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Windows 8 installed on only one partition

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    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8 installed on only one partition


    Earlier today, I decided to do a fresh install from my retail CD of Windows 8. Windows 8 was my existing OS. (I just wanted to start fresh). For some reason, it did not create the usual two additional small partitions (system reserved and one called recovery). Everything seemed to work alright, but was wondering why this happened (only the C: partition was created). Any ideas? Has this happened to anyone before?

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  2. #2


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


    Boot the DVD in UEFI mode.

    As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
    How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:

    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Help Forums
    or
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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  3. #3


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1

    I'll try again


    Theog,

    thanks. I think I'll try again tomorrow but this time follow those instructions very carefully

    JustDave
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Windows 8 installed on only one partition
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