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I would like to install a clean install of Windows 8 Enterprise on my HP Split X2 (it has the new UEFI/Secure Boot). Thus far all of my attempts have been unsuccessful... I've tried Secure Boot enabled and disabled, legacy mode enabled and disabled... I've tried booting from a DVD, from a USB parted GPT, MBR, etc. configured for secure boot, and not. I need advice.. I'm at my witts end and about to return the computer even though I really like it.

EDIT: When booting the DVD in Legacy Mode, install will boot however the SSD is inaccessible due to a "missing sata driver". When I try to install said driver, it says no new device drivers were found.

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which issues do you have during setup? Provide more details otherwise we close the topic. – magicandre1981 Aug 16 '13 at 4:10
Rather snippy response... kindness would be appreciated. See edit. – Philip Ulrich Aug 16 '13 at 4:12
what happens when you boot in UEFI mode? – magicandre1981 Aug 16 '13 at 4:13
Besides that one setting in which the install will actually boot, I get the error the error that it's not bootable. – Philip Ulrich Aug 16 '13 at 4:14
what is not bootable? the DVD? – magicandre1981 Aug 16 '13 at 4:15

ok, issues like "Selected Boot image did not authenticate" and "missing sata driver" are often caused by corrupted ISOs. Download the Windows 8 Enterprise ISO again and make sure the hash is fine.

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