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borgus

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Asus P8P67le MB and Intel 2600K CPU

Just for my info, two queries...

When F8 is pressed during POST a menu offering the following choices appears...

SSD drive (Windows 7)
SATA drive (Windows 8)
CD/RW
DVDRW

Both W7 and W8 boot normally; there's no problem. But when I attempt to
boot the SATA (W8) drive from the F8 menu the repair console appears ... and cannot repair. ???

When the SSD is chosen, the dual boot menu appears, as it would during normal POST. Can we conclude that this is
simply due to the way the MBR is written? It's of not real concern - just curious.

Question 2...

If a bootable USB drive were in place during the F8 procedure would it be one of the boot choices?
There is a NON-bootable USB on board. But, as noted in the list above, it does not appear. Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W8

theog

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borgus said:
Both W7 and Windows 8 boot normally; there's no problem. But when I attempt to
boot the SATA (Windows 8) drive from the F8 menu the repair console appears ... and cannot repair. ???

Most likely the boot files are on Windows 7 HDD Drive.

If a bootable USB drive were in place during the F8 procedure would it be one of the boot choices?
There is a NON-bootable USB on board. But, as noted in the list above, it does not appear. Thanks


Yes, would be a choice.

Windows 8 Downgrade-006 SB for posting.PNG
UEFI_USB_Boot_Menu.jpg


As the Asus P8P67le has uEFI/BIOS firmware.

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorial...e-firmware-interface-install-windows-8-a.html


For more info on uEFI:
Windows and GPT FAQ
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
UEFI and Windows
Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/15458-uefi-bootable-usb-flash-drive-create-windows.html
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4
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