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#1 outposter

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 10:40 PM

Hi there

 

I am new here. I am totally blind person, and I need win8PE, which will boot to UEFI mode.
I can succesfuly install any Legacy based system whith win7PE, even win8.1. However, when UEFI comes, I cannot boot WIN7PE64bit to UEFI.

I read on Microsoft technet site, if I wish to avoid computer to boot to legacy mode, I just need to delete Bootmgr from USB drive. I tried that with win7PE, but it wont boot. I then tried to boot regular win8 installation with out bootmgr, and it goes, normaly

My problem is that I need NVDA screen reader, which will boot exclusively to UEFI.

Is this possible to make?
I guess that I can use any PE, just to someone build and install NVDA into.

If someone like to help me, I will apritiate it...

 



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Posted 19 September 2014 - 08:13 AM

How did you build your WIN7PE64bit ? Does it has wow64 support for 32 bit applications ?
 
You can try, from your Windows 7 x64 source:
- Copy bootmgr.efi to the root of your Win7PEx64, I hope USB in order to write.
- Copy the efi folder at root 
- Move the boot folder from efi\microsoft\boot one level up, to efi folder. You should have the folder efi\boot
- Extract with 7zip bootmgfw.efi from win7 boot.wim inside 2\Windows\Boot\EFI folder
- Then copy this bootmgfw.efi to efi\boot folder and rename it bootx64.efi
 
You can search with google : "windows 7" UEFI Copy the efi\microsoft\boot directory up one level


#3 outposter

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 09:35 AM

Hi Boulcat,

Just to simplify,
I triend to build your win 8 SE, to PE, however, it went booted without sound. I have realtec chip, and its really strange.  I need just win8PE, with NVDA, which will boot UEFI only.

I also got errors while building your PE. It will be fine if you can build some simple PE, just with desktop and my computer, sound and NVDA, because I think that win8 PE must be UEFI compliant.



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Posted 19 September 2014 - 10:33 AM

Have you tried first, the trick above. Win7PE 64 bit should works for UEFI.
My uncle is happy with Win8.1SE (edit: 32 bit not UEFI), he uses only outside home, occasionally. 
And for Jaws, it needs at least a license on the home computer.
It works for him, I shared it for the benefit of others but I do not want to go further.
 
Try probably, with Win7PESE http://www.msfn.org/...49758-win7pe-se
With a windows 7 64 bit as source and add your NVDA script.
It should be UEFI compatible.


#5 outposter

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 02:13 PM

No way, I am really tired of building, errors...

To summirize:

Can anyone, please, give me complete, built, Win 8.1 with UEFI and audio support, then I will find a way with portable NVDA screen reader.

Thanks a lot, a million...



#6 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 02:35 PM

To summirize:

Can anyone, please, give me complete, built, Win 8.1 with UEFI and audio support, then I will find a way with portable NVDA screen reader.

 

You do understand that you are asking someone to redistribute non redistributable files, do you? :unsure:

 

Are you wanting to make a bootable (in UEFI mode) DVD or a USB stick?

 

There is a specific project/tool for making an USB stick bootable in both BIOS and UEFI mode making use of Win8.1 SE:

http://reboot.pro/to...boot-usb-drive/

Though I have no specific experiemce with the above, usually wimb's tools are simple and effective.

 

If you want to make a UEFI bootable DVD (or a dual boot BIOS+UEFI one), it is likely that you are missing the "special" OSCDIMG options, see:

http://www.msfn.org/...m-bootable-usb/

 

:duff:

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#7 outposter

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 03:29 PM

I understand that its not aloud in public, but what with private channels?

Thanks a lot in any case, for your directions.

I will try and hope I will gatter more useful info or PE even.



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Posted 19 September 2014 - 06:34 PM

I understand that its not aloud in public, but what with private channels?

 

Sure :frusty:, what sound does a tree falling in a forest if noone is there to hear it? :unsure:

 

http://en.wikipedia....lls_in_a_forest

 

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#9 outposter

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 07:14 PM

Oh, thanks, philosopher, its help me a lot! I just went to command prompt, and typed that fraze, and, wuhu, I got UEFI system magicly! :D







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