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Windows 8 Blank reinstallation issues

  1. #11


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Progress! I burned the Ultimate Boot CD onto a pen drive, and that's full of diagnostic tools/utilities. Using that, I was able to completely wipe the drive clean (all 0s), and sure enough, the next morning when I put everything together, the installer recognized the drive, just as I'd hoped! Can't say I won't have problems with the drive to come, but I'm sure glad I don't have to Newegg a new drive!

    Anyways, some issues remain, but they're more peripheral. For one, I only have an upgrade key and this is a clean install of windows, so as of yet it's un-activated. I posted in the Microsoft support forums about that, but if any of you have tips or pointers, I'd appreciate it.

    And, the mouse issue persists, but that's unrelated as it's survived a hard drive wipe. :P Oh, computers. . .

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  2. #12


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Awesome! Got it activated thanks to a tutorial on here. Now all that's left is the mouse issue.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 122
    Windows 8 64bit Pro


    Have a look in system info it will shows there under bios mode to confirm u have UEFI bios enabled - control panel / administration tools / system information
    If you want to as originally stated or test the seagate drive download sea tools for windows, if it fails the smart test it will be easily replaced, if it doesn't download sea tools for dos also (needs a cd to burn the software to) and zero the drive that removes everything.
    All the help you need is there : Product Support | Seagate
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  4. #14


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I'm a little ahead of that. I've burned seatools on a usb, wiped the disk, and have already reinstalled and reactivated windows. Thanks though.
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