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UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

  1. #70


    Posts : 9
    Windows 7 ultimate x64


    I figured it out sorry.


    very weird how did that quote end up in there.
    Last edited by Brink; 30 Jan 2013 at 16:35.

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  2. #71


    Posts : 22,018
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news Parman. What turned out to be the solution?
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  3. #72


    Posts : 9
    Windows 7 ultimate x64


    The disk i was using had more then 1 version in it. I found the right version, but i decided to just download the iso from dell to make sure it all works correct.
    Last edited by Brink; 30 Jan 2013 at 16:35.
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  4. #73


    Posts : 22,018
    64-bit Windows 10


    Thank you for posting back.

    I cleaned up the posts.
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  5. #74


    Posts : 9
    Windows 7 ultimate x64


    My new asus was getting the same errors as kiss's. after enabling CSM it booted into installation.

    What is CSM?
    Last edited by Parman; 31 Jan 2013 at 10:50.
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  6. #75


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Parman View Post
    My new asus was getting the same errors as kiss's. after enabling CSM it booted into installation.

    What is CSM?
    Take a look at video:
    Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube
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  7. #76


    Posts : 1
    Mountain Lion, Ubuntu, Win 7


    Hi,

    Hoping someone can help me with this.

    I am using a sony vaio vpcsa3afx with 256 ssd. Trying to dual boot win7 and ubuntu.

    BIOS Insydh20, options in the bios only lets me enable external storage boot, which works great. I can install ubuntu or windows separately using a usb stick, but as soon as I install one I can't install the other.

    Installing Windows first, when I boot into ubuntu setup, it says all my HD has free space, which is inaccurate, since I've partitioned some to install windows.

    Installing Ubuntu first, I can't install windows because of the GPT partition, which is how I got to this thread. I was under the impression that if I installed windows 7 in UEFI it would fix my issue. I am assuming I am running into this issue since my bios is not really letting me change form IDE to AHCI but that's besides the point.

    Now I am not asking for help on the above, I am just posting how I got here.

    However, what I need help on is this. I followed all the steps in the first post and my bios does not have the typical f12 boot menu to select what to boot from. The BIOS is supposed to just pick it up and know that there's a usb stick plugged in and boot into it. This works flawlessly for both Ubuntu and Windows 7 if I use the Universal USB Installer for Ubuntu and Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool?

    Following all the steps to do a bootable USB stick is not working, my laptop doesn't recognize the usb stick as a bootable stick. Anyone have any ideas on how I can force it another way to use the usb stick other than using f12? Is there anything I can do to make the USB stick a true bootable stick like it does if I use the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool? Or how about changing the ISO itself to have the boot folder copied into the root of EFI with the other EFI file then load it using Universal USB Installer (the win 7 usb tool makes it NTFS automatically, I am assuming that it needs to be FAT32)?

    I don't know just throwing out ideas.

    Thanks in advance,

    Ed
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  8. #77


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    Quote Originally Posted by edcampos
    Following all the steps to do a bootable USB stick is not working, my laptop doesn't recognize the usb stick as a bootable stick. Anyone have any ideas on how I can force it another way to use the usb stick other than using f12? Is there anything I can do to make the USB stick a true bootable stick like it does if I use the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool? Or how about changing the ISO itself to have the boot folder copied into the root of EFI with the other EFI file then load it using Universal USB Installer (the win 7 usb tool makes it NTFS automatically, I am assuming that it needs to be FAT32)?
    The format will need to be FAT32.

    Follow post one for Windows 8, for Windows 7 also do Step 11.

    To boot from the one time boot menu using the F? key, check your manual for the right key.

    Click image for larger version

    Than boot from the UEFI drive.

    Click image for larger version

    How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:

    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums
    or
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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  9. #78


    Posts : 39
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    So, if we skip step 11 when making windows 7 bootable usb then it will only become non-uefi bootable usb?

    Is there any benefit if I format the usb as NTFS rather than FAT32?
    Last edited by partogi; 16 Feb 2013 at 00:18. Reason: Adding question
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  10. #79


    Posts : 22,018
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Partogi, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you would like to create a non-UEFI bootable Windows 7 USB, then you could use either option in the tutorial below to do so instead.

    USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create - Windows 7 Support Forums

    Only an installation USB formatted as FAT32 will work with UEFI.


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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