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Solved Sony VAIO T Series SVT13112FXS 13.3" dual boots problem


TORO35

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#1
Hello all, I am very new to the forum

I have a problem with dual boots. I created a USB boot drive and I was able to boot up into an install menu and up to the license agreement screen, and following screen.













but unable to see any partitions that i'd like to installed windows 8. Any help is appreciated.

thanks again!
 

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HippsieGypsie

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#3
Welcome to EightForums, TORO35.

Go ahead and select custom install. The next screen screen should give you the choice of drives/partitions.
 

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TORO35

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#4
thanks for quick replied. I did that and it comes up with the following screen without any partitions. Please see the attached picture IMG_0385.JPG

I have no problem with my other two computers and laptop (Toshiba). those computers and laptop are installed from DVD. Was that because I installed this laptop from USB Drive?

Thanks again!
 

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HippsieGypsie

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#5

My Computer

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    8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer T690
    CPU
    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Acer/Intel E946GZ
    Memory
    2GB (max upgrade)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
    Sound Card
    Integrated RealTek ALC888 high-definition audio with 7.1 channel audio support
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1917W A LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    350 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
    Thumb drives
    PSU
    Standard 250 watt
    Case
    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
    Cooling
    Dual case fans + CPU fan
    Keyboard
    Acer Windows PS/2
    Mouse
    Wireless Microsoft Arc
    Internet Speed
    54mbp/s
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
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    Office Pro 2013 / Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone 8.1DP GDR1

MrShowdown

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#6
Try clicking the Load Driver button.
 

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HippsieGypsie

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#11
Just for grins, how about the refresh button?
 

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    8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer T690
    CPU
    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Acer/Intel E946GZ
    Memory
    2GB (max upgrade)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
    Sound Card
    Integrated RealTek ALC888 high-definition audio with 7.1 channel audio support
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1917W A LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    350 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
    Thumb drives
    PSU
    Standard 250 watt
    Case
    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
    Cooling
    Dual case fans + CPU fan
    Keyboard
    Acer Windows PS/2
    Mouse
    Wireless Microsoft Arc
    Internet Speed
    54mbp/s
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Office Pro 2013 / Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone 8.1DP GDR1

Tepid

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You will need to find the driver for that system, however, I would have thought it might be a part of the Win8 install.
May want to contact Sony.
But you can also look Here for the driver yourself,, unfortunately I do not know which install you will need. I am not familiar with that model
It will need to reside on a USB device, such as the one that you have Windows 8 on, might work.

However, that system is supposed to fully support Win8
 

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TORO35

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You will need to find the driver for that system, however, I would have thought it might be a part of the Win8 install.
May want to contact Sony.
But you can also look Here for the driver yourself,, unfortunately I do not know which install you will need. I am not familiar with that model
It will need to reside on a USB device, such as the one that you have Windows 8 on, might work.

However, that system is supposed to fully support Win8
I have thought of that, but dont know which drivers I need. I already have contacted Sony, but they said they dont support dual boot. I will try your link today when I go home.

thanks
 

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theog

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#15
Driver link in post 13.
 

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Tepid

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#16
Yep, follow theog's links. That's what you need.
 

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    Self Built
    CPU
    I7-3770K
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    ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77
    Memory
    CORSAIR 8GB 2X4 D3 1866
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX680 4GB
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    ASUS 24" LED VG248QE
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG E 256GB SSD 840 PRO -
    SAMSUNG E 120GB SSD840 -
    SEAGATE 1TB PIPELINE
    PSU
    CORSAIR GS800
    Case
    CORSAIR 600T
    Cooling
    CORSAIR HYDRO H100I LIQUID COOLER
    Keyboard
    THERMALTA CHALLENGER ULT GAME-KYBRD
    Mouse
    RAZER DEATHADDER GAME MS BLK-ED
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
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    APC 1000VA -
    LGELECOEM LG 14X SATA BD BURNER -
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theog

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You are welcome.
 

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