jcgalvez
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Installing win8 pro on Vostro 470 from msdn DVD

Hello, we have recently bought a Dell Vostro 470 and try to reinstall using msdn win8 pro dvd and we can not make the dvd boot on uefi mode, so my question is:

How can I know if the dvd is uefi compatible?

Is there a method to make a clean install using win8 dvd and uefi mode?

Is there any place on my vostro where I can find the win8 pro product key and if so can I use that key to download an uefi compatible iso image from microsoft?

Thanks in advance.

Juan Carlos

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speedstep
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Re: Installing win8 pro on Vostro 470 from msdn DVD

Windows 8 ISO's have this issue.  It may have been fixed in windows 8.1

This issue can occur because UEFI does not recognize the DVD as bootable media.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2793441

Microsoft has fixed this issue since this Knowledge Base article was first published.

For Windows 8 systems,with class 2.31 system BIOS incorporate a feature called compatibility boot. These systems have the capability to detect newly inserted hardware, such as a graphics adapter, and will allow the user to disable secure boot when asked during the boot process.

For more information on Secure Boot, select one of the following links below:

Secure Boot Overview
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh824987.aspx

Secure boot feature signing requirements for kernel-mode drivers (Windows)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/hh848062(v=vs.85).aspx

Protecting the pre-OS environment with UEFI
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/22/protecting-the-pre-os-environment-with-uefi.aspx

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