UefiSeven: Easily boot Windows 7 on UEFI class 3 devices

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by manatails, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. Gelip

    Gelip MDL Junior Member

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    I tested it on ASUS P8H61-M LE R2 + PCIe AMD HD7450 (ROM legacy+GOP) with WinXP SP2 64-bit UEFI and it works OK :)
    UEFI_CSM_U7_forced.log - Overwriting int10h handler with fakevesa... :
    Code:
    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~= PuTTY log 2021.02.06 09:41:50 =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=
    
    fs0:\EFI\Boot> bootx64
      UefiMain UefiSeven 1.24
      UefiMain You are running in verbose mode, press Enter to continue
    Initialize Found a GOP display adapter
    SwitchVide Set mode 3 with desired 1024x768 resolution.
    PrintVideo Current mode:
    PrintVideo   HorizontalResolution = 1024
    PrintVideo   VerticalResolution = 768
    PrintVideo   PixelFormat = 1
    PrintVideo   PixelsPerScanLine = 1024
    PrintVideo   FrameBufferBase = E0000000
    PrintVideo   FrameBufferSize = 3145728
    PrintVideo Available modes (MaxMode = 6):
    PrintVideo   Mode0: 720x400
    PrintVideo   Mode1: 640x480
    PrintVideo   Mode2: 800x600
    PrintVideo   Mode3: 1024x768
    PrintVideo   Mode4: 1280x1024
    PrintVideo   Mode5: 1600x1200
      UefiMain Overwriting int10h handler with fakevesa...
    EnsureMemo Success unlocking memory at C0000 with EfiLegacyRegionProtocol
      UefiMain VESA information filled in, Int10h handler address=C0200 (C000:0200)
    EnsureMemo Success locking memory at C0000 with EfiLegacyRegionProtocol
      UefiMain Int10h IVT entry modified to point at C000:0200
    IsInt10hHa Int10h IVT entry points at location within VGA ROM memory area (C000:0200)
    IsInt10hHa First Int10h handler instruction at C000:0200 (3D) valid, accepting handler
      UefiMain Pre-boot Int10h sanity check success
    FileExists Found simple file system protocol
    FileExists Opened volume
    FileExists Opened file '\EFI\Boot\bootx64.original.efi' for reading
      UefiMain Found Windows Boot Manager at '\EFI\Boot\bootx64.original.efi'
        Launch Loaded 'PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1F,0x2)/Sata(0x0,0xFFFF,0x0)/HD(1,MBR,0x6391A633,0x800,0x32000)/\EFI\Boot\bootx64.original.efi'
        Launch Addresss behind FileImageHandle=6FCF0B98
        Launch File matches an EFI loader signature
    WaitForEnt Press Enter to continue

    UEFI_pure_U7_forced.log - Overwriting int10h handler with fakevesa... :
    Code:
    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~= PuTTY log 2021.02.06 09:45:22 =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=
    
    fs0:\EFI\Boot> bootx64
      UefiMain UefiSeven 1.24
      UefiMain You are running in verbose mode, press Enter to continue
    Initialize Found a GOP display adapter
    SwitchVide Set mode 4 with desired 1024x768 resolution.
    PrintVideo Current mode:
    PrintVideo   HorizontalResolution = 1024
    PrintVideo   VerticalResolution = 768
    PrintVideo   PixelFormat = 1
    PrintVideo   PixelsPerScanLine = 1024
    PrintVideo   FrameBufferBase = E0000000
    PrintVideo   FrameBufferSize = 3145728
    PrintVideo Available modes (MaxMode = 12):
    PrintVideo   Mode0: 2560x1440
    PrintVideo   Mode1: 1280x960
    PrintVideo   Mode2: 640x480
    PrintVideo   Mode3: 800x600
    PrintVideo   Mode4: 1024x768
    PrintVideo   Mode5: 1280x1024
    PrintVideo   Mode6: 1400x1050
    PrintVideo   Mode7: 1600x1200
    PrintVideo   Mode8: 1792x1344
    PrintVideo   Mode9: 1856x1392
    PrintVideo   Mode10: 1920x1440
    PrintVideo   Mode11: 1152x864
      UefiMain Overwriting int10h handler with fakevesa...
    EnsureMemo Success unlocking memory at C0000 with EfiLegacyRegionProtocol
      UefiMain VESA information filled in, Int10h handler address=C0200 (C000:0200)
    EnsureMemo Success locking memory at C0000 with EfiLegacyRegionProtocol
      UefiMain Int10h IVT entry modified to point at C000:0200
    IsInt10hHa Int10h IVT entry points at location within VGA ROM memory area (C000:0200)
    IsInt10hHa First Int10h handler instruction at C000:0200 (3D) valid, accepting handler
      UefiMain Pre-boot Int10h sanity check success
    FileExists Found simple file system protocol
    FileExists Opened volume
    FileExists Opened file '\EFI\Boot\bootx64.original.efi' for reading
      UefiMain Found Windows Boot Manager at '\EFI\Boot\bootx64.original.efi'
        Launch Loaded 'PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1F,0x2)/Sata(0x0,0xFFFF,0x0)/HD(1,MBR,0x6391A633,0x800,0x32000)/\EFI\Boot\bootx64.original.efi'
        Launch Addresss behind FileImageHandle=79278418
        Launch File matches an EFI loader signature
    WaitForEnt Press Enter to continue

    UEFI_CSM_U7_normal.log - Int10h already has a handler, no further action required:
    Code:
    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~= PuTTY log 2021.02.06 09:36:09 =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=
    
    fs0:\EFI\Boot> bootx64
      UefiMain UefiSeven 1.24
      UefiMain You are running in verbose mode, press Enter to continue
    Initialize Found a GOP display adapter
    SwitchVide Set mode 3 with desired 1024x768 resolution.
    PrintVideo Current mode:
    PrintVideo   HorizontalResolution = 1024
    PrintVideo   VerticalResolution = 768
    PrintVideo   PixelFormat = 1
    PrintVideo   PixelsPerScanLine = 1024
    PrintVideo   FrameBufferBase = E0000000
    PrintVideo   FrameBufferSize = 3145728
    PrintVideo Available modes (MaxMode = 6):
    PrintVideo   Mode0: 720x400
    PrintVideo   Mode1: 640x480
    PrintVideo   Mode2: 800x600
    PrintVideo   Mode3: 1024x768
    PrintVideo   Mode4: 1280x1024
    PrintVideo   Mode5: 1600x1200
    IsInt10hHa Int10h IVT entry points at location within VGA ROM memory area (C000:040E)
    IsInt10hHa First Int10h handler instruction at C000:040E (E8) valid, accepting handler
      UefiMain Int10h already has a handler, no further action required
    FileExists Found simple file system protocol
    FileExists Opened volume
    FileExists Opened file '\EFI\Boot\bootx64.original.efi' for reading
      UefiMain Found Windows Boot Manager at '\EFI\Boot\bootx64.original.efi'
        Launch Loaded 'PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1F,0x2)/Sata(0x0,0xFFFF,0x0)/HD(1,MBR,0x6391A633,0x800,0x32000)/\EFI\Boot\bootx64.original.efi'
        Launch Addresss behind FileImageHandle=6FCF0B98
        Launch File matches an EFI loader signature
    WaitForEnt Press Enter to continue

    UEFI_pure_U7_normal.log - Int10h IVT entry points at location (9000:0000) outside VGA ROM memory area (C0000..D0000), rejecting handler:
    Code:
    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~= PuTTY log 2021.02.06 09:47:55 =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=
    
    fs0:\EFI\Boot> bootx64
      UefiMain UefiSeven 1.24
      UefiMain You are running in verbose mode, press Enter to continue
    Initialize Found a GOP display adapter
    SwitchVide Set mode 4 with desired 1024x768 resolution.
    PrintVideo Current mode:
    PrintVideo   HorizontalResolution = 1024
    PrintVideo   VerticalResolution = 768
    PrintVideo   PixelFormat = 1
    PrintVideo   PixelsPerScanLine = 1024
    PrintVideo   FrameBufferBase = E0000000
    PrintVideo   FrameBufferSize = 3145728
    PrintVideo Available modes (MaxMode = 12):
    PrintVideo   Mode0: 2560x1440
    PrintVideo   Mode1: 1280x960
    PrintVideo   Mode2: 640x480
    PrintVideo   Mode3: 800x600
    PrintVideo   Mode4: 1024x768
    PrintVideo   Mode5: 1280x1024
    PrintVideo   Mode6: 1400x1050
    PrintVideo   Mode7: 1600x1200
    PrintVideo   Mode8: 1792x1344
    PrintVideo   Mode9: 1856x1392
    PrintVideo   Mode10: 1920x1440
    PrintVideo   Mode11: 1152x864
    IsInt10hHa Int10h IVT entry points at location (9000:0000) outside VGA ROM memory area (C0000..D0000), rejecting handler
    EnsureMemo Success unlocking memory at C0000 with EfiLegacyRegionProtocol
      UefiMain VESA information filled in, Int10h handler address=C0200 (C000:0200)
    EnsureMemo Success locking memory at C0000 with EfiLegacyRegionProtocol
      UefiMain Int10h IVT entry modified to point at C000:0200
    IsInt10hHa Int10h IVT entry points at location within VGA ROM memory area (C000:0200)
    IsInt10hHa First Int10h handler instruction at C000:0200 (3D) valid, accepting handler
      UefiMain Pre-boot Int10h sanity check success
    FileExists Found simple file system protocol
    FileExists Opened volume
    FileExists Opened file '\EFI\Boot\bootx64.original.efi' for reading
      UefiMain Found Windows Boot Manager at '\EFI\Boot\bootx64.original.efi'
        Launch Loaded 'PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1F,0x2)/Sata(0x0,0xFFFF,0x0)/HD(1,MBR,0x6391A633,0x800,0x32000)/\EFI\Boot\bootx64.original.efi'
        Launch Addresss behind FileImageHandle=79278498
        Launch File matches an EFI loader signature
    WaitForEnt Press Enter to continue
     
  2. manatails

    manatails MDL Novice

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    Thank you for the detailed report, new build has been released to github.

    p.s. you don't have to update it, it is the same binary I uploaded yesterday
     
  3. Gelip

    Gelip MDL Junior Member

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    Thank you. Thanks to UefiSeven my favorite OS boot under pure UEFI :):p:D
     
  4. bigbybis

    bigbybis MDL Novice

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    #244 bigbybis, Feb 10, 2021
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2021
    Rename bootmgfw.efi at (HDD)\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\ to bootmgfw.original.efi
    Copy UefiSeven bootx64.efi to (HDD)\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi using EFI shell

    How do I do that, exactly? There's no EFI file in my C: drive even with hidden files on, and I have no access to EFI shell, my UEFI just says "not found". Am I out of luck with this workaround? I used Integrate7 for the initial .iso.

    Update: I've seriously no idea what I'm doing wrong. I create a proper Windows 7 iso using Integrate7 and I then flash it on an USB using Rufus. I change out the boot file as shown on the tutorial and add ".original" to the old one on the boot USB. I install as normal, but then Windows gives me that 10 second reboot prompt. Here I completely shut off the PC, turn it on again and boot into a Linux live environment through the BIOS. There I look at the Windows files and there's still no EFI folder in C: disc. What gives? There's a /Boot/EFI directory in the "Windows" system file folder, and there I find the files that the guide asks me to change. I do that and nope, still nothing. Windows locks up on the registry configuration with the boot animation, and pressing Enter simply restarts the whole computer and here we go again, a loop..


    Update 2: exact same process, with enough waiting it configured the registry. Now it's just stuck on "Starting Windows" animation with the full flag formed.... guess I'll just stay with CSM mode, this UefiSeven doesn't work at all for me
     
  5. Reducer

    Reducer MDL Junior Member

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    @manatails

    I have a Z390 Aorus Master, F6 factory firmware. It provides CSM and I'm running EFI 7x64 on it. However I was not able to boot OS when CSM was disabled, not even with a working OEM driver installed and legacy VGA native drivers/services disabled.

    UefiSeven allows me to boot with CSM disabled. This is the purpose of your tool and it worked for me, so good job.

    What I've found however is that, contrary to Gelip, I cannot boot OS via UefiSeven when CSM is enabled. Execution seems to hang after displaying the following messages:
    Code:
      UefiMain UefiSeven 1.24
      UefiMain You are running in verbose mode, press Enter to continue
    Initialize Found a GOP display adapter
    
    According to super nice Gelip logs, the "SwitchVide" should follow, but it doesn't. I've tried both normal and force_fakevesa runs.

    @Gelip
    Could you describe your PuTTY setup to capture those logs?
     
  6. Gelip

    Gelip MDL Junior Member

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    What should I do when my graphics card drivers don't cooperate with UEFISeven?
     
  8. MlSAGl

    MlSAGl MDL Novice

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    I wanted to thank you @manatails for this tool ! I'm now able to fully install and boot Win7 on UEFI Class 3 !

    GOP was driving me crazy until I found out about UEFISeven !
     
  9. Elyko

    Elyko MDL Novice

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    #249 Elyko, Mar 14, 2021
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2021
    Windows Install Boots, but it hangs saying "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing"

    Unusual as it's on an HP Laptop with no optical drive at all!

    Pic of Error:
    drive.google.com/file/d/1--0UmMBlt73i-_n6xvwIpNM3cEyd_KsC/view?usp=sharing
    [​IMG]
     
  10. daniel_k

    daniel_k MDL Member

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    @manatails

    Thanks for your great work.

    Would be possible to implement replacement of ACPI tables?
    This would allows us to fix compatibility issues by using customized tables.
     
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  11. FriendlyPP

    FriendlyPP MDL Novice

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    If you are trying to install Windows 7 to MMC/eMMC then there are no drivers for it, so it's imposible.
     
  12. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Expert

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    what kind of graphics card are you using?
    it depends if you were able to integrate the latest graphics drivers onto a custom win7 install media
     
  13. Patchy67

    Patchy67 MDL Novice

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    Sorry to bother you. I've been following this thread for some time. Now a friend of mine has an Asus Transformer Book T100HA for me to fix/reinstall.

    Alas, this only uses UEFI (without Int10/legacy option) and came with Win10 pre-installed. The original installation was pretty much ruined - buggy, slackware and very slow - and while a Win10 re-installation improved the situation somewhat it now has several issues due to old/wrong drivers (which is common with the T100HA according to the Asus Transformer-Forum). Some version of Linux is also possible - as well as Windows 8/8.1, but nobody really likes the latter option.

    Now before I get into the nitty gritty of trying to install Win7 (with your and/or Manatail's help) my question to the experts would be, is it worth the time or should I better try to get better drivers for Win10?

    Thank you!
     
  14. FriendlyPP

    FriendlyPP MDL Novice

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    You might read the thread more carefully and discover that it is not possible to install Windows 7 on eMMC storage which your device is running. So it is better to search for drivers.
     
  15. Patchy67

    Patchy67 MDL Novice

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    Ah, ok. I wasn't aware that this was a serious issue. And there's (still) no driver for it that could be slipstreamed into the Win7-install?
     
  16. FriendlyPP

    FriendlyPP MDL Novice

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    Sadly but nope.
    Lools like this is rare case when someone need to mess with win7 on it.
    If only your pc wolud have SATA interfaces then no problem.
     
  17. Patchy67

    Patchy67 MDL Novice

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    Yeah, I've heard that before. One of the problems with the T100HA also is that it's first and foremost a windows tablet (with a dock) and not a notebook/netbook. And even with properly installed Win10-drivers the dock causes issues.

    Too bad, because it's a neat little package and of good quality. But not under Win8/8.1 or 10. 4GB of RAM are simply not enough to begin with and I'm really not into Win10 to say the least.

    This is one case which you should send over to manatails himself and see what he can do. I'm sure there are more people with similar devices who would love to tell Asus and Win10 to shove it. (I remember a 50+ pages thread - in Italian - of how to install Windows XP (with all special function keys working) onto a Sony notebook designated "only" for Vista and above. You had to read/translate EVERY single page to the very end because some procedures would be improved and/or had to be rolled back. There was no summary at the end. BUT it actually would do what it was supposed to.)
     
  18. Baldiman TV

    Baldiman TV MDL Novice

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    Why I got this error? P.S. I'm using VirtualBox

    EnsureMenu Unable to find a way to unlock memory at C0000. Proceeding without un
    locking...
    UefiMain Unable to unlock VGA ROM memory at C0000, aborting

    How to fix this error?
     
  19. 1_2_3_

    1_2_3_ MDL Novice

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    you don't need/want this in a virtual machine...
     
  20. Baldiman TV

    Baldiman TV MDL Novice

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    But only don't need if you on Legacy, I want to boot in VirtualBox's UEFI, and also i have Acer Aspire A114-31, which also throws this aforementioned error