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Uefi guide

  1. #1


    Posts : 153
    Windows 8, Kali

    Uefi guide


    Is there anywhere where I can find a guide on how to work with my uefi laptop? It's just foreign to me. I have no clue how to reinstall windows if I put a bare drive in my laptop, or exactly how to optimize my computer for it. I understand what it is and the advantages to it. If there isn't a guide maybe y'all could post some links with useful stuff about uefi and then I could make a guide for anybody that's new to it.

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    There a a bunch of posts about it in "Installation and Setup"

    Can't install Windows 8 in UEFI mode

    Once you get it installed, there is this:

    UEFI Firmware Settings - Boot to from inside Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 153
    Windows 8, Kali


    Thanks, but I don't have a cd drive to make a repair disk. I'm looking to make a dedicated bootable usb flash drive. I'll be sure to include that if I make a guide though for those users that have a cd drive.
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  4. #4


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I forgot about that, no CD drive, There is a Program "ISo2disk" that can put a CD onto a hard drive and it will boot. Let me find the link.

    Here it is:

    ISO2Disc Free Download

    It's on Softpedia, so the real download link is the one above the link to "add to basket"
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8





    You can use the HP version of
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    warning   Warning
    Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED


    You can order the Microsoft official HP/Compaq OEM Recovery disks from the HP/Compaq OEM manufacturer's website.
    https://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...09543&sw_lang=
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  6. #6


    Posts : 153
    Windows 8, Kali


    Thanks I looked into that. I made a windows 8 core dedicated usb recovery drive and I am also making the HP usb recovery. My only problems are: People tend to lose stuff, and things fail. It's kind of dumb that I can only make one recovery media, but oh well. I would like to have two or three.
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  7. #7


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    You should be able to make as many as you want with that program.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 153
    Windows 8, Kali


    It actually won't work. I had it running for over an hour and it wouldn't work. I don't know what the problem is.
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