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  1. #240


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,489
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Note: I did not need to turn off Secure Boot or change anything....

    I followed Option 1 using Rufus 1.3.4
    Installed on my Surface Pro
    Used the install Keys that are out there to install it
    Had to do the following to Activate

    Command prompt (Admin).
    Type slmgr/upk to uninstall the current product key.
    Type slmgr/cpky to clear the product key from the registry.
    Type slmgr/rearm to reset the Windows 8 license.
    Reboot and then you can type in a new Key to activate

    Activated without issue.

    Win 8.1 running and Activated on Surface Pro.
    Also, Latest Drivers and Firmware updated without issue via Windows Update.

    Thanks for the tutorial Brink, it saved me a ton of time through trial and error.

    Hope this post helps others.

    BTW, 8.1 on my Surface Pro works and is really nice. Love the new Outlook Mail.
    I used the leaked 8.1 install key on my desktop to install. After that all I did was click activate windows and then clicked "enter a product key". Then I just typed in a Windows 8 key.
    Sorry, I failed to mention this in my above post...

    Surface Pro has the key embedded in BIOS and I think it thought it was going to use that??,
    it did not give me the Enter Key button under Activate Windows, like my Laptop did, which does not have an embedded key.
    Even after I entered the proper key and activated, I found that my WIFI was not connected
    When I checked again after entering the key, the Enter Key Button again was missing.
    Not sure if this is just the way it works on Surface Pro or embedded keys or what.

    I did find that I think, under PC and Devices / PC Info, you can click Change Product Key there.
    I didn't see this till after I did the above which did work.
    Which is what Brink posted that link for.
    Ah, OK, I got you now. Some of those settings/options are hard to find and not always where you think they should be. My laptop has the embedded code. When Windows 8.1 wouldn't read it I got impatient and just used one of my 8.1 TechNet keys. It was only after I had done the install that I started reading about how to activate with a Windows 8 code. When I upgraded my desktop I tried a different procedure. It didn't have an embedded code. Either way like Brink said, you got it sorted.

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  2. #241


    Hello, i`m new here and need a little help. I did like 1st options and everything is good till he gets to the starting windows screen the animation freezes and it just stays here. Will be very thankful if someone help me to fix that. Thank you all in advance.

    P.S. Secure boot is disabled UEFI is enabled.
    Last edited by Brink; 11 Oct 2013 at 13:11. Reason: removed unneeded quote of entire tutorial
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  3. #242


    Posts : 22,503
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Daemon, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Let it sit there for at least 10 minutes or so to see if it may continue afterwards. Sometimes it may take a bit depending on the PC.

    In addition, please provide more details about the computer and specs.
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  4. #243


    Is about THIS Laptop.
    P.S. Legacy too is disabled.


    EDIT: i did it again and waiting, but got the same, when Legacy is enabled everything is ok. But i want to install it in UEFI . . .
    Any ideas? Thank you.
    Last edited by xDaemon; 11 Oct 2013 at 14:50.
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  5. #244


    Posts : 22,503
    64-bit Windows 10


    Did it continue after letting it sit for a bit?

    Since the laptop came with Windows 8 preinstalled, are you able to do a factory recovery instead if your goal is to reinstall Windows?

    Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 8) | HP Support
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  6. #245


    Yes, with Win 8, but i don`t want it! Nwm i installed it in legacy for now and will look for answer . thank you anyway and cheers
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  7. #246


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 x64


    I want to establish windows 7 x64 on the laptop.
    DWD isn't present.
    I establish with USB flash
    everything made as is written
    at installation at once mistake.

    Help please.

    Everything works at the desktop computer normally. And on the laptop doesn't want.
    Asus PU500CA laptop

    http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/9026/zzlu.jpg
    Last edited by NikolayHAOS; 12 Oct 2013 at 10:01.
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  8. #247


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by xDaemon View Post
    Is about THIS Laptop.
    P.S. Legacy too is disabled.


    EDIT: i did it again and waiting, but got the same, when Legacy is enabled everything is ok. But i want to install it in UEFI . . .
    Any ideas? Thank you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Did it continue after letting it sit for a bit?

    Since the laptop came with Windows 8 preinstalled, are you able to do a factory recovery instead if your goal is to reinstall Windows?

    Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 8) | HP Support
    Quote Originally Posted by xDaemon View Post
    Yes, with Win 8, but i don`t want it! Nwm i installed it in legacy for now and will look for answer . thank you anyway and cheers
    On most HP PC's with Windows 8 Pre-Installed, to downgrade to Windows 7, you need to install in Legacy mode, also HP only support drivers on Models that have been test for Windodws 7.

    Downgrade to Windows 7.
    Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
    Warning you must have the UEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.

    Make sure you read the NOTE at Step three.
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  9. #248


    Posts : 22,503
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by NikolayHAOS View Post
    I want to establish windows 7 x64 on the laptop.
    DWD isn't present.
    I establish with USB flash
    everything made as is written
    at installation at once mistake.

    Help please.

    Everything works at the desktop computer normally. And on the laptop doesn't want.
    Asus PU500CA laptop
    Hello Nikolay, and welcome to Eight Fourms.

    Looking at the specs and manual for your Asus PU500CA laptop at the link below, it doesn't support UEFI. Only BIOS (legacy).To create a Windows 7 USB key for BIOS only, you could use Option One in the tutorial below instead.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  10. #249


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 x64


    Brink
    Many thanks.
    You calmed me.
    Windows is already established.
    Simply I wanted to use UEFI and GPT.
    MBR is established now.
    Once again thanks. You have an excellent forum
    And my irreplaceable assistant translate Google :-)
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