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SIW2 last won the day on August 11 2020

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  1. That is interesting. Presumably there is a limitation on those proprietary oem mobo bios from Dell and possibly others. I didnt use UEFI7 for vista to run in efi mode on gigabyte b75m ds3h ( lga1555 ivybridge) or on gigabyte b365m ds3h ( lga1151 coffeelake) I copied the boot critical files from the hd that was on the b75 to the esp partition on the b365. I have just looked at them and they are the windows 11 files. I had tested win11 out on the b75 which explains that.
  2. From within windows 7 you could use winntsetup to apply the vista image to another partition. If you use the apply method, Vista will have the os letter D rather than the customary C, ( unless it had been previously sysprepped ). I had a look at the driverpack for that model,they have them for win7 and for xp, but I didnt see any for vista though some of them also support vista, for example the irst drivers in the win7 pack are https://www.dell.com/support/kbdoc/en-uk/000122075/latitude-e6530-windows-7-driver-cab which are listed here as supporting vista https://www.techspot.com/drivers/driver/file/information/16292/
  3. You can get the updates with dism++ later. Either the problem is your installation media, or there is something about your mobo/bios which is different from the normal lga1155 mobos from gigabyte etc. . The way to find out is to install vanilla vista with sp2
  4. Did you try using regular vista install.wim , just in case your frakenstein version is causing the issue ?
  5. "but could not get it to mark the drive as active, like you said to do" At cmd prompt: diskpart sel vol v ( replace v with the letter of your usb stick fat32 partition ) act exi Then close diskmgmt and open it again to see the change
  6. Yes, the SP1 "media refresh" win7 iso work fine for this. It doesnt have the vista license files, so it shows you the win 7 equivalent. Dont worry about that, it actually installs vista. If you want setup to allow you to choose any edition of vista that is in the install.wim, delete the ei.cfg file from the win7 sources folder on the usb stick.
  7. Lots of tools can do it. I use wimlib which is command line. It can be done easily with gimagex, which is a free tool with simple gui https://www.autoitconsulting.com/site/software/gimagex/
  8. It is best to use the vanilla win7 iso, I am not sure what happens if using win7 media that has been updated with nvme updates, because the setup files are also updated versions in that case.
  9. The simplest way is format the usb stick fat32 using disk management. Mark the fat32 partition active. Extract the contents of win7 installation iso onto the usb stick. Rename windows 7 install.wim to something like install7.wim - or delete it. Copy the vista install.wim into the sources folder on the usb stick . ( If your vista install.wim is larger than 4gb, then split it first and copy install.swm and install2.swm or however many there are into the sources folder.) Boot the usb stick in efi mode to do the installation
  10. I had vista running fine in efi mode on an ivybridge b75m mobo with i5-3570. Didnt need to delete basic graphics.
  11. "I extracted its contents and installed via DISM through mini windows 10." Did you fix the drive letter after applying the vista image? What happened when you tried to boot into it ?
  12. I havent been able to get any vista pe to load reliably on this mobo. Blank screen after the green loading bars Using win7 install media containing updated vista install.wim worked. The successful vista install.wim contains the vista updates till eol ( except net frame 4 which can be added later). No server updates were in it, it is still 6002. It didnt work using the vanilla vista install.wim with no updates. Blank screen after the green loading bars.

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