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    Windows 8 booting through Apple EFI

    Nice but I'm a little surprised. Wouldn't that mean Windows 8 has lower EFI version requirements (<1.1) than Windows 7 (2.0).
  2. Pretty interesting post. I went through most of these steps too before learning of that EFI version problem. This whole thing is only moderately inconvenient as Boot Camp does its job properly but a clean EFI/GPT would be so much more elegant.
  3. Thanks Keshav for the comprehensive answer. I'll try removing BIOS support using oscdimg. However I think my Mac has an 1.1 UEFI firmware. It's a bit of a disappointment as I did a lot of research to understand the inner workings of EFI, GPT, and Apple's implementation of both, and it sounds like I won't be able to have a pure GPT/EFI sytem in the end. Thanks for the help anyhow.
  4. Hi, I've been trying to install Windows 7 x64 on a pure (read: no hybrid GPT/MBR) GPT disk on a MacBook Pro. The Windows installer only allows it if it was booted from EFI. However, the hybrid BIOS/EFI implementation on Intel Mac confuses the hell out of the Windows 7 install DVD, which default to BIOS boot. So I've been trying to force the Windows install DVD to do an EFI boot. I think I can do that using rEFIt's shell to launch the DVD's EFI bootloader. I took my clues from this MS Technet article. The article advises to type: Shell> Fs0: fs0:> \EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI in EFI shell (here, rEFIt's) However, this file does not exist in my W7 x64 install DVD. There is a single \EFI\MICROSOFT\BOOT folder with the following files inside: bcd cdboot_noprompt.efi efisys_noprompt.bin cdboot.efi efisys.bin fonts [folder] This is where I'm stuck. I'd love to start trying loading on of these *.efi files but rEFIt's shell can't read anything inside the DVD. That is how it goes: fs2:\› ls ls/dir: Cannot open current directory - Not Found Does anyone know what is it I am doing wrong? I think it has to do with rEFIt not being able to read the DVD's UDF filesystem. Is there a workaround? Alternatively, I've been thinking of editing the Windows 7 install DVD to remove the BIOS bootloader to force an EFI boot. Does that sound possible? As a side note, i recommend Rod Smith's gdisk to anyone interested in converting an Apple hybrid GPT/MBR partition table into a pure GPT table. Cheers everyone
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