Windows 7 Image Updater - SkyLake\KabyLake\CoffeLake\Ryzen Threadripper

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Atak_Snajpera, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. matrixman

    matrixman MDL Novice

    Aug 17, 2013
    Question in USB installation via ISO, creating using Rufus and I assume that since this is Window 7 we must choose MBR or is that incorrect?
    What are most using MBR or GPT? I am looking to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 10 from an Samsung NVMe

    Also when the USB boots then I assume once chooses the UEFI prefixed one from boot list. Is that correct?
  2. LittlePro

    LittlePro MDL Senior Member

    Jan 19, 2017
    #702 LittlePro, Mar 17, 2020
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2020
    Windows 7, 8 &10 can handle both MBR & GPT.

    As you are looking on this thread, you should be having a very modern pc. These machines normally come or have internal disk(s) partitioned as GPT though you may convert the disk from GPT to MBR If your BIOS supports /allows!
    but ...
    if its a Pre-build / Pre-installed pc / laptop with a single internal disk & installation, you will lose the installation (OS) as you change from GPT to MBR Or you have to properly migrate the OS from GPT to MBR.

    When the USB is prepared and booted, You have to choose UEFI if you are heading with GPT partition scheme. MBR follows Leagcy BIOS or UEFI-CSM.

    As it is out of the scope of this thread, Make a new thread if you still have doubts.

    Thanks. ...
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  3. Space Dandy

    Space Dandy MDL Novice

    Jan 3, 2017
    I used mbr because I used w7 on a b450 mobo and needed to use legacy/csm. I used Rufus on the usb stick again to make sure it is formatted ntfs and mbr, BIOS (or UEFI-CSM).

    I do this because it makes using daz loader super easy, just need to run it, and because I have a ssd just for the OS which is less than 2tb in size. For other drives you would want to use GPT to get past the 2tb limit of mbr.

    Be aware I didn't use this tool but rather a different one for getting a new PC up and running on w7. You can see what I did here to see if it helps you any.
  4. ianl07

    ianl07 MDL Novice

    Feb 4, 2020
    Four weeks ago, I used this tool to generate a USB-bootable installation ISO for Win7 Pro sp1. It worked perfectly and I used zrufus to create the bootable image on a USB thumb drive.

    Today, four weeks later, I tried to generate another USB-bootable installation ISO from a clean Win7 iso file. Same tool, unchanged.

    Now, I see these ERRORS:

    ----------------[ UPDATING WuaCpuFix64.dll ]----------------
    [2020-03-23 13:48:14] Sending request to xxxx:// [xxx=https]
    [2020-03-23 13:48:14] ERROR! NO CONNECTION.

    --2020-03-23 14:03:14-- (try:12) xxxx://
    [2020-03-23 14:03:14] Connecting to (||:80... failed: Bad file descriptor.

    --2020-03-23 14:03:44-- (try:15) xxxx://
    [2020-03-23 14:03:44] Connecting to (||:80... failed: Bad file descriptor.

    That last message is repeated for about an hour, then the tool gives up. It cannot progress past that first failed kb2547666-x64 file

    Anyone know what may have happened, please ?