Windows Loader preparation advice?

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  1. very_452001

    very_452001 MDL Novice

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    What is the latest version of windows loader?

    I downloaded a genuine untouched windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 ISO and burned it onto DVD. Will Windows Loader work on this?

    I have a ASUS H81M-PLUS UEFI Motherboard. Will windows loader work on this motherboard? If so how do I get it to work.

    I bought the above motherboard for a new PC build which I havent build yet. What are the best options/settings do I tick on profile and advanced options displayed on the windows loader program?
    I bought a zalman case however is there zalman available to select from the computer manufacturer list in the profile tab?

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  3. very_452001

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    #3 very_452001, Mar 6, 2014
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    So i have to format the hard drive into MBR first before booting up the DVD mode in legacy mode?


    But the hard drive i got is a brand new 240gb SSD hard drive that hasnt been used. Does it still needs to be formatted?
     
  4. Carlos Detweiller

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    Nope, just boot legacy, Setup will do the correct partitioning. (If you get the MBR vs. GPT error, delete any partition on the SSD, in case it came pre-partitioned as GPT and pre-formatted.
     
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  5. very_452001

    very_452001 MDL Novice

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    Ok I just boot windows 7 dvd in legacy mode and setup will do the rest meaning I do not have to do the following manually as quoted by Daz?:

    From your BIOS select to boot the Windows DVD without UEFI, go to the repair options, select command prompt and then enter this:

    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk 0
    clean
    convert mbr
    create partition primary
    select partition 1
    format fs=ntfs quick
     
  6. Carlos Detweiller

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    You can do either way. The one is graphical user interface and the other command line. As your SSD is empty nothing can go wrong, I guess.
     
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