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Some less-common UEFI issues.....

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    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

    Some less-common UEFI issues.....


    "Open CMD as Administrator and type:"


    Why convert the USB key to GPT?
    I though that UEFI standard needed the HDD Drive to be Allocated as GPT.


    you don't convert the USB , you convert the whole HDD (you seriously need to focus on reading)

    You misunderstood me.
    The guy form MDL gave me GPT diskpart information to act upon the USB key instead of the actual HDD where Win8 need to be installed to.


    Why?




    "Extract Windows 8 ISO to the USB stick
    Check that UEFI Boot (Secure Boot) is enabled in bios.
    Press the key for boot menu.
    Select "UEFI:xxx""


    First i thank you for the detailed help you have given me.
    Still no "UEFI:xxx" boot option


    are you sure...? so when you start your laptop , then go to the Bios , you don't have any UEFI options? i read you have said the opposite on MDL... be clear please.

    I didn't said the opposite.
    I have an Bios/UEFI and its corresponding options
    Yes, i dont see an "UEFI:xxx"" usb boot option in my <F12> Boot Selection Menu.


    "Your HDD is/was GPT since Windows 8 was installed on UEFI mode."


    It turned out it was and it had 9 partitions as GParted showed to me(one if them being unidentified) before wiping them all out.

    there your mistake




    Technet says 4 at default and 5 at recommended, so why 9 for me and 1 being unidentified?


    i don't care of Technet said, their system is not your system , they have a different computer not yours

    Technet doesnt say bullshit. It describes the numbers of partitions needed for an UEFI install.
    It says that in default mode the following 4 partitions will be needed:


    Recovery Enviroment
    System
    MSR
    Windows 8


    and a recommended action would be creating one more for Recovery Image.
    This is not bullshit.
    Why i had 9(1 being unidentified i dont know)




    b) Why use Shrink C:\ after the installation proccess and opposed of


    Remove ALL partitions hence a big unallocated space be created
    Click "New" on that, so that hopefully(will it work like that?) the default 4 EFI partition layout will appear.
    Delete the [Windows Partition] UEFI Setup created and make [50 MB Windows Partition][Rest Space Data Partition] ?


    That way i can have both default EFI partitioning and *my way* addition portioning too.


    "you failed already by doing that , so DO WHAT WE TOLD YOU and don't try to do your way again, it is just a failure made by deep ignorance."

    I didnt try that so far. after wiping all out, i did a legacy win8 install with my accustomed way of partitioning.
    Now we are talking UEFI install.
    I'am not trying to be smart here.
    I just want the whole partition scheme to take place during installation time.


    Will what a described above work? i need to know this before trying to make the actual install
    If it won't work than at what point will it go wrong?
    I really do not see why such an idea would fail.


    c) Will Motherboard's bios insert automatically the OEM's product serial number to the Win8 Setup proccess when it will require the serial number from me prior of installing?


    yes normally


    "Does the embedded Serial Number of the Mobo Bios will work for ANY Windows version"


    Of course NOT. It will ONLY work for the SKU that came preinstalled on your Lenove before you fscked it all.

    Elaborate for me please. The SKU? You mean the flavor of Windows came as an OEM?
    i have a x64 Greek MSDN VL Win8
    What do i have to do so during the setup process the Installer pick successfully the serial number from mobo bios?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 68
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    Especially this part i need help:

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    b) Why use Shrink C:\ after the installation proccess and opposed of


    Remove ALL partitions hence a big unallocated space be created
    Click "New" on that, so that hopefully(will it work like that?) the default 4 EFI partition layout will appear.
    Delete the [Windows Partition] UEFI Setup created and make [50 MB Windows Partition][Rest Space Data Partition] ?
    ​------------------------------------------------------


    Following the beaten track would help partioning AFTER installation is complete.

    Improvising, would help partitioning DURING the installation process (more native confrontation)

    Conclusion: we have 2 ways of dealing with the subject(which is adding portions to the UEFI's defaults)
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    The thread seems to start in the middle.

    What are you replying to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikos
    Actually its slipstremed and i didnt want to metnion it.

    I download oit form a greek torrent site and it containes

    Windows 8 Base
    Windows 8
    Windows 8 Pro
    Windows 8 with Media Center

    both x32 & x64 archs UNTOUCHED as it where from MSDN where they got downloaded from.

    I use that DVD because i have 8 different Win for ALL needs.

    I still dont understand though what this slipstream version has to do with the <F12> Boot Selection Menu.

    Please explain.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 68
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    The thread seems to start in the middle.

    What are you replying to?
    In another forum someone told me that if i need to partititon an UEFI HDD i must after installation go to device management and Shrink C:\ to a size i want and create a new partition next to it as [data partition]

    I asked the fololwing as a reply:


    Why use Shrink C:\ after the installation proccess and opposed of.......


    Remove ALL partitions hence a big unallocated space be created
    Click "New" on that, so that hopefully(will it work like that?) the default 4 EFI partition layout will appear.
    Delete the [Windows Partition] UEFI Setup created and make [50 MB Windows Partition][Rest Space Data Partition] ?

    Can this be done?
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