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windows 8 installation we couldnt find any drive

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    Windows 8.1 - Ubuntu 14.04

    windows 8 installation we couldnt find any drive


    hi , i recently installed mac os hackintosh on my laptop , i format my hdd to mac os journaled so that mac os can work, but then i wanted to go back to windows , so when i put my windows installation dvd to install it , it says :
    we couldnt find any drives ,load your driver and continue , i need help i cant install my windows .

    my pc:

    hp pavillion dv6 7080se
    my hdd brand is toshiba ..

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    USA, CA
    Posts : 191
    WIN 7 PRO x64, WIN 8.1 PRO x64


    that is because windows does not understand the mac os journaled file system you need to go into the mac installer and then when it says to continue or pick disc go into disc utility at the top and format your drive as one partition and pick ms fat as the file system to do it as then in the windows installer you can delete and resize as you need. in the pics in options you want guid not master boot record since its windows 8.

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    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 - Ubuntu 14.04


    i didnt mention that i dont have my mac installation anymore : (
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    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Get a copy of Linux and see if you can use that to create a fat32 disc. . .good luck
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    Windows 8.1 - Ubuntu 14.04


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Get a copy of Linux and see if you can use that to create a fat32 disc. . .good luck
    ok i will try that ,thanks
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  6. #6


    USA, CA
    Posts : 191
    WIN 7 PRO x64, WIN 8.1 PRO x64


    you could always use parted magic if you can find a older iso of it or hirens boot cd and as stated any live distro of ubuntu or any linux with a updated disc utility would work.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    To clean install:
    1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums
    than
    2a) Clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.

    2b) Clean Install - Windows 8

    2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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