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UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

  1. #120


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


    Quote Originally Posted by partogi View Post
    How do I check whether I correctly installed Windows 8 in UEFI or not? Is it from Disk Management or other way?

    By the way, look at my partition. Are there problems?

    Attachment 18869
    Disk 0 has Windows 8 installed in UEFI mode.

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  2. #121


    Posts : 2
    win8 pro


    HI,

    can everybody help me?

    my story:
    1. I download a win 8 pro install disk from MSDN.
    2. I create UEFI installer USB drive.
    3. I disabled in BIOS: Fast Boot, Secure Boot.
    4. Install Win 8 Pro on my SSD, clean install.
    5. Win 8 pro installed, BIOS automatically changed boot:Windows boot manager.
    6. My computer restarting, booting, again restarting-booting, few times again,
    7. win 8 fail, say: check my UEFI-settings in bios.
    8. Checking BIOS: Boot sequence: 1.windows boot manager. 2. my ssd.

    what's wrong? my windows not logged in, in safe mode restarting.

    thank you.
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  3. #122


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by mekkelek9999 View Post
    HI,

    can everybody help me?

    my story:
    1. I download a win 8 pro install disk from MSDN.
    2. I create UEFI installer USB drive.
    3. I disabled in BIOS: Fast Boot, Secure Boot.
    4. Install Win 8 Pro on my SSD, clean install.
    5. Win 8 pro installed, BIOS automatically changed boot:Windows boot manager.
    6. My computer restarting, booting, again restarting-booting, few times again,
    7. win 8 fail, say: check my UEFI-settings in bios.
    8. Checking BIOS: Boot sequence: 1.windows boot manager. 2. my ssd.

    what's wrong? my windows not logged in, in safe mode restarting.

    thank you.
    Checking BIOS...
    Why would you disable secure boot and fast boot at step 3?
    Try with both enabled, then with each one and see the difference.

    Welcome to the forums!
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  4. #123


    Posts : 2
    win8 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mekkelek9999 View Post
    HI,

    can everybody help me?

    my story:
    1. I download a win 8 pro install disk from MSDN.
    2. I create UEFI installer USB drive.
    3. I disabled in BIOS: Fast Boot, Secure Boot.
    4. Install Win 8 Pro on my SSD, clean install.
    5. Win 8 pro installed, BIOS automatically changed boot:Windows boot manager.
    6. My computer restarting, booting, again restarting-booting, few times again,
    7. win 8 fail, say: check my UEFI-settings in bios.
    8. Checking BIOS: Boot sequence: 1.windows boot manager. 2. my ssd.

    what's wrong? my windows not logged in, in safe mode restarting.

    thank you.
    Checking BIOS...
    Why would you disable secure boot and fast boot at step 3?
    Try with both enabled, then with each one and see the difference.

    Welcome to the forums!
    Hi,

    why disable? see post #52 in this topic

    i try with enabled, tomorrow write my experience...
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  5. #124


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


    Quote Originally Posted by mekkelek9999 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mekkelek9999 View Post
    HI,

    can everybody help me?

    my story:
    1. I download a win 8 pro install disk from MSDN.
    2. I create UEFI installer USB drive.
    3. I disabled in BIOS: Fast Boot, Secure Boot.
    4. Install Win 8 Pro on my SSD, clean install.
    5. Win 8 pro installed, BIOS automatically changed boot:Windows boot manager.
    6. My computer restarting, booting, again restarting-booting, few times again,
    7. win 8 fail, say: check my UEFI-settings in bios.
    8. Checking BIOS: Boot sequence: 1.windows boot manager. 2. my ssd.

    what's wrong? my windows not logged in, in safe mode restarting.

    thank you.
    Checking BIOS...
    Why would you disable secure boot and fast boot at step 3?
    Try with both enabled, then with each one and see the difference.

    Welcome to the forums!
    Hi,

    why disable? see post #52 in this topic

    i try with enabled, tomorrow write my experience...
    Bad download or USB Pen Drive.
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  6. #125


    Posts : 154
    Win7


    I followed the steps to create the UEFI Win7 flash stick installer and am getting a black screen Windows Boot Manager when I select it for UEFI boot, saying that \EFI\Microsoft\Boot|BCD has "An error while attempting to read the boot config data."

    Am I to delete the file from install.wim which is renamed and copied to EFI\Boot?

    Is it even known for sure that Win7 can be installed in UEFI to a Dual Boot with preinstalled UEFI Win8? I have disabled Secure Boot and enabled CSM.
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  7. #126


    Posts : 22,279
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hey Greg,

    Go ahead and post a screenshot of your Disk Management window to see how it's laid out.

    If you're installing to the same hard drive Windows 8 is on, then it must be to a primary partition that was shrunk from the Windows 8 primary partition to be able to.

    If it's to a separate hard drive, then it will need to be an unallocated MBR basic disk or partition.
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  8. #127


    Posts : 154
    Win7


    Thanks, Shawn. Was using Unallocated Space. Trying again now:

    Click image for larger version

    Still getting the black screen error saying it can't read the EFI\Microsoft\Boot file which is one of the one's modified to create the stick, correct? Downloading another iSO to try again. If I was to use DVD are any mods needed?
    Last edited by gregrocker; 04 Apr 2013 at 12:19.
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  9. #128


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by mekkelek9999 View Post
    HI,

    can everybody help me?

    my story:
    1. I download a win 8 pro install disk from MSDN.
    2. I create UEFI installer USB drive.
    3. I disabled in BIOS: Fast Boot, Secure Boot.
    4. Install Win 8 Pro on my SSD, clean install.
    5. Win 8 pro installed, BIOS automatically changed boot:Windows boot manager.
    6. My computer restarting, booting, again restarting-booting, few times again,
    7. win 8 fail, say: check my UEFI-settings in bios.
    8. Checking BIOS: Boot sequence: 1.windows boot manager. 2. my ssd.

    what's wrong? my windows not logged in, in safe mode restarting.

    thank you.
    When it tells you to check the UEFI settings, there is probably something related to the type of UEFI configuration you are running. In your case, possibly the GTX video card. Since it probably does not have a UEFI allowed firmware, you may have to set your system in the Compatibility Support Module, or some other setting related, to allow for Legacy OpRoms.
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  10. #129


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
    I followed the steps to create the UEFI Win7 flash stick installer and am getting a black screen Windows Boot Manager when I select it for UEFI boot, saying that \EFI\Microsoft\Boot|BCD has "An error while attempting to read the boot config data."
    The error would not seem to be one generated by something related to Windows 8. If the flash drive was configured correctly, it should at least boot to the Windows 7 logo before it kicked you out.

    The comments in the tutorial about moving the EfI\Microsoft\Boot folder up one level is not necessary. All you need is the bootx64.efi file in a folder named Boot (EFI\Boot).

    And the bootx64.efi file should be around 657 K in size. If you have an x64 Windows 7 MBR install, and I know you do , the bootmgfw.efi file is located in the Windows\Boot\EFI folder.
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