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Shortcut to UEFI firmware settings on Windows 8

I often switch out of Windows 8 to Linux on another partition, but it's awkward : Windows + I Shift + click restart click Troubleshoot click Advanced options click UEFI firmware settings and only ...
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'UEFI boot source (windows 8)' and 'Legacy source (RHEL 6)', dual boot issue, after installation

On new system where windows 8.1 installed already, I have shrieked the partition and tried to install RHEL 6. But the DVD is not detectable (may be because it is not supporting UEFI boot source). ...
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122 views

“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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2answers
170 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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56 views

can't install Win7 on Asus X200MA [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Win7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit on my new laptop but it seems impossible! Finally I was able to wipe out Win8 on the hd through a Ubuntu LiveCD. Now when I turn on the computer it goes ...
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0answers
187 views

Can't access BIOS and can't boot from USB when HDD is plugged in

I have a Samsung Ultrabook series 5 notebook (NP530U3C), and recently I've been tinkering with Linux distros. I've had a dualboot setup with Windows 8 and Linux on this computer before, and all went ...
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342 views

Does Windows 8 RETAIL install extract OEM product key from BIOS?

I am in a situation where I cannot use Magical Jelly Bean Product Key Finder since the hard drive has failed on a particular system from HP. Sadly HP will only sell restore discs and I don't have the ...
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75 views

Windows 8 and the Acer S3 Series

Little problem on my hands. Currently trying to recover a friends Acer Aspire S3, Windows 8 x64 Its currently erroring on boot with “Your computer needs to be repaired” Error Code: 0xc0000034. The ...
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2answers
935 views

Windows 8.1 Black Screen

I have a brand new desktop with a new SSD. So I installed my copy of Windows 8.1 on it and got it all done fine. When I first went to the desktop I thought to install a graphics card driver first. So ...
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0answers
100 views

Extract Samsung OEM recovery from laptop HDD

I have a Samsung NP540U3C with Windows 8. I recovered it to factory condition, booted and it was fine. There were 107 Windows updates so I downloaded and installed them, rebooted and then I was ...
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124 views

Cannot pass the pre-bios loading screen (toshiba laptop)

I've just bought a toshiba laptop satellite p50-A-14K. I was struggling installing ubuntu 13.10 together with windows 8.1. I couldn't get the dual boot working so at one point, what I did is to delete ...
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1answer
108 views

Clock is standing still when the computer is turned off

Since some days I have a strange problem with a computer with windows 8.1. The clock has stopped working when the computer is off or sleeping! When I turn the computer on, the time is set to the time ...
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34 views

Enabling Hyper-V in BIOS causes Windows to stuck

I installed Visual Studio 2013 for Windows Phone and at the end it popped up that Hyper-V (virtualization tool used in Windows Phone Emulator) isn't available on my computer. I done some research and ...
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1answer
114 views

Cooling fans not working after win8.1 install [closed]

I have Sony vaio vgn fw490 after updating from win 7 to win 8.1 the fans not working. I have installed speedfan but I can see 2 fans but I can't control them. In bios I don't have an advanced tab, so ...
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1answer
728 views

can't access bios solid motherboard beep

You can skip this part if you just want to get to the point. goto :question I have a toshiba satellite c885, that originally had windows 8 installed. I deleted windows 8, and ...
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1answer
302 views

Hyper-V Won't Enable in Windows 8

So, I'm trying to develop an app for WP8, however I can't seem to make the emulator run... Why? Hyper-V won't enable! I'm using a AMD FDX 8350 processor in a 970A-UD3 Gigabyte motherboard. Here ...
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0answers
78 views

How to boot from cd or dvd on windows 8?

How can I boot from cd on Windows 8? It seems a pretty easy question, but I really have this problem! The boot order in the BIOS should be ok, I have CD/DVD, HD, and so on. In the same page on the ...
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0answers
94 views

Cannot access BIOS on Lenovo Z580

Probably because of Windows 8 installation some time ago. I know it is a common issue, however I am running Arch now and therefore cannot use most solutions. I have access to Multiboot menu but when ...
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1answer
412 views

Installing Windows 8 without the key

I have a Sony Vaio Pro laptop that came preinstalled with Windows 8. I wiped the disk and now I don’t have the original system left any more. For my misfortune, the laptop didn’t have a Windows ...
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0answers
182 views

Can't detect any boot devices on a new Netbook

Hardware: LT41P04U Gateway Netbook --- Link to Specs: http://us.gateway.com/gw/en/US/content/model/NX.Y43AA.001 Bios Version : InsydeH20 Rev 5.0 Problem: Need to install Windows 7 64-bit or Windows ...
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1answer
7k views

“All boot options are tried” after updating BIOS

I have a Samsung series five laptop. I recently updated the BIOS, which completed successfully. I got the following message after it rebooted: All boot options are tried. Press <F4> key to ...
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0answers
168 views

Can't find Bootloader without “CSM”

I bought a new Asus N550JV, with Windows 8 (in UEFI-mode) preinstalled. The Laptop had 1 HDD installed. Right after buying, I changed the Blueray-Disk with a new SSD, and installed Windows 8.1 on the ...
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0answers
24 views

RAM strangeness on brand new ASUS K55N [duplicate]

Not sure if this is the right Stack Exchange site, but I bought a brand new ASUS K55N laptop (6 GB RAM) but it says only 1.46 GB is usable. Info: Windows 8.0 x64 System reports 6 GB but only 1.46 ...
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1answer
144 views

How to boot from USB in Windows 8?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu along with Windows 8. I have copied the Ubuntu 64bit ISO in a USB Pendrive [aka USB Flash Drive] and now I'm trying to boot from there. In the BIOS, I select First Boot ...
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0answers
94 views

Cannot enter BIOS under Windows 8?

I've been using Linux, but installed Windows 8 to give it a try. I've decided to switch back, but now it seems something has happened to the BIOS/UEFI. When the system boot I get a 'Press ESC to ...
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1answer
1k views

Cannot modify BIOS setting on Asus Zenbook UX31a

I bought an Asuz Zenbbok UX31A with windows 8 a while ago. After I bought it I decided to put windows 7 on it and everything worked fine. Yesterday I updated my bios in order to fix a fan issue and it ...
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1answer
112 views

How does windows 8 prevent BIOS access

I am trying to get a better understanding of how BIOS and operating systems work. From what I understand, BIOS is a basic piece of software that is the first thing to be run when a computer turns on ...
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1answer
532 views

Confusing BIOS and UEFI

I've just bought an Acer Aspire E1 (572) laptop four days ago, and ran into that UEFI/BIOS problem. It was shipped with Linpus Lite OS by default. I had it installed a Win 8 pro on it, after ...
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2answers
478 views

Disk read error in Windows 8

When I try to run my laptop, it says: A disk read error has occurred; press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart. Then I restarted it a couple of times. After trying for some time, I finally was able to run my ...
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0answers
2k views

Dell Windows 8 Reinstall with bios based product key

I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron running pre-installed windows 8(oem) and unfortunately i've been a victim of a virus attack and now i cant even boot windows(cannot proceed to login screen). ...
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1answer
42 views

Stucked in BIOS(AMI)

I was trying to install Ubuntu (the installation went well) while already having installed windows 8. After installation I wanted to change the boot option back to hard drive but this option wasnt ...
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1answer
958 views

BIOS doesn't recognize USB

My Mom recently bought an ASUS VivoBook X202E laptop. I have a USB (bootable) with Windows 8.1 on it, which I'm trying to install on her laptop. When I go into the BIOS of the laptop to change the ...
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1answer
11k views

Cannot enter the BIOS on a Samsung ATIV Book 2

I bought a new Samsung ATIV Book 2 NP270E5V-K01AE Notebook. It was running Windows 8 perfectly. I downloaded and installed Windows 8.1 and after the installation the laptop just restarts ...
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2answers
2k views

Windows 8 laptop booting straight to BIOS. No logo

One month old Windows 8 laptop (Asus K55N-DB81) has suddenly stopped booting. When turning on the laptop, it goes straight to BIoS without showing any of the ASUS logos or anything. I've tried the ...
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2answers
96 views

Windows 8 hybrid shutdown disables BIOS setup

My Lenovo laptop runs Windows 8 and Linux Mint with GRUB bootloader. Today, I have deleted Mint partition from Windows and by mistake shut down my laptop instead of rebooting it. Now I cannot change ...
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2answers
2k views

Boot issue with ASUS K55A - Black Screen

A fiend asked me to look at a problem on their laptop. Laptop is an ASUS with the model # K55A-HI5103D running Win 8. It started getting an error on boot about having an issue with a PXE utility?? ...
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0answers
73 views

Configure raid in a HP SleekBook 14

I´m trying to reinstall in my machine Windows 8, i deleted in bios option the raid partition. But I want to reconfigure, I set the size of raid partition but it didn´t come bigger thant 60 gb. ...
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3answers
92 views

Keyboard no longer works when entering BIOS

I am trying to boot from USB so I can install a couple different Linux distros. I can enter the BIOS, but as soon as I enter the BIOS the keyboard lights switch off (Num Lock and Caps Lock) and I ...
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0answers
917 views

Issue using a “used” SSD as a Windows 8.1 Boot Drive

So, I'm something of a Mac person, but decided to take a stab at this whole "build yourself a PC" thing - right now, the thing is assembled, posts just fine, and can get to the BIOS. The problem is ...
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1answer
135 views

Win 8 / 7 Dual Boot Nightmare

I need help as I don't have any knowledge about windows boot process, but I'm willing to learn. Have an Acer Aspire V3-771 that came with Win8 preinstalled on 750GB HDD. Decided to try to use Dual ...
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1answer
5k views

Enabling UEFI mode in BIOS after having set it to CSM mode, and not being able to get back into BIOS

I set my BIOS to CSM only mode after being unable to boot into windows after upgrading it to 8.1 and not being able to boot from a USB stick to repair it. I ended up putting in a formatted SSD, and ...
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Error 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) - Lenovo Twist

I have a Lenovo Twist (S230u). When I boot it up, it shows the LENOVO logo, then under that it says ''To interrupt normal startup, press Enter''. Then it says ''2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main ...
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1answer
1k views

How to boot from DVD/USB on Windows 8. Where is the boot priority menu?

I am trying to boot a Linux Live CD on my windows 8 system. I want to boot it live then install it to an external hard drive to also boot from later/at will. I have found the option under Settings ...
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1answer
183 views

Win8 gets “bios has been reset” on every startup

recently i have had a periodically online windows update and since then I have been geeting this message on almost each startup. what should I do?
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2answers
831 views

no OEM certificate found in windows 8

i want to clean install win 8 on my new lenovo, i have heard that OEM key is stored in the bios and is automatically applied on a clean install. so i decided to save the OEM CERTIFICATE using a ...
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2answers
1k views

How can I disable SecureBoot when my system won't boot?

I recently upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1 and received a warning that SecureBoot was not properly configured. I proceeded to try correcting this by installing the default keys from the BIOS and ...
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1answer
160 views

Bios Boot Selection Menu?

I have two HDDs, one with Windows 8 installed on it, and one with Ubuntu 12.10 installed on it. Seeing as Ubuntu is not installed alongside Windows, I can only assume that Windows doesn't even see ...
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0answers
1k views

Dual boot Windows 7 on pre-installed Windows 8 laptop

I have a newer HP laptop with preinstalled Windows 8. I want to dual boot Windows 7 with it, but am unable to boot to the USB. To start with, I downloaded an .iso from Microsoft that I then copied ...
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1answer
584 views

does enabling fastboot in bios affect windows8 fastboot perfomance?

I have a hp probook 4540s laptop which has a fastboot option in bios. But I have heard that it reduces many tests done when booting up. From my understanding win8 needs a bios test to check whether ...
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1answer
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Can I disable UEFI in Windows 8 to boot it in legacy mode?

1 - I would like to boot my pre-installed Windows 8 in legacy mode, and not any more in UEFI mode. Is it possible ? If yes, do you know a tool/cmd to change it ? 2 - Would Microsoft be ready to give ...