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Asus laptop running win8 boot menu?


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#1 mystic12

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 01:49 PM

Guys, I am trying to reload OS on this machine but only seeing one boot option in Bios and not booting from external drive?

 

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 02:34 PM

Also, not seeing the boot menu when I press any of these keys F8, 10, 11 OR 12:

 

 

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 04:17 PM

With the USB attached select Add New Boot Option.



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 04:43 PM

I have no idea what to type?

 

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 05:02 PM

I wasn't expecting that screen. Is SecureBoot Enabled? Make sure it is disabled. Make sure Fastboot is also disabled if you have that option.

 

https://superuser.com/questions/507111/if-usb-is-not-listed-in-bios-as-a-boot-option-does-that-mean-the-machine-cant



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 05:30 PM

It looks like the "Boot Manager" is Disabled?

 

But like John said, you may have to add a "New Boot Option"

 

You can't just put a DVD in it and shut down and re-boot?  It should then boot from the DVD...in theory. 


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 05:47 PM

Both Secureboot and fastboot is disabled but rebooting does not boot off the external dvd. F8 still does not work to get to boot menu



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 05:51 PM

Did you use Rufus with the iso of Windows 8.1 to create the bootable USB flash drive?



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 05:59 PM

It's not a flash drive, it's the same disk I have been using all this time, remember the bios is not showing the external dvd and no boot menu options, I am thinking that may be the issue?



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 06:03 PM

It definitely should be showing the DVD drive. What happens when you select CSM or Legacy Boot?

 

When you say disk,  are you using an external DVD drive? What is model number of the ASUS? 


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 06:12 PM

Asus model TP500L, enabled CSM, don;t see any changes. The normal UEFI and Legacy boot options that show in win 8 is not showing anywhere in the bios

 

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 06:24 PM

Try the steps in the video. Use a spare USB flash drive and see if that is detected. Other than that I'm out of ideas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtnLlMsle8c

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 06:31 PM

Good find John, I missed the "External DVD boot device" in opening post also, I blame it on ADD LOL.

 

Looks like Enable "Launch CSM" and then Enable "Launch PXE OpROM" were the ticket.

 

I'm curious as to why in the Vid, he didn't just Enable Windows Boot Manager? Oh well, don't know if that would have worked anyhow.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:30 AM

Sorry guys, as is norm when something frustrates me, I step back for a while, regroup and then pick up where I left off. Anyways, taking your advice, I just used Microsoft's MCT to create the ISO file and a bootable flash drive via Rufus and it's loading now [thanks!]. I have no idea why it would not read the external disk but not going to worry about it. Only issue I ran into with this is that when using the MCT there was no option for win8 only a few variations of 8.1 but if I remember correctly John, a while back you had said that the wiin8 product key will work with 8.1?



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:53 AM

. Only issue I ran into with this is that when using the MCT there was no option for win8 only a few variations of 8.1 but if I remember correctly John, a while back you had said that the wiin8 product key will work with 8.1?

That is correct. The key for 8 works for 8.1. Windows 8 is no longer supported with security updates for quite a long time. That is why the MCT only offered 8.1.






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