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UEFI-boot from a Windows 7 Install ISO
If the .imgPTN files are larger than 4GB, the E2B USB drive should not be formatted as FAT32.Typically, the E2B USB drive is prepared as an NTFS USB drive, but the .imgPTN files are created using MPI_FAT32.
The Windows 7 64-bit UEFI boot problem!
To UEFI 64-bit boot, the file \EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI must be present.
Use Split_WinISO.exe to add the boot file
- Download Split_WinISO.exe and copy the .exe file to the MPI folder (Split_WinISO is already included in later versions of MPI).
- Run Split_WinISO.exe and click the ISO button to select your Windows 7 x64 ISO
- Click on the MPI button to convert the ISO to a FAT32 .imgPTN file - if you do not see the MPI button then you did not copy the .exe file to the MPI Tool Kit folder!
Manually change the boot files
Still will not boot?
Adding Intel USB 3.0 drivers to Windows 7
Tip: I find it easier to boot from any recent Windows Install ISO that supports USB 3.0 (e.g. Win 8.1 or Windows 10), and then run WinNTSetup.exe and install the Windows 7 ISO using WinNTSetup. There is no need to modify the Windows 7 64-bit ISO if you use this method. You can then install the USB 3 and other drivers once Windows has been installed.
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