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lol, glad to hear it shows up now.

heres how to update it...the quick explanation lol

Go to the asus support site and download the newest bios for your mobo
get a usb formatted in fat32
extract the bios and put it on the usb
restart and go into the UEFI
go to the tools tab
go to ASUS ez flash 2 utility
from there just follow the steps on the screen

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weird.. i followed the whole tutorial till the install step where you select partition 3 SYSTEM and it says it can't install it because it is a GPT partition?

I see 3 paritions

partition 1 -ESP (type: system)
parition 2 - (type: MSR)
partition 3 SYSTEM - (type: Primary)

do i have to restart the pc and try booting as uefi on the dvd drive once again? and i assume i don't have to do the dos stuf anymore straight to the custom installation for windows?
Edited by harryt - 11/18/11 at 10:24pm
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weird.. i followed the whole tutorial till the install step where you select partition 3 SYSTEM and it says it can't install it because it is a GPT partition?

I see 3 paritions

partition 1 -ESP (type: system)
parition 2 - (type: MSR)
partition 3 SYSTEM - (type: Primary)

Ok, so you selected the DVD drive that said "UEFI: (DRIVE NAME HERE)"
Then you followed this:

Booting, partitioning and alignment of GPT for Windows and UEFI:
  1. Boot from the Windows 7 install media (You must initiate this boot from a device labeled as a UEFI device, or the installation of Windows 7 will produce an error that the OS cannot be installed to a GPT partition) These UEFI boot devices will have a prefix UEFI: , and show as a boot option in your UEFI (BIOS).
  2. After booting to the UEFI device, and selecting your language, when you see the Install Windows 7 screen, press Shift + F10 to open a command prompt.
  3. At the command prompt, Type diskpart, press Enter
  4. At the Diskpart prompt, Type list disk , press Enter
  5. Type select disk 0 (or whichever number your SSD gets), press Enter
  6. Type clean, press Enter
  7. Type convert gpt, press Enter
  8. Type create partition efi size=100, press Enter
  9. Type format quick fs=fat32 label="ESP", press Enter
  10. Type create partition msr size=128, press Enter
  11. Type create partition primary align=4096 , press Enter
  12. Type format quick fs=ntfs label="SYSTEM", press Enter
  13. Type assign letter=C noerr, press Enter
  14. Type Exit, press Enter
  15. Close the Command Window, and click the Install button.
  16. Proceed to install Windows 7 on the GPT partition labeled "System" using the "Custom (advanced)" type of installation. You do not have to manually format it."

    Then it said that?

    That is usually an error you get when you don't select the UEFI: drive to boot from. There might have been something done wrong. Double check.

    And you need to select the 3rd partition "System" to install on.
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did that exactly.. selected UEFI as the boot with the dvd drive.

after i selected the language (which led me to the page to accept the agreement) I ran dos and did the commands then accepted agreement and clicked custom installation and it said I can't install it due to it being a GPT parition

If i reboot.. I don't have to re-run all the dos commands now right since ive done it once. I assume I would just go straight o the custom installation?
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did that exactly.. selected UEFI as the boot with the dvd drive.

after i selected the language (which led me to the page to accept the agreement) I ran dos and did the commands then accepted agreement and clicked custom installation and it said I can't install it due to it being a GPT parition

If i reboot.. I don't have to re-run all the dos commands now right since ive done it once. I assume I would just go straight o the custom installation?

You shouldn't have to, I would anyways. If it still doesn't work try using a USB. if not just install it using MBR method.
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I think it worked.. i basically exited the installation and the pc rebooted itself and I went into the bios again disabled all boot devices except the dvd drive but i clicked on the UEFI boot at the boot overide and it seems to have worked just waiting for it to install and see how it goes.

I think the best way is to use the boot override method.. seems to go straight to it rather than reboot and then access the forst boot device.
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I think it worked.. i basically exited the installation and the pc rebooted itself and I went into the bios again disabled all boot devices except the dvd drive but i clicked on the UEFI boot at the boot overide and it seems to have worked just waiting for it to install and see how it goes.

I think the best way is to use the boot override method.. seems to go straight to it rather than reboot and then access the forst boot device.

That's what I do, though I press F8 for the boot menu smile.gif
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Hey guys, what parts of the guide would you like to see in video form? I have camtasia studio now so I want to make some video tuts! smile.gif
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totally forgot about that LOL but noticed something odd? does windows 7 take 30GB?

It shows I have 84GB out of 119GB?
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totally forgot about that LOL but noticed something odd? does windows 7 take 30GB?

It shows I have 84GB out of 119GB?

About, now follow the whole guide and it will only take up ~10 or less. biggrin.gif

Most of it is taken up by your page file and hibernation file.
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