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  1. #40


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome aksalaymeh, and welcome to Eight Forums.

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  2. #41


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    Win 8 release canadate


    I've spent several hours tying this and variouse other combinations with no joy.
    No poblem with Consumer and release versions.
    Nothing added to fairly new system.
    I get to "getting device ready" and one reboot after that, The logo appears briefly, thee is bit of disk activity, then nothing,
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  3. #42


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Mike,

    Where did you get your copy of Windows 8 from?
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  4. #43


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    Win 8 release canadate


    Downloaded .ISO from MSFT
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  5. #44


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


    Quote Originally Posted by MikeFromHC View Post
    Downloaded .ISO from MSFT
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeFromHC
    I've spent several hours tying this and variouse other combinations with no joy.
    No poblem with Consumer and release versions.
    Nothing added to fairly new system.
    I get to "getting device ready" and one reboot after that, The logo appears briefly, thee is bit of disk activity, then nothing,

    As you say, fairly new system
    New MOBO's have a uEFI Firmware (BIOS).
    Take note of the warning at STEP SEVEN, about uEFI, in this tutorial:
    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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  6. #45


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    Win 8 release canadate


    To lae for that as the OS is gone. I allso had a new problem this morning when I tried a USB dive obtained when the update was first releases.
    It say it can't be installedon a an MBR system I'm having no luck finding a non OS based MBR to GPT solution...
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  7. #46


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    Mike,

    It sounds like you need to use step 2 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below to convert the disk from GPT to MBR.

    Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk - Windows 7 Forums


    Afterwards, use the bootable UEFI USB created from the links theog posted below to install Windows 8 as UEFI.

    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows


    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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  8. #47


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


    Hi Shawn

    uEFI mode needs to be GPT.

    Ray.

    PS.

    I use

    list disk
    select disk 0
    clean
    convert gpt

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  9. #48


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yeah, but Windows will not install to a GPT partition. Only to MBR.

    If Mike is using the UEFI USB to install from, he would need to select the unallocated disk (non GPT) to install Windows 8 to for UEFI. The USB will automatically convert the disk as needed as in the STEP THREE section below.

    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with


    At least, that's the way it worked for me. Please correct me if I'm missing something though. Good chance.
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  10. #49


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    A total unallocated disk is non GPT & non MBR.

    But mike's disk is not clean.

    To install in uEFI mode, the disk must GPT.


    screenshot of a total unallocated disk.

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