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krmk
04-18-2015, 04:41 PM
Hello,
I just got my new G751, and i am already loving it :)
Currently I am installing all the drivers, but when restarting i can see it sit idle for ~10 seconds, with a blank screen and text mode cursor.

Do i need to change the default BIOS settings to enable UEFI? I tried googling, but the information is sparse and really not too clear for someone only a bit tech-savvy :P

I've seen the information in pinned windows install thread, stating i should choose UEFI:Matsitabd when starting installation. Unfortunately mine did not have such an option, which i believe may be caused by bad bios settings?
I have 256 GB SSD drive. If you could let me know how how can i do it (can i even install windows uefi using dvd and not some iso and usb drive?).

Also, when i simply enabled secure boot i lost all my boot options - i must be missing more options, but i can't see anything resembling UEFI.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

GhostriderZ85
04-18-2015, 06:18 PM
Did you do fresh install? If not then then it should already be in uefi, no need to change anything. Does the ROG logo comes up at boot?

benjmyers1
04-18-2015, 06:37 PM
If you did a 'fresh' install, then you didn't make your install a uefi install. Go back into bios, and reset to default settings, reboot, and install from your newly made usb stick using the following instructions:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/15458-uefi-bootable-usb-flash-drive-create-windows.html

krmk
04-18-2015, 07:18 PM
If you did a 'fresh' install, then you didn't make your install a uefi install. Go back into bios, and reset to default settings, reboot, and install from your newly made usb stick using the following instructions:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/15458-uefi-bootable-usb-flash-drive-create-windows.html


You are right, I checked windows install log and it detected bios, not uefi.
Am i safe enough with resetting bios to default that i can't possibly break anything by doing that ? :)

Thanks for instructions, will follow through!

GhostriderZ85
04-18-2015, 08:08 PM
No need to touch anythin in the bios, you NEED a usb drive to install uefi, and yes the UEFI has to appear next to your drive in order to install in uefi mode. I can walk you through it if you need.

GhostriderZ85
04-18-2015, 08:16 PM
1. Get a usb drive
2. Restore defaults in bios
3. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media
4. Press esc rapidly right after powering on your lappy
5. Select UEFI:nameoftheusbdrive
6. Custom install
7. Select and delete all partitions
8. Select your main hard drive and click new
9. Verify that there are 4 partitions created on your main hard drive
10. Proceed to install
11. ??????
12. Profit?

krmk
04-18-2015, 08:35 PM
1. Get a usb drive
2. Restore defaults in bios
3. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media
4. Press esc rapidly right after powering on your lappy
5. Select UEFI:nameoftheusbdrive
6. Custom install
7. Select and delete all partitions
8. Select your main hard drive and click new
9. Verify that there are 4 partitions created on your main hard drive
10. Proceed to install
11. ??????
12. Profit?

I am creating a bootable USB as we speak :)
May I ask why 4 partitions in point 9?

GhostriderZ85
04-18-2015, 10:22 PM
I am on the road and i can't remember what are those partitions but that is the difference between the uefi install and the regular install, if there are less than 4 partitions then it's not uefi

benjmyers1
04-18-2015, 11:33 PM
naw, just delete all the partitions, you don't need any, start with a fresh drive....I did NOT use the asus fresh install.....just used a microsoft winodws 8.1 clean install disk, just make sure you make the usb install disk uefi bootable with RUFUS, like i said in my last post

GhostriderZ85
04-19-2015, 12:01 AM
Just read my step by step directions, it includes deleting all partitions, and no you don't need rufus

Clintlgm
04-19-2015, 12:32 AM
Yes BIOS install only has 2 partitions
Really since you have installed MBR you'll need to use Diskpart to clean and convert your SSD to GPT
I thinks the eightforum tutorial you were linked to will walk you through the Diskpart and install with no issues.

You should download all your hardware drivers from Asus Support Downloads (http://support.asus.com/download/options.aspx?SLanguage=en&type=1)

This Thread (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28758-GUIDE-G55-G75-Upgrade-Notes&country=&status=)will show you what order to load your drivers etc its for the G75 but except for downloading the correct drivers for your notebook all else would be the same

GhostriderZ85
04-19-2015, 01:17 AM
I'm pretty sure you don't need diskpart, just delete all partitions and proceed to the install, the installer will do it for you