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Z400 Windows7 Pro 64-bit DVD Clean Install Problem

2015-08-05, 10:15 AM

This is my situation:

When I bought my Z400 around a year ago, it had a windows 8 (Trial only) so I clean installed it with Windows 7 32-bit several times already since then.

 

I recently got a Windows7 64 bit installation DVD  from a friend and I discovered that my 32-bit key will work for a 64 bit of the same OS. So I did the usual format (boot from dvd drive) but it's not reading the dvd and instead still boots from the harddrive, even though DVD drive is already 1st on boot sequence. I thought the dvd drive was not working, so I tried booting from my old Windows7 32 bit installation cd. It still boots.

 

So I was thinking this is due to the installer being 64 bit? I tried both Legacy and UEFI options in BIOS out of curiousity but the 64 bit installer is still not being read and it still goes to boot from hard drive.

 

I consider myself just moderately familiar with these technical stuff so I might not have known if there are other things I should have fixed/changed for this to work.

 

Please help. Thanks in advance.

 

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Re: Z400 Windows7 Pro 64-bit DVD Clean Install Problem

2015-08-05, 12:02 PM

Quickest way:

You can always start an installation process when you're in your OS. So just select your drive and look for the setup.

 

If it's really architecture-based, then you should see an appropriate message. Did you just burn the .iso to an empty DVD? I prefer just unpacking them on rewritable drives. :)

 

//Edit: If you're using UEFI, make sure to disable safe mode.

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Re: Z400 Windows7 Pro 64-bit DVD Clean Install Problem

2015-08-05, 12:16 PM

I am using a Windows7 32-bit right now, so the installer for windows7 64-bit can't be opened.

 

The installer files inside the dvd are the folders and setup.exe. This is true for both my own 32-bit dvd and the new 64-bit dvd.

 

I don't see any message or error. That's the problem. It just really goes straight to boot from hard drive instead of booting the 64 bit dvd despite the bios boot settings.

 

When I do the same method (same bios boot settings) for my own 32-bit installer, it works (boots from installer dvd), that's why I think the 64-bit installer is the issue, not the dvd drive itself.

 

I already checked and this laptop can run windows 7 64 bit as far as I know.

 

How do I disable the safe mode?

 

Edit:

and 1 more thing I noticed in BIOS boot, it says in description, if it's Windows 8 64-bit, choose UEFI, otherwise, choose LEGACY.

 

What does that mean???

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Re: Z400 Windows7 Pro 64-bit DVD Clean Install Problem

2015-08-05, 12:56 PM

wrote:

How do I disable the safe mode?

 

Edit:

and 1 more thing I noticed in BIOS boot, it says in description, if it's Windows 8 64-bit, choose UEFI, otherwise, choose LEGACY.

 

What does that mean???


When you're in the boot options and enable UEFI there should be an option named "Secure Boot". This is only visible when UEFI is enabled.

 

UEFI just means, that your drive is formatted using GPT (and no MBR). Thus you can not install Windows 10 using legacy mode. You would need to format the whole drive before the installation (because GPT is not compatible to a MBR). But then you would not be able to activate Win10 (because of missing Windows 7/8 key). So, try UEFI mode with secure boot disabled and boot from disk again.

 

Here is an example of safeboot:

 

//I missspelled it earlier as "safe" not "secure" boot, my fault.

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Re: Z400 Windows7 Pro 64-bit DVD Clean Install Problem

2015-08-05, 14:35 PM

I'll just type the BIOS here since I can't take pics at the moment. BIOS for z400 looks something like this.

 

_________________________________________________________________

Boot Mode -> LEGACY or UEFI

Boot Priority -> LEGACY or UEFI

USB -> ENABLED or DISABLED

 

Boot sequence:

Hard drive

DVD drive

another one here I forgot something with PXE if I'm not mistaken

_________________________________________________________________

 

So as soon as I changed the Boot Mode to UEFI, both Boot Priority and Boot Sequence disappears. In the former area of Boot Sequence list are 2 EFIs like this:

 

EFI Network 0 for IPv4 (with code numbers and hyphens here)

EFI Network 0 for IPv6 (with code numbers and hyphens here)

 

Now I don't know what EFI is, but I selected UEFI and disabled Secure Boot like you said, saved changes, and when it booted, it said like "checking for media...." then after a few seconds, it said something like "EFI Network 0 for IPv4 boot failed".

 

I apologize I don't know these stuff. I only knew the straightforward clean install and I thought installing 64 bit was the same process as for 32 bit.

 

I tried pressing F12 to get to boot options (hard drive, dvd drive, etc.) but it also listed the pair of  EFI Network 0 instead of the hard drive, dvd drive, etc. so from how I understood it, the laptop doesn't even attempt to read the dvd drive because of the bios boot settings?

 

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Re: Z400 Windows7 Pro 64-bit DVD Clean Install Problem

2015-08-05, 14:38 PM

I'll just type the BIOS here since I can't take pics at the moment. BIOS for z400 looks something like this.


_________________________________________________________________

Boot Mode -> LEGACY or UEFI

Boot Priority -> LEGACY or UEFI

USB -> ENABLED or DISABLED


Boot sequence:

Hard drive

DVD drive

another one here I forgot something with PXE if I'm not mistaken

_________________________________________________________________


So as soon as I changed the Boot Mode to UEFI, both Boot Priority and Boot Sequence disappears. In the former area of Boot Sequence list are 2 EFIs like this:


EFI Network 0 for IPv4 (with code numbers and hyphens here)

EFI Network 0 for IPv6 (with code numbers and hyphens here)


Now I don't know what EFI is, but I selected UEFI and disabled Secure Boot like you said, saved changes, and when it booted, it said like "checking for media...." then after a few seconds, it said something like "EFI Network 0 for IPv4 boot failed".


I apologize I don't know these stuff. I only knew the straightforward clean install and I thought installing 64 bit was the same process as for 32 bit.


I tried pressing F12 to get to boot options (hard drive, dvd drive, etc.) but it also listed the pair of  EFI Network 0 instead of the hard drive, dvd drive, etc. so from how I understood it, the laptop doesn't even attempt to read the dvd drive because of the bios boot settings?

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Re: Z400 Windows7 Pro 64-bit DVD Clean Install Problem

2015-08-05, 14:39 PM

I'll just type the BIOS here from memory since I can't take pics at the moment. BIOS for z400 looks something like this.
_________________________________________________________________
Boot Mode -> LEGACY or UEFI
Boot Priority -> LEGACY or UEFI
USB -> ENABLED or DISABLED

Boot sequence:
Hard drive
DVD drive
another one here I forgot something with PXE if I'm not mistaken
_________________________________________________________________

So as soon as I changed the Boot Mode to UEFI, both Boot Priority and Boot Sequence disappears. In the former area of Boot Sequence list are 2 EFIs like this:

EFI Network 0 for IPv4 (with code numbers and hyphens here)
EFI Network 0 for IPv6 (with code numbers and hyphens here)

Now I don't know what EFI is, but I selected UEFI and disabled Secure Boot like you said, saved changes, and when it booted, it said like "checking for media...." then after a few seconds, it said something like "EFI Network 0 for IPv4 boot failed".

I apologize I don't know these stuff. I only knew the straightforward clean install and I thought installing 64 bit was the same process as for 32 bit.

I tried pressing F12 to get to boot options (hard drive, dvd drive, etc.) but it also listed the pair of  EFI Network 0 instead of the hard drive, dvd drive, etc. so from how I understood it, the laptop doesn't even attempt to read the dvd drive because of the bios boot settings?

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Re: Z400 Windows7 Pro 64-bit DVD Clean Install Problem

2015-08-05, 14:43 PM

I'll just type the BIOS here from memory since I can't take pics at the moment. BIOS for z400 looks something like this.
_________________________________________________________________
Boot Mode -> LEGACY or UEFI
Boot Priority -> LEGACY or UEFI
USB -> ENABLED or DISABLED

Boot sequence:
Hard drive
DVD drive
another one here I forgot something with PXE if I'm not mistaken
_________________________________________________________________

So as soon as I changed the Boot Mode to UEFI, both Boot Priority and Boot Sequence disappears. In the former area of Boot Sequence list are 2 EFIs like this:

EFI Network 0 for IPv4 (with code numbers and hyphens here)
EFI Network 0 for IPv6 (with code numbers and hyphens here)

Now I don't know what EFI is, but I selected UEFI and disabled Secure Boot like you said, saved changes, and when it booted, it said like "checking for media...." then after a few seconds, it said something like "EFI Network 0 for IPv4 boot failed".

I apologize I don't know these stuff. I only knew the straightforward clean install and I thought installing 64 bit was the same process as for 32 bit.

I tried pressing F12 to get to boot options (hard drive, dvd drive, etc.) but it also listed the pair of  EFI Network 0 instead of the hard drive, dvd drive, etc. so from how I understood it, the laptop doesn't even attempt to read the dvd drive because of the bios boot settings?

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Re: Z400 Windows7 Pro 64-bit DVD Clean Install Problem

2015-08-05, 14:45 PM

I'll just type the BIOS here from memory since I can't take pics at the moment. BIOS for z400 looks something like this.
_________________________________________________________________
Boot Mode -> LEGACY or UEFI
Boot Priority -> LEGACY or UEFI
USB -> ENABLED or DISABLED

Boot sequence:
Hard drive
DVD drive
another one here I forgot something with PXE if I'm not mistaken
_________________________________________________________________

So as soon as I changed the Boot Mode to UEFI, both Boot Priority and Boot Sequence disappears. In the former area of Boot Sequence list are 2 EFIs like this:

EFI Network 0 for IPv4 (with code numbers and hyphens here)
EFI Network 0 for IPv6 (with code numbers and hyphens here)

Now I don't know what EFI is, but I selected UEFI and disabled Secure Boot like you said, saved changes, and when it booted, it said like "checking for media...." then after a few seconds, it said something like "EFI Network 0 for IPv4 boot failed".

I apologize I don't know these stuff. I only knew the straightforward clean install and I thought installing 64 bit was the same process as for 32 bit.

I tried pressing F12 to get to boot options (hard drive, dvd drive, etc.) but it also listed the pair of  EFI Network 0 instead of the hard drive, dvd drive, etc. so from how I understood it, the laptop doesn't even attempt to read the dvd drive because of the bios boot settings?

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Re: Z400 Windows7 Pro 64-bit DVD Clean Install Problem

2015-08-05, 14:56 PM

I'll just type the BIOS here from memory since I can't take pics at the moment. BIOS for z400 looks something like this.


START OF BOOT
Boot Mode - LEGACY or UEFI
Boot Priority - LEGACY or UEFI
USB - ENABLED or DISABLED

Boot sequence:
Hard drive
DVD drive
another one here I forgot something with PXE if I'm not mistaken

END OF BOOT

So as soon as I changed the Boot Mode to UEFI, both Boot Priority and Boot Sequence disappears. In the former area of Boot Sequence list are 2 EFIs like this:

EFI Network 0 for IPv4 (with code numbers and hyphens here)
EFI Network 0 for IPv6 (with code numbers and hyphens here)

Now I don't know what EFI is, but I selected UEFI and disabled Secure Boot like you said, saved changes, and when it booted, it said like "checking for media...." then after a few seconds, it said something like "EFI Network 0 for IPv4 boot failed".

I apologize I don't know these stuff. I only knew the straightforward clean install and I thought installing 64 bit was the same process as for 32 bit.

I tried pressing F12 to get to boot options (hard drive, dvd drive, etc.) but it also listed the pair of  EFI Network 0 instead of the hard drive, dvd drive, etc. so from how I understood it, the laptop doesn't even attempt to read the dvd drive because of the bios boot settings?

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