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Requirements:
At least a 4GB USB flash drive
64-bit Windows 7 ISO or DVD (If you want to install Windows 7)
64-bit Windows 8 ISO or DVD (If you want to install Windows 8)
64-bit Windows 8.1 ISO or DVD (If you want to install Windows 8.1)
32-bit is not supported.

To boot from an external UEFI USB flash drive, be sure to


temporarily disable Secure Boot andenable CSM in your UEFI/BIOS
firmware settings until the Windows installation is finished.

EXAMPLE: UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive


NOTE: This is it listed in the motherboard's boot menu.

OPTION ONE
To Create a Bootable UEFI USB Flash Drive
using Free Program "Rufus"

1. Download the latest version of Rufus at the link below, and save it's .exe file to
your desktop.

2. Connect your USB flash drive if you have not already.


3. Run the rufus_v###.exe file, and click/tap on Yes if prompted by UAC.
NOTE: ### = latest version number.

4. Set Rufus with the settings below: (see screenshot below step 5)

Under Device, select the USB flash drive you want to format and use.
Under Partition scheme and target system type, select GPT
partition scheme for UEFI computer.
Under File system, select FAT32 (Default).
Under Cluster size, select the (Default) (ex: 16 kilobytes or 4096
bytes) it has listed.
Under Format Options, check Quick format.
Under Format Options, check Create a bootable disk using, click/tap
on the browse icon
to navigate to and select your 64-bit Windows
7 or Windows 8 or Windows 8.1ISO file.
Under Format Options, check Create extended label and icon files.
Under New volume label, you can enter any name you like for the USB
flash drive, or leave the default name.

5. When ready, click/tap on Start. (see screenshot below)

6. Click/tap on OK to

confirm. (see

screenshot below)

7. Rufus will now start creating the bootable UEFI USB flash drive. (see screenshot
below)

8. When
"DONE",
close
screenshot
NOTE: It
little while

Rufus is
you can
Rufus. (see
below)
could take a
to finish.

9. You are now ready to do a clean install of Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 using UEFI
with your bootable UEFI USB flash drive.
Ventajas: Es un mtodo rpido, y no necesitas copiar/crear carpetas como en el
mtodo manual
Desventajas: No se puede hacer bajo XP ya que no sale la opcin GPT, el USB flash
Drive UEFI nicamente permitir el BOOTEO en modo UEFI, por el contrario con el
mtodo manual te permite el BOOTEO como UEFI o LEGACY/CSM/NON-UEFI para
instalar Windows 7 X64

OPTION TWO
To Manually Create a Bootable UEFI USB
Flash Drive

Here's How:
1. Connect the USB flash drive.
2. Open an elevated command prompt in Windows 7 or Windows
8/8.1.
3. In the elevated command prompt, type the commands below one at a
time and press Enter after each one. (see screenshot below step 5)
o diskpart
o list disk
4. Make note of the Disk # (ex: Disk 4) for the USB flash drive. (see

screenshot below step 5)


WARNING: It is critical that you use the correct disk #. If you do not,
then you could delete the wrong drive below and lose everything on it.
5. In the elevated command prompt, type the commands below one at a time
and press Enter after each one. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: Substitute # in the first command with the actual disk # from step 4
above. For example: select disk 4
o

select disk #

clean

create partition primary

format fs=fat32 quick

active

assign

list volume

exit

6 Make note of the volume letter (ex: K) for the USB flash drive in the
command prompt. (see screenshot above)

7. Do step 8, 9, or 10 below depending on if you are using a Windows

7/8 ISO or DVD

8. If Using a Windows 8 ISO File in Windows 8

A) Open File Explorer, navigate to the .iso file, right click or press
and hold on the .iso file, then click/tap on Mount
B) Copiar todo el contenido del .iso al USB flash y eso seria todo.

9. If Using a 64-bit Windows 7 ISO File in Windows 8/Windows 7


NOTE: Thank you to theog for this step. You do not need to do
this step unless you are creating a 64-bit Windows 7 UEFI
USB. If not, then go to step 12 below instead.
A) On the USB flash drive, copy the efi\microsoft\boot folder up
one level into the efi folder as efi\boot. (see screenshot below)

B) Having the free program 7-Zip installed, right click on the


sources\install.wim file on the USB, and click/tap on 7-Zip and
Open archive. (see screenshot below)

C) In
and

7-Zip,
navigate to
"Copy" the

sources\install.wim\1\Windows\Boot\EFI\bootmgfw.efi
file to your desktop, and close 7-Zip. (see screenshot below)

D) Rename the
bootmgfw.efi file on
your desktop to bootx64.efi.
E) Copy/Move the renamed bootx64.efi file into the efi/boot
folder (step 11A) on the USB.

F) Go to
below.

step 12

12. You are now ready to do a clean install of Windows 7 or

Windows 8 for UEFI with your bootable UEFI USB flash drive.