I recently bought a laptop with Windows 8 preinstalled on it. The laptop is an Acer Aspire V7-482PG-6662, just in case you need to know.
I wanted to replace the hard drive with an ssd, so I attempted to migrate everything to the ssd using cloning software. After cloning, I clumsily deleted everything from the original hard drive. Therefore, I do not have a backup of the original system that came with my laptop. Also, my attempt at migrating the OS to the SSD ended up not working because I later found out the software I used wasn't compatible with Windows 8. So instead, I tried to reinstall Windows 8 (non-Pro 64-bit version) on my SSD.
After installing Windows, I got an error saying: "Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed. Insert Recovery Media and hit any key. Select Boot Manager to choose a new Boot Device or to Boot Recovery Media."
I am trying to install Windows 8 using UEFI. I think I've followed the right procedures (converting the drive to gpt, etc.) but this error tells me I've done something wrong.
Please help me.... I've been looking online for 2 days without much sleep...