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Win 8 compatability check

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Lanfutz, Jan 22, 2013.

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  1. 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??
     
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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
     
  3. 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
     
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    Asus has many models, which particular model do you have?
     
  5. Lanfutz

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

    Thanks for your help.
     
  6. 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
     
  7. 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.
     
  9. Lanfutz

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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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