Windows 7 x64 / UEFI Motherboard / Windows Loader (Daz)

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Cool Guy, May 5, 2014.

  1. Cool Guy

    Cool Guy MDL Novice

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    Hello,

    My target system is-
    New Gigabyte H87 UEFI motherboard
    New Hard Disk (1 TB)
    Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
    Windows Loader (Daz)

    What I have found in MDL-
    Windows Loader supports only MBR, UEFI supports only GPT. So to use Windows Loader I must use non-UEFI mode in BIOS.

    My query-
    If I simply start with booting Windows 7 DVD in non-UEFI node in BIOS, will Windows 7 installation automatically format the hard disk in NTFS? Or I have to format the hard disk in NTFS well before Windows 7 installation?

    Thanks & regards,

    Cool Guy.
     
  2. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    Yes, just boot your install media in legacy/bios mode & your good to go.
    You would only have to go uefi/gpt if your boot drive was bigger than 2TB...
     
  3. Cool Guy

    Cool Guy MDL Novice

    May 5, 2014
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    Thank you very much Flipp3r.
     
  4. Espionage724

    Espionage724 MDL Addicted

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    #4 Espionage724, May 5, 2014
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    Windows 7, both MBR and UEFI installs, will use NTFS for the main partition. Only difference partitioning-wise between the two setups is that UEFI adds an EFI-specific FAT(32?) partition for EFI-related things, and that it is marked as boot.

    In order to avoid any weird partitioning issues though, I usually do a diskpart clean on the drive I want to use before installing Windows to it (Shift + F10 during beginning Windows install screen), that way, Windows is allowed to do whatever it wants to partition the drive.

    As for the actual diskpart commands:

    Code:
    Shift + F10
    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk #
    clean
    exit
    exit
    # = the disk you want to install Windows to
    clean = wipes the disk of partitions
    exit = leaves diskpart and then Command Prompt
     
  5. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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