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Has anyone installed Win7 using UEFI / GPT instead of the 'normal' MBR install? I can't get mine to start - I've finally got it to a point where I have that option to boot from in BIOS but all it does is bring the BIOS screen back up.
I'm using USB and have looked at the various guides and done those - only thing that works is the normal install but that's MBR (non-uefi). ie: install mode shows as BIOS instead of UEFI in the logfile.

I used UEFI before but I tell you it's not worth it. It has very many minor problems which can make you crazy. Just a recommendation.
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Originally Posted by error-id10t View Post

Has anyone installed Win7 using UEFI / GPT instead of the 'normal' MBR install? I can't get mine to start - I've finally got it to a point where I have that option to boot from in BIOS but all it does is bring the BIOS screen back up.
I'm using USB and have looked at the various guides and done those - only thing that works is the normal install but that's MBR (non-uefi). ie: install mode shows as BIOS instead of UEFI in the logfile.

I used UEFI before but I tell you it's not worth it. It has very many minor problems which can make you crazy. Just a recommendation.


+1 may be problematic at best but to answer the question:

 

This is a quote from the following forum:

http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-installation-upgrade/5552-if-windows-7-supports-gpt-why-cant-i-install-os-gpt.html

To install Windows 7 on GPT is simple; while installing from windows 7 DVD, and you get to the segment that you can create or delete partitions press "shift+F10" this will open a command prompt and you can use diskpart to convert to GPT

How to use DiskPart to create a GPT formatted drive:

HOW TO: Use the Diskpart .efi Utility to Create a GUID Partition

 

+ a couple tips

  1. always use a minimum system config at install of windows meaning 1 data drive attached or your preferred boot drive only. attach your other data/storage drives after install also no usb drives attached and minimize usb devices as well bottom line a motherboard with 1 cpu 1 gpu 1 set memory 1 opt drive 1 boot drive 1 keyboard 1 mouse and that's it.
  2. use the native Intel ports for a boot drive especially if you have a raid array and avoid  marvel ports etc. that require special drivers to be installed at install.
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I used UEFI before but I tell you it's not worth it. It has very many minor problems which can make you crazy. Just a recommendation.

hmm, here's hoping I don't run into them. I did take a quick look and didn't see any show-stoppers but there's always the good old image to fall back on if this starts going wrong.
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+1 may be problematic at best but to answer the question:

This is a quote from the following forum:
http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-installation-upgrade/5552-if-windows-7-supports-gpt-why-cant-i-install-os-gpt.html
To install Windows 7 on GPT is simple; while installing from windows 7 DVD, and you get to the segment that you can create or delete partitions press "shift+F10" this will open a command prompt and you can use diskpart to convert to GPT
How to use DiskPart to create a GPT formatted drive:
HOW TO: Use the Diskpart .efi Utility to Create a GUID Partition

I did find the 2nd link you attached but it did nothing for me, maybe I was using it wrong.

My main problem was trying to install from USB, using a CD/DVD it was fine and UEFI install started. But I finally did get around the problems and USB install works now also.
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I'm using Windows 7 64-bit from GPT drive and with UEFI boot.
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I made my UEFI-bootable USB-flash for Windows 7 installation using this method:
You must prepare FAT32-formatted 8 Gb (or more) flash with Windows NT 6.x Loader in MBR.
I have used BOOTICE to make it, but you are free to use any other tools.
1. Format the USB-flash to FAT32 using standart windows formatter.
2. Use BOOTICE to change the loader to Windows NT 6.x
Run BOOTICE, select your flash, click on "Process MBR", select "Windows NT 6.x MBR", click on "Install/Config", click on "OK".
bootice.png
3. Unpack the Windows 7 64-bit ISO image to USB-flash (Or copy the Windows 7 DVD contents to it, if you have that DVD).
4. Copy EFI\Microsoft\Boot folder on the flash one level up, to \EFI\Boot and copy 64-bit EFI Loader into that folder.
5. Reboot your PC, press F8 to select boot device and select "UEFI:YourFlashName". The Windows 7 setup will begin.
6. During the setup, you can wipe the contents of entire HDD out, then the setup makes GPT disk layout automatically. Or you can perform the MBR-to-GPT drive conversion without loosing all data on the drive, using GParted from PartMagic LiveCD. But I personally advise you to make a backup copy of your data and let the setup do all the work.
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I have no problem of using GPT drive and UEFI boot using Windows 7, but if you needs Windows XP as second system for overclocking and benchmarking, then UEFI-boot is not for you.
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Hey all,

I recently installed a 3570k into my sig rig (from a 2500k). I'm getting strange idle bounce. To describe this, it doesn't idle at 1600mhz, it bounces constantly. From anywhere from x16 to x31 multipliers. At least this is the case according to cpu-z.

I have verified nothing on my system is causing idle to bounce. No background services, etc. I also installed the very latest intel .infs, I believe it was version .1021. Anyone seen this issue and found a fix?
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Back to Topic: Some new drivers can be found in the depths of the internet:

- There's a new release of ASMedia USB 3.0 controller driver online: 1.14.10.0
- The Intel NIC ethernet connection driver CD has get the new version 17.2 released and thus there's also a new driver for e.g. the Intel 82579V nic included which is part of the GENE-Z mobo *HINT* don't forget to start the "Windows Module Installer" service within the windows management engine interface manually BEFORE starting the intel nic ethernet driver installation.
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*HINT* don't forget to start the "Windows Module Installer" service within the windows management engine interface manually BEFORE starting the intel nic ethernet driver installation.

Why do we have to do it manually?
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Why do we have to do it manually?

For some reason, the Windows Modules Installer service default setting is not set to "auto" but to "manual" so it is not started with the OS.
Aparently the Intel driver installation is not following this circumstance and so just refer to the Intel drivers readme:
Quote:
Intel PROSet fails to install
A possible cause could be the Windows Modules Installer service is disabled.
The installer for Intel PROSet requires this service. You can enable this
service from the Administrative Tools -> Component Services control panel.

Poor but a fact.
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For some reason, the Windows Modules Installer service default setting is not set to "auto" but to "manual" so it is not started with the OS.
Aparently the Intel driver installation is not following this circumstance and so just refer to the Intel drivers readme:
Poor but a fact.

But if I install only the drivers for my Intel LAN, then I don't need to do this?
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I installed it without having to startup anything (only the driver).

New RST driver available: 11.5.2.1001 too
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