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UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

  1. #130


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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
    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.
    Thanks Saltgrass. I moved the EFI\Boot folder I'd previously moved up one level back to EFI\Microsoft folder, now do I create a Boot folder to place bootx64.efi in, or leave it in EFI\Microsoft\Boot?

    Also do I need to delete bootmgfw.efi out of the install.wim folder after it's renamed and copied to EFI/Boot? How?

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    EFI\Boot\bootx64.efi

    EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD
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  3. #132


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    So I make a new EFI\Boot folder to place bootx64.efi into, then leave Microsoft folder also in EFI\Boot?

    With these changes it no longer black screen errors when chosen to UEFI boot, but just skips to start Win8.


    Also do I need to delete bootmgfw.efi out of the install.wim folder after it's renamed and copied to EFI/Boot? How?
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    EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD

    Have you got bootmr and bootmgr.efi on the root?

    Also do I need to delete bootmgfw.efi out of the install.wim folder after it's renamed and copied to EFI/Boot? How?
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  5. #134


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    Working, in USB 2 port with those mods.

    Backing out to do the full-disk Paragon backup first with Pro 12 which just arrived.

    Si, what were the recommended settings again to preserve the entire HD in factory condition?
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    I have never tried that. I always select individual partitions, I suppose just backup the whole thing:

    I suggest Tools >Settings Normal compression and untick check archive integrity - that is just for checking the restore against the archive.

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    You will need to make paragon boot media.

    If you are in win7 x64, then d/l the RMB 64 bit from Paragon account.

    That should make efi compatible winpe media for usb drive only ( doesn't need WAIK ).

    If you want to make iso for cd/dvd , then you need the BMB - and that needs WAIK.
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    I downloaded bootable media maker but would like to save the image with installed program now to save time. Is this advisable? Settings?
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    normal compression.
    untick check archive integrity.
    unless you want the image split, you can untick that too.

    backup entire hd - see screenie in my previous post

    it takes a couple of mins preparing - that is normal - it is checking everything first.
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  10. #139


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    Very weird. When plugged into new machine my 1tb external is viewed as a mirror and won't open.

    When plugged into my other laptop it is normal.

    There are other bugs on this OEM Win8 which make me want to wipe the HD after doing the Paragon backup, try clean Win7 and Win8 on here.

    Backing up HD fine to External with Paragon USB boot media. For Recovery do I select entire Archive (which shows 0 space used) or is there another way to select all 5 partitions? They appear to be copied at their correct size.
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