Remove win8-not booting from live discs

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hamley

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Hi,
just bought a new hp laptop with Win 8 installed. Made backup discs.
Laptop will not boot any live discs e.g. Gparted, Ubuntu 12.04 . Drive plays dvd's etc. so appears to be working, just spins up then nothing. Drive and contents show in "Computer"
I have a number of external hardware that will not work, and cannot be made to
work,no drivers available( usb tv tuner is one) so intend to buy a stand alone copy of Win 7 32 bit, and install that, and dual boot Ubuntu, which worked fine dual boot on Win 7.
My plan is to get rid of win 8, which has been nothing but a pain, 3rd party sofware working one minute then "Not Responding" the next.

How can I format the drive and Totally remove all traces of win8. I only have the recovery disks,
don't really care if I don't see it again. Left 2 messages for help on Microsoft site, they didn't have the good manners to reply.
Thanks in advance
hamley
 
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Why go to all that trouble? Just take the computer back and have them fix it or get another one. Should be under warranty...
 

hamley

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Nothing wrong with computer, everything works fine except Windows 8 won't allow
the machine to boot from a live disc, and yes I have set bios to boot from optical drive
first in both Legacy and other. The warranty won't cover this anyway, not a machine fault,
more of a Microsoft fault and it's a total waste of time trying to get anything back from them.
My external hardware won't work on a new copy of Win 8 either.
Hamley
 

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Closing duplicate. Please continue in your other thread.
 
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