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For those who have the same problem stated above... It's the BIOS.
From the original default Windows 8 on Aspire S3, get the latest BIOS which is v2.17 (at the time of my post). Apply the new BIOS. Then access BIOS and turn off UEFI mode. Reboot. Now the BIOS will recognize your bootable USB (Windows, Linux, whatever)
How about this.....
I installed and set up Win 7 on a new internal new hard drive.
Had to use the "legacy" setting to get it to work.
Now I would like to set up the original hard drive
with Win 8.1 and boot from that original hard drive using a
USB connection. Since the Win 8.1 drive "needs"
the "UDFI" setting to boot I don't see a way to
use the "UDFI" setting with the USB connection.
Does anybody know how to accomplish this?
I have tried the idea of disconnecting the Win 7
drive with no success. Taking apart the case
to swap drives is getting old at this point.