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Problem with installing windows 8.1 on sony vaio e series

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Problem with installing windows 8.1 on sony vaio e series


    Hi,
    I'm trying to install windows 8.1 on a sony vaio E series laptop which had windows 8 preloaded on it. I made a bootable usb thumb drive with Windows USB CD/DVD Download tool. When i try to boot through the pdrive it doesn't boot. I selected the option to boot from external device and selected the boot mode as UEFI. But it doesnot go into the windows 8.1 setup.
    Then i selected the legacy mode and started the setup but it booted into the 8.1 setup. I formatted the C: Drive and selected that partition to install windows 8.1 on it but it showed mean an error showing that the partition is of GPT style and windows cannot install. I was doomed...
    I searched on the internet and came to know that it happens because it is not booted in the UEFI mode and then i tried again but it doesnot go into the windows setup and shows a black screen with the notification that no operating system was found. I tried everything i could but couldnt fix it. I badly need your help!
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  2. #2


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by athar123 View Post
    I made a bootable usb thumb drive with Windows USB CD/DVD Download tool. When i try to boot through the pdrive it doesn't boot.

    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

    To Create a Bootable UEFI USB Flash Drive using Free Program "Rufus".
    - Under Partition scheme and target system type, select GPT partition scheme for UEFI Computer
    - Under File system, select FAT32
    - Click/tap on the browse icon and select your Windows 8.1 64-bit ISO file.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)





    I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by athar123 View Post
    I made a bootable usb thumb drive with Windows USB CD/DVD Download tool. When i try to boot through the pdrive it doesn't boot.

    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

    To Create a Bootable UEFI USB Flash Drive using Free Program "Rufus".
    - Under Partition scheme and target system type, select GPT partition scheme for UEFI Computer
    - Under File system, select FAT32
    - Click/tap on the browse icon and select your Windows 8.1 64-bit ISO file.
    thank you genet it worked..
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)





    I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
    Click image for larger version
    You are absolutely right but actually its not my own laptop and i also dont have any idea whether he had a recovery DVD or not! Well either way the problem is solved..
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by athar123 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by athar123 View Post
    I made a bootable usb thumb drive with Windows USB CD/DVD Download tool. When i try to boot through the pdrive it doesn't boot.

    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

    To Create a Bootable UEFI USB Flash Drive using Free Program "Rufus".
    - Under Partition scheme and target system type, select GPT partition scheme for UEFI Computer
    - Under File system, select FAT32
    - Click/tap on the browse icon and select your Windows 8.1 64-bit ISO file.
    thank you genet it worked..
    Hey can I have your contact details? Actually I also faced same issue
    It is not working in above mentioned procedure.
    Please help me
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  7. #7


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by dipakmaity View Post
    It is not working in above mentioned procedure.
    Here is info about UEFI Boot Mode (installing using the GPT partition style) and Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (installing using the MBR partition style). -> link
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