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  1. #70


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    Quote Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
    Okay. Thanks, Brink. I'll give that a try.

    LB
    You're welcome.

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  2. #71


    Posts : 52
    Windows 8 Pro


    HI, may I ask, why when I deleted the partition and reformat, it created 4 partitions, called as recovery, msr, system and primary?
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  3. #72


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Mikey,

    That would be from installing Windows 8 with UEFI instead of legacy BIOS. Either way is fine, and is just a matter of personal choice.

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

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  4. #73


    Posts : 52
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Mikey,

    That would be from installing Windows 8 with UEFI instead of legacy BIOS. Either way is fine, and is just a matter of personal choice.

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

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    thanks
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  5. #74


    Posts : 21,820
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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  6. #75


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    I am having trouble putting "some [installation] pieces" together without having residual uncertainty. The related tutorials are excellent, but, still, I have lingering questions. Thank you for you help in advance.

    In the context of steps 6 through 8 of this tutorial, formatting is done automatically when installation begins, right? Also, is proceeding in this way all one needs to do to install 64 bit or 32 bit regardless of what was on the drive prior to creating unallocated space. For example, do you need to restart to, say, an install DVD after creating the unallocated space in order to, for example, install 32 bit Win8 where a 64 bit OS (e.g., Win8 or Win7) previously resided and vice versa "bitness" wise?

    And, assume I have a retail 64-bit upgrade DVD and a 64-bit upgrade DVD created using an ISO obtained via the upgrade-assistant approach to getting an ISO (as mentioned above). Is there a difference is what can be accomplished installation-wise with the two discs? And, ignoring activation, is there a difference in the procedures used to get the same result using the two disc?

    Continuing from the last paragraph are there activation differences caused by differences in the two discs?

    Answering all of what's above is a lot to ask. But, rest assured that I have at least applied myself to reading up on the things I am asking. On many of the things I have ask, I think I know the answers but my lingering uncertainties still don't go away. Thanks again.
    Last edited by znod; 27 Jan 2013 at 06:41.
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  7. #76


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


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    In the context of steps 6 through 8, formatting is done automatically when install begins, right? Also, is proceeding in this way all one needs to do to install 64 bit or 32 bit regardless of what was on the drive prior to creating unallocated space. For example, do you need to restart to, say, an install DVD after creating the unallocated space in order to, for example, install 32 bit Win8 where a 64 bit OS (e.g., Win8 or Win7) previously resided and vice versa?

    Another clarification please. For example, if I use the upgrade-assistant approach to download an ISO using a 32-bit machine and create an Install DVD, then there is no way I can use the DVD to install 64-bit Win8, right? The "bitness" of a DVD created using the procedure mentioned is inflexibly tied to the "bitness" of the machine used to download the ISO, right?

    Finally, assume I have a retail 64-bit upgrade DVD and a 64-bit upgrade DVD created using an ISO obtained via the upgrade-assistant approach to getting an ISO (as mentioned above). Is there a difference is what can be done installation-wise with the two discs?
    Step 6 to Step 8, is fine, no need for restarts,


    For Secure Erase.

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  8. #77


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    Thank you very much. I see. And, I was adding more to my questions while you were posting. I'd greatly appreciate any more that you have to say.
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  9. #78


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


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Thank you very much. I see. And, I was adding more to my questions while you were posting. I'd greatly appreciate any more that you have to say.
    Installing is the same.

    Activation is the same.

    When buy the DVD, you will receive X32 & x64 DVD's.
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  10. #79


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    Thanks much again. CU on board.
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