Contribute
Register

Help with Booting Windows 10 with Clover UEFI

Status
Not open for further replies.
Joined
Jun 29, 2016
Messages
50
Motherboard
Gigabyte Designare Z390
CPU
i9-9900K
Graphics
GTX 1080
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
So I followed everything to get windows 7 working under clover - the drives now appear in clover. Only problem is that I get a windows 10 blue screen when booting to windows 7 through clover, and I have no windows 10 partition installed on my hackintosh at all. Windows 7 boot works without any issues through the BIOS.
 
Joined
Mar 11, 2016
Messages
923
Motherboard
ASRock Z97 X4
CPU
i5-4690k
Graphics
GTX950
Mac
  1. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. Classic
  2. SE
when I try to SHUTDOWN WIN10, It seems that the system goes to Sleep and NOT Shutdown
I have to manually Shutdown the system from the Button, and the WIN10 at the next boot tell me that the disk need to be repaired (it repairs and then boot fine)

I believe that is normal for Windows - it doesn't really do a complete shutdown, it goes into a type of hybrid sleep so that booting is much faster.

Do a YouTube search for bDWtGC5VbEM

Basically "Fast Boot" is disabled in the Power Settings.

http://www.windowsten.info/tutorials/5767-how-to-fully-shut-down-windows-10
 
Joined
Apr 29, 2014
Messages
1
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
I found a solution to this without any re-partitioning. I am assuming that this affects NTFS formatted Windows partitions as both of mine are NTFS formatted on an MBR drive and I have the same problem. This solution should work for Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. It will also work for Windows 7 but requires a little extra work and access to some binaries from Windows 8 or higher....



Worked like a charm for me. Thanks Macintyre, you saved me tons of time and now i have a much more stable way to boot my Windows 10. FWIW, I have a multi boot system with El Capitan and Windows 10.
 
Joined
Dec 25, 2015
Messages
7
Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-H81M-HD3
CPU
CPU LGA1150 Intel® Core™ i5-4570 / Haswell
Graphics
AMD Radeon 7770 Gigabyte
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
one small note, try to scroll all the way to the right with keyboard, I installed windows several times because I didnt saw microsoft efi partition which was all at the end! (you need to keep on pressinh right arrow key! )

Also when installing win, remove all other hard disc, leave just that one for uefi/gpt , set mobo to boot only uefi...
 
Joined
Jul 2, 2011
Messages
37
Motherboard
Intel NUC5I5MYHE
CPU
I5-5300U
Graphics
HD 5500
when i type "bcdboot C:\Windows /s C: /f uefi" it says there is a failure when copying files, any ideas on why this is happening?

I'm having this exact same issue.. any ideas of how to fix?
 
Joined
Aug 20, 2016
Messages
1
Motherboard
Asus Z97-PRO
CPU
Intel i7 4790k
Graphics
NVIDIA GTX 970
Same here!

the system seems goes to Hybernation, I have to shutdown with Power Button

any help?

thank you!

I'm getting the same problem here after I've restored the EFI folder in the Windows partition. Any solutions??
 
Joined
Mar 20, 2015
Messages
161
Motherboard
Gigabyte H81M-S2H
CPU
Intel i5 4460 Quad Core
Graphics
Radeon R9 280
I found a solution to this without any re-partitioning. I am assuming that this affects NTFS formatted Windows partitions as both of mine are NTFS formatted on an MBR drive and I have the same problem. This solution should work for Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. It will also work for Windows 7 but requires a little extra work and access to some binaries from Windows 8 or higher.

Firstly, let me explain that ideally one would want to install Windows for UEFI boot on a GPT formatted drive. Windows will automatically create the required EFI directory structure and populate the necessary files. Clover would then automatically recognise the Windows bootx64.efi file in its expected place and the bootable UEFI Windows partitions should appear in Clover. However, as myself and evidently others have discovered, if Windows has been installed for booting from the MBR, then this file is not present and although the NTFS partitions show in Clover as legacy drives, they cannot be booted.

However, it is possible to work around this problem and create the C:\EFI directory structure and the required files post-install using the Windows bcdboot tool. It is not usually advisable to use an MBR partition for UEFI boot, but so long as the required Windows EFI files and BCD structure exist, Clover will recognise them and and boot into the Windows partition. I cannot take credit for this solution because I found it on a Linux forum where it was applied to the GRUB bootloader, but I tested it on my machine and it does also work with Clover. I will eventually convert my Windows HDD to a GPT formatted disk but for now, this appears to solve the problem for me.

The process is actually quite simple, but before proceeding, the usual disclaimer applies. I will not be responsible for any damage caused to your system! Back up your Windows partition before proceeding and use the process at your own risk!

As a pre-requisite, the NTFS.efi driver will need to be present in your Clover EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI directory. I have seen recommendations to have HFSplus.efi or VboxHfs-64.efi there as well, but these are probably not necessary for a Windows boot from NTFS.

I have a dual boot Windows setup on one HDD and OSX on another HDD. This process did not affect the MBR or the standard Windows BCD boot loader. If you have Chimera + OSX, then it will not affect Chimera either. You will probably also have the Clover bootloader configured to boot OSX or be using a bootable USB drive with Clover to boot the machine from. It is useful to have some other way of getting into your OSes. It might also be useful to have a Windows install DVD or USB drive handy just in case it becomes necessary to repair the Windows startup in the event that something goes wrong.

Boot into Windows 8/8.1/10 and check whether a C:\EFI folder already exists. If Windows is being booted in legacy mode from an MBR, there shouldn't be one. If there is one then Windows may already be configured for UEFI boot and the partition should already be recognized in Clover. If there is no C:\EFI folder, then it is probably safe to proceed. Open a Command window with Run as Administrator. Issue the following command:


bcdboot C:\Windows /s C: /f uefi

Most likely Windows is on drive C: otherwise substitute the appropriate drive letter. This command does two things: (1) Creates the C:\EFI directory structure and populates it with the appropriate files and (2) creates a BCD database for UEFI boot and an NVRAM entry for the partition.

Explanation as follows: C:\Windows - we want to boot the Windows installation at C:\Windows; /s - we want to write the EFI folder to system partition identified as drive C; /f uefi - we want to write a UEFI BCD to C:/EFI rather than an MBR BCD to C:\boot for MBR booting.

Once this has been done, there should now be a C:\EFI folder. Under this there will be a Boot and a Microsoft folder. Under Boot you will find bootx64.efi, and under Microsoft will be further boot files including the BCD. If C:\EFI has been created and populated then reboot into Clover and the partition should now appear as an EFI bootable Windows disk in Clover.


If you are dual booting Windows 8, 8.1 or 10, then other partitions can be made available to Clover in the same way by booting into the appropriate version of Windows and performing the same command, but taking care to use the appropriate drive letter for the Windows system in question. While booted into it will usually be drive C: though.

The bcd boot command in Windows 7 does not support the /f parameter so this will not work under Windows 7. However, if you have access to Windows 8 or 10, then I found that it was possible to copy the BCD tool files from the later version of Windows and use them while booted into Windows 7. I copied the following files, which are found under C:\Windows\system32 into a new folder that was also accessible to Windows 7. I guess they could also be copied to a USB drive:

bcd.dll
bcdboot.exe
bcdedit.exe
bcdprov.dll
bcdsrv.dll

Do NOT copy them into C:\Windows\system32 under Windows 7 but create a separate folder to hold them. You will need to boot into Windows 7, open a command prompt with Run as Administrator and navigate to the directory where you copied the files and execute the same command as above from that directory.

Now that Clover is booting our legacy partitions using UEFI, we no longer need the legacy partition entries. To tidy these up, use the Clover Configurator. Backup your config.plist, then load it in Clover Configurator. In the Gui section there are some settings under the 'Scan' heading. By default this will be set to 'Auto=yes'. Change it to 'Custom' and then check Entries and Tool. Leave Legacy unchecked. By default Clover includes all kernels so there is no need to set anything under Kernel.

This worked fine on my system and I can now boot into OSX Yosemite, El Capitan as well as Windows 10 and Windows 7 using Clover.




I don't have an NTFS.efi file in my driver64UEFI folder. I've found one on a forum online, would I be okay to use that?
 
Joined
Sep 7, 2016
Messages
2
Motherboard
B250M
CPU
i7-6700
Graphics
GTX 1060
Mac
  1. iMac
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
Hi everyone! Current specs X99 UD4 - 5820k - GTX970 - 16gb ram -
I have sucessfully installed Windows 10 and Yosemite so far on 2 separate SSD drives. I have another drive too for LINUX (which I havent installed yet) In clover I go the the windows drive but it gives me a blank screen and I have to restart the computer by turning it off.
In order for me to boot Windows I have to disconnect my Yosemite drive from the motherboard as it just will not boot in clover.
I have tried installing the ntfs.efi in EFI/CLOVER/Driver64UEFI and that didnt work either..

Does anyone have any suggestions or perhaps a guide or video with step by step instructions?
Thanks
I have same problem with you, and now I fixed it.
In the first, I have a SSD formatted to MBR which installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04, and then, another SSD, formatted to GPT, installed El Capitan booted with Clover.
Add Windows Entry:
I do as Macintyre's method, open CMD with Administrator,and run command:
bcdboot C:\Windows /s C: /f uefi
It will create a EFI folder in C:\ which will be recognized by clover. It works for me.​
Add Ubuntu Entry:
ubuntu can be installed in UEFI mode, but I install it in legacy mode(on mbr disk). So I follow this guid:https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI#Converting_Ubuntu_into_UEFI_mode .

Do as it says, select "Separate /boot/efi partition" with you clover EFI partition, and apply. And then, you should do as it says.
After it finished, do not reboot you computer, because it will boot to grub instead of clover. Open your EFI partition, in EFI folder you will see the ubuntu folder which contains bootable files, cd to ubuntu, remove Mokmanager.efi and shimx64.efi(backup first). then reboot, you can see your ubuntu boot entry.​
 
Joined
Aug 31, 2016
Messages
35
CPU
Intel Pentium 2217U with Chipset Intel Mobile HM76
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics @1366x768
hello!,
I have 1 problem, can somebody give me his ntfs.efi file for UEFI64 driver folder. I don't have that folder and I cant download I anywere.

thanks for replying!!!
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top