I just recently purchased a Zenbook Prime that had Windows 8 installed on it. I want to format it re-install windows 8 as I like a fresh install and want all the partitions merged into one. I don't for recovery partitions and have never used one in my life. So how do I format this thing? I hear the CD key for Windows 8 is in the BIOS. I can't even boot from a USB drive because the thing boots so quickly. Any help would be awesome. Happy New Year!
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Hold down Esc to get to boot menu and choose Setup. Turn off Secure Boot on the Security tab in the BIOS/UEFI. Save changes, reboot, hold down Esc and your USB drive should now show up in the boot list.