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Installing Windows 8 w/ Asus Rampage IV... installation error? UEFI vs CMS

  • Windows
  • Windows 8
  • Motherboards
Last response: in Motherboards
July 22, 2013 12:36:05 AM

Hi guys! So I finished a build and I've been troubleshooting for a little while now. At first I just booted everything up, ran my Windows 8 cd and installed Windows. I noticed that an error occured, but didn't think much of it. I was running windows and decided to update windows, when I got stuck in a crash loop. It tried to fix windows, but failed.
So I decided to reinstall Windows again. This time I watched it closely, and it crashed again. "files could not be installed, etc..."
I checked out the google, and found a few posts discussing the Rampage IV and Windows 8 install. They were talking about switching to UEFI mode, because the standard mode won't allow you to install the proper Windows SATA drivers. Now I'm a bit stuck...
My hard drive is a 128gb SSD, connected w/ the 6 gb/s SATA cable into one of the RED Sata connections on the Rampage.
In the BIOS for the Rampage, one of the sites recommended switching to UEFI... they have a picture of "Boot Option #1" and in their picture they have 6 or 7 options for possible boots. Mine unfortunately, only has two. HL DVD-r (My optical dvd drive) and Samsung SSD.
I'm going to google some more to see if I can find the problem elsewhere, I just thought Reddit might be able to help me out. Thanks in advance!

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a c 104 V Motherboard
July 22, 2013 12:49:18 AM

Update to the latest UEFI build if you have not already.
July 22, 2013 1:06:14 AM

raja@asus said:
Update to the latest UEFI build if you have not already.

Thanks for the reply Raja! How do I update to the latest UEFI build if I haven't actually installed Windows yet? Do i do a direct boot from the included ASUS driver disk?

The exact error I get is "Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error cod: 0x80070570
a c 104 V Motherboard
July 22, 2013 3:09:09 AM

If you check your motherboard manual, you'll find you can update UEFI from within UEFI using EZ flash 2 or even without the board being "on" USB BIOS flashback. If your board has a very old UEFI version, you may need to do a .CAP conversion first. For that, if you head over to the ROG foums, into the Rampage section you will find a sticky thread with a guide on .CAP conversion.

The rest, reading the motherboard manual will answer.