A Little Confusion With Win 7 64 Installation -- Need Some Advice, Please.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Stump Jumper, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. Stump Jumper

    Stump Jumper MDL Novice

    Aug 27, 2014
    Hi everyone! I posted a question here about a month ago and some very nice members helped me with their suggestions.
    I have just finished building my new computer and came back here to do a search of the forum once again to see if I could find
    an answer to my recent question but I couldn't seem to find one. I'm feeling a little confused regarding the proper
    way to install Win 7 64 Refresh (with SP1) on my new computer. Here is the story to date:

    I built a computer in 2012 using a copy of Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit (without SP1) and Daz's loader v2.1.2. It was a new clean
    build and I can't recall exactly what I did to get everything installed, but everything installed good and has been working like
    a charm ever since. However, it is only activated and I didn't register it after I installed it. It just seemed to work properly so
    I just let it alone. I am an older guy who isn't very tech savvy but was pleased that I got everything working.

    I have just finished building a newer computer yesterday and I have already downloaded and burned the ISO of Win 7
    Ultimate 64 refresh X17 - 59465 from the list of downloads here on MDL. There were a few to choose from and so I chose
    the English language version with SP1 because I needed it. I hope this was the best choice. I had forgotten exactly how I
    installed Win 7 and Daz's loader back in 2012 and so I got back here and found the installation instructions.

    In the instructions, under the heading "Boot from Windows 7 DVD/USB", the author mentions several times " If you have
    Daz's loader onto the installation media..." Does the author mean copying Daz' loader onto the same DVD
    as the Win 7 ISO? All I have is a separate copy of Win 7 64 ISO on one DVD and Daz's loader v2.1.2 on the other DVD as
    an exe. file.
    I'm not sure what to do at this point. For my 2012 build, I just used the Win 7 ISO DVD that a friend sent me
    and Daz's loader separately --- but I can't remember in what order I used them.

    I must also mention that my new Gigabyte H97 D3H has UEFI on the motherboard. I am sure my 2012 Gigabyte P67A
    motherboard had UEFI as well.(not sure though) I have been trying to learn from MDL threads how to get into the BIOS
    in order to get Win 7 to load when using a motherboard with UEFI ... but I'm still a little confused. :(

    I realize I sound like a complete beginner ... and technically I am. So I apologize if my questions sound "newbish". Any help
    would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you for reading. SJ
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
    Staff Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    1. Your old mobo doesn't use UEFI.

    2. Read the included readme in Daz's loader to get the proper instructions regarding MBR/GPT/UEFI.

    3. You can install Daz's loader from anywhere after installation.
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  3. Stump Jumper

    Stump Jumper MDL Novice

    Aug 27, 2014
    Hi Tito, and thank you for replying to my post. Thanks for that information. I read Daz's loader instructions before I posted my question but I was still a little unsure of a few things. I have never attempted to access the BIOS before, so this will be a whole new adventure for me. Hope my first steps leads to success! Thanks again Tito for helping me. SJ