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Delete or move OEM partition on ASUS laptop

I bought an ASUS laptop (S550C) and I was planning to install Linux alongside Windows 8 (Win8 comes preinstalled) in dual-boot. The laptop has two hard drives and they come partitioned in the ...
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Blue screen when trying to boot from cloned Windows partition [duplicate]

I'm trying to clone a clean Windows installation from SSD partition to HD partition. The problem is every time I try to boot from cloned partition, no matter which disk-cloning software I used, I end ...
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How to repair Windows partition after moving GRUB in different disk

I had a dual boot setup with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. The laptop has a normal HDD and a smaller SSD. Both OS were on the HDD. I decided to make a clean install of a newer version of Ubuntu on the SSD. ...
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Install Windows 8 on different partition than EFI

I've the following partitions: I want to install Windows 8 on /dev/sdb3, but how can I make sure that Windows will use the EFI partition on /dev/sda1? I'm afraid that Windows will create its own ...
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partitioning for dual boot Windows8 with LMDE on non-uefi sytem

I am using Windows8 on a non-UEFI system. I have one hard disk, and it is partitioned like so: If I shrink my C: drive using windows disk management and install Linuxmint/LMDE-201403 in the extra ...
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Windows cannot be installed to this disk. Ensure the disk's

I recently put together a self built rig. The all the parts seem to work, but when I try to install windows 8, I get the following error message: 'Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This ...
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we couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one intalling windows 8.1

I'm trying to install windows 8.1 and I'm getting this error message after I choose the hard drive to install the windows in we couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one just to be ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to mark or segregate bad blocks on HDD?

Hello I want to know if is it possible to mark bad blocks on HDD for OS to not use them. I don't want to save data written on this blocks, just want to get rid of them. I found some article where ...
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Restoring lost partion table on dualboot system (windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04)

I have a 64 bit system with 750gb hard disk with 2 partition in windows 8 and one root and home partition in Ubuntu 13.04. I installed Linux mint 17 by choosing option Erase Ubuntu 13.04 and ...
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BootCamp Windows 8 - External Drive - Macbook Pro mid 2009

I am trying to partition a MacBook Pro Mid 2009 through boot camp with a Proshe Drive. 1st issue is that my MacBook Pro says I cant use Windows 8 and that I can only use windows 7 plus I don't have a ...
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“We couldn't create a new partition…” error while installing Windows 8.1 on Samsung 530U

So I've been trying install Windows 8.1 on Samsung 530U, but I keep getting this error "We couldn't create a new partition...". I'm using 16GB usb stick that I made with Windows USB/DVD tool. I ...
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windows 8 stops working after gparted

My laptop (windows 8.1) has a big partition so i would like to spit it into two smaller partitions. I tried hirens boot and jumped into gparted (something i have never used before) I resized windows ...
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1answer
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What are those empty partitions on my UEFI/GPT partitioned disk for?

I'd like to know what's with all those unnamed partitions. I've always thought they are what they say they are (recoveries and what not), why are there so many of them? And why do they all say 100% ...
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236 views

How to create an EFI System Partition?

TL; DR How do I create an EFI system partition from scratch? How do I put the EFI firmware on it onces it is created? Long version I hava Toshiba T430 laptop. I received it with Windows 7 installed ...
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ASUS Laptop Factory Reset to Windows 8 from Windows 7

So, I have an ASUS laptop that has had Windows 7 installed using legacy boot options and reformatting the drives in order to support it, as it initially came with Windows 8. Now I've gotten the task ...
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How to get system and boot on one volume - currently on 2 volumes

I have ended up with 2 hard drives one of which has Windows 7 on one partition and the other one has 2 volumes each with Windows 8.1 installed. This 8.1 drive has one volume (C) marked as Boot and ...
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How to create a new partition from unpartitioned disk space in Windows 8.1?

Before I installed Windows 8.1, I had two partitions on my system, one 120 GB and one 200 GB. I deleted the 200 GB partition during the installation, and now I want to create a new equal-size ...
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55 views

How to boot Windows 8 after an Ubuntu specific partition install?

I have an EFI based laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 in dual boot, started from the Windows boot manager. I shrinked a Windows partition, booted Ubuntu from a USB ...
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0answers
76 views

Re-partition my system which has dual operating system (Win7 and Win 8) and install a fresh Win8 OS?

I have got a boot problem when i am trying to open Windows 8. When I switch on my laptop, it asks which OS to boot in (i.e. either Win7 or Win8). But now, when I switch on the laptop, the system is ...
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62 views

I deleted the recovery partion for my Windows OS and now I cannot boot to Windows. Is there a solution other than a reinstall?

I was trying to create a dual boot for Windows and Ubuntu on my laptop, but I had too many particions and I could not get GRUB2 to work correctly, that is I could not boot to GRUB2. My computer came ...
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1answer
76 views

What are GPT Protective volumes on Windows 8 and can they be recovered?

I have seen a few GPT Protective volumes now with Windows 8.x. These are default configurations where the users are very "un-savvy" and so they did not enable anything as far as additional security ...
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0answers
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Data recovery on bitlocker drives? [duplicate]

I have a Windows 8 drive that had the GPT Protective partition converted to MBR in an attempt to read it on another system. The user then did not see the drive yet still and converted it back to GPT. ...
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116 views

Recover windows 8 UEFI Boot

I have a Asus x202e notebook and I accidentally deleted the whole partition table while trying to install Ubuntu. I have recovered the partition table using testdisk tool. Now I see OS, Data, Restore ...
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203 views

Recovering RAW partition in Windows 8

I recently bought a 3TB hard drive (TOSHIBA DT01ACA300). At the time I was prone to using Windows XP because of some old legacy software, so I could only partition a 750 GB part. Now, with Windows 8, ...
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Missing Hard Drive Space

I tried to shrink my C: drive from 600GB down to 300GB and it worked fine initially. Then I booted into my other OS and shrunk its partition down as well. When I booted back into Windows Disk ...
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Can you use Windows 8 Boot Manager to boot Linux off a second hdd? UEFI/GPT

Looking at online sources its speculated that, for UEFI/GPT systems, this is not possible. My setup is a Windows 8.1 OS on a SSD and a 1TB SATA HDD for data/music/pictures etc. I recently wanted to ...
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How can I reduce NTFS system volume size beyond the limit of half?

I have Windows 8.1 installed exclusively on 1Tb volume. Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the other disk and want to access this big drive in read-write mode. However, Windows placed it's ...
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1answer
50 views

Various failures while trying to install WIndows 8.1 on fresh computer

I can't install windows 8.1 on fresh clean hard drive. In fresh install if I am selecting empty space to install Windows to, it starts installing, goes to 27% and fails with error 0x80070570 (unable ...
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toshiba recovery disc windows 8 os

So i have had a friend ask me to look at there toshiba satellite c855-28u because its not working even using the recovery disc form which i have discovered that doesn't appear to be working as it is ...
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1answer
79 views

How to install RTM Windows 8 on a laptop with OEM Windows 8?

I would like to install a clean RTM version of Windows 8 on a HP laptop that came with OEM version of Windows 8 with all kinds of bloatware and trialware. However I would like to keep all the current ...
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Partitions on GPT disk are not in the recommended order?

I want to install a clean RTM Windows 8.0 on a laptop that came with OEM Windows 8.0 pre-installed. I have a working ISO image on DVD. The problem is that the setup program complains about ...
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Windows 32x64 custom Program files folder

I am running Windows(8.1) 32 bit and I have my disc partitioned to several logical discs. 1 for OS, 1 for data and 1 for applications. Haven't been able to find answer to my question: Can I do the ...
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windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style. Windows 8.1

I have a ASUS R500A notebook.Original OS is Windows 7 64bit.Few days ago I tried to Install Windows 8.1 64 bit version.But it failed & error message is, windows cannot be installed on this ...
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How can I use diskpart to create win8 install media containing wim files larger than 4gb?

This site describes the manual procedure for preparing a usb drive to function as a bootable install medium for win8 using diskpart. Additionally here are discussed numerous strategies for dealing ...
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How can I manually partition and provision a Windows 8 USB install drive with UEFI bios and GPT scheme?

For whatever reason, I cannot get the windows 7 and windows 8 usb install tools to see my usbdrive, even though my bios can. How can I manually (from elevated command prompt) partition and provision ...
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'executing grub install dummy failed' how to fix this?

I want to dual-boot my Win8.1 PC(HPpavilion17) together with Linux Mint 16.(x64) I've tried to install Linux several times but each time it says 'executing grub install dummy failed'. I tried both ...
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Recovering Partition on ext HDD deleted by Windows 8 Recovery Disk

yesterday I shrank my 1.5 tb ext hdd main partition by 30gb to create a new 30 GB partition where I was planning to create a windows 8 recovery drive. I have successfully created the recovery on this ...
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Optimal Linux partition configuration

What's an optimal distribution of partitions for Linux(mint16)? I know almost any Linux user will say that it's a matter of opinion but I'm new to Linux and also fairly new to file systems. I'm just ...
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How can I move an Win 8.1 GPT EFI installation to a smaller disk?

which programs do you use to move a whole HDD (GPT EFI Win8.1 installation with the "boot" and "reserved" partition) to a (~10MB) smaller one? I tried "mini tool partition wizard" and "gparted live" ...
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61 views

Unable to quad boot Windows 7/8; Primary partition limitation

I'm trying to install Windows 7 x86 and x64 as well as Windows 8 x86 and x64 on a laptop, however, after installing the first three, it will not allow a forth primary partition to be created. When I ...
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65 views

Is it possible to delete sda1 or sda2?

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. I tried to install many times, but when the page of installation to choose the partition comes every time I get confused. 4 partitions are shown ...
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1answer
464 views

Why can't I extend a volume in Windows 8 disk manager?

I have this 40 GB volume (partition) that I would like to extend to 80 GB. I have already shrinken (downsized) the system partition in order to create some unallocated space before the partition that ...
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1answer
2k views

Issues installing Kali Linux alongside Windows 8

I am running Windows 8 64-bit with an i3-3230m with 750GB HDD and 8GB RAM. I installed Kali onto a 40GB unallocated partition. (Note: I had to change to Legacy mode in BIOS or my computer would not ...
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Dual boot Windows 8 x2 with truecrypt

For now i have that configuration: SSD - partition C - Windows 8 (unencrypted) RAID0 (2x500GB HDD) partition D - Data - encrypted with TrueCrypt. I want to make something like that: SSD - ...
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55 views

Can I Install Window 8?

I bought my laptop some time ago (HP Pavilion g6) and it came pre-installed with Windows 8. There was a problem with my OS (I couldn't reset or refresh) so I just installed Ubuntu 13. My only OS ...
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Clean Install of Windows 8 on Newly Installed SSD

I bought a new SSD for my Windows PC. Now I'm trying to install Windows 8 on it. First attempt Started installation from within existing Windows 8 installation by launching setup.exe Installer says ...
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my recovery partition is half the size of my hard drive and can't access it

Just got a new all-in-one pc with Windows 8 and below is an image of my disk management screen. how do I format it so I can use it as a data drive? Or, can I combine it with boot partition? I've done ...
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1answer
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Windows 8 won't boot after rewriting partition table

I was recovering a deleted partition using Testdisk to rewrite the partition table. However after that, windows 8 refused to boot up. On boot, I am presented with an blue screen saying that there was ...
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1answer
603 views

Overcoming “windows can only be installed to gpt disks” while installing windows 8 to new computer

I bought a new laptop without windows. Now i want to install windows 8. I formated entire harddisk(file format = NTFS) and then tried to install windows 8. When selecting the disk to install, it gets ...
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417 views

Windows 8.1 boot error

I tried to install linux on a second partition of my hardrive, and now I can no longer boot into either system. The error I get when booting is: The Boot Configuration for your PC is missing or ...