Windows Loader won't work?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by jz321123, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. jz321123

    jz321123 MDL Novice

    Nov 19, 2012
    9
    0
    0
    I have a MSI 970a-G46 motherboard and I have installed windows 7 ultimate 64 bit, but when i go to activate it won't let me activate it. I have tried to fix the WAT and installing the loader right after but still no luck in making it genuine.. help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

    Oct 30, 2010
    1,320
    667
    60
    #2 anarchist9027, Nov 19, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    Do you know if it is a UEFI motherboard? If so read this straight out of the Windows Loader read me:

    Code:
    ##########################################################################
    #   4   -   UEFI motherboards
    ##########################################################################
    The loader doesn't work when the systems using GPT. The workaround is to pre-format your hard drive so that it uses MBR instead.
    
    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
    
    Boot the Windows DVD the same way you did the first time and then continue with the installation of Windows. Once complete you can then install the loader.
     
  3. jz321123

    jz321123 MDL Novice

    Nov 19, 2012
    9
    0
    0
    #3 jz321123, Nov 19, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    (OP)
    How do I check if it is an UEFI mobo?
     
  4. jz321123

    jz321123 MDL Novice

    Nov 19, 2012
    9
    0
    0
    Does this mean I would have to reformat?
     
  5. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

    Jan 25, 2012
    1,034
    315
    60
    Yes. You need to re-format in order to use MBR instead of GPT.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  6. jz321123

    jz321123 MDL Novice

    Nov 19, 2012
    9
    0
    0
    How do I go about activating MBR and further on installing the Windows 7 without UEFI?
     
  7. BobSheep

    BobSheep MDL Guru

    Apr 19, 2010
    2,326
    1,362
    90
  8. jz321123

    jz321123 MDL Novice

    Nov 19, 2012
    9
    0
    0
    I have read the read.me and I do not understand the concept of changing from a GPT to an MBR..:confused:
     
  9. BobSheep

    BobSheep MDL Guru

    Apr 19, 2010
    2,326
    1,362
    90
  10. jz321123

    jz321123 MDL Novice

    Nov 19, 2012
    9
    0
    0
    which letter would I choose from?
     
  11. BobSheep

    BobSheep MDL Guru

    Apr 19, 2010
    2,326
    1,362
    90
    Option B....
     
  12. jz321123

    jz321123 MDL Novice

    Nov 19, 2012
    9
    0
    0
    sorry to say, but that method did not work as well.
     
  13. BobSheep

    BobSheep MDL Guru

    Apr 19, 2010
    2,326
    1,362
    90
    Post the error in THAT support thread.
    People who are familiar with that application should be able to help you.
    I am not familiar with it.
     
  14. narasuta

    narasuta MDL Novice

    Nov 30, 2012
    1
    0
    0
    #17 narasuta, Nov 30, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    I have same problem, I'm using Fujitsu PH521 notebook. Refer the tutorial above, I wonder how to boot Windows DVD without EFI?
    I go to BIOS Setup but can't find something regarding change DVD boot mode without EFI.
    Any suggestion?
     
  15. teribithia

    teribithia MDL Novice

    Oct 16, 2012
    24
    0
    0
    :worthy::worthy: