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  1. #340


    Posts : 3
    x64 7/x64 8.1


    Thanks Brink, got it downloading and will test when I get home from work. The disc I was using is pre-SP1 so pretty old. Although the same distro (I had bought 2 of them 3 years or so ago) worked fine on my HP laptop that shipped with 8.1. Simply enabled legacy and booted the disc. When I browse the disc or mount the ISO I do have an EFI folder, inside that is a Microsoft folder, then BOOT folder which contains BCD and a Fonts folder if that helps at all.

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  2. #341


    Posts : 22,031
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome SPPV. It should work for you with Rufus.

    Please let us know how it went.
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  3. #342


    Posts : 3
    x64 7/x64 8.1


    It worked for rufus but Im still getting that "insert proper bootable media" error on the Acer when I try to install. I guess Im going to have to see if there was a business model of this PC and get the BIOS and flash it
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  4. #343


    Posts : 10
    windows 8.1


    hey guys, I was going to use all of your tutorials BUT rufus doesn't give me the option for GPT? I've just downloaded it and I cant select GPT there is only MBR option Maybe thats because I am using my (really really old) old computer that has windows XP in it?
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  5. #344


    Posts : 22,031
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Roma, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Please post a screenshot showing what you have Rufus set with to see if something else may be set wrong.

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  6. #345


    Posts : 10
    windows 8.1


    here is the screen shot, Just don't know why he doesnt give me the option for GPT


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    Oh, btw, I know I didn't choose the .IDO image there, but selecting .ISO doesnt change anything actually...
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  7. #346


    Posts : 22,031
    64-bit Windows 10


    Do you have 64-bit or 32-bit XP installed?

    If 32-bit, then that could be why.
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  8. #347


    Posts : 10
    windows 8.1


    32 bit gonna grab someone elses computer to do this and see if it works!
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  9. #348


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,483
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    On the Rufus site it states,

    System Requirements:Windows XP or later, 32 or 64 bit doesn't matter. Once downloaded, the application is ready to use.

    I get the GPT option on my 8.1 x64 install so maybe Brink is on to something. Rufus may work on 32 bit system but you'll be missing some options. One thing I noticed is after selecting my ISO a lot of the settings changed and I had to go back and set them up again.
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  10. #349


    Posts : 10
    windows 8.1


    After selecting the .ISO file, Rufus still doesn't give me the option for GPT. I also tested other settings, nothing changed...
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