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Blue screen when installing Windows 8 in UEFI mode

  1. #11

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    My desktop has an MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) motherboard that came with UEFI. At the beginning I had no option for Secure Boot nor CSM support. Some time ago I was using bios version 23.7, and after a time I updated directly to 25.8 and ME8. By doing that, in the software for controlling the UEFI from Windows called ClickBios II I found Windows 8 features, like Fast Boot, MSI Fast Boot and Secure Boot, but didn't find them in the UEFI itself. I tried to see if they work and Secure Boot doesn't, even if it shows as enabled (checked with powershell). Enabling MSI Fast Boot was greying out the normal Fast Boot but it didn't work (it made no difference in boot speed), Fast Boot didn't work either, but it did work if i first enabled Fast Boot and then MSI Fast Boot, without disabling the first.

    I may be wrong but I think these features were meant to be integrated into the 7 series of motherboards, and I really have no idea how I got them, but they are seriously broken. Anyway, my point is that even though I have a pretty new motherboard with up-to-date bios, I can't enable/disable Secure Boot, nor CSM support (I never saw it in the UEFI at all).

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  2. #12

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Sorry for my late reply, I didn't have time at all lately.

    I contacted Samsung Italy and mentioned that I get BSOD when I'm installing Windows 8 in UEFI, and got a reply that my laptop isn't certified for Windows 8. Then I answered that it happens the same with Windows 7 and the reply was that I should follow the instructions provided (???) and if I still have problems I should call their customer support by phone.

    Can someone here help me with contacting them? This would be greatly appreciated. As I said, I have almost no knowledge of Italian, and I certainly cannot contact their customer by phone. If not, does anyone have any other solution? I also tried to create the partitions manually and then to install Windows but it didn't work, then to install it in traditional bios mode and to convert it and it doesn't boot Windows anymore after that, as it happened at the beginning.

    Thank you!
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