I have an Asus UX32VD that was recently purchased. Amongst other headaches, like F9 to restore not restoring, GPT and UEFI I have a booting issue that I would like to try and resolve.
I lost my factory install due to using a partitioning tool that did not understand GPT properly, this also goosed the restore partition so a failed boot as well. F9 is a joke. After using a dodgy torrent to get back my restore partition/ boot loader/ manager I was then able to build a bootable WinPE flash using the ADK that allowed me to use imagex to expand the factory restore image back to the original partition. Voila, working factory install again, at least for now.
Now what I actually want to do is to have XP, Win7, Win 8 and Ubuntu, so I have dumped GPT, and repartitioned using Diskpart. So far so good.
Getting an MBR boot on the UX32VD was trickier than I thought, it auto defaults to UEFI from the factory and there's no obvious switch in the Bios as such to change that. However after chasing my tail for a few days, I discovered the answer. To enable normal MBR booting you Enable CSM in the boot tab and Disable "Secure Boot" on the security tab of the Bios/ Setup. Hopefully this will save someone else the headache...
So everything has gone well with the exception of my original factory Win 8. I need some ideas on how or what to manipulate/ configure on the factory image so that it will allow an MBR boot. Bearing in mind that I don't have a setup disc, only the factory wim image that obviously expects UEFI boot.
Anyone care to take a stab at it?