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I have tried for hours to get Windows 7 to boot from my OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD as an EFI boot device to no avail. I'm using a P8P67 Deluxe board with Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Anyone have suggestions or tips on how to accomplish this? I've scoured forum after forum for ideas but nothing has worked thus far.
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Follow my guide step by step: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
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I would add, as I did not see this in Sean's guide (may have missed it...), that unless you disable the Compatibility Support Module (CSM) either directly with a setting in the BIOS, or via enabling Secure Boot (disabling CSM is a side affect of this), a Windows installation otherwise configured for EFI booting will not boot in EFI mode.

The BIOS/UEFI of a P67 board may not have this option. My ASUS P67 board does not have this option.
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I would add, as I did not see this in Sean's guide (may have missed it...), that unless you disable the Compatibility Support Module (CSM) either directly with a setting in the BIOS, or via enabling Secure Boot (disabling CSM is a side affect of this), a Windows installation otherwise configured for EFI booting will not boot in EFI mode.

The BIOS/UEFI of a P67 board may not have this option. My ASUS P67 board does not have this option.
I'll make a note in there somewhere. I have never had that option on my boards before as well. Thanks for the info. thumb.gif
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Thanks for the info. I'll check out the link!
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