Win 8 compatability check

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Lanfutz

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After running the win 8 compatability program it came up with- secure boot needs UEFIv 2.3.1 errata b.
Remove only if it starts with 2 not1.

What the hell does that mean??
 

peterh40

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UEFI or Unified Extensible Firmware Interface is the replacement for BIOS (Basic I/O System) which is the firmware on your motherboard to boot your system. Looks like your PC needs a firmware update for System 8 to work with secure boot.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFI
 

Lanfutz

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Thanks for that Peter. The computer is an Asus running Win7. My son and I decided to look at upgrading to Win 8.

He got hold of a disk and uploaded to Win 8. The activation code did not work. I decided to return it to Win 7 and start again.

The compatlbility program said that that the secure boot problem would occur.
How do I go from here? I want to upgrade to Win 8. Is the original Asus bios stopping the upgrade or the Win 7 just reloaded.

Be grateful for any help.

Ian
 

Triple6

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Asus has many models, which particular model do you have?
 

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It's an Asus laptop. Model No.X52F. MB Ver. K52F.

Thanks for your help.
 

Triple6

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That particular model isn't officially supported by Asus for Windows 8.

They do have Windows 7 drivers that would probably work once/if you get Windows 8 installed though.

What you can try doing is updating the BIOS under Windows 7 to the latest version and see if that helps: http://www.service.asus.com/#!downloads/c1wax
 

Lanfutz

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Thanks for your effort. Tried that. Could not find the bios No. as pics on asus site looked nothing like my M/board.
Nevertheless I downloaded win 8 and it installed Ok. Just need to update some of the drivers now.The secure boot is apparently a M/S device for limiting dual booting mainly Linux.
 

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It's actually a security feature that can be turned off in the BIOS.

The link I gave you was to the downloads, simply enter the laptop model, which is X52F and not mainboard model, into it to get the drivers and BIOS for your laptop.
 

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Thanks for that. I will give it another go. Problem is that the Asus page turns up 3/4 bios updates. I suppose I could just download the latest dated one.
 

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Most manufacturer's list previous versions as well, but you only need to flash the latest version to get all the previous updates.
 
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