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Hi Sean, what are the other factors?
There is the prefetch folder...It needed to be cleared.
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If you have any issues or questions just ask, I wrote the guide from my iTouch so if you see a mistake let me know! lol
why?

Someone likes to do things the hard way

Great write up, appreciate the time spent, bookmarked for sure!
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why?

Someone likes to do things the hard way

Great write up, appreciate the time spent, bookmarked for sure!
Thanks! I was bored in lecture hall.
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Guys here is the BETA guide for GPT partitioning, please be warned that I am not able to boot off my USB properly ATM, I don't know for sure what the issue is, but I am trying to figure it out. If you want please test this and help me!

*******************If you do this step do not do the Alignment guide below it********************
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now when you say boot off usb, do you mean an external source like a thumb drive or something hooked to a usb port and its not being read?
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now when you say boot off usb, do you mean an external source like a thumb drive or something hooked to a usb port and its not being read?
I made a bootable USB with Windows 7 on it: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...usbdvd_dwnTool

In the UEFI you need to click Exit and select "Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device"

I do that and the EFI doesn't detect the bootable USB. :/
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try tagging the usb drive as pimary boot device. sorry if i aint much help on that matter.
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I made a bootable USB with Windows 7 on it: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...usbdvd_dwnTool

In the UEFI you need to click Exit and select "Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device"

I do that and the EFI doesn't detect the bootable USB. :/
The question arises based on this. I have reciently updated my BIOS (UEFI) on an ASUS P8P67 Pro motherboard. In the UEFI, I used to have boot devices with a UEFI tag (a UEFI banner in Basic mode, or a UEFI prefix in the boot devices listed on the boot tab).

These entries no longer exist, and since I don't go into my UEFI often, I am not sure when they dissappeared. I am assuming with the UEFI update. can anyone check their UEFI that may not have updated to the lasest UEFI (BIOS) and report if UEFI devices still exist as boot devices. Thank You.
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Updated once again for the 50th time today!
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Ok I am beyond confused...maybe because I just woke up with no coffee. But still, I read the GPT Partition guide, I am still confused on the benefits of doing it that way. Basically what is the point of doing the GPT Partition over the standard format partition for an everyday gamer like myself?

Also about the Prefech and Superfech I noticed it was removed from the guide, why is that?
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