
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1answer
138 views

EFI Win 7 and 8 two HDs secure mode

How can I create a 2 hard-drive dual boot system with Windows 8 and Win 7 64bit in UEFI secure mode? I want to be able to choose which hard-drive with F12 (like with non-UEFI systems). Will I see ...
2
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0answers
1k views

Dual boot Windows 7 on pre-installed Windows 8 laptop

I have a newer HP laptop with preinstalled Windows 8. I want to dual boot Windows 7 with it, but am unable to boot to the USB. To start with, I downloaded an .iso from Microsoft that I then copied ...
0
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2answers
10k views

How do I install Windows 7 32-bit on a UEFI-based system?

I own Acer M5 recently and it comes with 64-bit Windows 8. I need it to run Windows 7 x86. I changed the BIOS setting to boot under Legacy BOOT instead of UEFI mode. I created my bootable USB using ...
0
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1answer
445 views

Windows 8 preinstall downgrade to Win 7: UEFI problems :/

I have a friend who has a HP Laptop with UEFI booting. Due to some unfortunate human error resulting in an unbootable system, I suggested and he agreed to installing Win7 ("I hate the big tile ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Install Windows 7 Ultimate x64 as UEFI with GPT

I bought a Samsung laptop (Model: NP350V5C-S0BIN) which came preinstalled with Windows 8. I dont like Windows 8 and want to install Windows 7. I have disabled FAST BOOT and SECURE BOOT. My questions ...
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3answers
1k views

Windows 7 - Cloned partition onto 2nd disk (in same machine) won't boot

Notes: using a MacBook Pro 2011, UEFI and GTP. Replaced the DVD drive in my laptop with an SSD (disk 2). Installed Win7 onto the new SSD, which worked fine. Decided to clone Win7 from disk 1 onto ...
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2answers
244 views

Timeout option not working on efi windows 7/windows8 dual boot machine

I hav a gigbyte GA-Z77m-D3h mobo and installed Windows 8 Pro and Windows 7 Ultimate on two SSDs (in that order) in EFI mode. Now when I start my computer, I get the windows boot menu (text mode) with ...
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1answer
1k views

How to know if windows is installed in EFI mode or not? [duplicate]

I've just got new laptop with Intel Atom N2800 on the board (wiki says that it is 64 bit) from shop with preinstalled Windows 7 starter 32 bit, and I want to install ubuntu 12.04 32 bit (exactly 32 ...
1
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1answer
298 views

Asus N82J won't boot from DVD

I have a Asus N82J and I want to reinstall Win7. I have a DVD, which boots on other PCs as expected. The UEFI is set to boot from DVD, but it wont find any bootable media. I can not find an option ...
2
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1answer
4k views

How to boot Windows 7 with UEFI, when Ubuntu is installed on Asus Zenbook Prime?

I've tried two days now to get ubuntu AND windows 7 to dual boot... What is the current status? I have completely removed win 8 and installed ubuntu 13.04 to the whole SSD. You may ask, why I have ...
0
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1answer
2k views

3TB hard disk displayed as 746GB

in BIOS , UEFI Boot is enabled , ACHI Mode is selected , and the 3TB Hard disk (Seagate ST30000DM001) is installed at SATA Port 3. However, in Windows 7 64-bit, 3TB hard disk is displayed as 746GB, ...
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2answers
738 views

Windows 7 fails to boot after cloning it into large drive (3 tb), with motherboard supporting UEFI

Situation: I had ASROCK P67 Pro 3 P2.0 motherboard with 1 tb disc drive with Windows 7 Home Premium x64. I just bought 3 tb disc (Seagate Barracude). I used Seagate disc tool to clone 1 tb into 3 tb ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Migrating Windows 7 from MBR to EFI without formatting

Based on the experience documented in Migrate from MBR to UEFI with an encrypted system partition I'm considering the opportunity to migrate Windows 7 from the plain ol' MBR to the new GPT/UEFI boot ...
1
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1answer
904 views

Unable to boot Windows 7 “error while reading boot configuration data” and inability to restore

I have tried to install Windows 8 Pro over Windows 7 Ultimate, but the installation failed to install the new OS and even to restore the old one. I get the following error: File: ...
0
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1answer
188 views

Install Windows 8 for second time failed

I've installed Windows 8 successfully and activated it. Then for some reasons it crashed with blue screen (I guess because of wrong VGA driver installed) Now I can't install the same OS from the same ...
0
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2answers
2k views

Can't install Windows 7 with UEFI off on GPT drive

I need to have a dual boot with Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my notebook with UEFI. I had to turn UEFI off to install and boot Ubuntu. Now I'm trying to install Windows 7, but it says it can't be ...
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2answers
85 views

To dual boot from an SSD with a 2 TB HD for data, must I use UEFI?

I currently have a 120 GB SSD with Windows 7 and a 2 TB harddrive for data. I wanted to install Ubuntu alongside win7 on the SSD but as I am using UEFI I ran into lots of problems and gave up after a ...
0
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0answers
2k views

Installing Windows 7 on Acer Aspire E1 471G

I have been trying to install Windows 7 all day with no success. At first, it said that the current system policy is blocking the DVD. I figured out that it was the Secure Boot and I disabled it. Now ...
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0answers
190 views

How to repair Windows 7 boot loader on UEFI system? [duplicate]

On a Windows 7 Home Premium PC, I tried creating a Windows 8 VHD and booting to it. I created a VHD as my E: drive, installed Win8 into it with imagex, and then ran bcdboot E:\Windows. I've done ...
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1answer
427 views

Disk partitions dissapear after installing Ubuntu

I have a 2TB HDD and first installed Windows 7 in a 1.8TB partition, leaving near 200 GB of unused disk to install Ubuntu in the future. Yesterday I did that, creating 4 partitions: 512 MB ...
0
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1answer
328 views

Accessing UEFI settings on Windows 8 laptop now running Windows 7

We have bought a couple of new laptops that came with Windows 8 (Toshiba L870) but we don't use Win8 at work so have rebuilt with Win7 (with Secure Boot turned off). Does anyone know how to get into ...
1
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0answers
6k views

Install Windows 7 64bit from USB drive in UEFI mode

I got a Lenovo Ideapad Y580 with Windows 8 and I want to install Windows 7 on it. I followed the instructions on this link to create a UEFI Windows 7 Install USB flash drive - but it does not work. I ...
2
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0answers
206 views

System does not work anymore after migrating to UEFI

I have recently updated my BIOS to UEFI (big mistake...). When I boot in Windows 7 x64 now, it does not recognize any USB driver (even mouse and keyboard).I tried to use Windows Repair Disc to Restore ...
0
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1answer
16k views

How do I install Windows 7 to boot with UEFI and Intel RST

I need to install Windows 7 x64 over the existing OS (unwanted factory issued Win8, for which I've already made restore media for) on a Dell XPS 15 (L521x). It needs to use UEFI boot and use the 128GB ...
0
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2answers
297 views

Windows Error Recovery loop when other disks connected (UEFI)

After installing Windows 7 on a Crucial M4 SSD, I installed the rEFInd boot manager on the Crucial's ESP. I then connected an OCZ Vertex 4 SSD (and disconnected the Crucial) and installed Xubuntu on ...
6
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2answers
4k views

Linux on UEFI - how to reboot to the UEFI setup screen like Windows 8 can?

makeuseof.com explains that Windows 8 certified hardware has a new way to enter the UEFI setup screen (equivalent to BIOS). From How To Access The BIOS On A Windows 8 Computer: No longer do we ...
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1answer
747 views

Error trying to boot Mint 14 in Virtual Machine with Virtual Box

I tried installing Mint 14 in a Virtual Machine and got this message.< Note that I have another VM with Debian and it works just fine! VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration has been enabled, but is ...
5
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1answer
11k views

Windows detects GPT disk as MBR in EFI boot

This disk is OCZ VERTEX 128GB SSD. It is formatted as GPT from OSX. The disk layout is, /dev/disk1 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Changing motherboard from BIOS to UEFI and still booting old Windows 7

I'm forced to change my motherboard. I just purchased a new ASUS Sabertooth 990FX. I read that it's UEFI based. As far as I know, UEFI motherboards support GPT disks. My current hard drive is MBR. ...
2
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0answers
338 views

Windows 7 EFI Partition Deleted

I converted my Windows 7 GPT disk to dynamic, which resulted in it being unable to boot. So I used EaseUs Partition Master on my second Win 7 installation to convert the disk back to basic. Now, I ...