Windows 7 64-bit EFI installation - how can I activate it?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by crex, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. crex

    crex MDL Novice

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    As the title says, I've done a EFI installation of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
    Could someone tell me any possible loader/program or other that can activate Windows?
    Unfortunately Daz's loader doesn't work, he kindly suggested me to try:
    timesurfer's IR5 - I would like to leave this as a last option since it runs a process in the background (if I've understood correctly).
    BIOS mod - Don't know what it is, but my motherboard has UEFI, so how does it work?
    HAL7600 - It seems OK.

    I would like it to be as "stealthy" as possible, but I'm fine with anything since I've less than a month to activate.
    Thanks for any help. :)
     
  2. Alphawaves

    Alphawaves Super Moderator/Developer
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    I wouldn't leave timesurfer's IR5 as a last option, it would be a prefered option IMO ;)
     
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  3. crex

    crex MDL Novice

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    So you mean it works fine with an EFI installation of Windows 7?
     
  4. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    IR5 has no processes running! As instructions say only task is on system and it runs every 30 days

    It is still my favorite cause it doesn't mess with system files and never bricks boot

    It is hardware independent
     
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  5. crex

    crex MDL Novice

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    I'm confused, an EFI installation is a software matter, right?
    Anyway if it works fine with an EFI installation it's OK, I just would like to have it confirmed.
    After that I'll start reading it's thread. :)
     
  6. Alphawaves

    Alphawaves Super Moderator/Developer
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    Your pc is EFI-Based?
    I recommend trying timesurfers IR5 and posting results..
     
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  7. crex

    crex MDL Novice

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    Yes, it is. My motherboard is a MSI P67A-C45 which has UEFI.
    Sorry if I insist, but you guys are sure that it will work? I wouldn't like that my PC isn't able to boot anymore. :p
     
  8. bojanmil

    bojanmil MDL Novice

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    I installed Win 7 64bit in UEFI mode and I can't activate it! Pleas help! GPT partition table...
     
  9. regal

    regal MDL Member

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    We are on the brink of a lot of folks upgrading to P67 boards. Am I wrong in thinking that the Gigabyte boards are the best option for those of us needing modded bios/loaders? Maybe this info should be a sticky somewhere?
     
  10. crex

    crex MDL Novice

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    If you have an UEFI motherboard and have done a 'normal' installation of Windows, then you should be able to use Daz's loader.
    If, like me, you have done an EFI installation you can't.
     
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  12. bojanmil

    bojanmil MDL Novice

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    IR5 is not enough good solution. :-( DAZ's loader is th best! I waiting for new version that can activate Win7 installd in UEFI mod.
     
  13. threepe

    threepe MDL Novice

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    How do you choose between installing Win 7 in UEFI mode or not? I'm on the brink of buying a new mobo, and the one I was looking at has one of these UEFI BIOSes. I am now thinking that maybe it would be best to avoid getting this new style of bios.
     
  14. bojanmil

    bojanmil MDL Novice

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    Google for "Force Windows 7 install DVD to do an EFI boot" . You have to remove BIOS boot support from installation DVD.
     
  15. beppe_7

    beppe_7 MDL Junior Member

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    all newer motherboards are coming standard now with UEFI bioses to overcome the MBR limitation. the only ones that i know of are gigabyte that uses the old style bios with UEFI underneath to overcome the 3TB + limitations. there is called the hybrid UEFI look into it
     
  16. vladxed666

    vladxed666 MDL Senior Member

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    vladxed666 MDL Senior Member

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    Sounds Good... I always love modding a fresh mobo...
     
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  18. regal

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  19. VanGog

    VanGog MDL Novice

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    just one question.

    May I use a "SLIC-ed" EFI firmware whick was posted somewhere here on this forum on my new P8P67 Pro mobo ?
    Or I have to go with that "RWEverything procedure" which vladxed666 mentioned?

    Greetings!