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UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

  1. #310


    .ie
    Posts : 35
    Windows 7 x64


    Since this is somewhat relevant, and I recently created a FAQ entry for this, I'm going to point out that, while the Windows 8 installation DVD can be booted in either BIOS or UEFI mode, when converted to USB, Rufus will only allow one of the other, depending on the option you picked (meaning that the USB will either boot only in UEFI mode, and fail to boot altogether in BIOS mode, or boot only in BIOS mode, and fail to boot in UEFI mode).

    As explained in the FAQ, this is done to avoid the confusion that can arise from using dual BIOS+UEFI bootable media, as to which mode was really used during boot. IMO it is much preferable to confirm right from the that your USB really booted in UEFI mode, than go through a whole Windows install, only to find out what Windows was actually installed in BIOS mode.

    I do appreciate that power users may find this restricting, since some Windows ISOs are dual boot, but please remember that Rufus is used first and foremost by people who will be installing Windows only once, for a single type of system. Therefore I chose to make this operation as foolproof as possible, by ensuring that there can be no uncertainty with regards to which mode the USB was booted into.

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  2. #311


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Akeo View Post
    Since this is somewhat relevant, and I recently created a FAQ entry for this, I'm going to point out that, while the Windows 8 installation DVD can be booted in either BIOS or UEFI mode, when converted to USB, Rufus will only allow one of the other, depending on the option you picked (meaning that the USB will either boot only in UEFI mode, and fail to boot altogether in BIOS mode, or boot only in BIOS mode, and fail to boot in UEFI mode).

    As explained in the FAQ, this is done to avoid the confusion that can arise from using dual BIOS+UEFI bootable media, as to which mode was really used during boot. IMO it is much preferable to confirm right from the that your USB really booted in UEFI mode, than go through a whole Windows install, only to find out what Windows was actually installed in BIOS mode.

    I do appreciate that power users may find this restricting, since some Windows ISOs are dual boot, but please remember that Rufus is used first and foremost by people who will be installing Windows only once, for a single type of system. Therefore I chose to make this operation as foolproof as possible, by ensuring that there can be no uncertainty with regards to which mode the USB was booted into.
    I completely Agree.


    Besides, if you really want a single all in one type boot installer, Build a Multi-Boot Grub External HDD
    You can drop all kinds of stuff on that and boot whatever you want, when you want.
    Throw on 5 different Linux distro's that run live, throw 15 WinRE's that do different things.
    Throw every Windows Installer available on it as well.
    It's nearly limitless.

    But you do need to know what you are doing.
    This is a whole different realm of things, which Rufus is not intended to do on it's own.
    However, you could make the Different installers with Rufus, and put them on a Multi-Bootable Grub device.
    Then you just boot to it, select what you need and go from there.
    Can be very powerful, and fun to build, and use.
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  3. #312


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    win 7


    didn't work for toshiba nb10
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  4. #313


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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  5. #314


    Quote Originally Posted by mathemagician View Post
    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!

    Attachment 26166

    Attachment 26167
    Exact same problem.

    Fast boot, secure boot etc is off. UEFI Native on. Using a USB2.0 or lower usb drive.

    HP8200SFF - Above Error (latest bios)
    HP8300SFF - Working
    HP EliteBook Folio 9470m - Above Error (with mSata)
    pc with Asus Gene-z motherboard - Working


    Also tried using the Windows AIK tools for Windows 7, same result.

    Any suggestions?
    I'm going to try another USB drive and then Windows 8 procedure.
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  6. #315


    Quote Originally Posted by Rdr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mathemagician View Post
    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!

    Attachment 26166

    Attachment 26167
    Exact same problem.

    Fast boot, secure boot etc is off. UEFI Native on. Using a USB2.0 or lower usb drive.

    HP8200SFF - Above Error (latest bios)
    HP8300SFF - Working
    HP EliteBook Folio 9470m - Above Error (with mSata)
    pc with Asus Gene-z motherboard - Working


    Also tried using the Windows AIK tools for Windows 7, same result.

    Any suggestions?
    I'm going to try another USB drive and then Windows 8 procedure.
    Using WinPE5.0 (Win 8.1) - by using Download Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows 8.1 from Official Microsoft Download Center solves all the problems.
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  7. #316


    Posts : 39
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hello,

    My usb already marked as active with FAT32 format. Can I make it MS-DOS or FreeDOS bootable without formatting it, so that I can get another function such as flash GPU bios, not limited to installing Windows only?



    Thanks.
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  8. #317


    .ie
    Posts : 35
    Windows 7 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by partogi View Post
    Can I make it MS-DOS or FreeDOS bootable without formatting it
    Not using Rufus, no.

    Trying to preserve data is too much of a headache, and very very few people need it, so I won't add such a feature in Rufus.

    Besides, it probably takes less time to back up your data, format to bootable DOS, and then copy your data back, than try to find a utility that can preserve existing data...
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  9. #318


    Posts : 39
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi Akeo,

    So, do you know any utility that suit my needs?
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  10. #319


    .ie
    Posts : 35
    Windows 7 x64


    I dunno. Try RMPrepUSB or UnetBootIn. But of course, any tool that attempts to preserve partitions and data may also preserve the quirks (partition misalignment, boot flags., etc.) that makes an USB Flash Drive unbootable with a specific BIOS or UEFI firmware.

    IMO, you're better off starting from a drive that was created explicitly for boot, and on top of which you added your data, than from a drive that contained data and that was awkwardly converted for boot.
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