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Any luck on the UEFI usb thing?

So if I read correctly, your MB wouldn't boot from the UEFI?
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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?
Gpt is just better overall. I just read the wiki for it and everything is beginning to make sense lol. It isn't just a bunch of words

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table

And I removed those b/c I am still testing that. I ended up seeing that it really didn't make a difference so far.

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Any luck on the UEFI usb thing?

So if I read correctly, your MB wouldn't boot from the UEFI?
Nope, I will let you know though. If you want to try doing it and help me I would appreciate it.
post #193 of 5384
You don't need GPT on a USB do you? I notice USB pops up a lot in the GPT section.

edit: Does it apply to SSD's because the first thing I see on the wiki is mechanical drives?
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You don't need GPT on a USB do you? I notice USB pops up a lot in the GPT section.

edit: Does it apply to SSD's because the first thing I see on the wiki is mechanical drives?
I am planing on making a custom windows 7 install disk now. USB is just easier usually.

And it isn't ssd only.
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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.
What happens when you revert to the older BIOS?
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What happens when you revert to the older BIOS?
I remember he said he couldn't, but if you know how please share.

I know a way but you will have to corrupt it and then use the asus crash free utility (i think it is called) in the mobo...I did it once before in my x58 board, but I am not sure how it will be on the newer UEFI or if it will work again at all.
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Nope, I will let you know though. If you want to try doing it and help me I would appreciate it.
I would if I had the appropriate hardware . Still have an OEM from 5-7 years ago, heh.

If you don't have the info by the time I build my new rig (q2 2012) I'll definitely help
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Hi Sean, did you reach any conclusion over prefetch / superfetch? I notice that SSD Tweaker's auto tweak settings recommend disabling prefetch completely and setting superfetch to application only.
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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. :/
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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.
For CD/DVD-ROM drives, if you insert a Windows 7 x64 installation disc to it, you will see an icon of the drive in the Boot Priority section of UEFI with the "UEFI tag". You will also see an icon of the drive WITHOUT that tag. So if you want to install an OS to a GPT partition you need to boot WITH the icon that has the UEFI tag. Also, only Windows 7 x64 supports booting with GPT. Obviously, your motherboard should be capable of using UEFI (instead of BIOS) in order to boot with this kind of partition style.

If the CD/DVD-ROM drive doesn't have any disc inside, you WILL NOT see the icon with the UEFI tag in the Boot Priority section.

For Windows x64 installations copied to USB drives using the official Microsoft tool, you need to format your USB drive with FAT32. Formatting it with NTFS, copying over the files, and booting with it WILL NOT display the CD/DVD-ROM drive with the UEFI icon. You do not need to use the "Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device" to do a UEFI boot.

I hope this clears a lot of confusion with this. You can also read a lot about it here:

http://info-coach.fr/pc/hardware/Asu.../Asus-UEFI.php

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1584795

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I remember he said he couldn't, but if you know how please share.

I know a way but you will have to corrupt it and then use the asus crash free utility (i think it is called) in the mobo...I did it once before in my x58 board, but I am not sure how it will be on the newer UEFI or if it will work again at all.
For downgrading the BIOS, you should follow this guide: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1629404 . It is for the P8P67 motherboard but it worked flawlessly on my P8Z68-V motherboard.
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