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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.
Check the last steps of the guide, I have them to be disabled now

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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



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.
Thanks for your input, I will try this when I get home!
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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********************
Where is the BETA guide?

Also, what is the step 4 in the Now, the fun stuff section that made your boot times faster by 4 sec?
post #203 of 5384
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Where is the BETA guide?

Also, what is the step 4 in the Now, the fun stuff section that made your boot times faster by 4 sec?
The beta guide is directly between those two bodies of text lol, you need ot click "GPT partitioning Guide inside!" to view it

Step 4 was moved to steps 13 and 14.
post #204 of 5384
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OMG!!! Guys I got it to start the install!!!

I am currently doing it on my old laptop hdd, but it is expanding windows files!

I will get back to you guys with the results when it is done!

Thanks for all the help everyone!
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how did you get it going? still no luck using the UEFI bios?
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how did you get it going? still no luck using the UEFI bios?
I ended up using the normal install disc, I then selected to boot from the UEFI: ASUS DVD/CD DRIVE" and I made the partitions and installed windows.

Note: in the diskpart step 8 of the guide, I used efi instead of esp...I am not sure if I should redo it with esp...I am going to make sure this works first though.

I am really happy!

kevindd992002 you are awesome!
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at least you got it working.
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at least you got it working.


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Good God you guys post fast. Information overload!

And thus why I said this guide will be the most up to date one out there
post #210 of 5384
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Quick update, Iam pretty sure that it is installed it properly...I am not sure on the alignment though, I will try it on my ssd soon and see what I get.


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