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How to enable Secure boot on Windows 8 at installaton ?

  1. #21


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    Windows 8.1


    Yes, you can customize your backup to include "only" what you want to back up. Notice in the screenshot below, there are check boxes to the lower-right of each partition and you can uncheck them as needed to remove them from the impending backup. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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    Update: In the cases of multiple drives, you can uncheck the box (top-left of drive) to remove an entire drive from the backup.

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  2. #22


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    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    As My2Cents stated.

    You can backup C drive but the option to restore Windows only takes a few extra MBs.

    Picture:

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    The process is the same.
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  3. #23


    Posts : 78
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sreyan32 View Post
    Yes, you are right the original BIOS(ver F7) did not have secure boot. The latest BIOS added secure boot functionality. I need to know whether the reason for Secure Boot being unsupported is because Windows 8 was a legacy install or whether my motherboard can't handle it??? I need to know definitely. And how do I format my HDD as GPT??
    Well, my Z77 based Gigabyte board was installed via UEFI, and mine says Off... so I would guess it's because of install (I never turned mine on)

    I notice in your first screenshot that it says your OS is running as "Legacy", which I belive is BIOS (although I seem to recall mine saying BIOS back in the day, maybe this has changed). You definitely need to do a UEFI install to get SecureBoot. It's possible to convert to UEFI (I did) but it's a pain.

    There's an article here:

    Converting Windows BIOS installation to UEFI - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki
    I read the article that you have provided. I have some questions regarding that since my partitions dont exactly match up to what is described over there. Plus, you have already converted an existing MBR to UEFI so i hope you will be able to guide me -:

    1 ) This is probably the biggest problem. In the article it is stated that, disk 0 partitions will look like the following -:

    Partition ### Type Size Offset
    ------------- ---------------- ------- -------
    Partition 1 Primary 350 MB 1024 KB
    Partition 2 Primary 126 GB 350 MB


    But my partitions of disk 0 look like the following (view screenshot)-:
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    as you can see there is NO partition reserved for the boot information ONLY. I have a PRIMARY PARTITION of 68 GB which is my entire C drive. Now if I delete that then I loose my entire Windows installation. In the article they only delete the SYSTEM Partition and recreate to an UEFI boot partition. Now obviously I cant delete my entire Windows partition and recreate just a boot partition. What do I do to work around this ?? Is there a way now to separate the boot data from my C drive and put it into another partition of its own ??

    2) The next problem is that I have 2 internal hard disks connected(look at screenshot and ignore disk 2 its only a 8GB flashdrive connected to my machine at the time)-:
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    So do I have to convert both of the disk to use GPT ?? Which do I convert first ? Disk 1 or Disk 0 ? My guess is that I first convert Disk 1 and then move on to Disk 0 because if I convert disk 0 first then when I reboot disk 1 wont be recognizable anymore to the machine. Please guide me on what I am supposed to. How do I handle this ??

    These are the two primary problems that I am facing now. I cant move forward until someone tells me how to handle these two problems. Thanks.
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  4. #24


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    No, you do not need to convert Disk 1 to GPT. Only your boot disk has to be GPT.

    You need to resize your partitions. You can probably add the partitions to the end of the disk 0. However, I notice that Disk E: is 94% free, so you could just copy that data to F: and delete E: then move E: further down the drive using something like Paragon Partition Manager Express (Free version).

    Paragon Partition Manager Free Edition - Leading partitioning software! | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, resize partition

    You would either copy the data from E: to F: or just resize E: smaller and move C: down to create space in front of C:\ for the special partitions.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 78
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    No, you do not need to convert Disk 1 to GPT. Only your boot disk has to be GPT.

    You need to resize your partitions. You can probably add the partitions to the end of the disk 0. However, I notice that Disk E: is 94% free, so you could just copy that data to F: and delete E: then move E: further down the drive using something like Paragon Partition Manager Express (Free version).

    Paragon Partition Manager Free Edition - Leading partitioning software! | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, resize partition

    You would either copy the data from E: to F: or just resize E: smaller and move C: down to create space in front of C:\ for the special partitions.
    Disk 0 now looks like the following on my machine-:
    Click image for larger version

    As you can see there is 500 MB of unallocated space in front of C Drive. What I want to do is that make a partition from this space and then transfer my system files only from C drive to this partition. That is I want to make that partition (which I will make from the unallocated space) as the "System Reserved" partition, where all my system files will be present. Please note I don't want to transfer my Windows installation files, just the bootloader and other files that tell the computer where Windows is located during the time of booting.
    1. How do I do this ?? How do I transfer only the system files from C drive and put it into this partition ??
    2. Also after the transfer is done is there anyway I can test whether my PC is actually booting from that partition or not ??? Because during the time of conversion I will be deleting this partition and creating a UEFI compatible one, so if this partition was not used in the first place only then I will land up in problems.


    Thanks
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