How to install Windows 7 on XS35V4 and XS36V4?


The Shuttle Slim-PC Barebones XS35V4 and XS36V4 support Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 operating systems.
Due to the UEFI firmware, only the 64-bit versions are supported
and the operating system to install must be set in the firmware setup (default setting = Windows 8) first.
Note: The terms UEFI firmware and BIOS are used synonymously.
Please perform the following steps before installing the Windows 7 operating system:

  1. Please go to the download section on the Shuttle website and check for the latest firmware version:
    Product Firmware Version Download-Link
    XS35V4 XS35V400.110
    or higher
    http://global.shuttle.com/products/productsDownload?productId=1765
    XS36V4 XS36V400.110
    or higher
    http://global.shuttle.com/products/productsDownload?productId=1766
  2. Turn on your computer and press the Delete key while booting.
    The embedded Aptio Setup Utility (formerly: "BIOS Setup") appears and shows the current firmware version on its start page.
    Windows 7 64 bit is supported since firmware version 1.10.
    If you have an older firmware, then please first proceed to perform a firmware update to the latest version, before you go on with step 3.
    How to perform a firmware update with the embedded EFI Shell?
  3. Please use the Right Arrow key to switch to the Security page.
    Change the Secure Boot option to Disabled.
  4. Please use the Right Arrow key to switch to the Boot page.
    Change the OS Selection option to Windows 7, if you want to use Windows 7 as your operation system.
  5. Save changes and exit by pressing the F4 key and Enter key.
    Before you exit, please make sure to connect an external DVD drive to the USB port and insert a bootable Windows 7 installation disk.
  6. Please press the F7 key during the reboot process to enter the boot menu.
    Select the drive with the Windows 7 64 bit Installation DVD and press the Enter key.
  7. When the message "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD..." appears, then please press any key to proceed.
  8. Continue to finish the Windows 7 installation.


How to perform a firmware update with the embedded EFI Shell?

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