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How do you access the UEFI menu when windows 8 is inaccessible?


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#1 jh1234l

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 06:51 PM

I have accidentally installed a 32 bit version of linux on a UEFI computer, so my UEFI is in bios mode. Additionally, the install screwed up my windows 8 installation. Now, I want to install the proper, AMD64 version instead, but I can't access the UEFI menu to boot from USB since my computer is in bios mode, and my windows 8 installation does not work. I do not have a windows rescue disk.

 

The windows 8 installation does not work, and pops up with an error message saying that it cannot open /Boot/BCD instead.


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Posted 21 May 2015 - 10:34 PM

Did you install Linux on it's own partition,or did you install it alongside your Windows installation?



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Posted 22 May 2015 - 12:23 AM

Normally you would tap one of the Fkeys to get into bios/Ufei. Eg F10.

 

Can you please tell us what brand your PC is and how you installed Linux? Was it along side Windows? Did you do any partitioning?



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Posted 23 May 2015 - 07:48 PM

I used the F2 key to get into the UEFI menu. Thanks for your help!






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