Moving a 500GB laptop drive from an unavailable deck used UEFI.
Moving it to the non UEFI NO CSM booting deck of same manufacture.
Drive works fine, I have to reboot the drive and UEFI infected OS in its last user state for settings, browser settings and nuances.
There has to be a way to do this, already formatted a USB drive with DiskPart and formatted it, set it active then copied the Windows8 ..\efi* to the root of the USB and the author of that blogpost is likely hiding somewhere from those before me seeking satisfaction while he enjoys his private laugh.
The root of the USB drive (omitting pasting the 30+ language directories)
So far, there's no authoritative source on how UEFI is supposed to run and neither I or anyone else that would benefit from the solution are served by responders disagreeing with my assertion with a mindless link to an IEEE pdf.