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Need more help with Win 8 & 7 dual-boot (UEFI, GPT)

  1. #21


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8, OSX 10.6.8


    I've followed the above steps and still cannot get a UEFI boot DVD listed. Here is my BIOS screen:

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    and here is my one time boot screen:

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    When I boot from the SATA CD the DVD install gets as far as the glowing orbs that combine to make the Windows 7 logo and they freeze.
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  2. #22


    London, United Kingdom
    Posts : 30
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit


    you've described a carbon copy of the issue I'm having - I hope we can get our problem solved
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  3. #23


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8, OSX 10.6.8


    Not quite carbon copy as I believe you have a different laptop but the symptoms are the same.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by jayrap View Post
    you've described a carbon copy of the issue I'm having - I hope we can get our problem solved
    Quote Originally Posted by krikey View Post
    Not quite carbon copy as I believe you have a different laptop but the symptoms are the same.
    You both need to boot the Windows 7 x64 DVD in uEFI mode.

    For a test make the startup repair CD & test boot up.

    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8
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  5. #25


    London, United Kingdom
    Posts : 30
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jayrap View Post
    you've described a carbon copy of the issue I'm having - I hope we can get our problem solved
    Quote Originally Posted by krikey View Post
    Not quite carbon copy as I believe you have a different laptop but the symptoms are the same.
    You both need to boot the Windows 7 x64 DVD in uEFI mode.

    For a test make the startup repair CD & test boot up.

    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8
    I made my CD at a time before I deleted the recovery partition on the HDD (which was empty at the time and a tutorial here recommended deleting it) - should this affect me if I insert the disk?

    If it does I can always make another one.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    The CD is MS Windows 8 startup repair CD, not the Acer Recovery Partition.
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  7. #27


    London, United Kingdom
    Posts : 30
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit


    ok - will test it out
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  8. #28


    London, United Kingdom
    Posts : 30
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit


    done that - booted up - pressed f12 and selected the dvd drive - took a while but booted from cd but it did - chose UK keyboard - went to use a device but haven't clicked on the disk yet

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  9. #29


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8, OSX 10.6.8


    I have created the Windows 8 repair CD as explained and then ensured that the SATA DVD was at the top of the boot priority list.

    It started to boot and the screen said "press any key to boot from CD/DVD...". The screen went momentarily blank and then went back to the Samsung logo and has hung there ever since.

    I also tried forcing a boot from the one time boot menu (f10) and got the same result as above.

    I tried enabling and disabling UEFI secure boot in the BIOS but no luck.
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  10. #30


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8, OSX 10.6.8


    OMG! It took 5 minutes to get to the screen showing the keyboard layout. So the rescue CD seems to be working I presume this proves that I can boot from other CDs/DVDs. However why can I not fully boot from the Windows 7 Home 64bit DVD? I'm now wondering if I need to leave the Windows 7 installation process for much much longer, maybe 30 mins to see if it gets past the initial logo animation?
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