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Windows 8.1 Pro Does Not Let me Boot Anything

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    Windows 8.1 Pro Does Not Let me Boot Anything


    Hi everyone,
    I am Ender from Turkey. I will try to tell my problem as possible as clear.

    First of all I want to share my device information;
    I am using Lenovo Z570.
    Click image for larger version

    Now, I have a big problem wiht my Windoes 8.1 Pro. I could not boot anything.
    I serach for it but I could not find any helpfull thread about it. I tried some suggestion about BIOS but there is nothing to change. I will add my BIOS pictures to show you what kind of setting has in it.

    BIOS settings;
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    Then, I tried "Advenced Startup" but it did not help me at all.
    In some threads I saw this pictures but the poblem is I do not have "Use an other OS" or "Use a Device".





    Two of my friends are using windows 8.1 and they do not have any problem.
    I am waiting for your help.
    If you can help me, I would be appreciate.
    Last edited by araknafobia; 24 Mar 2014 at 09:59.

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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    hello ,and welcome to eight forums .
    did you try the troubleshoot icon, in the "advance startup "
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    Posts : 146
    Windows 8 Pro


    On the first picture of your post to the left of Windows 8....Under Windows Edition it states
    "Get More Features With a New Edition of Windows".....Try clicking on it.
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    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    On the first picture of your post to the left of Windows 8....Under Windows Edition it states
    "Get More Features With a New Edition of Windows".....Try clicking on it.
    Why would they do that. It is only for if you are updating to a different edition in the same line of the OS you are running.

    If the OP got to the System Screen, then it is obvious that they are booting into the OS.

    The question remains of what exactly are they having issues with, since they can get into the Operating System.
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    Posts : 146
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    On the first picture of your post to the left of Windows 8....Under Windows Edition it states
    "Get More Features With a New Edition of Windows".....Try clicking on it.
    Why would they do that. It is only for if you are updating to a different edition in the same line of the OS you are running.

    If the OP got to the System Screen, then it is obvious that they are booting into the OS.

    The question remains of what exactly are they having issues with, since they can get into the Operating System.
    Because it is not on any computer of mine
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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    On the first picture of your post to the left of Windows 8....Under Windows Edition it states
    "Get More Features With a New Edition of Windows".....Try clicking on it.
    Why would they do that. It is only for if you are updating to a different edition in the same line of the OS you are running.

    If the OP got to the System Screen, then it is obvious that they are booting into the OS.

    The question remains of what exactly are they having issues with, since they can get into the Operating System.
    Because it is not on any computer of mine
    if you check control panell you should find it there ,but as already said ,its only if you want to upgrade ,like from win8 core to win8 pro.it may not be there if you already have Pro
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    On the first picture of your post to the left of Windows 8....Under Windows Edition it states
    "Get More Features With a New Edition of Windows".....Try clicking on it.
    Why would they do that. It is only for if you are updating to a different edition in the same line of the OS you are running.

    If the OP got to the System Screen, then it is obvious that they are booting into the OS.


    The question remains of what exactly are they having issues with, since they can get into the Operating System.
    Because it is not on any computer of mine
    If you are running 8 Pro with Media Center it won't be listed, as there are no more features to add. If you are running 8 Core you use that to access add features to upgrade to 8 Pro. If you are running 8 Pro you use it to access add features to add Media Center. After that its not listed anymore. It doesn't have anything to do with the OP issue.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    @ the OP, what exactly are you trying to boot from? It's unclear, at least to me, whether your trying to boot to the OS or another device?
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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    hello ,and welcome to eight forums .
    did you try the troubleshoot icon, in the "advance startup "
    Sorry, I forgot to mention about it. Yes I tried it too but I could not see anything usefull.

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    @ the OP, what exactly are you trying to boot from? It's unclear, at least to me, whether your trying to boot to the OS or another device?
    I was trying to install ubuntu then I realized that I am unable to boot anything USB or DVD does not matter.
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    Posts : 146
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by araknafobia View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    hello ,and welcome to eight forums .
    did you try the troubleshoot icon, in the "advance startup "
    Sorry, I forgot to mention about it. Yes I tried it too but I could not see anything usefull.

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    @ the OP, what exactly are you trying to boot from? It's unclear, at least to me, whether your trying to boot to the OS or another device?
    I was trying to install ubuntu then I realized that I am unable to boot anything USB or DVD does not matter.
    Did you create a separate partition to install Ubuntu?....or did you install it on top of Windows?
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