How to re-install Windows 8 from OEM version

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Installation' started by flroots, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Medico

    Medico Senior Member

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    I do not think you will get the additional security benefits with Win 7 because I believe the Secure Boot is a Win 8 feature. I am not positive of this as I do not have a newer PC with UEFI.
     
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  2. flroots

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    Thanks. I think the reason you can't have secure boot of Windows 7 with my computer is that it came with windows 8 and therefore has the signature of that OS only. I would like someone to confirm that to be sure I understand it properly.
    Pete
     
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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hi,

    checkout this web page regarding secure boot used in a dual os scenario:

    If Secure Boot on Windows 8 machine can I dual-boot
     
  4. flroots

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    Thanks. I'm not interested in dual boot. My goal is to have two Acronis image backups: one for Windows 8 and one for Windows 7 with the HDD partitioned in UEFI/GPT mode. I have that now, but I do need to switch the BIOS mode from UEFI secure boot to UEFI insecure boot when switching from Windows 8 to 7.

    The reason I'm doing this is that I will continue to run Windows 7, but on an occasional basis I'll restore Windows 8 to continue my evaluation. At the moment, I see no particular advantages to Windows 8. I use the free Classic Shell software to get the start menu back while running Windows 8. It's a great little program.
    Pete
     
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