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Old 24-02-2012
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Cannot install windows 7 64 bit on SATA 3 UEFI drives

Can anyone tell me how can I install the Windows 7 Professional 64bit on a SATA 3 HDD and run it as UEFI? I don?t have a Service pack 1 and the bios version is 1101.
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Re: Cannot install windows 7 64 bit on SATA 3 UEFI drives

Actually the steps are as follows:
  • First of all make sure that you have Windows 7 64bit on any optical drive or USB drives and it is connected to the USB 2.0
  • Boot or restart the computer and during the POST, press F8 to bring the boot manager.
  • Now select the drive in which you have the Windows 7 64bit installation disc. One thing keep in mind that this time you are choosing the one with the "UEFI: ?you need to mark it marking before activate UEFI boot for GPT support.
  • Next steps are common with the Windows installation.
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Re: Cannot install windows 7 64 bit on SATA 3 UEFI drives

To the Windows Setup to boot from the USB stick in UEFI mode, you usually have to explicitly select the UEFI boot mode via the BIOS boot menu, select the firmware - otherwise it starts again the BIOS-compatible bootloader.
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Re: Cannot install windows 7 64 bit on SATA 3 UEFI drives

If you have access to a UEFI-enabled PC with an x64 version of Windows 7, you need the missing bootloader copy only to the stick and rename. To do this:

Look on the system partition under Windows\Boot\Efi for the file bootmgfw.efi. This copy to the stick in the folder \efi\boot and rename it into bootx64.efi - done. UEFI firmware does not distinguish between uppercase and lowercase letters.
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