07-14-2013 02:57 PM
I try to reinstall windows 8 on my acer aspire P3
I choose option "Remove everything and reinstall windows"
but I got warning "Some files are missing. Your windows Installation or recovery media will provide these files"
I have "Recovery DVD" , I connect external DVDRom with recovery disk inside but I got another warning "The Media inserted is not valid"
please help ....
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07-14-2013 04:24 PM
You need to change the BIOS mode from UEFI to Legacy mode to install windows 8 from optical drive.
The below link explains that.
07-14-2013 04:54 PM
But aspire P3 doesnot have dedicated keyboard, it has keyboard but bluetooth keyboard ....
Aspire P3 like semi tablet with bluetooth keyboard...
I did try to press F2 at bluetooth keyboard but nothing happen
10-30-2013 12:35 PM
I'm having the same problem. I can set the BIOS to legacy and get it to boot from the DVD drive, but once the recovery media starts I receive a message saying the BIOS must be in EUFI mode to begin the recovery process. If I change the BIOS back to EUFI, the system won't boot from the DVD.
Any ideas how to get around this?
10-30-2013 12:37 PM - edited 10-30-2013 12:58 PM
Ok, right after I hit submit, the system booted from the DVD. It took about 20 minutes! Guess I just wasn't patient enough.
However, it booted into the recovery console and it tells me I have to have the system in lecacy BIOS mode!
This is rediculous!
If I boot in legacy mode, I receive a message saying I must be in EUFI mode, and if I boot into EUFI mode, it tells me to boot the recovery disk using legacy BIOS mode!
11-20-2013 04:38 PM
I have spent time on Acer helpline, but accent and speed of speech prevented my clearly understanding the technician's advice.
Now I need to know how to restart Win 8 in slow easy instructions!
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