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Please HELP!! Windows 8 UEFI boot !!! HELPP


iceflame

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Hello everyone...
I have a request, I am using Windows 8.1, now I have a problem because i wanted do dual boot it with ubuntu and it didnt work on UEFI mode, but then when I installed ubuntu windows 8 wouldn't start... then I formated it with a downloaded windows 8 torrent... but now I can't start it on UEFI mode

it says somethind "media not found" or "faild" ...
so if I want to start it I have to change to legacy mode......

Is there anyway to get it back to start it with UEFI??? Please HELPPP
It aint activated yet.. windows 8.1 pro... is there any activatior or something too???

Or if I downgrade it to Windows 7? would it be any more the UEFI problem???

sorry for english... thanks
 

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popeye

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Try disabling Secure Boot in BIOS. A windows 8 torrent? That doesn't sound good.
 

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theog

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A Genuine Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 x64 DVD, will boot in UEFI mode, with Secure Boot ENABLED.
 

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Asking about "activators" and other methods of cheating activation will likely get you banned. It's against forum rules to discuses such things.
 

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Just a thought, it's been ages since I messed around with Linux distros but I seem to remember having to use EasyBCD to get rid of the 'GRUB' loader then repair boot files, or something along those lines. Am I barkin up the wrong tree with that?
 

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popeye

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A Genuine Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 x64 DVD, will boot in UEFI mode, with Secure Boot ENABLED.
Asking about "activators" and other methods of cheating activation will likely get you banned. It's against forum rules to discuses such things.
When I saw the "torrent" word, thought something was off.
 

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
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    Acer V3 771G-6443
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer VA70_HC (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD4000 + GeForce GT 730M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Generic PnP Display on Intel HD Graphics 4000
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    1600x900 pixels
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    90 watt brick
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    Antivirus
    Comodo
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A Genuine Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 x64 DVD, will boot in UEFI mode, with Secure Boot ENABLED.
Asking about "activators" and other methods of cheating activation will likely get you banned. It's against forum rules to discuses such things.
When I saw the "torrent" word, thought something was off.
This "It aint activated yet.. windows 8.1 pro... is there any activatior or something too???" is what raised red flags with me.
 

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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
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    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
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    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

popeye

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I missed the "activator" word. Shady OP all the way around.
 

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer V3 771G-6443
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer VA70_HC (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD4000 + GeForce GT 730M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Generic PnP Display on Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250 GB
    ADATA SSD SP900 128GB
    PSU
    90 watt brick
    Mouse
    Bluetooth
    Antivirus
    Comodo
    Other Info
    Asus RT-AC56R dual-band WRT router (Merlin firmware). Intel 7260.HMWWB.R dual-band ac wireless adapter.

iceflame

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I am sorry, but I bought this PC Dell Inspiron 15 when I was in America last summer, and they didnt give me a disk to repair it and nothing, so i had to do it...

I can't find how to disable security boot on my Dell Inspirion 15? does anyone knows.. need help :(

sorry for the "activator" and "torrent" stuff...
 

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theog

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A Genuine Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 x64 DVD, will boot in UEFI mode, with Secure Boot ENABLED.
 

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4

iceflame

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Thank you, so I have to buy a new windows 8 dvd and install it all again??
or I can just buy a product key and it will start then on uefi? can I do that??
 

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G750JH

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Did you install a MBR format for a Windows OS? UEFI does not accept any pirated OS version. You can disable your secure boot so you can boot in MBR format, then install a Genuine Windows OS in GPT format. after all installation you should be enable secure boot and fast boot again.
 

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theog

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Did you install a MBR format for a Windows OS? UEFI does not accept any pirated OS version. You can disable your secure boot so you can boot in MBR format, then install a Genuine Windows OS in GPT format. after all installation you should be enable secure boot and fast boot again.
A Genuine Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 x64 DVD, will boot in UEFI mode, with Secure Boot ENABLED.
 

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