I've been trying to boot up my Win7 USB stick into EFI mode as the disk I want to install it on, is GPT. I have tried to modify the installation media (including copy
bootx64.efi and such), but I keep getting a
winload.efi file is missing error, which is a bit weird because setup disks aren't supposed to have a
system32 folder containing a
My Motherboard certainly supports EFI boot. When inserting my flash drive, I get two options for boot, one bios and one UEFI. Also, I've installed Win8.1 on a GPT disk, as well as a previous win7 install, which I seem to have forgotten how I managed to make it work.
I've tried going through a lot of topics, and the entire idea about EFI boot using files still remains very foggy in my head.
So I w would really appreciate it if I get a clear idea of how EFI boot works in this case(more from the perspective of what files are needed):
- What are the files needed for EFI boot for a windows setup USB?
- What files have been renamed but are actually similar files? (such as
And the purpose of the other folders/files(correct me if I'm wrong):
sources: files Windows needs during installation, including the .wim file.
boot: BIOS installation boot files
support: additional tools
setup.exe: Files needed for Autorun
My motherboard also has an option to
Launch EFI shell from file system device, requiring it to have a
shellx64.efi file. Is this the same as the
bootmgr.efi file? Will copying/renaming it work?