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UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

  1. #200


    .ie
    Posts : 35
    Windows 7 x64


    Just gonna point out that Rufus v1.3.3 has now been released.
    The changes between this version and the last are listed here.

    If you are subscribed to the release channel (i.e. if you allowed Rufus to check for updates), you should be notified about the new version and prompted to download it automatically.

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  2. #201


    Posts : 22,020
    64-bit Windows 10


    Thank you for the update Pete.
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  3. #202


    Posts : 1
    window8


    Thanks you
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  4. #203


    Posts : 5
    Win8 x64


    How to determine whether i'm having UEFI/BIOS firmware motherboard or not ?
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  5. #204


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Mergho View Post
    How to determine whether i'm having UEFI/BIOS firmware motherboard or not ?
    If you make the USB as per tutorial, the USB will boot in UEFI or Legacy modes, as the same as the DVD will.
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  6. #205


    Posts : 14
    Windows 7/8


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mergho View Post
    How to determine whether i'm having UEFI/BIOS firmware motherboard or not ?
    If you make the USB as per tutorial, the USB will boot in UEFI or Legacy modes, as the same as the DVD will.
    I guess I'll try it again
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  7. #206


    Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Ultimate (64-)


    Hi everyone, I'm new here

    I have the same problem as jamerst had in post #47: When I insert the UEFI-prepared USB stick containing Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, I get that "Windows failed to start..." error message with status 0x000000d. See screenshots below. (Sorry for being unclear, probably because it's a glossy screen.)

    Hardware:
    Toshiba Satellite U940 (Ultrabook with a 32 GB mSATA SSD + 500 GB HDD)
    Kingston Data Traveller, USB 2.0, 16 GB

    What I've done before:
    I exchanged the 500 GB HDD for a 60 GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD, disabled Secure Boot and Fast Boot, and changed the BIOS setting from UEFI to CSM. I then did a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit onto that SSD, deleting old partitions and creating a new one during setup. I know I could leave it at that, but I'd really like to get it working through UEFI!

    Here is what I've tried/made sure of so far:
    • Tried Option 1 and 2 from this tutorial - following it to the letter.
    • Used the only USB 2.0 port, but also tried the USB 3.0 ports - to no avail.
    • I have read all 21 pages of this thread and tried all suggested solutions.
    • In the BIOS, Secure Boot and Fast Boot are disabled, it is set to boot from UEFI now, and the USB stick is recognised and set to be first in the boot order. However, it does not, like some other systems, specify the USB stick or any other drive as UEFI or anything.
    • The Windows ISO was a genuine one, not from a torrent site or something.


    What I haven't tried yet - will do so now:
    • Try another USB stick.
    • Try removing the mSATA SSD - not sure if that would help.


    I have a feeling that it simply cannot boot from the USB stick and skips it, then tries to launch Windows 7 off the drive, which was not a UEFI install.

    Any additional help would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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  8. #207


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


    Quote Originally Posted by mathemagician
    What I've done before:
    I exchanged the 500 GB HDD for a 60 GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD, disabled Secure Boot and Fast Boot, and changed the BIOS setting from UEFI to CSM. I then did a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit onto that SSD, deleting old partitions and creating a new one during setup. I know I could leave it at that, but I'd really like to get it working through UEFI!


    The Toshiba UEFI/BIOS has a miss option.

    Toshiba OEM manufacturer:

    UEFI = Windows 8 installed in UEFI mode only.

    CSM = all OS's installed in Legacy mode.

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    Other OEM manufacturer:

    UEFI = Windows 8 installed in UEFI mode only.

    CSM = all OS's installed in Legacy mode only.

    UEFI & CSM = all OS's installed in Legacy mode or UEFI mode.

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  9. #208


    Posts : 22,020
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello mathemagician, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    That error usually means the installer is not written correctly to USB stick. What type of ISO file did you use? If you haven't already, then you might see if using the Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 U (x17-59465.iso) English one from the link below may work better.
    One thing I noticed is that you would still want to have your new SSD listed first in the boot priority list in BIOS, but instead select to boot from your boot menu to select to boot from the USB stick temporarily for just that one time. Otherwise, when the PC restarts the first time during installation, it will just boot from the USB again and start the installation process from scratch again.

    Hope this may help some for now,
    Shawn
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  10. #209


    Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Ultimate (64-)


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    The Toshiba UEFI/BIOS has a miss option.

    Toshiba OEM manufacturer:

    UEFI = Windows 8 installed in UEFI mode only.

    CSM = all OS's installed in Legacy mode.
    Thanks for pointing this out! How annoying! I suppose there is no way to get it to work then...

    Does this mean if I tried preparing a USB stick (as explained in this tutorial) with Windows 8, that it would work through UEFI?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post

    That error usually means the installer is not written correctly to USB stick. What type of ISO file did you use? If you haven't already, then you might see if using the Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 U (x17-59465.iso) English one from the link below may work better.
    Thanks for the link! But I think that's where I have my Windows 7 Ultimate ISO from anyway. Plus, it did work with the same USB stick when I installed it through CSM.

    Brink, wouldn't any attempt be kind of futile though - based on what theog said?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    One thing I noticed is that you would still want to have your new SSD listed first in the boot priority list in BIOS, but instead select to boot from your boot menu to select to boot from the USB stick temporarily for just that one time. Otherwise, when the PC restarts the first time during installation, it will just boot from the USB again and start the installation process from scratch again.
    Yes, I ended up accidentally repeating setup twice before (when I went through CSM).
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