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UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

  1. #370


    Posts : 22,279
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by MSR View Post
    Hi Guys, i have problem with Create a Bootable UEFI USB Flash Drive for Installing Windows 7 x64, i created bootable UEFI USB Flash according to tutorial, also disable secure boot, but when i boot the flash it Freeze in first loading. i tested in a lots notebook such as Acer, Lenovo, Asus, But same problem. any solution? i got some screen shot. thanks.


    Hello MSR, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Is the "fist loading" you mentioned the first restart during installation?

    Sometimes it may seem like it's stuck, but may just be taking a while at that stage. If you still have hard drive or USB activity, wait a while to see if it may continue.

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  2. #371


    no i mention at the first loading before installation, i don't arrive even the installation. i waited about 15 minute and tested in USB2.0 and USB3.0 port but still freezing! sorry for bad English.
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  3. #372


    Posts : 22,279
    64-bit Windows 10


    MSR,

    See if this below may help if this computer currently has Windows 8 installed on it.

    Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
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  4. #373


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 (yes its growing on me, but still issues)


    Hi Brink

    I'm using an ASUS N550 and am having an issue I don't know how to resolve, your input would be greatly appreciated.

    I followed your tutorial in creating a bootable USB drive, but when it came time to install I couldn't install on ANY partitions.

    The error I received said my partitions are GPT and wouldn't allow the install of Windows 7 x64.

    As we speak I am in the (3rd time round) process of using ASUS Backtracker to go back to Windows 8.1 as I went online when I got the error, and a "site" advised to delete the partition and format, but it didn't work and I completely scrubbed the drive - hence using Backtracker Recovery System ...

    Is there a reason why Windows 7 x64 wouldn't install on a GPT partition? Do I need to change the partitions on the drive to MBR? instead? I'm really confused, and somewhat at the end of myself. Three days in trying to get this laptop running Windows 7 ...

    I'll say this much, if I had of known the headache which was to unfold buying a laptop with a pre-installed Windows 8.1 installed, I would have slapped the sales rep for even suggesting it :P
    "Yes you can always install Windows 7 if you don't like Windows 8 ..." :s

    If your good self or someone can help me, I will make a massive deposit in your karma bank
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  5. #374


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,487
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Have a look at this, Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7 Keep in mind that at some point you won't be able to go back to Windows 8 with the ASUS Backtracker. Not easily anyway, if at all. If you think you might go back to Windows 8, make recovery media and or image your system to external media now.
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  6. #375


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by idle View Post
    The error I received said my partitions are GPT and wouldn't allow the install of Windows 7 x64.
    Here is info about Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (installing using the MBR partition style) and UEFI Boot Mode (installing using the GPT partition style): LINK
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  7. #376


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


    Quote Originally Posted by idle View Post
    Hi Brink

    I'm using an ASUS N550 and am having an issue I don't know how to resolve, your input would be greatly appreciated.

    I followed your tutorial in creating a bootable USB drive, but when it came time to install I couldn't install on ANY partitions.

    The error I received said my partitions are GPT and wouldn't allow the install of Windows 7 x64.

    As we speak I am in the (3rd time round) process of using ASUS Backtracker to go back to Windows 8.1 as I went online when I got the error, and a "site" advised to delete the partition and format, but it didn't work and I completely scrubbed the drive - hence using Backtracker Recovery System ...

    Is there a reason why Windows 7 x64 wouldn't install on a GPT partition? Do I need to change the partitions on the drive to MBR? instead? I'm really confused, and somewhat at the end of myself. Three days in trying to get this laptop running Windows 7 ...

    I'll say this much, if I had of known the headache which was to unfold buying a laptop with a pre-installed Windows 8.1 installed, I would have slapped the sales rep for even suggesting it :P
    "Yes you can always install Windows 7 if you don't like Windows 8 ..." :s

    If your good self or someone can help me, I will make a massive deposit in your karma bank
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Have a look at this, Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7 Keep in mind that at some point you won't be able to go back to Windows 8 with the ASUS Backtracker. Not easily anyway, if at all. If you think you might go back to Windows 8, make recovery media and or image your system to external media now.
    How to ENABLE CSM.

    ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Windows 8 Support Information

    Quote Originally Posted by ASUS
    How do I boot to DOS with USB Flash drive or USB CD-ROM?
    Solution

    Enter the BIOS setup menu by pressing and holding F2 key when powering on.
    Switch to "Boot" and set “Lunch CSM” to Enabled.
    Switch to "Security" and set "Secure Boot Control" to Disabled.
    Press F10 to save and exit.
    Press and hold ESC key to lunch boot menu when the notebook restarts.
    Make sure you are booting the USB/DVD in UEFI mode.
    Last edited by theog; 22 Sep 2014 at 09:23.
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  8. #377


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 (yes its growing on me, but still issues)


    Hey guys, thx for the replies

    theog - I did do the BIOS set up correctly, or else I wouldn't have got as far as I did with the GPT error message. But that page you linked is a beaut! Bookmarked for future reference for sure. Thank you.

    genet - Great tutorial. Bookmarked and I'm reading it numerous times to learn as much as possible.

    alphanumeric - Thx for the tip on making an image. I had a dig around this site and ended up purchasing a copy, actually 4 copies of Macrium Reflect Pro. So Windows 8 is now securely backed up via an image stored on an external HDD.

    Speaking of Macrium, I'm not entirely sure (still reading/researching) but I think this software can help a great deal in getting Windows 7 Ultimate x64 set up on my new laptop. The reason I need Win7 Ultimate is so I can use my DVD disk license to register with MicroSoft when its done.

    I only got the program yesterday, figured out how to make an image and make a bootable USB drive too. Tested it out and it found the image. That was pretty basic actually, the software is set out so well, point and click really.
    But I'm trying to learn/understand about making a USB boot disk with Windows 7 on it, AND I "think" I need to somehow (inject?) the required drivers into the boot disk (and have them install) in order for the laptop motherboard to function.

    I found a site: mmp669-All About Gadget: ASUS N550JV Entertainment Laptop Frequently Asked Questions and he has links for all the drivers needed, which I've grabbed. As for his tutorial, its for a clean install onto an SSD. If I have too, I'll fork out the $$$ for a new SSD to have Windows 7 again.
    I know it sounds terrible towards Windows 8, esp this being a Windows 8 site and all. God knows I've tried to get my head around Windows 8 and like it, but to be perfectly honest, I find myself getting frustrated and stressed trying to work out how to navigate around the OS.

    I'm not a poweruser by any stretch of the imagination, but I can get around Win7 pretty well, even coming from WinXP it wasn't a huge learning curve. Plus the biggest thing for me (and correct me if I'm wrong) but I feel like MicroSoft (and ASUS to some degree) have locked me into something I don't want. Which is fine if its free, but I paid good hard earned money for this laptop, surely I have rights to what OS I would like to run on it?

    Anywayz, sorry for the rant. If anyone uses Macrium, and knows its advanced functions, I'd really appeciate the help.

    Cheers.
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  9. #378


    Quote Originally Posted by idle View Post
    Hey guys, thx for the replies

    theog - I did do the BIOS set up correctly, or else I wouldn't have got as far as I did with the GPT error message. But that page you linked is a beaut! Bookmarked for future reference for sure. Thank you.

    genet - Great tutorial. Bookmarked and I'm reading it numerous times to learn as much as possible.

    alphanumeric - Thx for the tip on making an image. I had a dig around this site and ended up purchasing a copy, actually 4 copies of Macrium Reflect Pro. So Windows 8 is now securely backed up via an image stored on an external HDD.

    Speaking of Macrium, I'm not entirely sure (still reading/researching) but I think this software can help a great deal in getting Windows 7 Ultimate x64 set up on my new laptop. The reason I need Win7 Ultimate is so I can use my DVD disk license to register with MicroSoft when its done.

    I only got the program yesterday, figured out how to make an image and make a bootable USB drive too. Tested it out and it found the image. That was pretty basic actually, the software is set out so well, point and click really.
    But I'm trying to learn/understand about making a USB boot disk with Windows 7 on it, AND I "think" I need to somehow (inject?) the required drivers into the boot disk (and have them install) in order for the laptop motherboard to function.

    I found a site: mmp669-All About Gadget: ASUS N550JV Entertainment Laptop Frequently Asked Questions and he has links for all the drivers needed, which I've grabbed. As for his tutorial, its for a clean install onto an SSD. If I have too, I'll fork out the $$$ for a new SSD to have Windows 7 again.
    I know it sounds terrible towards Windows 8, esp this being a Windows 8 site and all. God knows I've tried to get my head around Windows 8 and like it, but to be perfectly honest, I find myself getting frustrated and stressed trying to work out how to navigate around the OS.

    I'm not a poweruser by any stretch of the imagination, but I can get around Win7 pretty well, even coming from WinXP it wasn't a huge learning curve. Plus the biggest thing for me (and correct me if I'm wrong) but I feel like MicroSoft (and ASUS to some degree) have locked me into something I don't want. Which is fine if its free, but I paid good hard earned money for this laptop, surely I have rights to what OS I would like to run on it?

    Anywayz, sorry for the rant. If anyone uses Macrium, and knows its advanced functions, I'd really appeciate the help.

    Cheers.
    If its just the Metro interface that is bothering you? Put Classic Shell on, configure it to turn off all four corners and boot to desktop. Change a couple of file associations and you have a win 7 or XP GUI with the power and reliability or the Win 8.1.1 OS. If you got on any of my Win 8.1.1 machines you wouldn't have any Idea that they were not Win 7 pro machines.
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  10. #379


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 (yes its growing on me, but still issues)


    Clintlgm - took a bit of fiddling about, but I'm actually quite impressed with the results.

    Click image for larger version

    Thank you for the heads up on ClassicShell.
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