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Windows 8 Uefi Install - I might have messed up

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    Windows 8 Uefi Install - I might have messed up


    Ok
    I just upgraded to windows 8. I first install it, and then I Re-install it again using UEFI mode install.
    On this screen (below), I Forgot! to click "NEW", (I just went ahead and click next).




    Now this is what I get:



    So did I ended up with the correct installation results?

    Thanks
    Last edited by Brink; 10 Jun 2013 at 15:38. Reason: removed broken image links

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Granzon, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You're all good to go. Your Disk Management shows that you have Windows 8 installed with UEFI.

    As long as the selected hard drive is completely unallocated (no partitions), the Windows 8 installation will automatically format it properly with GPT for UEFI whether you clicked on New or Next. Well, that is as long as you boot from a Windows 8 installation UEFI USB/DVD.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Nice. I thought I messed up big time.

    But 1 more question, I installed Windows 8 twice. How can I find out if I have the old windows 8 installation still lingering around? I did not click format on the "Unallocated Space" setting screen. I don't want to dual boot 2 different windows 8 install.

    Thanks
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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10


    "Unallocated space" would be a deleted drive, so it wouldn't have a previous installation of Windows 8 on it.

    You could also double check to see if you have a C:\Windows.old folder. If you do, that would be a copy of the previous installation if you did an upgrade or repair install.
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