HP | Presario 8SPPE1 | installing UEFi-based Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 (x64) on HP

 installing UEFi-based Microsoft
Windows Vista SP1 (x64) on HP
EliteBook and Compaq Notebook
PCs
Table of Contents:
Introduction ........................................................................................................1 Step 1 .............................................................................................................2 Step 2 .............................................................................................................3 Step 3 .............................................................................................................5 Step 4 .............................................................................................................6 For more information ..........................................................................................8 Introduction
The purpose of this document is to describe the steps required to successfully install
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) based Microsoft ® Windows Vista®
SP1 on HP Notebook PCs. Microsoft initiated support of UEFI boot on x64 systems
with Windows Vista SP1. HP EliteBooks and Compaq Notebooks began support of
UEFI boot in 2008.
The following notebooks are those platforms and models supporting UEFI at the
time of this writing:
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HP EliteBook Mobile Workstation, Notebook PC and Tablet PCs (8530p,
8530w, 8730w, 6930p, 2530p, 2730p)
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HP Compaq Notebook PCs (6735s, 6535s, 6735b, 6535b, 6730s, 6830s,
6530b, 6730b, 2230s)
Step 1: HP and Compaq notebooks are shipped with the BIOS boot as default,
so to enable the UEFI boot; the user must first make the change to UEFI boot at the
Setup. To accomplish this, immediately after the PC is powered on, enter Setup by
pressing <ESC> when prompted and then press <F10> - see Figure 1.
Figure 1: Screenshot after pressing <ESC>
While in Setup, press the <TAB> key to select the System Configuration page – see
Figure 2.
Figure 2: Screenshot of the System Configuration page
While on the System Configuration page, select the Device Configuration page –
see Figure 3.
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Figure 3: Screenshot of the Device Configuration page
While on the Device Configuration page, make sure the UEFI Boot Mode is
enabled. Also, if HP QuickLook 2 application use is desired, make sure HP
QuickLook 2 is enabled as well.
Now exit the Setup, making sure to save these changes – the system will reboot.
Step 2: After the system reboots, press <ESC> and then select <F9>. On the F9
menu, select the “Boot From EFI File” option (this option only shows up when the PC
is in the UEFI Boot Mode). See Figure 4.
Note: Selecting the “Boot From EFI File” option enables launching the Windows
Setup process from the installation media using the UEFI boot method on the
Windows installation DVD. The UEFI boot of Windows Setup is required for
Windows to configure the installed operating system for UEFI boot. If the UEFI boot
method on the installation DVD is not used, Windows Setup will launch using BIOS
firmware by default, and the installed operating system will use BIOS boot.
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Figure 4: Screenshot of the F9 Menu. The “Windows Boot Manage” boot option will not
be listed if this is the first time installing UEFI-based Windows Vista SP1
The initial File Explorer menu lists available storage devices including a “Primary
Master” hard disk, if the hard disk is formatted, and an entry for Removable Media
for the “CDROM”, if the installation media is inserted into the CD/DVD reader.
Select the CDROM entry (one that has the Removable Media type with the CDROM
(Entry1) as the last portion of the device path shown). See Figure 5. If the hard disk
has never been formatted, the CDROM entry should be the only one shown.
Figure 5: Screenshot after selecting “Boot from EFI File”
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Now the File Explorer will list the directory structure of the UEFI boot portion of the
Windows Vista SP1 Installation DVD. Navigate to the \EFI\BOOT directory, and
select Bootx64.efi. This will clear the screen and present the message, “Press
any key to boot from CD or DVD…”.
Step 3: After Windows Setup is launched from the install media, the Windows
Vista SP1 installation process for either UEFI or BIOS configuration is the same.
The difference in the installed system after Setup completes is the hard disk partition
format uses the GPT format with UEFI enabled, and the Windows boot environment
uses a UEFI version of the Windows boot manager. Without UEFI enabled, the
installed operating system uses the MBR format for hard disk partitions and a BIOS
version of the Windows boot manager. If the user wants to install UEFI-based
Windows Vista SP1 on a hard disk already formatted in MBR, the warning
message “Windows cannot be installed to this disk” would appear. The user must
delete all partitions before start the installation. The same is true in the reverse
scenario if the user wants to install BIOS-based Windows Vista SP1 on a hard disk
already formatted in GPT. See Figure 6.
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Figure 6: Deleting existing partitions before installation top: existing MBR disk for UEFIbased Vista SP1 install; bottom: existing GPT disk for BIOS-based Vista SP1 install)
If the user intends to install HP QuickLook 2, HP System Diagnostic or BIOS
Recovery, an additional disk partition HP_TOOLS must be created and it must be
assigned a drive letter after the OS is started. Please refer to the white paper “HP
Business Notebook Computer EFI Guidelines” for more details.
Step 4: After the installation is complete, open the Disk Manager Console to
verify the Windows Vista SP1 installation configured the system for the UEFI
firmware environment. The Disk Manager will show two partitions on the disk, and
one of the partitions is identified as the “EFI System Partition”. Another way to verify
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that the system is configured for UEFI boot is to check the Windows Vista SP1 boot
configuration.
To check the boot configuration, start a command prompt and run as Administrator
(Click Start, in the Start Search box, type command. A list of matches will
appear above. Right-click Command Prompt in Programs list, and then click
Run as administrator. You will likely be prompted for an administrator
confirmation, or a password. Type your password or click Continue). From the
command prompt, run the command: bcdedit – which will display the boot
configuration for Windows Vista SP1. You will see the Windows Boot Manager
path refers to \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi, as per following example:
C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
Windows Boot Manager
-------------------identifier
{bootmgr}
device
partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
path
\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi
description
Windows Boot Manager
locale
en-US
inherit
{globalsettings}
bootems
default
Yes
{current}
resumeobject
{343086e5-0a74-11dd-8475-001320f5f13e}
displayorder
{current}
toolsdisplayorder
timeout
{memdiag}
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Notes: Not all the Windows drivers for the devices on these systems are available
on the Windows Vista installation disk. Please go to www.hp.com and search for
the model string (e.g., 2730p), software and drivers for the model would be
available from the links provided. Please make sure to select the software and
drivers for the x64 edition of Vista.
The "UEFI Boot" option is provided for development purposes only and is currently
not fully supported or warranted by HP. Preboot Authentication and Drive Lock are
currently not supported under the UEFI Boot mode. HP strongly recommends
disabling Preboot Authentication and Drive Lock before enabling UEFI Boot.
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For more information
HP Business Notebook Computer EFI Guidelines http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01564727/c
01564727.pdf
UEFI Forum - www.uefi.org
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April 2009
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