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Thread: How to boot x79 Extreme9 mobo from disk for Win7 install




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    Default How to boot x79 Extreme9 mobo from disk for Win7 install

    Hi, first time system builder here. I've made it this far without a mishap, or any big ones, it seems. The UEFI bios is showing all the ram being recognized. Same for the processor, video, and sound cards, ect. I can't seem to locate a boot from cd/dvd option in the bios. Perhaps I am missing it via lack of terminology knowledge. When booting up I am not seeing any option to 'press any key to boot from cd/dvd' as installation tutorials suggest I should.

    The UEFI bios are pretty and all, but I was kind of hoping to get more out of my new computer than just an overclocking menu; maybe a word processor if that’s not presumptuous, wishful thinking. Help will be appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: How to boot x79 Extreme9 mobo from disk for Win7 install

    Well Gjallar as long as you have just your boot drive connected then with the Win7 DVD in your preferred optical drive then Win7 "setup" should SEE the lone drive and begin the install of your OS. But to guarantee things you need to navigate in your UEFI to set hard drive priority (just in case you have more than your target OS drive hooked up) and also select your preferred optical drive if you have more than one optical. Then set the Boot Order Priority to be your future OS Hard Drive then your preferred optical drive...

    Does this help? or do you need a pictorial from your manual

    Good Luck
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