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My Windows 8 Upgrade Odyssey

  1. #11


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    That's not quite right, Theo. Both the .iso and the usb have to be created in a particular way for it to work.

    I would expect the one created by the upgrade advisor thing would do the job - but you never know.

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  2. #12


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


    Not seen a upgrade ESD type.

    looking at your screenshot Windows 8 Install Disk
    still has

    efi folder & bootmgr.efi

    What is MediaMeta.xml
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  3. #13


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


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    That's not quite right, Theo. Both the .iso and the usb have to be created in a particular way for it to work.

    I would expect the one created by the upgrade advisor thing would do the job - but you never know.
    The USB Pendrive needs to be formated in fat32 for uEFI BIOS PC's.
    USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create - Windows 7 Forums

    Click image for larger version


    DVD showing uEFI boot menu

    Click image for larger version
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  4. #14


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro


    Greetings. I just completed another hour+ troubleshooting session with Microsoft. I believe some progress was made, but unfortunately, no resolution has been reached yet.



    This evening, I was able to prove that the DVD drive does in fact have UEFI support, but the ISO I downloaded from Microsoft Windows 8 Upgrade utility does NOT have UEFI support. I proved this by putting the following DVDs in my drive and having them appear in the boot menu as UEFI supported devices:



    1) Windows 7 (64-bit) Upgrade Media

    2) HP Recovery Disks

    3) Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit)



    Towards the end of our troubleshooting session, the Microsoft engineer had me use GParted on the Linux Live CD to confirm the partition information.



    In summary:


    Cause: Windows 8 Pro Upgrade DVD downloaded from Microsoft does not support UEFI.

    Solution: To Be Determined...



    Stay tuned. Hopefully Microsoft will have a suitable solution ready for tomorrow night.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    The more I see and hear about UEFI, the less inclined I am to want anything to do with it.
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  6. #16


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


    Quote Originally Posted by DugieHowsa View Post
    Greetings. I just completed another hour+ troubleshooting session with Microsoft. I believe some progress was made, but unfortunately, no resolution has been reached yet.



    This evening, I was able to prove that the DVD drive does in fact have UEFI support, but the ISO I downloaded from Microsoft Windows 8 Upgrade utility does NOT have UEFI support. I proved this by putting the following DVDs in my drive and having them appear in the boot menu as UEFI supported devices:



    1) Windows 7 (64-bit) Upgrade Media

    2) HP Recovery Disks

    3) Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit)



    Towards the end of our troubleshooting session, the Microsoft engineer had me use GParted on the Linux Live CD to confirm the partition information.



    In summary:


    Cause: Windows 8 Pro Upgrade DVD downloaded from Microsoft does not support UEFI.

    Solution: To Be Determined...



    Stay tuned. Hopefully Microsoft will have a suitable solution ready for tomorrow night.
    Looking at SIW2 screenshot in Windows 8 Install Disk
    still has

    efi folder & bootmgr.efi
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  7. #17


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro


    Problem Solved. A big thanks goes out to ramon2000 over on the answers.microsoft.com Windows 8 forums.

    Is anyone else having problems with UEFI support with the DVD ISO - Microsoft Community

    Here are ramon2000's instructions:

    One must generate a new ISO file, with both boot images.

    The boot images are available in the file system of the ISO.

    One needs to build the ISO with the Microsoft tool "oscdimg".

    One can get the tool by either:

    a) To get the tool either download the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) from Download Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows® 8 from Official Microsoft Download Center
    or
    b) Download just the tool from Converting a Win8 Install Directory to an ISO at Thursday Night


    Next, one can either mount the ISO file with a virtual DVD-drive, or insert the DVD into a real DVD-drive.

    In the following example it is assumed that the Windows 8 DVD is in drive G:

    Now, create the fixed ISO (including the UEFI boot image) with the command (all in one line):

    oscdimg.exe -m -o -u2 -udfver102 -bootdata:2#p0,e,bG:\boot\etfsboot.com#pEF,e,bG:\efi\microsoft\boot\efisys.bin G:\ C:\path\to\new\win8pro-uefi.iso

    The utility will create a new ISO file.

    When the utility finishes completing the creation of the ISO file, burn the new ISO file to a DVD.

    When rebooting the computer with the install DVD with UEFI support in the DVD drive, be sure to activate your boot menu and select the drive from the list of UEFI supported devices in case it is not set as the default boot option.
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  8. #18


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


    Thank you, for posting back.
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