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Did you read the OP? It has the download links to it. wink.gif

Windows 7 Professional N SP1-U ISO: (Note: N editions come without media components)
English 32-bit
English 64-bit

 
Hey Sean, thanks for answering.

Yeah, I've read your opening post, but the versions listed there are for Professional N. Are you saying that I can use these versions with my Ultimate N key, and they will be activated as Ultimate N?

Are Professional N and Ultimate N the same version? I am not really savvy when it comes to the different Windows 7 versions, so it may be possible that I am just being dense and not getting it.
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I'm sure Sean will answer you too, but since Windows 8 is based off of the Windows 7 core and everything that 7 had is still there in 8 - you just need to go about a different way of getting to it (unless you use a start button replacement program) everything in the guide should still be totally valid.

OK thanks for that. Actually I'll be doing a win 7 / 8.1 dual boot I think and my boot drive will be a 256GB Plextor M.2. Just received my case yesterday and that was the last piece I was waiting for so will start building this weekend.


yep, everything is still valid. I actually have learned of a bunch more things you can do for Windows 8 recently, but I don't know when I will have the time to add more to my Win 8 guide.

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Did you read the OP? It has the download links to it. wink.gif

Windows 7 Professional N SP1-U ISO: (Note: N editions come without media components)
English 32-bit
English 64-bit

 
Hey Sean, thanks for answering.

Yeah, I've read your opening post, but the versions listed there are for Professional N. Are you saying that I can use these versions with my Ultimate N key, and they will be activated as Ultimate N?

Are Professional N and Ultimate N the same version? I am not really savvy when it comes to the different Windows 7 versions, so it may be possible that I am just being dense and not getting it.


There is a program that modifies the ei.cfg file in the ISO and unlocks the other versions such as ultimate. So download that ISO, find the tool and enjoy. :)

 

Edit, I think you can do it manually as well: http://www.windowsvalley.com/unlock-all-editions-from-windows-7-iso-image-x86-and-x64/

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yep, everything is still valid. I actually have learned of a bunch more things you can do for Windows 8 recently, but I don't know when I will have the time to add more to my Win 8 guide.

Sounds good. Does it matter which OS I install first (7/8.1)?
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yep, everything is still valid. I actually have learned of a bunch more things you can do for Windows 8 recently, but I don't know when I will have the time to add more to my Win 8 guide.

Sounds good. Does it matter which OS I install first (7/8.1)?


Install 7 first. If you are installing on that Z97 build I suggest to just use Windows 8.1 if you can and do a UEFI/GPT install. (disable CSM in the UEFI before installing). Then enable ultra fast boot in the UEFI (if you can which you should). Your Windows 81. will boot super duper fast. :D

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Install 7 first. If you are installing on that Z97 build I suggest to just use Windows 8.1 if you can and do a UEFI/GPT install. (disable CSM in the UEFI before installing). Then enable ultra fast boot in the UEFI (if you can which you should). Your Windows 81. will boot super duper fast. biggrin.gif

Thanks!!! Yeah the only reason I was going to put 7 on there (Plextor M.2 drive) was I heard that some games/programs work better on 7 than 8.1. I have some games from quite awhile ago (Homeworld for example) that I'm not sure will work on 8.1. Guess I could go and Google it wink.gif
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Install 7 first. If you are installing on that Z97 build I suggest to just use Windows 8.1 if you can and do a UEFI/GPT install. (disable CSM in the UEFI before installing). Then enable ultra fast boot in the UEFI (if you can which you should). Your Windows 81. will boot super duper fast. biggrin.gif

Not working. I disabled CSM. Moved the USB stick that has windows on it to top of boot priority. Restarted and get this:




If I go back in to BIOS from here (F1), CSM has been enabled.

EDIT: Oh and I see a "Fast Boot" option, which is enabled, but no "Ultra Fast Boot". (ASUS Z97 Pro)
Edited by WitNit - 10/18/14 at 3:30pm
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Oh dang, you need a UEFI compatible VGA firmware. (UEFI GOP support) I thought the nVidia 9 series had it...And if you are using a 7 series card, i thought it has UEFI boot support too. :/

 

What card is it you are using?

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Ahhhh...that must be it Sean. My mistake that I forgot to tell you that for out of the box initial testing I plugged in my old GTX 470 into the mobo. GTX 780 is in "Popeye" machine (GTX 980 on it's way soon via EVGA step-up program). Sorry about that.
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Gotcha, well in that case either just use the onboard iGPU for now or just do a regular non-UEFI install with CSM enabled. On my ASRock board and GOP compatible 660ti and UEFI/GPT install and ultra fast boot enabled I get cold boots to desktop in about 8-10 seconds vs 25 seconds normally lol. My laptop is under 6 seconds.

 

So having a proper fast boot install is great and well worth it for me. :)

 

Oh and IDK if it is just my board or peripherals, but my Z97 board wouldn't detect my mouse and KBs during install, so I couldn't install Windows 7 on my personal system. Only Windows 8 worked.

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