Problem activating Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ferran, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. ferran

    ferran MDL Novice

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    Hello,

    I'm pretty much not really good at computers. Today I installed Windows 7 to my new PC. When trying to activate them with a loader I see this message:
    Unsupported partition table. After searching for a bit I found out that the solution is:
    Q. The loaders status says "Unsupported partition table", why is this?
    A. You're either using GPT on a UEFI motherboard or you've got a locked OEM partition. Both problems can be fixed by fully formatting your entire hard drive.

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    # 4 - UEFI motherboards
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    The loader doesn't work when the systems using GPT via UEFI. The workaround is to pre-format your hard drive so that it uses MBR instead.

    From your BIOS select to boot the Windows DVD without UEFI, go to the repair options, select command prompt and then enter this:

    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk 0
    clean
    convert mbr
    create partition primary
    select partition 1
    format fs=ntfs quick

    Boot the Windows DVD the same way you did the first time and then continue with the installation of Windows. Once complete you can install the loader.



    But, the thing is that I don't actually know how to do this part:
    From your BIOS select to boot the Windows DVD without UEFI, go to the repair options, select command prompt and then enter this:

    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk 0
    clean
    convert mbr
    create partition primary
    select partition 1
    format fs=ntfs quick

    I just can't find how to
    boot the Windows DVD without UEFI, where are those repair options where I need to enter those lines. Yea, I know I'm pretty bad at PCs, can anyone help, explain in details? It would mean a lot for me!
     
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  3. ferran

    ferran MDL Novice

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    Hmm, checked those links and don't understand a thing there :(
     
  4. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    My dear friend, please write here the manufacturer and model of your motherboard (for example: Asus P8Z77-I deluxe) so we can help you more.
     
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    ferran MDL Novice

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    [h=3]gigabyte ga-b75-d3v[/h][h=3][/h]
     
  6. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    Use this,as stated above,: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=14120&d=1330469438
    as described in the thread:
    And Windows should be activated. ;)
     
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  7. ferran

    ferran MDL Novice

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    And Windows should be activated. ;)[/QUOTE]


    When I right click it, I don't have an option to run as administrator. However, I still open the batch file and the line shows up: "failed to mount EFI partition
    Press any key to continue..."

    Is there something I'm doing wrong? What the solution would be for this error?
     
  8. Monitox

    Monitox MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    I have the same motherboard, as @ferran, ( Gigabyte GS-B75-D3V ), and the same problem: 47946818.jpg

    How can be solved this issue ?
     
  9. ferran

    ferran MDL Novice

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    Can someone help?
     
  10. Monitox

    Monitox MDL Novice

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    #10 Monitox, Apr 19, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2012
    It seem that nobody can do nothing about activating windows on the UEFI and GPT partition. I tried all the programs, which I found on internet, but nothing. Even the batch file in the Release 02-28-2012, I made right click > Run as administrator, then I waited to finish, it said that everything is OK, load key, certificate, all ok,
    then I restarted the PC, ..... and still nothing.

    The only hope is that Daz to dig deeper and find what should be changed or added, in the loader, to run on newer motherboards that have BIOS UEFI and GPT format partitions.
     
  11. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    #11 SOCRATE_MMXII, Apr 19, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2012
    @ferran: you HAVE to run as admin, otherwise it won't work

    There is a second solution as described in the README file:
     
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