I have tried the following methods:
- Bootable Windows 7 Ultimate with SP1 x64 DVD using a USB DVD drive
- Bootable UEFI USB flash drive created with Rukus using the bootable Windows 7 Ultimate with SP1 X64 ISO
- UEFI PXE Boot to a Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Deployment Services
I use all three install boot sources countless of times everyday in my lab. All three boot sources work on all other UEFI desktop and laptop machines I have in my lab network. I prefer to use the WDS because its the fastest method and also allows me to do multiple machines at once in a multicast session. These never fail on other UEFI machines, just the new NUC in my possession that I am testing for production deployment.
I am currently testing the NUC with a legacy MBR install but would like to know if anyone had successfully gotten a Windows 7 UEFI install working on this bad boy. I will create Windows 8.1 boot sources for all three of methods and update.
The instructions make sense as a 64bit OS is necessarily required for UEFI support.
As per your suggestion, I tried the installation with a parallelly activated Legacy boot support, and it worked out well. The W7 setup program even created the 'correct' GPT and the typical 100MB EFI System Partition.
However, even booting the finally installed W7-64bit without Legacy support activated results in the original error message. (Why on earth?).
I can confirm same issue on DC3217BU (i3) and DN2820FYKH both with latest current BIOS updates and the following types of install media;
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 DVD booted in UEFI mode and
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 USB Key booted in UEFI mode
The USB key has worked on multiple Lenovo systems for a UEFI install.
I really hope they fix this issue soon, it is really ruining the experience knowing that I will format and reinstall once the issue is fixed (assuming it will even be fixed.)
This is not the Intel quality I am accustomed to.
Guys, can you please provide the following:
- Attach here the dxdiag report using the advanced editor options.
- What is the brand and model of SSD you are using?
- Is this happening when legacy mode is enabled?
- Run the System Identification Utility and provide the code. Here is the link:
I too am having this issue with a D34010WYK. This is with the latest bios 33. I was able to install windows preview and windows 8.1 fine in uefi mode, but windows 7x64 is a no go.
I am going to copy everything over to the SSD and try to install directly from there. If that doesn't work I will provide the information Kevin asked for above.
Same problem booting from an SSD instead of USB.
1) DxDiag64 output attached
2) I have tried 3 different drives. 1 Intel SSDSC2BW240A4, Crucial CT256m550, and Plextor px256-m5m
3) enabling legacy mode causes windows to install in non uefi mode
4) SIU code 0290 0653
The good news is, at least it appears to have installed correctly and is booting quickly. I still cannot disable the legacy boot after completing the install. Get the same BCD error when booting with legacy boot disabled.