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  1.    07 Jan 2016 #1
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    HAYELP! HAYELP! Issues with UEFI Win7 install


    I got a new PC for Christmas, Dell XPS8900 i7-6700 processor with 16GB of RAM 1TB HDD with Win10 installed.
    I had it setup and ready to go, turned it on and kept getting BSOD's every 5 or 10 minutes... this is straight from the factory. I called Dell, they sent a tech, he switched out my HDD with a fresh copy of Win10. 2 days in, only 1 BSOD so far...

    Obviously I am not comfortable having this as my primary OS, so I went out and bought a 2TB HDD with the intentions of dualbooting Win7 on my new machine. Installed the new HDD, booted into Win10 and initialized the new HDD GPT. I then booted into UEFI and disabled SecureBoot, created a bootable USB stick with OEM Win7 Home Premium disk image, stuck it in one of my USB 2.0 slots, rebooted, hit F12 for bootmenu, selected UEFI: SanDisk Cruzer Glide 1.26 (USB with bootable ISO on it) and get this...
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    If I try booting from the OEM Win7 Home Premium disk I get the "Press the any key button to boot from CD..." message and then automatically starts running diagnostics. Can someone please help me figure out how to dualboot an UEFI copy of Win7 to my brand new HDD on my brand new computer, this is driving me mad. Thanks
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  2.    07 Jan 2016 #2
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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  3.    07 Jan 2016 #3
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    Thanks alphanumeric, but I just came from 2 of those pages and that's why I'm posting here, the 3rd is for installing Win10 on a Win7 machine, and I'm doing the opposite. I've done everything the other 2 pages instruct already, I actually used more detailed instructions from the sites below. Is there any setting I should check, anything else that may be causing error 00xc000000d?

    http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/converting-your-dell-windows-reinstallation-dvd-into-a-reinstallation-usb/
    Windows 7 Installation with Notes on UEFI and SecureBoot | The Unofficial Windows 10 Reinstallation Guide
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  4.    07 Jan 2016 #4
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    I'd want to fix the BSOD first. That's usually a driver issue. I don't know what is causing the other issue in your screen shot. In a dual boot, normally you install the older OS first, Windows 7 then Windows 10. You can do it the other way around, it just makes it more complicated.
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  5.    07 Jan 2016 #5
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    The problem is that I didn't get a recovery disk from Dell if I wanted to do it that way.
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  6.    07 Jan 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by RKg View Post
    The problem is that I didn't get a recovery disk from Dell if I wanted to do it that way.
    1. You can (and should) make a Windows 10 recovery disk from within Windows 10. You can also make a recovery disk by downloading a Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft.
    Recovery Drive - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    2. You can (and should) export all the Dell drivers on your computer by running the following command from an elevated ("run as administrator") command prompt in Windows 10:
    DISM.exe /online /Export-Driver /Destination:C:\destpath

    the path in red would be where you want the driver files stored to.
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  7.    07 Jan 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    1. You can (and should) make a Windows 10 recovery disk from within Windows 10. You can also make a recovery disk by downloading a Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft.
    Recovery Drive - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    2. You can (and should) export all the Dell drivers on your computer by running the following command from an elevated ("run as administrator") command prompt in Windows 10:
    DISM.exe /online /Export-Driver /Destination:C:\destpath

    the path in red would be where you want the driver files stored to.


    I'll do that, and I appreciate the advice, but once I've done that do you suggest I do what alphanumeric suggested above? If so how would I go about that? Removing my original HDD and trying to install that way? Can anybody help me with my actual problem?




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  8.    07 Jan 2016 #8
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    First, you stated in your OP that you "created a bootable USB stick with OEM Win7 Home Premium disk image, stuck it in one of my USB 2.0 slots, rebooted, hit F12 for bootmenu, selected UEFI: SanDisk Cruzer Glide 1.26 (USB with bootable ISO on it) and get this..."

    The first question is what method did you use to create the USB stick and are you sure it supports UEFI booting? If you have the Windows 7 ISO, I recommend option 2 here:
    USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    It's the same procedure, just use the Windows 7 ISO instead of Windows 10 ISO.

    You will have to figure out why your Windows 7 USB won't boot into setup with the UEFI option first, once you have the solved, I would connect only the HDD you want to contain Windows 7 and Windows 10.

    Boot the Windows 7 USB with UEFI into Windows 7. Press Shift+F10 to get a command prompt. Then do option 2 here:
    Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Stop after step 10 so you are left with an unallocated GPT disk.

    Continue with a custom install of Windows 7, selecting the unallocated disk to install to.

    Once you get Windows 7 installed and running, install MiniTool Partition Wizard Free and use that to shrink the Windows 7 partition and create a new, primary, NTFS formatted partition to hold Windows 10. Then you will boot the Windows 10 setup USB with UEFI, select custom install, point it to the blank NTFS formatted partition to install to and that should automatically set up dual booting with Windows 7.
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  9.    08 Jan 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    First, you stated in your OP that you "created a bootable USB stick with OEM Win7 Home Premium disk image, stuck it in one of my USB 2.0 slots, rebooted, hit F12 for bootmenu, selected UEFI: SanDisk Cruzer Glide 1.26 (USB with bootable ISO on it) and get this..."

    The first question is what method did you use to create the USB stick and are you sure it supports UEFI booting? If you have the Windows 7 ISO, I recommend option 2 here:
    USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    It's the same procedure, just use the Windows 7 ISO instead of Windows 10 ISO.

    You will have to figure out why your Windows 7 USB won't boot into setup with the UEFI option first, once you have the solved, I would connect only the HDD you want to contain Windows 7 and Windows 10.

    Boot the Windows 7 USB with UEFI into Windows 7. Press Shift+F10 to get a command prompt. Then do option 2 here:
    Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Stop after step 10 so you are left with an unallocated GPT disk.

    Continue with a custom install of Windows 7, selecting the unallocated disk to install to.

    Once you get Windows 7 installed and running, install MiniTool Partition Wizard Free and use that to shrink the Windows 7 partition and create a new, primary, NTFS formatted partition to hold Windows 10. Then you will boot the Windows 10 setup USB with UEFI, select custom install, point it to the blank NTFS formatted partition to install to and that should automatically set up dual booting with Windows 7.
    I would be inclined to partition unallocated drive into two partitions first before installing windows 7 rather than shrinking later as that avoids the issue of only being able to shrink windows 7 partition by a certain amount due to unmoveable files.
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  10.    08 Jan 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    as that avoids the issue of only being able to shrink windows 7 partition by a certain amount due to unmoveable files.
    There are no unmoveable files when using MiniTool Partition Wizard, you can shrink any partition down to within a few MBs of the used space. You install the first OS to unallocated space so that it makes the system reserved and recovery partitions.
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