Do you have problem in installing Windows 7 on GPT disk and booting it from UEFI mode? If so, read this article to get a step-by-step tutorial. In addition, if you still fail, you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard to solve this problem.
Can I install Windows 7 in UEFI? I just use ISO2Disc to burn Windows 7 ISO file to a USB flash drive with GPT, take the USB drive to boot off my UEFI-based PC, it still fails to boot. What step is missing? Or which edition of Windows 7 should I use for UEFI compatibility? Please help! --- www.sevenforums.com
Nowadays, large-capacity disks are becoming more popular. When a hard drive has a capacity more than 2 TB, you may need to install Windows in UEFI mode to use the space beyond the 2 TB.
Here are two articles you may be interested in:
What are UEFI and BIOS? This article will tell you their differences via UEFI vs BIOS and show you how to convert MBR to GPT to support UEFI mode.
MBR VS GPT, which one is better for your SSD? Focus on the exact difference to get the answer and safely convert your disk to MBR or GPT.
However, when you install Windows 7 in UEFI mode, you may encounter some problems because you don't know the correct Win 7 installation process. Therefore, your computer may not boot up after the incorrect Win 7 UEFI install. This post will provide you two ways to install Windows 7 in UEFI mode safely.
Method 1. Common Method for Win 7 UEFI Install
This method is the common one because it is more complicated and may cause data loss.
Here is the tutorial.
Step 1: Click here to download Windows 7 ISO files and make a Windows 7 installation media.
As for the detailed steps, you can refer to the following article:
Don't know what Windows 10 Media Creation Tool is? Don't worry. This article will tell you what it is and how to use the tool to create installation media.
Step 2: Back up the important files on your PC to an external hard drive.
Step 3: Connect the Windows 7 installation media to your computer and restart it. Please set in firmware to change the legacy boot mode to UEFI boot mode and make the computer boot from the bootable disk.
Step 4: Click Repair your computer to enter WinPE.
Step 5: Navigate to System Recovery Options and choose Command Prompt.
Step 6: Enter the following commands one by one to convert your disk to GPT disk.
- List disk
- Select disk 0
- Convert gpt
Step 7: Exit Command Prompt and close the System Recovery Option. Then, install Windows 7 on the GPT disk.
As for the installation process, you can refer to the following article:
How to install windows 10? Read this article and follow the guide to install Windows 10 on a new hard drive by yourself.
Step 8: Reboot your computer from the hard drive.
Method 2. Use MiniTool Partition Wizard
This method allows you boot Windows 7 in UEFI mode easily. If the first method fails, you can try this method.
Here is the tutorial.
Step 1: Make a Windows 7 installation media.
Step 2: Back up the important files.
Step 3: Change the legacy boot mode to UEFI boot mode and boot your computer from the Windows 7 installation media and install Windows 7 directly.
Step 4: Make a bootable disk of MiniTool Partition Wizard.
- Connect a USB flash drive to a normal running computer.
- Buy MiniTool Partition Wizard and launch it on the normal running computer.
- Click Bootable Media after registering your account.
- Click WinPE-based media with MiniTool plug-in.
- Choose USB Flash Drive.
Step 5: Boot your computer from the MiniTool Partition Wizard bootable disk. Wait minutes without any operations until the MiniTool Partition Wizard opens automatically.
Step 6: Right-click the system disk and choose Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk. Then, click Apply Button.
Step 7: Reboot your computer from the hard drive.
Here are two ways to install Windows 7 in UEFI mode. Following these guides, you will not encounter Windows 7 UEFI boot problem.Click to Tweet
Is this article helpful to you? Do you have any other ideas about Windows 7 UEFI install? Please leave a comment below. Of course, if you have problems with Win 7 UEFI installation, also leave a comment or email at [email protected]. We will reply to you as soon as possible.
User Comments :Post Comment