ASUS UX32VD – Install Windows 8 x64 on fresh SSD with UEFI Bootable USB Media

ASUS UX32VD shipped with Microsoft Windows 8 x64 preloaded and configured in UEFI mode. Legacy-based boot media will therefor not boot successfully.

  • To create UEFI bootable USB media that can be used to install Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows 8 64-bit operating systems, follow the steps below:
    1. Open a Command Prompt with Administrator privileges in either Windows 7 Pro or Windows 8 Pro.
    2. Insert the target USB boot media device into an available USB port.
    3. Type “DiskPart” in the command prompt.
    4. Type “List Disk” (make note of the disk number of the target USB drive).
    5. Type “Select Disk X”, where X is the target USB drive noted in step 4.
    6. Type “Clean”.
    7. Type “Create Partition Primary”.
    8. Type “format FS=fat32 quick”.
    9. Type “Active”.
    10. Type “Assign”.
    11. Type “list volume”.
    12. Type “Exit”.
    13. Copy the entire contents of the desired operating system onto the newly created UEFI boot media device.
  • If you don’t have the correct media, create a bootable USB anyway and add an “ei.cfg” to the “sources” directory.

Open the ei.cfg and add:

[Channel]
Retail

This will skip the secure boot media check during installation.

  • To Boot to USB, login Windows 8 and restart while holding SHIFT key.
  • If the installation is not possible because the created volume is not allowing installation, enter BIOS (press and hold F2 key when power on), switch to “Security” and set “Secure Boot Control” to Disabled. Press F10 to save and exit. Press and hold ESC key to launch boot menu when notebook restart.
  • Personally I have also another problem. The downloadable Windows 8 ISO from TechNet is giving me error code 0x80070570 during installation. I downloaded a new stable ISO by going to the Microsoft Windows 8 Upgrade site, run the setup utility and choose the “Install by creating Media” option. This one is not giving me any problems!

 

 

 

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