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UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows


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#21
7-Zip:
It said "Can't open install.wim as archive"
Try the latest 7-Zip 9.30 alpha or above as it's improved in wim support.

And "extract" is the right option not "copy". Sometimes this matters, especially in 7-Zip.
 

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#22
7-Zip:
It said "Can't open install.wim as archive"
Try the latest 7-Zip 9.30 alpha or above as it's improved in wim support.

And "extract" is the right option not "copy". Sometimes this matters, especially in 7-Zip.
Step 11 is only needed for Windows 7.
 

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#23
Step 11 is only needed for Windows 7.
But it says (Win 7 64bit). Don't I need to do this step too if I want my UEFI USB drive to load a Win 8 setup in order to install the 64bit Pro N version?

When I choose the UEFI USB in the boot menu, it stays at the shell even though I've done all step from 1 to 11! (-_-)
 

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Step 11 is only needed for Windows 7. not needed for Windows 8.

Where do you buy your DVD x64 from?
 

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I tried installing Windows 7 from the Windows 7 64-bit UEFI bootable flash drive, but after it loads the files and I get to the "starting Windows" screen, it freezes up. I have secure boot disabled. Any ideas? Thank you.

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I tried installing Windows 7 from the Windows 7 64-bit UEFI bootable flash drive, but after it loads the files and I get to the "starting Windows" screen, it freezes up. I have secure boot disabled. Any ideas? Thank you.

LB
Same problem here - for about a week now
 

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Hello LB and Jayrap,

Have you used step 11 in the tutorial to create the USB with?

You might consider doing a normal install on a MBR disk with "legacy BIOS" instead of with UEFI on a GPT disk.
 

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#29
Hello LB and Jayrap,

Have you used step 11 in the tutorial to create the USB with?
I have followed step 11 and all steps exactly. I don't really want to install using the legacy BIOS, as I want to take advantage of the benefits of UEFI.
 

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LB,

I would recommend to go ahead and create a new thread for this to see what we can do to help.
 

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#31
Isn't just better to use the microsoft windows 7 usb tool, which also works with windows 8 iso files?
 

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Isn't just better to use the microsoft windows 7 usb tool, which also works with windows 8 iso files?
Hello Makaveli,

That will not create a bootable USB flash drive that will install Windows 8 with UEFI. :(
 

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#33
Isn't just better to use the microsoft windows 7 usb tool, which also works with windows 8 iso files?
Hello Makaveli,

That will not create a bootable USB flash drive that will install Windows 8 with UEFI. :(

What's the difference between a normal bootable usb with windows 8 and a bootable usb with windows 8 for UEFI?
Is the only difference that the UEFI one is listed in the UEFI boot menu?
Maybe i'm not understanding well the purpose of the bootable usb for UEFI.
 

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#35
I'm making now an usb flash drive with Windows 8 Pro for UEFI looking at the tutorial and since i currently have windows 7 x64 and i'm creating a Windows 8 UEFI usb, i need to skip step 11, right?
So basically i only have to type the command prompt commands and extract the iso to my usb flash drive directory?
 

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Correct. You would only need to do step 11 if you are creating a Windows 7 x64 USB flash drive.
 

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#37
Correct. You would only need to do step 11 if you are creating a Windows 7 x64 USB flash drive.
No, actually i'm creating a windows 8 Pro flash drive, just doing this on Windows 7....so i guess i have to do step 11...
 

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#38
NO.

You would only need to do step 11 if you are creating a Windows 7 x64 USB flash drive.

Since you are creating a Windows 8 Pro flash drive, you would not do step 11. ;)
 

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Dude why is it in my case it says the .wim file is too big for the flash drive. It is 5.+ gb. Please how do i solve this for my windows 8 laptop has no os right now because i formatted it thinking i could clean install windows 8 pro in it not knowing of the uefi variations
 

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Hello Cheesedog, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Did you post this in the right thread? :confused:

This tutorial makes no mention of the .wim file.
 

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