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Clean Install - Windows 8


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Cool. I was more curious than concerned. Still, I'd like to know what to expect if I decided to use, say, refresh or reset.

So, is everything needed (i.e., all files) for all the recovery options to work, including reset and refresh, on the Win8 partition? I remember earlier seeing situations where some needed to "insert media" after going through Startup Options Menu > Troubleshoot. I would, of couse, have no problem inserting media, but I still am trying to get a handle on what all is installed and where.

Interesting!!! So, if I turn bitlocker on now, then a 350 MB partition will be added. Will it contain only what is needed for bit locker to work? Or, for example, will it contain also all the files necessary for all the recovery options to work.
It should, but if for some reason it doesn't, then you can also boot from your Windows 8 installation disc, System Repair Disc, or System Recovery Drive to boot to the System Recovery Options screen. :)

Yep, if you turned on BitLocker for your W8 partition, it will add the same full 350 MB partition since you do not already have one, or the 100 MB one from W7. Step 7 in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below can also show you more about this part if you like.
 

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Thanks much for all of your support Shawn. It's always given and is greatly appreciated by me. :D :thumb:
 

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You're most welcome Don. :)
 

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Clean install of Windows 8 tutorial updated to include Windows 8.1 Preview. :)
 

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No System Reserved Partition created after install

Hello Karl,

Actually, the "System Reserved" partition is only created when Windows is installed on a unallocated disk (HDD). If the disk has been formatted prior to installation either via the method you used in a command prompt at boot or during the installation at step 7, then the "System Reserved" will not be created. Personally, I find it easier to do at step 7 using Drive options (advanced) in the tutorial.

Either way, you should still be able to create more partitions if you like. You would just need to select which partition to install Windows 8 to when you get to step 6 or 7. That's all.
Hello, im trying to create the "system reserved" on a new install. I dont quite understand what brink what talking about here (specifically in green above)

I dont see the system reserved partition. I see a partion with 100mb EIF.

Is there a way to create a boot partition specifically the system reserved partion after install?
 

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Thanks for the welcome shawn :). Im using your guide for my dual boot system windows 8 and mountain lion.

How do I make sure that I will receive the recovery drive when formatting and installing as this is really important to have for me.
 

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Ozes,

I'm afraid that I'm not sure since you are dual booting with Mountain Lion. I have no experience with Mountain Lion.

My only suggestion would be to install Windows 8 first on an "unallocated disk". I'm afraid that I do not know the procedure for Mountain Lion. :(
 

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Ozes,

I'm afraid that I'm not sure since you are dual booting with Mountain Lion. I have no experience with Mountain Lion.

My only suggestion would be to install Windows 8 first on an "unallocated disk". I'm afraid that I do not know the procedure for Mountain Lion. :(

Thanks alot for your help!

I have 1 more question, since you are a windows master maybe you can steer me in the right direction.

I installed windows 8 pro edition that i bought. It is an upgrade. I have a copy of windows 7 that i purchased as well. I installed the windows 8 upgrade on my HD. Is there any way for me to continue using the windows 8 without having to uninstall windows 8 and reinstall windows 7 and then reinstall windows 8 again because of the licence keys?
 

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To qualify and use the Windows 8 "upgrade", you must replace (clean or upgrade) say Windows 7 with the Windows 8, and no longer have the Windows 7 activated while you have the Windows 8 activated.

If you have two Windows 7 keys, then you most certainly could use both the Windows 7 with the 2nd key and Windows 8 at the same time.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/10837-windows-8-eula.html#post129442
 

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Greetings

Just put a system together and am trying to install Win 8 Pro x64 using a store bought dvd. Going through your tut, all is well until I get past step 9. The screen will show "getting devices ready" starting at 1% and will continue to about 31% at which time I lose the video signal and the install will stop. The hardware is new, GA-Z77X-ud3H, I7-3770K, 2 X 8G Sport DDR3-1600 memory sticks.

Any ideas?
 

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Hello btcsys, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)

Are you sure the installation has stopped? What happens if you let it sit for a while (10 minutes)?
 

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Hi Brink

I have left it and returned an hour later with no change. I am installing on a new 2TB seagate drive but I do make a 600G partition for the OS, but that should not matter. I do not need any more partitions so I am using legacy bios. Also, I can see the green led on the monitor turn to amber which would indicate loss of video signal.
 

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btcsys,

As a test, start the installation over, but this time delete all partitions on the 2TB drive until it's unallocated at step 8, then select the "unallocated" partition to see how it installs.
 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
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btcsys,

As a test, start the installation over, but this time delete all partitions on the 2TB drive until it's unallocated at step 8, then select the "unallocated" partition to see how it installs.
I have tried to install this at least half a dozen times. Each time I delete all partitions until the entire drive is unallocated. I have tried 500G, 600G partitions. I have tried without partitioning the drive. I always let the installation do the formatting of the partition.

Curiously, I am able to install XP PRO x86 and Windows 7 x64 with no problems so I suspect the hardware is fine. This is my first go around with Windows 8. I have been building systems for 15 years and only remember problems of this magnitude with Windows 3.1

Incidentally, my brother seems to recall reading something about installing Windows 8 and having to be connected to the internet. I am not connected to the internet while installing Windows 8, but that will be the next thing I try. Have you heard anything about being connected to the internet while installing Windows 8?
 

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Usually if you are not connected to the internet, then all the Windows 8 installation does is not be able let you set up a Microsoft account or activate until you are. It should still continue to finish installing though.
 

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

btcsys

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Usually if you are not connected to the internet, then all the Windows 8 installation does is not be able let you set up a Microsoft account or activate until you are. It should still continue to finish installing though.
Is it possible that Windows 8 searches for and finds drivers "on the fly" during installation?
 

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It comes included with a set of generic drivers, and can get them through Windows Update sometimes. It's best to install the latest device drivers from their manufacturer's support site though.
 

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Clarence

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Hi Brink

I have left it and returned an hour later with no change. I am installing on a new 2TB seagate drive but I do make a 600G partition for the OS, but that should not matter. I do not need any more partitions so I am using legacy bios. Also, I can see the green led on the monitor turn to amber which would indicate loss of video signal.
Hello BTCSYS:

I tried to respond yesterday, but forgot my password and couldn't. Seems I also forgot the right email. Thanks to Brink and his great site, I managed to get them all back.

All right, I don't know if this is going to help, but if the situation is the same, it might.

Every once and a while when I reinstall my windows in the past too and the other day when I had to reinstall windows 8 in order to update; during the installation a NVidia driver is installed and you know what? It sets the screen off my main screen. The whole thing is black. If that's the case, others too have encountered it. The hard drive keeps on spinning because drivers are being installed, but the darn video screen is black.

One fellow's solution was during a reboot, keep hitting the F8 key to go to SafeMode to reset the video, but I could never do that in windows 8. There were times when I installed windows 7 3 times in a row and every time ended in a black screen until that last time I said, this has to be a good install, and it was.

What I did the other day was after many minutes of waiting in the black screen, I entered the password that I entered somewhere along the line during the installation. After doing that the OS showed signs of working on the screen and I hit the windows key. I also hit the windows key plus the left or right arrow to shift the screen. YOu see I have two monitors hooked up now and the screen appear from the black. I should have disconnected one.

All right, maybe I am not on the mark about how to do this all because I have two screens. The point I want to make is your installation is likely all right but the video isn't set correctly. Another solution may be to just use the basic video coming out of your video card. Can't think of what its called AGP or something like that.

Brink will likely correct me on all of this and tell you how to get that video screen back; if that is what's going on with your installation.

Clarence
 

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Hi Clarence

Interesting thoughts. Originally I had a dual monitor dvi card in the machine but when I couldn't get it to install I removed the card and have since been using the onboard video(actually the video is built into the Intel cpu chip). Unfortunately I ended up with the same results. It does seem like some kind of video conflict. I probably won't get to that box until Monday, but I will try to mess with it assuming the installation completed and there is a video problem. Microsoft has very little on their site as guidance, I thank Brink and all of you for your input on this. I'm sure we'll get it figured out eventually.

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