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Can I re-install Windows 8 to utilize UEFI Boot?

  • Windows 8
  • Boot
  • uefi
Last response: in Windows 8
July 9, 2013 4:26:21 PM

I just setup my new rig last night.
I apparently jumped the gun, for setting up everything with UEFI Boot.
I already installed windows 8 on my 120gb samsung SSD and I setup my 1TB HDD for storage. I tried to setup UEFI boot afterwards and realized that I jumped the gun by installing windows normally after I read a tutorial for setting up UEFI Boot.

My question is, can I reinstall windows 8 on the ssd using the UEFI boot or is it too late since I already installed it? And yes, my motherboard and gpu are UEFI ready.

I was going to use this guide:

my build:

Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core
Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150
Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600
Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" SSD
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower
Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V
LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer
PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 Myst Edition
Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM)(64-bit)

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July 9, 2013 5:38:56 PM

go ahead.
September 15, 2014 8:18:57 AM

Hi, were you able to reinstall windows 8 in UEFI mode?
If yes, will you be so kind to share the process. Did you run into windows activation problem?