Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by forbjok, Jan 4, 2011.
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It says that most LGA1155 motherboards come with efi, not that it's required. But I think efi still loads slic in ram. The loaders we have now do work on macs, and all macs have efi.
Mac's do have efi but it's an apple custom flavor of efi 1.0 (Win7 requires UEFI 2.x to efi boot) Mac's boot Windows using bios emulation which essentially boots it in the same method as on any bios running pc which is why the loaders work on Macs.
If you wanted to go the efi route on Win7 the loader won't work, you'd have to go with a driver method or disable wat.
i can confirm for now, my ASUS P8P67 Pro cannot use any loader supported here.. (installing win 7 x64 ultimate)
i'm afraid to brick it, if i go to bios-mod.
last chance i have now: remove wat. i dunno yet, it will work or not.
i hope daz (and others) can work it out on it, supporting UEFI method.
There is some slic code present in the bios, header at least. Dynamic mod with the phoenix/EFI tool should be pretty safe...
still, don't have guts to do that..
i have bad experience in the past, modding my bios, though i got it RMA (ABIT AX78, that time).
i'll wait till someone workaround the loader.
Its rough with bad experience. Doubtful the brick was with these tools though....
Use the latest phoenix/EFI tool with the dynamic mod and you should be all set. The bios mod route is the best way to go. Go to this thread and do some reading. At first there were issues but those have been resolved. The ASUS P8P67 pro boards have been modded no problem.
Just Install windows 7 Enterprise and use KMS activator every 6 months.
I'm about to buy an sandbridge pc and now you make me really worried! Does any of the loaders work on efi motherboards ?
I hate to use the the flash bioses , makes me shiver. Is daz working on this problem, because all new pc's will probably be sandbridge.
It's being looked into.
As an FYI most of these UEFI systems have hyrbid modes that the loader is compatible with. You just need Windows setup to use MBR style.
thnx Daz now that I know you working on it I sleep already better
I would give the bios mod a try. Asus has already issued 4 bios versions for the P8P67, each time I have modded the bios and flashed it without any issues. However, any time you update the bios you always run the risk of bricking the board. This can happen with an unmodded bios and a modded bios. Flashing your bios is always a risk. Don't get me wrong I am in no way knocking the loader, the loader is a great program and I have used it. Daz has always provided great programs, I wish I had the knowledge he has to even attempt to do what he does.
The latest WindSLIC works on the Asus P8P67 Deluxe with Win7 x64 Ultimate, at least in my case. I'm using a 2TB boot drive, not a 3TB, and I'm pretty sure it's an MBR-based format.
Note: All the older WindSLICs did NOT work, though, so you'd need to upgrade that.
Isn't that too melodramatic?
It is only a BIOS upgrade, not heart transplant
With the new Sandy Bridge Bios's there are a lot of reports of bricked motherboards when attempting to insert slic, plus these motherboards will be getting better bios revs, way to early to recommend the bios mod for sandy bridge.
Just use the DAZ loader it works perfect, use ACHI for Sata and enable UEFI. Works great, non-issue.
Do i understand correctly that if I buy, for instance, ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE MB with Intel Core i7-2600K Processor (Sandy Bridge) or a Dell brand server then Windows Loader by Daz will activate server 2008 R2 SP1 successfully?
If u r not using GPT style partitioning, then it will
Aha, thank you!
(I hope you're absolutely sure it'd be OK if I just use an MBR partitioning?)
See here -> http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...LIC-activation?p=394674&viewfull=1#post394674