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Solved Formating HD using Ubuntu to install Windows 8.1 PRO


#1
Hello,

My first problem is that I can't login into Windows 8.1, the process stop at the login screen, with a black screen and I am just able to move my mouse cursor.

I tried a lot of different ways to solve this problem, but nothing worked well, so I decided to make a backup of my most important data. Using a USB Ubuntu Live, I would like to format my HD to install the Windows 8.1 PRO again. I would like to know if I can format and create only one partition, or if I need to do something different. As you can see in my print screen, I have a lot of partitions differents, most of the partitions I don't know exactly what is. I just woult like to keep the HP Recovery partiton.

Thank you so much!

Regards,
Gustavo Zanfra Paitch


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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 PRO
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Envy 15t x360
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-4510U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel® HD Graphics 4400
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox

Cliff S

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#2
If you're only going to have windows on the disk I would recommend going to the tutorials section reading Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create and Clean Install - Windows 8 and let windows do it all automatically. Back up data to another disk and sync everything(settings) to OneDrive first for a less painful and easier preparation for your Desktop setup.

Also download any drivers you'll need to a thumb drive from manufactures web site beforehand.
Be advised you'll lose your manufacturers recovery partition but you can create a custom refresh after initial setup of clean install with drivers and favorite programs.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Update Pro in Hyper-V/Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Cliff's Black & Blue Wonder
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-8700K delidded @ 5.00GHz OC
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero
    Memory
    32 GB Cosair Vengeance Blue 3015MHZ, Timings: 15, 17, 17, 39
    Graphics Card(s)
    ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP! Extreme Core, 11264 MB GDDR5X
    Sound Card
    (1) HD Webcam C270 (2) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (3) Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ BL2711U(4K) and a hp 27vx(1080p)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 x 32 bits (4294967296 colors) @ 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD
    E: & O: Libraries & OneDrive-> Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
    D: Hyper-V VM's -> Samsung PM951 Client M.2 512Gb SSD
    G: System Images -> HDD Seagate Barracuda 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000i High Performance ATX Power Supply 80+ Platinum
    Case
    IN WIN 303
    Cooling
    Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB TT Premium-Edition 360mm and 3 Corsair blue LED fans
    Keyboard
    Watson KB2150
    Mouse
    GIGABYTE M6900
    Internet Speed
    25+/5+ (+usually faster)
    Browser
    Edge; Chrome; IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender of course & Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit as a
    Other Info
    Router: FRITZ!Box 7490
    Sound system: Philips Soundbar HTL2160 w/subwoofer
#3
Thank you so much Cliff!
I will read these links right now!
I hope to come back here using my Windows 8.1!
I have one more question, but I need to take some pictures to explain exactly.
Thanks!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 PRO
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Envy 15t x360
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-4510U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel® HD Graphics 4400
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox