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UEFI Boot, no DVD Drive available to select from!!

Hi, I am trying to install Windows 7 64-bit on my brand new Inspiron 3521 and for the life of me I cant!

Here is what I did:

Changed boot mode to Legacy mode, booted from DVD, setup loads, but cant install, cause disk is GPT

So, I read that I have to boot from UEFI to install Windows 7 in a GPT drive.

When I select UEFI and select boot device, there is only the option to boot from the HDD (Recovery Partition).

There is no DVD option at all!!

How can I install Windows 7 in a GPT drive  if I cannot select the DVD Drive as a boot device????

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Hi Shadowjump,

The optical drive has to be added manually in the F12 menu. You may try the following steps:

  • Attach the bootable device you want to boot, and power on system to enter BIOS setup menu.
  • Go to Boot section and choose “Add Boot Option”.


     
  • Type the Boot option name you want, and select the boot device you attach on system. 


     
  • Switch to “File Name” section and select the EFI file you want to boot. Then enter.


     
  • Click yes to save the profile.


     
  • The boot option will appear in UEFI Boot list under boot manager now.


     
  • Enter boot manager via press F12, you can find the UEFI boot option as well



Hope this helps.

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Hi Shadowjump,

The optical drive has to be added manually in the F12 menu. You may try the following steps:

  • Attach the bootable device you want to boot, and power on system to enter BIOS setup menu.
  • Go to Boot section and choose “Add Boot Option”.


     
  • Type the Boot option name you want, and select the boot device you attach on system. 


     
  • Switch to “File Name” section and select the EFI file you want to boot. Then enter.


     
  • Click yes to save the profile.


     
  • The boot option will appear in UEFI Boot list under boot manager now.


     
  • Enter boot manager via press F12, you can find the UEFI boot option as well



Hope this helps.

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What about the internal ODD ?

What file to be chosen for the internal ODD.

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