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Cannot boot win 8.1 without install cd

I've formatted my HP laptop and installed a new win 8.1 from dvd. But now I cannot boot from hard drive unless the install CD is presented. There's an error message displayed when booting in non ...
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I can’t access the BIOS setup using F2 key on Samsung NP270E5V laptop

My Samsung NP270E5V laptop came with Ubuntu 13.04 installed on it, but I cant boot from a CD/DVD or USB flash drive to install Windows 7. Pressing F2 during boot doesn’t take me to BIOS menu so that I ...
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Stop Windows 8.1 from removing Grub

I've got a relatively new HP Envy machine running Windows 8.1 that I want to run Ubuntu on. Installation works great and I'm all happy until I boot back into Windows, at which point grub is removed ...
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Monitor only works if Legacy BIOS (CSM) disabled?

I have an Asus Q550-LF computer running Windows 8.1 Enterprise. It has a MiniDisplayPort output which is connected to a MiniDP to DVI adapter. I discovered that my monitor was not working the same day ...
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Does Windows 8.1 Secure Boot need a TPM chip?

I've seen conflicting information about the need for a TPM chip when enabling Secure Boot in the UEFI BIOS. Is a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chip needed for Secure Boot? Thanks Edit: Thanks ...
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Questions about using Clonezilla to create and restore image on Windows 8.1 secure boot system

I'd like to use clonezilla to create a disk image of a Windows 8.1 system with secure boot enabled and some third-party software installed, so that I can at a later time restore the system from that ...
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How to deactivate secure boot on windows 8.1 when uefi firmware settings arent available?

I've installed Windows 8.1 in UEFI mode, screen that proves it is below After rebooting system in advanced mode going to: Troubleshoot->Advanced options I can't find UEFI Firmware settings tile ...
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ASRock UEFI Setup Utility No option to disable secure boot

I want to downgrade my computer from Windows 8.1 to Windows 7. I originally had Windows 7 on my desktop, then upgraded to Windows 8, then Microsoft basically forced me to upgrade to Windows 8.1. I was ...
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Secure boot validation failure loading ext4_x64.efi

My setup: - Lenovo U510 with preinstalled Windows 8 - UEFI and Secure Boot enabled - Fedora 20 installed on a new ESP partition Having two ESPs I wasn't able to boot Windows with grub, so I ...
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HP Split X2 - Clean Install of Windows 8

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 ...
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Multi-boot USB using Windows bootloader and UEFI, for WinPE 4.0 and Windows 8 installation

I have a large USB drive that I would like to use to multi-boot several Windows products. The way my project seems to differ from every other thing I have found on Google is that I want it to work ...
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Installing Windows 8 from DVD (or USB) - Toshiba

I would like to do a clean install of Windows 8. I do not want to use the OEM stuff or do a Windows recovery. I have burned the ISO to a USB drive and when I boot, hit f12, and select USB I get ...
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Computer no longer POSTs after enabling secure boot

I just installed Windows 8.1 and I decided to take advantage of its secure boot support. I went into my BIOS (latest version), selected Windows 8 as my installed OS (the BIOS has a setting where you ...
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If TPM owner password set in linux, how to enter owner password in windows to enable bitlocker?

I have successfully taken ownership of, and used various features of, my tpm in linux, using tpm_takeownership and related applications. Now when I try to enter the owner password in windows to ...
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Windows 8 can't override Ubuntu

I had Windows 8 installed on my Asus X5551M, then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 over it. Now I want to go back to Windows 8 to sell the computer. I created a Windows 8 USB using the exe from the Windows ...
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UEFI multi-factor authentication on admin password?

Many UEFI vendors offer boot and Admin passwords for a local machine. For a normal cold boot or reset, I would like the UEFI system to simply pick the properly signed bootloader and proceed. Having ...
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Secure Boot is not compatible on my PC; will I be able to install Windows 8 on it?

Yesterday, I ran Windows 8 upgrade assistant on my PC, Only problem it gave is that Secure Boot isn't compatible with your PC Your PC's firmware doesn't support Secure Boot so you won't be able to ...
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Need help understanding GUID - Secure Boot Keys

I am experimenting SecureBoot using Tiano Core OVMF. While inserting secure boot keys (.cer format) thru OVMF UEFI firmware interface, it also asks for GUID. I am leaving that blank in simulation, ...
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Virtualization with UEFI'secure boot feature

I'm interested in the notion of emulating digital signature checks in virtual machines—the host can be booted without hardware-based digital signature checks, which can be moved to the VM, and the ...
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KeyTool.efi - Can not add new db key in user mode - Secure Boot

On virtual machine with OVMF implementation of Tianocore UEFI, I ran signed Keytool.efi (Part of efitools-1.5.3-1.1.x86_64 ) initially in Setup Mode. I inserted db (signed by KEK Private) , KEK ...
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UEFI Secure Boot Keys

Out of curiosity to understand Secure Boot, I explored Tianocore’s OVMF along with QEMU virtual system on Linux. I could experiment & see how Secure boot prevents unsigned efi file from running ...
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Are there any rescue CD's which are bootable on UEFI and or UEFI with Secure Boot enabled?

I'm looking for Rescue CD's like Hiren's Boot CD which allow me to boot without switching to BIOS or turning off Secure Boot. I had no luck finding such thing. Is it even possible to launch such an ...
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Upgrading Win7/Quantal(secure boot off) to Win8/Quantal dual boot

I have a Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot setup on an HP g4 laptop that is Win8 ready. Secure boot is off(using legacy boot). I want to upgrade to Windows 8, keeping the Ubuntu 12.10 install ...