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ASUS K75DE Windows 8 & 7 dual boot, unexpected BIOS prob

  1. #11

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Your going to want to make your recovery media as installing Windows 7 is going to break the link from the F9 key to the recovery utility. Its likely also going to make Windows 8 unbootable. Normally you would install the Windows 7 first then Windows 8. Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista
    Windows 8 will be bootable after installing Windows 7 in UEFI mode, NO need to install Windows 7 first.

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  2. #12

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    Win 8, Win 7, Ubuntu 12.10

    Okay, removing the password from BIOS restored my access, now I am making a UEFI bootable USB install stick for Win7 x64 Pro, so we'll see how this goes. Going to mark this thread as solved, thanks for the help guys.
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  3. #13

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,884
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    ok great, i add and remove passwords from my Asus MBs all the time, and it acts much the same as you describe.
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  4. #14

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    One thing to remember though, its easy to reset the password on a desktop motherboard if you forget it or enter it incorrectly. A simple BIOS reset with the jumper will erase it. That same procedure will not work on a laptop as the password is stored differently. You have to know what the password is to go in and change it. So be very careful when setting one on a laptop.
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