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    Unhappy G55VW W8 clean install mistake please help?

    So I have a good one for you guys

    keep in mind that this is my first time dealing with a GPT partition disk system
    plenty experience with normal drives (ntfs)

    so I recently purchase an asus g55vw ES 71 and it came with W7 so I decided to upgrade to W8
    I boot the W8 from usb flash drive and planning to do a clean install to the os partition but I was not
    aware of the gpt..... so I format and it don't let me install the new Windows (panic panic buttom on)
    I restart to do a recovery (f9) and when I chose to recover in the first partition only, it says that there's a
    missing file on C:/ (of course I wipe that partition) and I didn't make or have a recovery disk!!!!! :"(

    question is; can I install W7/8 (I don't care at this point) without formating the whole disk, only installing on the partition
    meant to it?
    unlock or anything the main partition?
    format the os partition to a new file system so i can install normally Windows? And how
    I read a lot but as I said before I don't have any experience on this kind of partitions systems or UEFI mother boards

    please help.

    ps: I would like to purchase the recovery DVD but I'm outside the us (Venezuela) and is very difficult to get one immediately.
    Last edited by getabu; 04-18-2013 at 03:19 AM.

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    hi @getabu, try this:

    1. boot the laptop up with your usb stick plugged in;
    2. press esc key on boot and select from the blue menu uefi:<usb.stick> to proceed.

    good luck.

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    if you just one HDD, when you into win 8 install display, press shift + F10 to show cmd and type "diskpart" -> select your disk (ex "select disk 0") -> "clean all"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rewben View Post
    hi @getabu, try this:

    1. boot the laptop up with your usb stick plugged in;
    2. press esc key on boot and select from the blue menu uefi:<usb.stick> to proceed.

    good luck.

    first of all thanks for the suport in advanced.
    I hit the esc key with the flash plug in and just show me "general USB Flash disk 1100"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rewben View Post
    hi @getabu, try this:

    1. boot the laptop up with your usb stick plugged in;
    2. press esc key on boot and select from the blue menu uefi:<usb.stick> to proceed.

    good luck.
    first of all thanks for the support.
    After spam the esc key the only USB option that shows me is
    "General USB Flash Disk 1100"
    do it has to be in other format? Because I use
    the windows 7 download USB DVD tool and as far I know it formats
    the flash in NTFS

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    first of all thanks for the support.
    I spam the esc key and the only usb option is
    ... General USB Flash Disk 1100. ...
    is there another step that I have to do before this
    and do the flash have to be in other format because I use
    the windows 7 download tool, an as far I know it formats in NTFS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_Lu@ASUS View Post
    if you just one HDD, when you into win 8 install display, press shift + F10 to show cmd and type "diskpart" -> select your disk (ex "select disk 0") -> "clean all"
    if I use this command does it wipe the whole disk including all the partitions?
    Or do I have to select the os partition

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    For installing W8 from USB stick on GPT disk (under UEFI) the USB memory has to be formatted as FAT32. Once everything works the Esc key will prompt you with "UEFI: General USB Flash Disk 1100".

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    Quote Originally Posted by gokica View Post
    For installing W8 from USB stick on GPT disk (under UEFI) the USB memory has to be formatted as FAT32. Once everything works the Esc key will prompt you with "UEFI: General USB Flash Disk 1100".
    I manage to boot in UEFI and load windows but it still dont let me install on any partition, any ideas why?

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    or the windows has to be somehow specific compatible with UEFI sistems?

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