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Stolen laptop has been recovered and formatted.

  1. #41


    Posts : 24
    Windows 8


    Thanks for all the replies, now i only need is on how to clean install it when it always prompt me that the key does not match any of the version in the installation media. even i used the installation media before for repairing the computer(Repair your computer) the option that comes along with the install button.

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  2. #42


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Must be modified media? Does it prompt you to select a version to install? It shouldn't.
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  3. #43


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


    Boot the Microsoft official DVD/USB or ASUS Recovery DVD in UEFI mode.
    Click image for larger version

    How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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  4. #44


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Screenshot of ASUS F9 Default in post 22.

    I believe the Asus CSM is set to UEFI & Legacy by Default.


    The embedded key can only be used with a Microsoft official DVD/USB.
    Launch CSM was disabled on my laptop. If I enable it another option pops up replacing the Fast Boot option, Launch PXE OpROM. The description states, "Controls the execution of Legacy PXE option". My guess is you have to turn Launch CSM on and then enable Launch PXE OpRom to put it in Legacy mode. Disabling Launch CSM should put you in UEFI mode?
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  5. #45


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


    PXE OpRom is for network boot.
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  6. #46


    Posts : 24
    Windows 8


    Thanks for all the replies. That was helpful, now i only need to know how to install the windows 8. i would prefer a clean install if it is possible by using the OEM.
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  7. #47


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    PXE OpRom is for network boot.
    I'll take your word for it, this UEFI stuff is all new to me. I noticed if I enable Launch CSM, I get and AMD logo in the lower left of the screen that has the balls circling my ASUS logo. The Windows 8 boot screen. I have no Idea what its for or how you access it, if you can.
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  8. #48


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


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    PXE OpRom is for network boot.
    I'll take your word for it, this UEFI stuff is all new to me. I noticed if I enable Launch CSM, I get and AMD logo in the lower left of the screen that has the balls circling my ASUS logo. The Windows 8 boot screen. I have no Idea what its for or how you access it, if you can.
    One Time Boot Menu will look like this

    Click image for larger version

    Preboot Execution Environment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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  9. #49


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


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Boot the Microsoft official DVD/USB or ASUS Recovery DVD in UEFI mode.
    Click image for larger version

    How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
    Chick here: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
    Quote Originally Posted by kevsmilla View Post
    Thanks for all the replies. That was helpful, now i only need to know how to install the windows 8. i would prefer a clean install if it is possible by using the OEM.
    The above.
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  10. #50


    Posts : 24
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Must be modified media? Does it prompt you to select a version to install? It shouldn't.
    It does not ask what version i would like to install
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