Setup Installation :: Windows 8 - Installing SSD With Linux

Sep 15, 2014

I wonder if i could hook up my new Kingston SSDNOW W300 120Gb ssd to my main computer with windows 8 ( Crappy 1Tb Seagate SSHD ) And install linux on the ssd. So when me and my friends motherboard finaly arrive i will be able to just hook up the ssd and go right into linux?

Also I want to be able to temporarily play around in linux with the main computer ( Boot into linux instead of win 8. ) to play around and install the things i want.

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Setup Installation :: Linux To Windows 8.1 Needs NTFS?

Feb 8, 2014

I have linux install and I want to install windows 8.1 but it says I need ntfs to install it, what do I do ?

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Setup Installation :: Uninstall Linux And Install Windows 8

Dec 7, 2013

I have a pc with linux mint 16 but i want to remove it in order to install win 8. I have tried to run Windows 8 installation throu USB but it cannot proceed since the hard drive is not in NTSF mode. How do I change this and proceed with Windows 8 install? Its not possible to format the hard drive from the USB installer. I tried.

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Setup Installation :: Can't Boot Into Windows 8.1 After Messing With Linux

Jan 5, 2014

I've been messing with lubuntu and backtrack and decided to install Backtrack5 on my laptop(Lenovo N586). I couldn't boot into windows 8.1 after installing Backtrack5 R3, but I had no problem booting into backtrack(I think I made a mistake of installing backtrack bootloader in the same place where Windows bootloader was...). I was able to boot into windows 8.1 after fixing the windows bootloader, but this time I couldn't boot into backtrack5. I wanted to start fresh and uninstalled Backtrack5 using boot-repair-disk. And ever since I uninstalled the backtrack5, I cannot boot into anything unless I use live linux usb. I've literally tried almost everything I could find in the past a couple of days on the internet including the forum. It says my hard drive is locked and I don't really have any available options that actually work(like refresh, start up repair, diagnostic, reinstall, nothing works). Windows 7 recovery CD didn't work saying I am using different version of OS, so I should use different recovery CD.

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Setup Installation :: Linux Install Failed - Windows 8 Pro Not Booting

Feb 8, 2013

I have upgraded my windows 7 ultimate to windows 8 pro a month ago and activated accordingly.

3 Days ago I tried to install Linux OS on XP partition ( earlier I had a XP+ Windows 7 dual boot and I upgraded windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro).

Unfortunately installation of linux failed and Windows 8 Pro is not booting now

How can I restore/re install windows 8 pro??

I tried by inserting repair DVD , but getting message of " repair could not possible".

Actually windows 8 Pro partition is not formatted, only the partition of XP got formatted ( earlier I had a XP+ Windows 7 dual boot and I upgraded on windows 7) .

Right now PC showing some message regarding Intel/processor/..etc.. on a black screen.

Actually I am least bothered about my personal files.

My ultimate concern is regarding activation of windows 8 pro with same product key.

Is there could be any problem with activation of windows 8 PRO?? and what procedure I have to follow?

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Setup Installation :: Lost Windows 8 Trying To Dual Boot Linux

Nov 27, 2013

windows 8 (8.1) but this is undefensible . I was trying to install Ubuntu alongside my windows 8 install when I accidentally wiped out my entire windows 8 install. I am using an acer aspire laptop

how I might reinstall windows 8

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Setup Installation :: Custom Recover Windows 8.1 Without Affecting Linux?

Jul 18, 2014

I am clean installing Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on a friends new laptop and although I have taken Clonezilla images of partitions on my personal laptop should I ever need them I was hoping there was something more user friendly I could install on my friend's laptop. Anarethos Recovery Toos with Media Creator seems to be what I am after but I am not sure if that will mess up the boot settings or even completely remove Linux.

Ideally I am looking for something that can be launched by holding a hotkey down at boot. When launched it will offer to restore the main Windows 8.1 system partition (GPT) with all drivers and programs installed exactly how it is when I hand it over, and if possible offer to restore the Ubuntu /home partion. The crux is that Windows can be restored without affecting Ubuntu.

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Setup Installation :: Cannot Dual Boot Windows 8.1 With Any Linux Distro

Feb 14, 2014

I really want to dual boot Windows 8.1 with Kali Linux. ~ 64 bit.

I'm having a lot of doubts about it. A lot of people write that their Windows 8.1 system got, excuse my language, ****ed up. They say it's because of OEM/UEFI & so forth.

I'm unfortunately not so experienced with dual booting so i wouldn't really know what to do. What's the problem with Windows 8.1 & Linux, what do I need to do in order to install it successfully without errors?

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Setup Installation :: Changing / Upgrading From Linux Ubuntu To Windows 8?

Sep 15, 2014

So I have linux ubuntu on my little homemade computer and finally was able to get a copy of windows 8.1 and how to just get rid of my ubuntu machine and boot windows I'm not trying to dual boot I just want to have windows on my computer finally.

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Setup Installation :: Windows 8.1 / Linux Zorin 8 On Lenovo Desktop - Dual Boot Not Happening

Mar 20, 2014

I tried to set up a dual boot, Windows 8.1 and Linux Zorin 8 on a new Lenovo desktop. I setup the partition first in Windows and then loaded Zorin per the instructions here: [URL].....

Everything seemed to go OK but in the end I didn't end up with the grub boot loader, so I can only boot into Windows. Now I ended up loosing 20% of my hard drive which is now unallocated space that I can't figure out how to reclaim into my hard drive. I tried deleting the partition but it's still there and there was no option to expand volume.

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Setup Installation :: Installing Windows 8 In SSD From HDD Whose OS Is XP

Feb 17, 2014

I bought SSD and I want to install windows 8.1 there.

I have HDD which runs windows XP. I have no usb, no ODD.

I think I have to boot a setup file instead of windows XP but I don't know how to do it.

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Setup Installation :: Installing Windows 8.1 As Non-UEFI

Nov 18, 2013

Is it possible to install Windows 8.1 as Legacy with MBR? Or only as UEFI with GPT? I'm kind of confused with all this UEFI business, I always used MBR in my Windows installations. Also, Truecrypt does not support UEFI, so if installing Windows 8.1 I should do it as legacy.

Also, how can I control during the install process if I want to set my system installation as UEFI or Legacy?

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Setup Installation :: Installing Ubuntu In Windows 8?

Jan 27, 2013

I have just had limited success installing Ubuntu 12.10 onto an external diskon my new Samsung (series 3) Windows 8 laptop.

The secure boot and fast start up have been disabled.

The situation now is that Windows or Ubuntu will not boot up after pressing the power button, when doing this I get a dark screen with the following message:

error: no such device: 6dada016-95df-4ef5-a343-4a77e8afd396
grub rescue >_

I can now only boot up either program by hitting the F10 key directly afterpressing the power button, I then have to select one of the options in the boot options before themachine will boot (both systems boot up as normal when following this option).

if the external drive is not plugged into the USB port I want mylaptop to boot directly into Windows 8. Can this be achieved?. I would like to start Ubuntu through the settings, change PC settings option.

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Setup Installation :: Downloading And Installing Windows 8 OEM

Mar 20, 2014

I got a Laptop pre-installed with Windows 8, but i deleted it and installed a Linux distro because its better for what i do. BUT i love gaming, and gaming on Linux is difficult. So i want to re-install Wondows 8.

Where can i download Windows 8 64bit legally? I know how to burn to disk and install with the key saved on my Laptop.

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Setup Installation :: Error While Installing Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

Jan 20, 2013

I have downloaded Windows 8 Pro 64-bit through the students/partner site and burnt it on a DVD. When I boot from it though I get many types of errors....the most common is 0xc0000098 that says that my PC needs to be repaired and that one or more files are missing or contain errors...I have also tried burning 3 different dvds with different programs to make sure it's not a program's fault but still with no results..

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Setup Installation :: Installing Windows 8 On HP G62 Notebook?

Mar 10, 2013

I'm trying to dual-boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 in the same machine.

Before doing something this risky on the host computer I tried to install Windows 8 in a VM using VirtualBox but I got an 0x0000005d error similar to the screenshot below:

which means my CPU doesn't seem to support the NX (Non-eXecute) or XD (eXecute Disabled) bit feature (or at least doesn't have it enabled).

I proceeded to check with CPU-Z and going to the model page on HP's website and both of them seem to imply that the NX feature is available for my CPU.

Here's the CPU-Z screen:

The problem is that even though I have the "Hardware Virtualization" feature enabled in the BIOS, it seems like there's no option available regarding said NX (or XD) bit by default. The BIOS software is InsydeH20 Rev 3.5, version F.32.

Is there a way to be able to install Windows 8 on said computer that doesn't involve having to upgrade the BIOS software?

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Setup Installation :: Installing Windows 8 Without UEFI

Aug 20, 2013

I have an Acer Aspire 5745G-644G50MNKS notebook with preinstalled OEM win 7 home premium.

Specs as following:
Core i7 640M Processor (2.87GHz, 4MB L3 Cache)4 GB DDR3 RAM500 GB HDD15.6" 16:9 HD LED DisplayDVD RW1 GB VGA (NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 420M)WIFI / Bluetooth / Card Reader / Web Cam

I'm wishing to update my system into Windows 8 Pro or Enterprises. But unfortunately my model isn't appears in Acer's Windows 8 Eligible Models list or Affected Models List.

I think my system has more than enough performance to run Windows 8. But my bios don't have UEFI support. So, i just wanna know will my computer be able to run Windows 8 without any troubles without that secure boot option.

I"ve run Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant Tool in my system and it says everything is okay except Secure Boot option. also I'v checked individual hardware vendor sites for the latest drivers for windows 8. Most products has the drivers, And the current drivers also compatible with Windows 8 according to the upgrade assistant.

What should i do so? Will the win 8 upgrade useless in my system? or it will be better than the current win 7?

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Setup Installation :: Clean Install Of Windows 8.1 When Installing New SSD

Dec 31, 2013

I bought an acer 756-2808 netbook last year with windows 7 from Amazon. This netbook came with a "upgrade to Windows 8. SoI did the upgrade when it was released.

Sadly, I probably only used netbook for a month or two because the LED screen cracked. They are pretty fragile.

Then, I upgraded to 8GB ram. This thing flies!

I downloaded 'produkey' from, because I can't find the product key anywhere for the life of me.

So, now I have the product key for the current windows 8 installed. Will this upgrade product key work for a clean install? Moving on, I ordered a Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB which should be arriving in a few days.

Finally, I want to do a clean install of Windows 8.1 using a Windows 8 Product key. Is this possible? The original HDD on this netbook has nothing on it, so I don't really have to back anything up either (like I said I barely used it for two months before the screen cracked!)

I did some searches and found this link: [URL] .....

So if the above step is correct.
Do I:
1.) Get the ISO on the USB following the steps mentioned in the link above.
2.) Take out old HDD and install new SSD
3.) Reboot computer with USB
4.) ?
5.) ?
6.) ?

Are these steps incorrect?

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Setup Installation :: Windows 8 Boot After Installing Ubuntu?

Feb 8, 2013

Since I installed Ubuntu onto my computer, I couldn't boot the Windows 8. I tried installation DVD to repair, but it didn't work. I tried these solutions; solution1, solution2, none of them worked either. I tried refreshing, it stopped at 37%.

When I use diskpart to list partitions from command prompt via the installation DVD, I chose the right partition, but I couldn't activate it.

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Setup Installation :: Installing Windows 8 On A New Disk Boot

Aug 14, 2014

Before, my PC was setup like this:

- disk0: windows xp
- disk1: windows 7
Bios boot priority set to disk1.

So no boot loaders, when I (rarely) need xp, I would switch via bios

Now I wanted to try Windows 8, so I've

- download 'Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation' and burnt on a dvd

- bought and connected a new disk (disk2)

- boot from dvd, installed choosing the new disk2

Now, everything works fine, Windows 8 got installed on disk2. But the strange thing is this:

- if, from bios, I choose disk2, it says the disk is not bootable

- choosing disk1, a boot loader shows up, letting me choose between win7 and Windows 8.1

(- choosing disk0, nothing has changed, xp starts like before)

So, I'm confused. I was expecting Windows 8 booting from the new disk2.

- why disk2 doesn't boot?

- would have been better physically disconnecting disk0 and disk1 before installing?

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Setup Installation :: Installing Windows 8-64 Pro On Dell Optiplex?

Oct 22, 2012

I've been salivating at the idea on installing W 8-64 Pro on a Dell Optiplex 755 at work. But a sudden reality check came over me & I realize Windows 8 doesn't necessarily work on older machines. The Dell is a Vista era machine. So maybe W 7-64 Pro would be a better choice?

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Setup Installation :: Installing Windows 8 On UEFI To RevoDrive X2

Dec 4, 2012

Have any of you successfully installed Windows 8 with UEFI on a RevoDrive X2 (PCI-E express card)?

It starts the installation just fine for the RevoDrive X2 after loading it's drivers, but on first restart it...:

No boot drive found.Manually select to boot from the RevoDrive from the boot menu (F11), and it just restarts the installation again from scratch.

It installs and runs just fine with legacy BIOS (MBR) for the RevoDrive X2.

It also installs and runs just fine with UEFI on an internal SATA2 HDD.

Things I've done:

Bootable Windows 8 USB formatted as FAT32 w/EFI folder in itEnabled wake on PCI-E/PCM in UEFIBooting from USB from boot menu (F11) and not set to always boot from USB.

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Setup Installation :: Installing Windows 8 With Ubuntu 12.10 Already In Place

Jan 28, 2013

I'm wanting to upgrade my laptop to Windows 8. I currently have Ubuntu 12.10 installed alongside Windows 7. I've had a lot of trouble getting ubuntu installed and working (AMD graphics ) so I'd like to just leave that as is.

Is it possible to just install windows 8 over W7 in the same partition? How do I go about doing that? Is it as straight forward as just putting the disk in or is the whole secure boot thing going to cause issues? I want to do a clean install rather than using the upgrade assistant to install Windows 8 over W7.

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Setup Installation :: Installing Windows 8 In BIOS Without CSM Launch

Sep 15, 2014

My problem is that I want to install a higher version of win 8, respectivily win 8 pro in a computer that already came with another version of win preinstalled (win 8.1). It's possible to do this in a bios that prevents csm launch.

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Setup Installation :: German Language After Installing Windows 8

Dec 24, 2013

Laptop with pre-installed Windows 8 on it. The salesman at the MediaMarkt said that these Laptops are already with pre-installed Windows 8 and also assured me that I can choose English as a language when I am running the laptop. But, when I installed it, the system chose German language and I am really having trouble to understand everything now. My Problem is here how to install Windows 8 with English language and another thing is when I installed the program, it has asked me an Microsoft E-Mail address, but by mistake I installed it with my E-Mail address, which means that I am unable to use the Apps in the Computer as it has been asking only Microsoft account, I cant deactivate my account which I used when I installed the OS Windows 8 to this Computer.

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Setup Installation :: Installing Windows 8.1 Over Preinstalled Non Activated Win 7

Jan 28, 2014

i just got a new computer, it came with windows 7 home premium pre installed, however it is not activated and it says i have 30 days to activate it.

however i dont have a key as i didnt purchase the OS, instead i have ordered Windows 8.1 64Bit Operating System DVD English OEI/OEM International and my dvd disc comes tomorrow so my question is, can i install windows 8.1 over windows 7? i would just put the disc in delete whats on the harddrive, format it and install my new OS right?

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Setup Installation :: Laptop Hangs When Installing Windows 8.1

May 25, 2014

My Current Windows is Windows 8. I want to install Windows 8.1 .

My laptop comes up when installing Windows 8.1. I have chosen the language

In the page after when i want to install Windows the whole system in Hang. I cannot select any option on the page.

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Setup Installation :: Dell Tablet - Installing Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Nov 24, 2013

I've recently acquired a tablet to pilot with my company. It is a Dell Latitude 10 ST2, and my issue is I'm trying to install and upgrade to Windows 8.1 Enterprise, but having no luck so far.

I have the 32-bit version of Win 8 Enterprise on a USB, and when I get to the "Installing Windows 8.1 screen" it get to 35%, and then gives a popup that the "Windows 8.1 Installation Has Failed". I was trying to see if there was a real error message or log to tell me what the issue is, but I haven't been able to locate anything yet. I don't even make it to the following screen ....

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I recently upgraded capacity of my hard drive (from 350GB to 500GB). I'm wondering how can I install my windows oem license from my previous hard drive to my new one. My laptop is Compaq Presario CQ58 and OS is Windows 8.

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Jun 18, 2013

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Jul 21, 2014

I'm trying to install windows 8.1 to an external hard disk (solid state drive 128 gb usb3).

I've tried easyUFEY WinToUS creator and AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard(Windows to go) with no luck.

My bios has UEFI option only(no legacy). On my old laptop it works just fine(I had the legacy option) but now, I cannot do that anymore.

I'm pretty sure it's a bios boot issue and I don't know how to fix it. I've tried using GPT partition instead MBR, Still nothing.

The laptop is a sony vaio duo 13 and I have no legacy option in bios

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