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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?

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/274114-windows-7-ultimate-x64-windows-pro-x64-dual-boot-bios-vs-uefi.html
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Sure. BL does support GPT.

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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.

Cheers
jimbo

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How do you prevent this on SSD #2, by physically removing SSD #1 when installing OS #2?

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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.

If you can get into Safe Mode, establish a Clean Boot from Troubleshooting steps in picture below. Then test your hard drive, RAM and work through the other steps to go over your install and hardware.

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Without emulation ID is:

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I tried changing inf file and it detected the required audio card driver, but it shows that device cannot start. It's Cirrus Audio CS4206B (AB83) sound card, but without emulation it shows it as intel audio card. It would be easier to get back to bootcamp, but I really want to make this work.

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A:Sound driver Windows 8 UEFI boot (no bios emulation) Mac.

Try installing SLIMDRIVERS, its free and will find the most current drivers for your system. It may read your actual chipset versus your emulated chipset..

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A:Dual Boot Windows 7 Ultimate & Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Yes, you can Clean Install Windows 7 to C, then apply the image to the space you created for D.

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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One last thing: You should post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image so we can look over it for any potential problems with the partitioning setup.

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

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A:unable to dual boot 2 installation of windows 7 ultimate 64

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Please post a screenshot of your fully-expanded disk management layout so that we can give you better help.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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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.



Hi

Please download "EasyBCD" from https://neosmart.net/Download/Register/1 and use it to delete the non working entry from the BCD boot menu.

https://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/ba...eting-entries/

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A:Changed BIOS now will not boot windows 7 Ultimate

What settings did you change? What model laptop is this? Can you get back into the BIOS?

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A:Windows 7 Ultimate RTM 64 bit hang up at bios boot

you will have to reset your CMOS to gain access to your bios

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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.

When you go to install Microsoft doesn't make it very easy to distinguish one partition from another, and people sometimes install in the wrong place. That's why, in a situation like yours, I advise to do your partitioning work ahead of time--create the partition you want and give it a unique name (e.g., "Win7 Ultimate Work"). If Disk Management won't do whatever you desire use another partitioning tool. I use the free EASEUS Partition Master.

If you want any more information on this phase it would be good if you showed a screen shot of the Disk Management window.

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If I change hdd, and install win 7, when I put the old hdd, it works as before removing it?



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A:Windows 7 Ultimate x64 will install on system, but not boot after bios

Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
which lead up to if necessary getting a perfect reinstall.

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rdubayah,
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Could you get us a picture of the Disk Management window to include the graphical partition info. Maybe it will help us see what is going on. You can use the snipping tool to take the picture and then attach on the Advanced replies.

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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.

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OLD IS GOLD!
 

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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
when I setup a simple duel boot with 7&8 I too had same issue and I ran the win8 boot repair and it fixed the mbr [I assume]so I was able to then boot to either os, good luck.
run repair
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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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The USB mouse and keyboard should work fine - make sure it is plugged into the USB 2.0 port. A wired mouse and keyboard may be better but even the wireless versions should work.

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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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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-cant-boot-from-bios-needed-to-change-to-uefi-on-computer-i-use-every-day.1147719/
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Tom
This may help with some of the information that you need:
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http://en.community.dell.com/support.../19329028.aspx

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