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Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Windows Pro x64 dual-boot BIOS vs UEFI

Q: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Windows Pro x64 dual-boot BIOS vs UEFI

Hello! I recently acquired an Acer V3-771G and I want to dual-boot Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Windows 8 Pro x64 and I was wondering if it is recommended to change BIOS with the UEFI found on Acer's site. Also, if i should do that, when is it right to switch from BIOS to UEFI? In the beginning, after W7 is installed, after W8 is installed, etc. Note that I have some experience with dual-boots, but none whatsoever with Windows 8.

As for the system specs, I am only able to write them as they are written on the box, as I haven't installed any Windows yet.
CPU: i7-3630QM
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Nvidia GeForce GT650M
8 GB Ram DDR3
HDD: 500GB 5400rpm

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A: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Windows Pro x64 dual-boot BIOS vs UEFI

Does your Acer have a BIOS chip or a uEFI firmware chip?
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A:HELP!! Windows 7 on SSD failed to boot, goes into UEFI BIOS.

Hi there

In all cases ensure LEGACY BOOT is enabled if that option exists in BIOS.

1) First ensure PROTECTED BOOT is DISABLED -- this doesn't mean turning off UEFI.
2) Ensure the SSD is formatted to GPT and NOT MBR
3) Ensure your W7 install media will handle UEFI boot and install.

If you Don't want to use UEFI boot

1) Disable UEFI in BIOS.
2) Format SSD as MBR
3) Install W7 - default mode will be non UEFI.

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What are the exact UEFI, CSM and Legacy BIOS settings in BIOS setup? Did you do a UEFI install, booting from a UEFI device to install, or did you install to Legacy MBR disk?

Unplug all peripherals and try again.

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A:Dual Boot Windows 7 Ultimate & Windows 8.1 Enterprise

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If you use a flexible imaging app like Macrium Imaging then you can install it to C to simply drag the image from the source disk down to the target disk space you delete from D. It will fit as long as the space used on the image fits that space, then you can adjust the partition size on the link it will place below the dragged image.

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A:How do i Dual Boot two copies of windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit

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I would like to get rid of the faulty Windows 7 entry on the loader and get Ubuntu up and running smoothly. Please let me know if you need any more info.


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A:Assistance with Installing another instance of Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Dual Boot

Shouldn't be any problem with the dual boot.

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A:Solved: Cannot install windows 8 in UEFI or normal BIOS mode

OK OK OK \..
nobody did try to reply for this one.

got it solved, all that was needed was formatting hard drive completely using windows XP, as it automatically formats to MBR type.

the problem i was facing was hard drive was set to GPT which gave many drive errors, and didn't allow to install windows 8 or 7 as they dont let you format with that POWER as my fav old XP did...

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A:Dual Boot 7 32bit and 64bit under Uefi

Quote: Originally Posted by sadiesan

Gregrocker seems to think obviating the problem with 2 physically separate installs (i.e. Hdd disconnect) will allow a Bios based boot as opposed to a Uefi/Windows managed one. Is this workaround a sure thing and my only option

Can you post a link to Gregrocker post.

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Seems to be a common problem with Samsungs. See this thread and the post by François.  Can you access the boot menu by tapping F2 instead of holding it down? See if you can access the computer with Fatdog64. You will need to burn the iso file or use Rufus to create a bootable USB. If the USB does not boot then use GPT as a partition scheme in Rufus. 
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hello,you uefi setup issue is a little over my head ,lol ,but
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run repair
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A:Cannot boot into UEFI BIOS or Boot Menu

Try F2 or F8 while Powering ON.. (which you might already Have). If no go update BIOS(which you might already have).

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A:Help: Can't boot from BIOS, Needed to change to UEFI, on computer I use every day!

so I tried another working HDD that has windows 7 on it;Click to expand...

OK, you cannot take a hd with windows already installed and put it in another system then expect it to boot. Not going to happen unless the two systems have very similar or identical hardware.
Finally was able to load windows with UEFI mode.Click to expand...

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A:Please HELP!! Windows 8 UEFI boot !!! HELPP

Try disabling Secure Boot in BIOS. A windows 8 torrent? That doesn't sound good.
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I have set up a under UEFI boot manager Windows dual UEFI boot with windows and WDP every thing is working as it should be but I Windows boot manager under UEFI have one question about the Boot manager When I boot my system WDP boots automatically until it is just before the logon screen at this point I get the Boot manager coming up with the choice of operating system This is ok If I want to use WDP which is the primary system but it is annoying if I want to select Windows Selecting Windows causes the system to reboot and start in Windows This is even more annoying if I am using WDP and want to switch to Windows as I have to reboot to the Boot screen and then reboot again to Windows Does anyone know if it is possible to make a change to the boot manager so that it comes up before WDP boots If I was to change to the Windows boot manager would it work the same as WDP assuming the Windows Boot manager will see WDP

A:Windows boot manager under UEFI

Just run msconfig from within windows 7 and set win 7 as default.
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I have a copy of Vista Ultimate - 32Bit available. I have 3-1TB drives. Are there any advantages to doing a dual install of Windows Pro 7-64 and Vista Ultimate - 32 Bit? Or should I just keep it simple? I need some experienced opinions. Thank you in advance.


A:Windows 7-64 Vista Ultimate 32 Bit dual install

In your case I wouldnt bother... There is no advantage in running a 32bit version of Vista as you already are running Windows 7 64bit ...
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Hello all a couple weeks booting 8 with Windows Ultimate win 7 Dual (preinstalled) ago some things happened A bios update royally screwed my asus laptop I bought a Dual booting win 8 (preinstalled) with Windows 7 Ultimate brand new HP ENVY m - ca laptop After weeks of trying to learn windows and fool Dual booting win 8 (preinstalled) with Windows 7 Ultimate with it and stuff i said screw it i need windows back What i want to do is ual boot m preinstalled win with Dual booting win 8 (preinstalled) with Windows 7 Ultimate my retail Win Ultimate So from my understanding i need to do the following Disable secure boot Partition a drive for win for on my T HDD Install win Use easybcd to restore win bootloader and create dual boot functionality Is this correct or is something wrong in that scenario Could someone please provide a step by step instruction on doing this I want to keep my current win install and the way it is set up and put along side it and have a dual boot setup The other thing is i dont know about win drivers for my brand new win laptop Thanks alot

A:Dual booting win 8 (preinstalled) with Windows 7 Ultimate

There are no drivers for that laptop for windows 7

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Hello all,

I am trying to dual boot my laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 10.10.

I have shrunk the partition and made a new partition from the unallocated space (10GB). I then booted into Ubuntu with the live CD option and went onto GParted. I then tried to create a simple partition from the unallocated space to install Ubuntu on, but I got an error message saying that you can only have up to 4 simple partitions.

I have the following partitions:

What am I doing wrong? I'm not sure what's on those partitions, I didn't make them but I don't think I need them.

Thanks in advance,


A:Dual Booting Windows 7 Ultimate & Ubuntu 10.10

This may help with some of the information that you need:
How to delete OEM Partition | Jared Heinrichs

The OEM partition is normally to restore to factory specs, but yours seems too small for that and it appears to be empty; OEM is used by Dell and some other companies. In the case of Dell, you also received a DVD to restore to factory specs, so I would not be too concerned. Normally, it may contain boot information. Since your appears empty, this is not likely.

As for the other partitions, it appears that they can be deleted. To be sure of what is on them you may want to download:
WindDirStat to see exactly what is on them, if anything.
WinDirStat - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET
They could have been created by software that you dowloaded.

Once you are fairly sure that there is nothing on the extra partions you can make an image with Macrium Reflect and try to delete.

Once you decide to delete, if you have problems, Partiton Magic may help. If that is a pay sofware, this one may also be of help.

This recent post in Seven, may also help. I think that it would equally applicable to Vista.
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A:UEFI BIOS Access, Changing Boot Drive Order To SSD

Hi, No, you can't do that. You have to swap SSD and HDD. Put old HDD to the caddy. Regards.
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So I got a Inspiron i Nice laptop for it s price Downloaded all the manuals made my recovery DVDs All was well in my world First thing I noticed Dell Boot UEFI Inspiron to Bios recovery 3537: is that there is no info in the manuals for tweaking the BIOS and since it is Inspiron 3537: Boot to Dell recovery UEFI Bios my first experience with a Inspiron 3537: Boot to Dell recovery UEFI Bios UEFI bios I was a bit disappointed Is there a manual available for it Next I upgraded ATI Drivers to I am an old user who always knew that updates were usually a good thing to do Got in Inspiron 3537: Boot to Dell recovery UEFI Bios the same problem as many others with PC screen not waking up from sleep Thought I would do a recovery from the disk but after trying various combinations Ctl F F F etc I couldn t find a way to boot in the Recovery console I did the recovery from my DVD and the laptop works fine Does anybody know how to add in UEFI bios a boot option to the Recovery partition I undersstand that I have to create a new boot option using quot Add boot option quot and the two options available are to boot to the st windows EFI or nd recovery partition but the path for the recovery efi file to be loaded is unknown you can t have access to the recovery partition to see the contents of it from windows Any suggestions

A:Inspiron 3537: Boot to Dell recovery UEFI Bios

Still haven't found a bios manual, but anyway. I found a combination of drivers for graphics that does work and allows sleep function without a glitch.
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A:Boot Device Not Found after BIOS update in UEFI mode, HP G6...

Im not 100 percent sure its the right forum for this. Anyway, im writing this from a ubuntu live usb and legacy mode is enabled. Currently copying stuff over from my windows partition, everything works good. Im hoping that things will get working again after formatting the whole drive and i can install windows from scratch under uefi mode... Im hoping it was the windows installation messing with the other bootable devices under uefi.
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Ok so i have months lenovo ideapad z laptop i am unable to access UEFI BIOS menu and boot menu anymore these were the steps i tried with my laptop i have windows tried going to pc settings and selected uefi settings on restart But the problem still persist the laptop is just doing normal windows boot tried pressing hitting F F F DEL keys i have also used lenovo one key recovery button there it showed quot bios setup quot when i selected it and hit enter it is just doing normal windows boot still i can't access uefi bios tried updating BIOS for the laptop but unfortunately there was no bios update for this model tried resetting Laptop by removing battery and ac adapter and pressing and holding power button for seconds but still no use i can't access BIOS yet i tried removing the internal hard drive Out of the laptop and this time one starnage thing happened quot before with internal hard drive i used to get lenovo splash screen when turning ON but after removing hard drive and when i try to access bios i can't see the lenovo splash screen at all quot still i can't access BIOS i even have tried holding down Shift key letter B when starting up the laptop but still didn't work seems like windows makes changes to BIOS please anybody help me with this particular issue thanks

A:can't access UEFI BIOS and BOOT menu on my lenovo z580

I own a Lenovo G700, and I have heard that Shift + F2 will get you into the BIOS. It might work if all else fails. You can also call Lenovo support or search around a bit more. But in my case I have to use the hardware OneKey Recovery button to access it.