Help windows 7 loader will not work on my computer

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by gearjam, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. gearjam

    gearjam MDL Novice

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    I just got msi motherboard z87-g41 pc mate and no matter what I do windows 7 loader do not work and the work around don't work either when I do the work around I try to reinstall windows and I get a message that windows can not install and it makes me reformate the drive again can anyone help me ????
     
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    #3 Daz, Feb 21, 2014
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    I think that motherboard uses UEFI, so the loader would say something about an unsupported partition type, correct?

    The easy way to get Windows to install how you need it to be is to convert a Windows 7 ISO to a USB install and then delete bootmgr.efi from the USB. Then you boot the Windows 7 USB (you might need to change the BIOS boot order), select a language and then hold SHIFT and press F10.

    Enter these commands:
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    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk 0
    clean
    convert mbr
    create partition primary
    select partition 1
    format fs=ntfs quick
    Then you can close the window and continue with the Windows 7 installation. Once complete the loader should install.

    As it's a brand new system you'll likely want to avoid a BIOS mod, so your other option is to install Windows 7 Pro or Enterprise and activate it with Cody's Microsoft Toolkit.
     
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  4. gearjam

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    daz: I am new to this so how would I convert windows 7 to iso ????
     
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  6. gearjam

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    how big of a usb drive do I need
     
  7. EFA11

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    4gb should be sufficient
     
  8. gearjam

    gearjam MDL Novice

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    what do I have to do to delete the bootmgr.efi ??
     
  9. gearjam

    gearjam MDL Novice

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    just one more question where can I find a good iso of windows 7 ultimate 64 bit I have tried to download it but can't find ultimate in English ????
     
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    #10 EFA11, Feb 21, 2014
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  12. gearjam

    gearjam MDL Novice

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    ok I got it thank you so much for all the info
     
  13. gearjam

    gearjam MDL Novice

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    sorry I must of missed that but I do have the link now so sorry for not seeing everything
     
  14. gearjam

    gearjam MDL Novice

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    I would like to thank daz: efa11: and urie: for talking me through this I am up and running and I would just like to say thanks and you guys are awesome