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Acer TimelineU M5-581T| UEFI| Windows 8 x64 install error

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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    Acer TimelineU M5-581T| UEFI| Windows 8 x64 install error

    i recently purchased a Acer TimelineU M5-581T laptop. it has 20GB SSD and 500GB HDD and UEFI MB also supports legacy BIOS. it came with Windows-8 pre-installed and had a single drive C:. i had a sequence of events which i described in sevenforum which is related to Windows 7 installtion, can be found in below link.

    Acer TimelineU M5-581T| UEFI| Windows 7 install hangs at Logo - Windows 7 Help Forums

    now i am unable to install Windows 8 x64 on it. i could able to try with UEFI + Secureboot enabled which is allowed to take Windows 8 USB bootable disk (created by Rufus with UEFI+GPT selection), i a getting error during HDD partition. it says "we couldn't create a new partition. error 0x......".

    and if i leave the disk just un-partitioned and click next to continue with installation, then it says "unable to format a partition on disk 0. the error occurred while preparing the partition selected for installation. error code 0x.......".

    anyone pls advise a workable solution, will be much help. thanks.

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

    Boot the ACER Recovery USB drive & do a RESET.

    You can use Reset to recovery to factory setting.
    How to do a Reset
    Reset Windows 8
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    i did it finally worked-out without the recovery disks. will share details later.
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