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Installing using UEFI USB

  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    The ESD folder is only in the downloaded upgrade installer.

    The MSR partition will no show in Disk Management. (srceenshots post three)

    Your screenshot in post one, the disk order looks odd for a Notebook.
    The screenshot in post five is fine.
    Says he downloaded and has the ISO.
    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Pierce View Post
    Could the answer be so simple?
    Does your ISO have UEFI support? Check out OPTION 2 here: Windows 8 Upgrade ISO - Download or Create. You will need an appropriate ESD folder if you want to create one that definitely has UEFI support. So, check out OPTION 1 also.

    I did follow every steps mentioned.

    Before installation starts, the screen show 4 partitions. When finished installing, the diskmanagement shows 3 partitions. There's also no ESD folder if it should be one after installation.[/QUOTE]got it, just making sure[/QUOTE]

    TechNet ISO with no ESD folders or files.

    Click image for larger version

    Yes, OP has a uEFI support ISO, take a look at OP's screenshots in post one, Windows 8 is install in uEFI mode.

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  2. #12

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP

    Thanks. Now I see the very small reference to EFI in his first screen shot. Missed it earlier. Regardless, I wanted to make sure he was aware of Windows 8 Upgrade ISO - Download or Create and how this tutorial can be used given his download and the possibility that his ISO might somehow be deficient UEFI-wise.
    Last edited by znod; 14 Feb 2013 at 16:36.
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