problems about UEFI booted Windows 7

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liliwinnt6
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problems about UEFI booted Windows 7

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recently i transformed my Windows 7 hdd into GPT format

can i still have the proper Windows 7 boot screen
rather than the old Vista scrolling progress bar?

and can i still have the proper font for Windows 7 Boot Manager
rather than using fonts from BIOS?

tried tweaking BCD with BOOTICE
no luck:

only winload.efi can be used
if use winload.exe it would crash and doesn't boot

GraphicsResolution value must be "1024x768"
GraphicsForceHighestMode value must be "disabled"
otherwise will have nasty looking font
with very low fps

FontPath option doesn't work, value already is "\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts"
there are normal ttf font files in the directory
still shows with BIOS font
wished to use some third-party font that i liked
Main Computer:
Asus GL503VS Laptop
Memory: 2 x Samgsung M471A2K43CB1-CRC 16GB DDR4-2400/PC4-19200
HDD: Samsung PM961 256GB + Samsung EVO 860 4TB

File Server:
CPU: Intel XEON E3-1290
Motherboard: ASUS P8H67
GPU: GeForce 9300GE
Memory: 4 x 8GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP DDR3-1600/PC3-12800
HDD: WD3200AAJS + WD2003FYYS + WD6001FSYZ + WD/HITACHI DC HC320
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Re: problems about UEFI booted Windows 7

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liliwinnt6 wrote:
Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:47 pm
only winload.efi can be used
if use winload.exe it would crash and doesn't boot
Hi,
1. When your system is MBR/Legacy: winload.exe is used, when it's GPT/UEFI winload.efi is used and that's normal.
2. Did you reinstall the OS after converting the disk? If not i'm really surprised that the OS boots up. :)
3. Windows Vista and 7 are unstable on modern UEFIs so i'd recommend you to stay with MBR.

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Re: problems about UEFI booted Windows 7

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Project:biodegradable wrote:
Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:52 am
Hi,
1. When your system is MBR/Legacy: winload.exe is used, when it's GPT/UEFI winload.efi is used and that's normal.
2. Did you reinstall the OS after converting the disk? If not i'm really surprised that the OS boots up. :)
3. Windows Vista and 7 are unstable on modern UEFIs so i'd recommend you to stay with MBR.
hi,
1 already know that somehow, thanks anyway
2 no i didn't, i just changed the settings by using AOMEI disk tool, and i was surprised and feeling lucky
3 unstable?
4 i was trying to move the Windows 7 installation from one nvme disk to another, only have chkdsk /f bsod if i ghost the partition,
no luck rebuilding the Windows Boot Manager/Loader both MBR/GPT
viewtopic.php?f=62&t=42817
Main Computer:
Asus GL503VS Laptop
Memory: 2 x Samgsung M471A2K43CB1-CRC 16GB DDR4-2400/PC4-19200
HDD: Samsung PM961 256GB + Samsung EVO 860 4TB

File Server:
CPU: Intel XEON E3-1290
Motherboard: ASUS P8H67
GPU: GeForce 9300GE
Memory: 4 x 8GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP DDR3-1600/PC3-12800
HDD: WD3200AAJS + WD2003FYYS + WD6001FSYZ + WD/HITACHI DC HC320
PSU: Antec Neo Eco 620W Modular

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Re: problems about UEFI booted Windows 7

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I'd recommend to back-up your data and do a fresh install. Then it may work properly.

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Re: problems about UEFI booted Windows 7

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liliwinnt6 wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:32 am
3 unstable?
Read this: https://www.reddit.com/r/windows7/comme ... i_systems/

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Re: problems about UEFI booted Windows 7

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Project:biodegradable wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:30 am
liliwinnt6 wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:32 am
3 unstable?
Read this: https://www.reddit.com/r/windows7/comme ... i_systems/
Read this: viewtopic.php?f=62&t=42817
i will have to have the CSM Support Enabled whatever the OS partition is in MBR or GPT format
Main Computer:
Asus GL503VS Laptop
Memory: 2 x Samgsung M471A2K43CB1-CRC 16GB DDR4-2400/PC4-19200
HDD: Samsung PM961 256GB + Samsung EVO 860 4TB

File Server:
CPU: Intel XEON E3-1290
Motherboard: ASUS P8H67
GPU: GeForce 9300GE
Memory: 4 x 8GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP DDR3-1600/PC3-12800
HDD: WD3200AAJS + WD2003FYYS + WD6001FSYZ + WD/HITACHI DC HC320
PSU: Antec Neo Eco 620W Modular

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Re: problems about UEFI booted Windows 7

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liliwinnt6 wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:46 pm

Read this: viewtopic.php?f=62&t=42817
i will have to have the CSM Support Enabled whatever the OS partition is in MBR or GPT format
AFAIK it's not possible to boot directly from a GPT disk using CSM or Legacy BIOS (If you really want to do so, a loader on a separate MBR disk is needed). If you enable the CSM support with just one GPT disk, your computer will eventually skip the Legacy boot stage and boot the OS in UEFI mode anyway. The best option would be to clean install windows. To do that, you will need to add NVMe support uptade KB2990941 and probably USB3 drivers to your Windows 7 setup image (or use PS/2 keyboard).

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Re: problems about UEFI booted Windows 7

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Project:biodegradable wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:12 pm
liliwinnt6 wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:46 pm

Read this: viewtopic.php?f=62&t=42817
i will have to have the CSM Support Enabled whatever the OS partition is in MBR or GPT format
AFAIK it's not possible to boot directly from a GPT disk using CSM or Legacy BIOS (If you really want to do so, a loader on a separate MBR disk is needed). If you enable the CSM support with just one GPT disk, your computer will eventually skip the Legacy boot stage and boot the OS in UEFI mode anyway. The best option would be to clean install windows. To do that, you will need to add NVMe support uptade KB2990941 and probably USB3 drivers to your Windows 7 setup image (or use PS/2 keyboard).
yes, and i have a version of Windows 7 installation disc with Windows 10 installer program that have support of both nvme and USB 3.0
Main Computer:
Asus GL503VS Laptop
Memory: 2 x Samgsung M471A2K43CB1-CRC 16GB DDR4-2400/PC4-19200
HDD: Samsung PM961 256GB + Samsung EVO 860 4TB

File Server:
CPU: Intel XEON E3-1290
Motherboard: ASUS P8H67
GPU: GeForce 9300GE
Memory: 4 x 8GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP DDR3-1600/PC3-12800
HDD: WD3200AAJS + WD2003FYYS + WD6001FSYZ + WD/HITACHI DC HC320
PSU: Antec Neo Eco 620W Modular

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