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HUAWEI MateBook X (Installing Windows 7 on UEFI)

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  1. dmivos

    dmivos Notebook Guru

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    hello dear friends
    just wondering if someone had experience with installing windows 7 x64 on matebook x
    if there are such people, could you please suggest the direction of action and give some advices
    I know that this laptop has only usb type-c ports and uefi / gpt based partitions
    so, how to create usb boot drive with windows 7 usb type-c and uefi / gpt support?
    where is all the windows 7 drivers for huawei internal components, such a fingerprint sensor, webcam etc
    what is the best software for backup all the partitions before installing windows?
    thanks in advance
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2017
  2. E.B.E.

    E.B.E. NBR Procrastinator

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    Hi, saw this in related threads to my own question...
    Rufus can create a Windows 7 UEFI bootable USB. I am not sure how it will handle the type C ports however.

    For backup I did it with the Parted Magic CD via CloneZilla (full disk backup) and also for safety with the native Windows 7 system image backup (it will backup the EFI and system partitions, too). I was booting the CD via grub4dos and an ISO stored on a USB stick.

    No idea about drivers, I have the same problem, I found a couple via the hardware IDs.
     
  3. dmivos

    dmivos Notebook Guru

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    USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 slipstreamed into .wim files in the ISO (boot.wim and install.wim)
    Rufus helps in creating bootable GPT Windows 7 x64 ISO
    BIOS settings >> First boot >> EFI USB Drive
    Secure boot >> disable
    The error is from Windows Boot Manager
    boot.JPG
     
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  4. dmivos

    dmivos Notebook Guru

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    which option should I choose to create correct Windows 7 Bootable ISO for NVMe GPT SSD

    upl.jpg
     
  5. BeastsForever.TheDragon

    BeastsForever.TheDragon Notebook Evangelist

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    Dont do it! I had a touchmate notebook with uefi.and i tried to install win 8.1 original, bricked my laptop and for repairs it took 200$, dont effing burn you money!
     
  6. dmivos

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    hi there. thanks for your reply. could you please give more details about how it was happening, after installing or during installation, did you found all the drivers for all components, how long w8 was on your laptop, any symptoms...
     
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    The install went smoothly, fine, then windows 8 boot logo popped up,good, waited for 45mins, crap!
    Contacted for rma, hmm, they said i wasnt supposed to install win 8.1, i accept, paid 200$ for complete MoBo replacement!
    UEFI SUCKS!!!
     
  8. dmivos

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    Thanks for your advice. Now I will try to install Windows 7 only if there is "Legacy mode" support in BIOS. Ended up with MakeBook X
     
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    2 things what I like about MateBook X
    build quality and the screen (2K) without PWM on all brightness levels.
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2017
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