I have an Intel DP43BF motherboard that supports UEFI operating system installations, a 64-bit CPU and 64-bit Windows 7 installation DVD. Each time I exit BIOS (after I change the UEFI to enable) and let the system reboot, it starts the BIOS installation version of Windows 7. It does not show a boot from file or UEFI boot in the Boot Options screen.
From the Microsoft/operating system side of the issue, what steps do I need to make sure I have completed ahead of time to get a successful UEFI OS installation? Should the Intel firmware automatically look to the DVD for the EFI installation files? Do I need a special DVD or is a regular consumer Windows 7 DVD enough? Do I need to prepare the new hard drive or format it ahead of time with GPT?
Thank you in advance.