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m1midan0s

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#41
Hello m1midan0s, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to create a bootable Windows 8 installation USB for UEFI.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/15458-uefi-bootable-usb-flash-drive-create-windows.html


Once created, you could use the tutorial on the first page of this thread to install with UEFI.

Hope this helps, :)
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Al right, thnx! I just ordered an 8gb USB stick (since I only had a 2gb lying around here) and I'll try again tomorrow.

Changed my hardware today and Windows 8 couldn't boot. After resetting windows 8 to factory settings it asked again to activate, which now it can't do, because according to windows my "license key has been activated more than the maximum". What's that all about?

Anyway, I'll be happy if I manage to get w8 installed with UEFI and afterwards I guess I'll give microsoft a call about that deal.
 

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Since it's a hardware change, you may need to do a phone activation.
 

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m1midan0s

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Since it's a hardware change, you may need to do a phone activation.
Just wanted to say thank you for everyone's help here at the forum. I had contact multiple times with the customer service, but they didn't even know what UEFI was.

Then, after realizing I could just run the Upgrade Assistant again to create the ESD-folder, I created the ISO with UEFI-support, did a clean install with the windows 8 upgrade CD and activated through the phone as Brink suggested.

Now I have Windows 8 booting lightning fast (7-10 seconds) from my Crucial M4 SSD with AHCI and UEFI enabled! Just like I wanted. :)

Thanks!
 

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You're most welcome m1midan0s. Glad we could help. :)
 

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dinkoh

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I'm at a loss here.

I'm in UEFI boot mode, secure mode off.

I've deleted all partitions back in LEGACY MODE when I installing Windows 8 PRO x64.

But, when I tried to do a clean install with UEFI, I get:

"No boot device available.
SATA 0: Installed
SATA 1: Installed
SATA 2: None
SATA 3: None
Strike the F1 key to retry boot, F2 to run the setup utility"


It seems that UEFI doesn't recognize my USB flash drive.


But, when I do Legacy BIOS mode, it recognizes my USB drive as "UEFI: SanDisk Cruzer".

Any thoughts?
 

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I'm at a loss here.

I'm in UEFI boot mode, secure mode off.

I've deleted all partitions back in LEGACY MODE when I installing Windows 8 PRO x64.

But, when I tried to do a clean install with UEFI, I get:

"No boot device available.
SATA 0: Installed
SATA 1: Installed
SATA 2: None
SATA 3: None
Strike the F1 key to retry boot, F2 to run the setup utility"


It seems that UEFI doesn't recognize my USB flash drive.


But, when I do Legacy BIOS mode, it recognizes my USB drive as "UEFI: SanDisk Cruzer".

Any thoughts?
Is the USB drive formatted to FAT32?

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/15458-uefi-bootable-usb-flash-drive-create-windows.html
 

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m1midan0s

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I have one more question:

I installed Windows 8 in UEFI mode, but with an older BIOS without full Windows 8 support. ATM I didn't know all the UEFI settings, so I unknowingly installed Windows 8 in IDE-mode and with CSM enabled (which AsRock calls "Normal boot").

At that moment, Windows 8 booted in about 45 seconds. Which was slower than my "old" system with an Core 2 Duo E6750 CPU.

After I installed Windows 8, I updated the BIOS to version 2.00, which has full windows 8 fast boot support, and set the boot mode to "Ultra Fast" (which means CSM is disabled) and found that the SSD was running in IDE mode, so I changed it to AHCI (and made the necessary registry tweaks to be able to boot to windows).

At this point, Windows 8 boots in 23 seconds. Which is pretty great, but not what I expected, as AsRock claims the A75M-motherboards with UEFI support should be able to boot in less than 10 seconds.

Now, my question is: can I gain any more speed in boottime if I reinstall Windows 8 again with all these settings set beforehand?

My system specs can be found in my profile.
 

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m1midan0s,

I can't use the "Ultra Fast" option since I don't have a compatible graphics card, but it's still the same on my ASRock X79 Extreme11 mobo when I installed how you have it set now beforehand.

I'm thinking that claim is for if you use "Fast Startup" in Windows 8 with UEFI and use the hybrid boot/shutdown feature.

This subject is all for a new thread to keep this one on topic though. :)
 

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I'm at a loss here.

I'm in UEFI boot mode, secure mode off.

I've deleted all partitions back in LEGACY MODE when I installing Windows 8 PRO x64.

But, when I tried to do a clean install with UEFI, I get:

"No boot device available.
SATA 0: Installed
SATA 1: Installed
SATA 2: None
SATA 3: None
Strike the F1 key to retry boot, F2 to run the setup utility"


It seems that UEFI doesn't recognize my USB flash drive.


But, when I do Legacy BIOS mode, it recognizes my USB drive as "UEFI: SanDisk Cruzer".

Any thoughts?
Is the USB drive formatted to FAT32?

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/15458-uefi-bootable-usb-flash-drive-create-windows.html

Yeah, it definitely is. I followed those instructions above (twice). Does it confirm it when I do boot using Legacy mode, it does say UEFI: Sandisk Cruzer? But it doesn't recognize it when I boot in UEFI BIOS mode.

I'm not sure why it doesn't recognize my USB when booting.
 

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I'm at a loss here.

I'm in UEFI boot mode, secure mode off.

I've deleted all partitions back in LEGACY MODE when I installing Windows 8 PRO x64.

But, when I tried to do a clean install with UEFI, I get:

"No boot device available.
SATA 0: Installed
SATA 1: Installed
SATA 2: None
SATA 3: None
Strike the F1 key to retry boot, F2 to run the setup utility"


It seems that UEFI doesn't recognize my USB flash drive.


But, when I do Legacy BIOS mode, it recognizes my USB drive as "UEFI: SanDisk Cruzer".

Any thoughts?
Is the USB drive formatted to FAT32?

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/15458-uefi-bootable-usb-flash-drive-create-windows.html

Yeah, it definitely is. I followed those instructions above (twice). Does it confirm it when I do boot using Legacy mode, it does say UEFI: Sandisk Cruzer? But it doesn't recognize it when I boot in UEFI BIOS mode.

I'm not sure why it doesn't recognize my USB when booting.
Do you have Secure Boot DISABLED?
 

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Yeah, it definitely is. I followed those instructions above (twice). Does it confirm it when I do boot using Legacy mode, it does say UEFI: Sandisk Cruzer? But it doesn't recognize it when I boot in UEFI BIOS mode.

I'm not sure why it doesn't recognize my USB when booting.
Do you have Secure Boot DISABLED?
I tried both way with secure boot disabled and enabled, and it didn't seem to matter.
 

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Yeah, it definitely is. I followed those instructions above (twice). Does it confirm it when I do boot using Legacy mode, it does say UEFI: Sandisk Cruzer? But it doesn't recognize it when I boot in UEFI BIOS mode.

I'm not sure why it doesn't recognize my USB when booting.
Do you have Secure Boot DISABLED?
I tried both way with secure boot disabled and enabled, and it didn't seem to matter.
For better help with problems, Can you post your specs.

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I tried both way with secure boot disabled and enabled, and it didn't seem to matter.
For better help with problems, Can you post your specs.

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Thanks for helping. I put in my specs.
Reset the Dell BIOS back to default settings.

Also are you using the Dell reinstall Windows 8 x64 DVD to make the USB drive?
 
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I also can't get this to make a UEFI Boot USB. I have a Windows 8 OEM .iso image. I followed the directions on how to make this bootable flash drive and while it boots it doesn't say UEFI when I select my Geek Squad 8GB Flash Drive. It just says Geek Squad 8GB. I have done this like 5 times following exactly the guide. I use Power Iso to do the extraction. I am doing this from my Toshiba Laptop with Win 8 Pro on it. I am getting a new HP Desktop in a few days and will immediately wipe it and clean install but now I don't know????? I have used known working USB Flash drives as well..It's not that. Thanks for further advise.
 

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Need Help With Bios Setup Mode Windows 8

Hi

I recently purchased an Asus N56VJ with Windows 8 pre-installed. At first I was trying to downgrade to Windows 7, but could not get past the windows splash screen. Anyway, while I was trying to figure out how to install windows 7, I was messing around in the bios. I decided to just stick with the Windows 8, but my bios is screwed up. I do not have any boot configuration options anymore. I tried to flash my bios, but still the bios was still the same. I did a full reset on my machine, and still no change in the bios. Is there any way to get my bios options back to the factory settings with all the options? Thanks in advance for any help that can be provided.
 

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Hi

I recently purchased an Asus N56VJ with Windows 8 pre-installed. At first I was trying to downgrade to Windows 7, but could not get past the windows splash screen. Anyway, while I was trying to figure out how to install windows 7, I was messing around in the bios. I decided to just stick with the Windows 8, but my bios is screwed up. I do not have any boot configuration options anymore. I tried to flash my bios, but still the bios was still the same. I did a full reset on my machine, and still no change in the bios. Is there any way to get my bios options back to the factory settings with all the options? Thanks in advance for any help that can be provided.
Reset the ASUs BIOS back to default setting.
 

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Identify UEFI on Win 8 Pro 64 bit DVD

New to Win 8 and this forum. Is there a way to look in (view files) a Win 8 Pro DVD and determine if it supports UEFI upon a clean installation on Win 8 Pro?

I ask because in the "Here's How" of this tut a Note in step two indicates some Win 8 DVDs may not support UEFI. At least that is my interpretation of the note.
 
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When I installed windows 8 UEFI I inserted my disk and took the following steps. When Windows 8 install came to actual install screen. I 1.) hit ctrl+f10 2.) type diskpart 3.) type list disk 4.) type select disk 0 5.) clean 6.) type convert gpt 7.) exit

After that I just installed windows and it worked fine.

Is this method OK? Or does it cause problems?

Thank you for your time and great guide.
 
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