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70 views

Restoring Windows 8.1 is blocked by UEFI

I accidentally wiped my Windows partitions while installing Ubuntu, but fortunately, I did a complete backup before trying to install it. The laptop is a Yoga 2 Pro, if that helps at all. The ...
1
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1answer
75 views

Fix Windows 8 bootloader after converting MBR disc to GPT

I bought a new MoBo, processor, and some 3TB HDDs last week and am currently setting up a clean installation of Windows 8 on the machine. The MoBo is an Asus RoG Maximus VII Ranger (What?! It was ...
1
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2answers
66 views

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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2answers
94 views

Cannot boot Windows 8 into UEFI mode (CSM only)

I have a laptop (pre-installed Win8) that has been through numerous dual-boot configurations. At one point, I had removed everything and ran Linux Mint as the only OS. Eventually, I decided to remove ...
1
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3answers
65 views

Two Windows 8 installations on separate hard drives - failure to boot

My motherboard supports UEFI and I have 2 disks on it. I did the following steps: a) Installed Windows 8 via USB on hdd1 (Let 's call this WinA). Worked fine, booted fine multiple times. b) ...
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0answers
70 views

'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). ...
0
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1answer
81 views

Toshiba Satellite C850 boot loop

I've got a Toshiba laptop acting strange on me. Any thoughts appreciated. C850-11C PSCC2E AMD E1-1200 APU Windows 8 UEFI Problem: Laptop cant restart. If i shut down the OS or restart, or it ...
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0answers
96 views

How to change 'timeout' of the UEFI boot manager from Windows 8?

How can I change the 'timeout' setting of the EFI boot manager from within Windows 8? I am trying to dual-boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu and I would like to be able to choose one or the other OS at boot ...
1
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0answers
60 views

Trying windows 7 dual boot on a windows 8 machine

I have a ThinkPad (T530) with Windows 8.1 with one HDD and this is what I have done to achieve dual boot with Windows 7 on this machine - On my main and only hard disk I created a new volume ...
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0answers
117 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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2answers
100 views

Why must I install Ubuntu in EFI mode if my other OS is installed in EFI mode?

I'm trying to create a dual-boot system on my new Asus computer, which came preinstalled with Windows 8. I want to install Ubuntu. The documentation says that if my Windows installation is in EFI ...
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0answers
90 views

Restore automatic bootup of Windows 8 in UEFI

My Acer AMD laptop came bundled with Windows 8.0 in UEFI. The state it's in now is that every boot stops at a prompt, and I have to hit ENTER at this screen to continue: How can I make this ...
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0answers
120 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 ...
1
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0answers
200 views

EFI not found when installing Debian 7.4 beside Windows 8.1

I am searching the whole time in some forums, but unfortunately I could not really get a solution. I have Windows 8.1 running on my computer, booting with UEFI. Now I installed Debian 7.4 (basics ...
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0answers
121 views

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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1answer
55 views

New Install, Win 8.1 Access over 2 TB

new install, Z87 pro MB, Win 8.1 64 bit, UEFI based. I have 2 TB drives, configured in a RAID 1+0 config, so end result is approx 4TB useable, and windows shows this. The problem is that while I can ...
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1answer
42 views

Physically moving Windows8 UEFI drive to a non UEFI equipped laptop

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 ...
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1answer
415 views

Can't install Windows 8 on a UEFI with GPT laptop?

I had Windows 8 (Single language) pre-installed on my new laptop ... and it has lags..i tried to make refresh or reset and it told me that (The driver is locked) So i managed to make a clean install ...
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0answers
180 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
237 views

Cannot boot a Windows UEFI installation with Intel Graphics HD 4000 without CSM

Problem I am attempting to convert my Windows 8.1 Pro installation from BIOS to UEFI. I followed these instructions. However, I cannot boot without the enabling the Compatibility Support Module ...
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1answer
170 views

DualBOOT windows 8 and VHDX

I have Windows 8.1 as main OS in UEFI environment and I wanted to have another Windows 8.1 as a VHDX. I used EasyBCD to add entry for the VHDX but, it didn't boot the VHDX and the boot menu was ...
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0answers
82 views

dual boot preinstalled windows 8 laptop with windows 7

I am having a hard disk in gpt partition style and Windows 8 is pre-installed in uefi mode. While trying to dual boot using usb bootable disk(using rufus,gpt partition style,fat32),it displays ...
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1answer
624 views

Asus HD 7750 - The VGA card is not supported by UEFI driver.

I installed windows 8 on my pc with uefi enabled. After installing it when i am turning off the CMS and enabling secure boot, i am getting this message. "The VGA card is not supported by UEFI ...
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0answers
470 views

Install Windows 8 (clean) on Hybrid Drive

I have a Sony Vaio T series (UEFI) that consists of a Hybrid Drive (SSD + HDD). I would like to install Windows 8 on the SSD and keep the Program files and other applications on the hard disk. What I ...
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0answers
34 views

Is Firmware Boot Manager critical? Or can it be deleted if you have Windows Boot Manager

I would like to reset {fwbootmgr} because it not linking to {bootmgr} even though in display order Firmware Boot Manager --------------------- identifier {fwbootmgr} displayorder ...
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412 views

Dualboot Fedora 20 + Windows 8 on separate drives

Well hello there, I have a little problem with my dualboot setup. So I decided to dualboot Windows (for gaming-puposes) and Fedora (for everything else), and I also decided to give them separate ...
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1answer
4k views

How to fix Boot Configuration Data (BCD) for Windows 8 EFI system

I have Lenovo H530 Desktop which comes with Windows 8. I tried to install Ubuntu on the system and ended up messing something on my way. Current status is my system won't boot into either one of them ...
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1answer
94 views

How are the initial boot files found in UEFI

I was curious and poking around my Windows 8 system. Per Wikipedia's entry on UEFI Boot loaders can also be automatically detected by the UEFI firmware, to enable booting from removable devices. ...
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2answers
4k views

Installed/Updated Windows 8 UEFI after Ubuntu - Restore GRUB

So, I had a laptop with Windows 8 OEM copy obviously installed in UEFI configuration with GPT partitioning. A little while ago I installed Ubuntu 13.xx(the latest one) alongside it and GRUB ...
1
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1answer
91 views

rEFInd takes 10 seconds to load

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T430 (Core i5, Ivy Bridge). I converted my system from BIOS-MBR to UEFI-GPT. This worked perfectly. I have rEFInd configured to load both Arch Linux and Windows 8.1. This ...
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1answer
6k views

Repairing Windows 8 EFI bootloader after installing Fedora 20

Background System is self built, so no OEM stuff. Windows 8 was installed first, hard drive was also newly set up as GPT. Later on, I installed Fedora 20 which installed GRUB on a BIOS Boot ...
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1answer
564 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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1answer
2k views

Windows 8.1 UEFI x64 & Windows XP x64 Dual-Boot

I want to add option to boot in XP into the Win8.1 boot menu. So I have 2 drives: On the first one I have installed Windows 8.1 x64 UEFI; And on the second - Windows XP x64. Following is what I ...
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1answer
368 views

How many EFI System Partitions (ESP) can a computer have?

I'm trying to set up dual/multiboot on an UEFI laptop that came with Windows 8 installed. I'd like to operate with Secure Boot enabled. I can install/configure OS'es with SecureBoot disabled (but I ...
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2answers
763 views

Accessing CentOS installation

I use an SSD as my boot device, and I have a HDD that I use for data. Both drives are set up using GPT/UEFI. I installed CentOS to its own partition on the HDD, and I have Windows 8.1 installed to the ...
1
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1answer
8k views

Partition Issue with Windows 8.1 Installation

I bought a brand new machine and I wanted to install Windows 8.1 on a single 4TB HDD. I want to partition the drive using the following layout: Drive 0 Partition 1: System Reserved - whatever the ...
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0answers
162 views

How to install arch with EFI and change system to ubuntu

This question is weird. The only Linux distribution working on my MSI GE60 with windows 8 and Uefi is Arch. I cannot install other distributions because I get a black screen on install. My problem is ...
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2answers
266 views

How to boot windows after uninstalling ubuntu?

I am using windows 8 system and I tried to install ubuntu by making a separate partion. But after deleting the partitions created for Ubuntu, it is still trying to load ubuntu and not windows. If I ...
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4answers
18k views

Clean install of Windows 7 Pro 64-bit on a UEFI with GPT laptop?

I’m currently pulling out hairs about a problem with my wife’s new Samsung Book 9 laptop. it comes preinstalled with Windows 8. She wants Windows 7 Pro. I’ve board a Windows 7 Pro 64-bit for her and ...
0
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1answer
326 views

Boot manager does not present me with OS choice

I have installed Linux Mint 15 alongside Windows 8.When installing Mint the option I chose said install Mint alongside Windows 7 which I chose. Once the system rebooted after the install,I was ...
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0answers
24 views

How to prevent Windows 8 of erasing GRUB? [duplicate]

I'm doing dualboot with Ubuntu and Windows 8 on my DELL Laptop. EFI is enabled, secure boot is not. My partitions are GPT. Everything seems to work for some time. After some normal use, GRUB stops ...
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2answers
172 views

Is it safe to purge EFI from a laptop?

My laptop is a Dell Latitude E5430 that supports both EFI and "legacy" boot modes. I'd like to removed win8 and it's troublesome EFI stuff and replace it with a Win7. I'd like to keep my ubuntu ...
0
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1answer
2k views

grub-efi refuses to chainload Windows 8.1

I have installed LMDE (with grub in MBR) after I installed Windows 8.1. I then installed the grub-efi package and added the custom Windows options: #!/bin/sh exec tail -n +3 $0 menuentry "Windows" { ...
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1answer
2k views

Move EFI System Partition to another drive

I had a Windows 8 installation on an HDD, using UEFI as boot. The HDD has the following GPT table: DISKPART> list partition Partizione ### Tipo Dim. Offset --------------- ...
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1answer
6k 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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1answer
3k views

UEFI USB only boots when formatted FAT32

I am trying to create UEFI bootable USB sticks of Windows 8. What I do is the following: diskpart select disk 1 clean convert gpt create partition primary format quick fs=ntfs I then just dump the ...
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1answer
1k views

Windows boot manager and two hard disks

here's my situation: I had an HDD with Windows 8 installed (UEFI mode). I bought a SSD and wanted to do a clean install of Windows, so I thought that disabling the HDD and leaving the SSD as the only ...
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0answers
289 views

Moving a system partition to new Hardware with Win8/UEFI, without screwing up BCD

My existing Win 8 install is historically installed on a MBR dynamic disk (that's so I can soft mirror the data partition which is on the same disk). I just bought a new motherboard/new HDD, and I ...
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0answers
216 views

Win 8: Adding a boot volume to an MBR dynamic disk [NOT about changing to basic disks]

(This is NOT aiming to convert to basic disk. In this question, the disk stays dynamic but becomes bootable) There doesn't seem to be a clear, well stated answer I can find, for the question "What ...
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2answers
858 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 ...