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pre-installed 8 to transfer to new ssd

  1. #11

    Fwiw, when you start up (HP) bottom left of the start screen you will see a message "Press Escape for boot options". It is there for a very short time! When you press escape, you will see theogs picture of choices.
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  2. #12

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    win 8 64bit pro

    Yeah I've done that, but I'll check again when I get home (at work atm). Btw, if that option is available, how would I go about cleaning my SSD (I know theog said not to Clean all on it) Samsung 840 250gb (not pro).
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  3. #13

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

    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
    Than type> convent gpt
    & than Reboot PC to install.

    Attachment 12602

    How to install with a uEFI BIOS:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
    You can use CLEAN, do not use CLEAN ALL on a SSD.
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  4. #14

    Posts : 13
    win 8 64bit pro

    ok this is what i get when i press ESC:

    f1 system information
    f2 system diagnostics
    f9 boot device options
    f10 bios setup
    f11 system recovery

    when i press f9:
    os boot manager
    boot from efi file (if i choose this, i can get the EFI from win 8 disc, at language "shift f10>diskpart>list disk>no drives found)
    notebook hard drive
    internal cd/dvd rom drive

    when i press f10:
    UEFI boot order:
    internal cd/dvd rom drive
    os boot manager
    usb diskete on key/usb hard disk
    usb cd/dvd rom drive
    ! network adapter

    I don't see anything similar to what theog showed. Currently win 8 works ok via install "legacy"
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  5. #15

    Ah. Sorry. Forgot the extra step. It is, of course the F9 option into theog's picture. But it seems that even in one brand, the options are different? F10 on both of mine take me into the Bios options.
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