Windows 8 upgrade
Posted 31 August 2013 - 01:09 PM
If so i'll do that link,but i have both links,so if i decide to get and use Windows 8 i will try it.Right now i am still evaluating it under VirtualBox not sure yet,it is much different to Windows 7,take alot to get adjusted to use to,no start button even though programs to make one.One more question,Do you know if Windows 8 supports HD,1920X1080? My Video card supports this resolution,so my native res.for my monitor now i have the latest drivers for video card too.Seeing alot on internet about apps problem with resolutions higher then certain one for it show properly in Windows 8.Thank you for all your advice and help on this,it's much appreciated.
Edited by jds63, 31 August 2013 - 01:18 PM.
Posted 31 August 2013 - 03:43 PM
Posted 31 August 2013 - 05:54 PM
Edited by jds63, 31 August 2013 - 05:57 PM.
Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:14 PM
I find 8 a little faster than 7.
If you leave Fast start active, then it boots to a useable desktop in 20 seconds or less from power off. A factor is that I'm booting from a 128GB SSD.
Check your Win 8 compatibility by running Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant.
Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:57 PM
Edited by jds63, 01 September 2013 - 02:12 PM.
Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:22 PM
Secure boot requires firmware that supports UEFI v2.3.1 Errata B and has the Microsoft Windows Certification Authority in the UEFI signature database.
Microsoft says this:Your PC firmware doesn't support secure boot so you won't be able to use it in Windows 8
I know i have UEFI on this system
I can't seem to attach the report,Error You aren't permitted to upload this kind of file.In a HTML.
Posted 01 September 2013 - 03:00 PM
I have 0 knowledge of UEFI and Secure boot other than the little I've read about it. My computers are all too old. I'll be getting a new one at Christmas time, then I can learn more about it.
Perhaps check to see if there is a firmware update for your computer that will bump the UEFI level?
Otherwise disable Secure boot.
Posted 01 September 2013 - 04:01 PM
Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver
Please follow the steps below:
Uninstall Express Cache before the upgrade to Windows 8.
Upgrade to Windows 8.
Download and install Intel Rapid Start Technology(IRST) driver.
Download and install Express Cache.
The installation sequence of Intel Rapid Start Technology(IRST) and Express Cache must be in the above order.
I downloaded newest driver for Intel Rapid Storage Technology
But this express cache,not Intel thing,not sure if got right site.ExpressCache technology by Condusiv Technologies. The ExpressCache® software product is an innovative technology developed by Condusiv Technologies to improve system speeds by incorporating SSD technology advances into Windows 7 systems. HDD is a Hitachi HDS721010DLE630 ATA .
One more thing,Windows 8 or Windows 8 pro which is better to use ,say Pro for more security or business?
Edited by jds63, 02 September 2013 - 01:06 PM.
Posted 02 September 2013 - 03:35 PM
Posted 02 September 2013 - 06:55 PM
Read here, see if this helps: How to Install Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 using the "Unified Extensible Firmware Interface" (UEFI)
Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:18 AM
This for sure WILL wipe all my recovery for win 7,plus my d:data drive too,right now have two partitions,one for operating system,one for windows
6. Delete all partitions/volumes on the disk # (ex: Disk 0) that you want to install Windows 8 as UEFI on until that disk # shows as unallocated space. (see screenshot below)
The 4 partitions are:Paritition 1 - Recovery
Partition 2 - System - The EFI System partition that contains the NTLDR, HAL, Boot.txt, and other files that are needed to boot the system, such as drivers.
- Partition 3 - MSR - The Microsoft Reserved (MSR) partition that reserves space on each disk drive for subsequent use by operating system software.
- Partition 4 - Primary - Where Windows is to be installed to.
It is imperative that these 4 partitions remain in the exact order as they are
- O.K. i am going to look at my BIOS again,but i believe when i press f8 it goes to a boot order,i may be able choose it there UEFI,,but i again think i seen it as pictures in bios boot order to,not sure about a enable or disable function of the UEFI,did see a legacy setting which is mentioned in links article i sent you.All this stuff, iam learning more at my age.
Edited by jds63, 03 September 2013 - 01:23 AM.
Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:38 AM
Not sure all this trouble is worth it,it could utilize this system since it has it.I saw in msinfo32,system information,my BIOS MODE is in legacy so not in UEFI,sure it can be switched in the bios somehow.
Edited by jds63, 03 September 2013 - 03:37 PM.
Posted 03 September 2013 - 08:22 PM
Also, when you run everything together it's very, very hard to read and understand.
I'll go ask right now.
Posted 03 September 2013 - 08:54 PM
One said this,could be similiar to mine to do a clean install in UEFI Windows 8
1. Boot into BIOS?[Boot]? [PCI ROM Priority]? choose [EFI Compatible ROM], then press "F10” to save changes and exit.
2. Then press "F11” when booting up and choose "UEFI:[your ODD name]” to install OS.
Sorry guy,my knowledge on this is same,no nothing about it either
Edited by jds63, 03 September 2013 - 08:58 PM.
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