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Boot Drive Selection Help 8.1?


theshwartz

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#1
I recently purchased a new laptop with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. I am trying to run backtrack 5r3 from my dvd drive. When I go to my boot ootions it wont allow me to change the order of my boot options and I have no idea how to add my dvd drive as a boot ootion. Can someone help me please? I realize I dont know much about this operating system but, Im trying to learn I just cant seem to find any unformation on the right way to do things in 8.1. Only windows 8. Thanks in advance.
 

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    Windows 8.1
#2
Have you highlighted the First boot option & pressed Enter & then highlighted the DVD drive & pressed Enter & then exited saving changes ?
 

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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
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    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
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theshwartz

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All I see is: Boot Option #1 [Windows Boot Manager (PO: ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB.) When I press enter it only gives me a menu with that drive or disable. Ive heard it has to be done through the command prompt? I've no idea how.
 

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    Windows 8.1
#5
I have 8.1 Pro.

You have 8.1.

My BIOS might be different.

On mine I enabled boot menu.
It assigned F-12 key at startup.

Sometimes I need to boot from a usb or dvd.
Even though I first set the first boot option to the needed media, I insert the usb or dvd & restart & press F-12 & the boot menu appears with 3 options, one of which is the usb or dvd.

This works for me.
Others may do it differently.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
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theshwartz

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I have an ASUS q550lf. doesn it matter what type of pc it is? I tried hitting f9-f12 at startup. None of them work. I have to get to my boot options by going through windows and selecting the advanced uefi restart optiin.
 

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    Windows 8.1
#7
On mine, in the bios I used the down arrow key to highlight Boot menu & pressed Enter & selected Enable.
The F-key showed up in the top right corner.

I think someone with plain 8.1 needs to pitch in & help.
Or Brink. :)

I really can't help further, having a different operating system. :(
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
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    Extended Family 14
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genet

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    Windows 10
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    Lenovo G580
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3230M
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
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    Microsoft Edge
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    UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8 product key.

theshwartz

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ok well I managed to disable secure boot. My boot menu still only has [Windows Boot Manager (PO YADAYADA HN-YADAYADA) So how do I add my dvd drive as a boot option?
 

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genet

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    Windows 10
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    Lenovo G580
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3230M
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, standard user account
    Other Info
    UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8 product key.

theog

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I have an ASUS q550lf. doesn it matter what type of pc it is? I tried hitting f9-f12 at startup. None of them work. I have to get to my boot options by going through windows and selecting the advanced uefi restart optiin.
To make ASUS Recovery disk download BACKTRACKER. (For Windows 8)

http://www.asus.com/supportonly/ASUS_Backtracker/#support_Download_36

ASUS said:
Using the Support DVD to restore system recovery.

About the Support DVD :
The Support DVD includes an image of the operating system, installed on your system at the factory.
or

You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the ASUS OEM manufacturer's website.
Essentio Recovery Software
Notebook Recovery Software
 

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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    PC/Desktop
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    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4

theog

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Looking on ASUS web site BACKTRACKER has been removed, my have big problems with Windows 8/8.1.

ASUS Backtracker.PNG
 

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    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4
#13
You could use Macrium Reflect to make a full backup of all local drives.

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

I'll describe the process mainly with pictures.

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This will appear if you choose Yes:

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After that:

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It might take 2 or 3 hours to finish.

You should do this also:

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That's it.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security