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Help on WIN8 install................

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Win7 64BIT

    Help on WIN8 install................


    well i am using win7 64bit on my lenovo z570 laptop.......i tried to install win8 preview version......it says my hdd is mbr type to use efi type disc u need gpt partition table on hdd.......as per my info bios of my system is already updated and there is a efi folder in C:\windows\boot...........can some one help me out with this???? n ya one more point it allows me to upgrade my win7 to win8 but it takes up too much space....i want to make a fresh install with win8 64bit version...will then opt for purchasing the pro version if it works well

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Noah, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The tutorial below may be able to help.

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

    If you do not have the UEFI option for your USB in the boot menu, then you could use the program in the link below to create an ISO that supports UEFI. Afterwards create a new bootable USB with this new ISO to use with the tutorial above instead.

    Can't find the option to burn an ISO disk

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Win7 64BIT

    will try it soon after my exams.....


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Noah, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The tutorial below may be able to help.

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

    If you do not have the UEFI option for your USB in the boot menu, then you could use the program in the link below to create an ISO that supports UEFI. Afterwards create a new bootable USB with this new ISO to use with the tutorial above instead.

    Can't find the option to burn an ISO disk

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Thanks alot for giving me the idea...will try it out soon
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome. I hope it goes smoothly.
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