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[hemmerling] The Notebook "ASUS K95VB"

Hardware

The Notebook "ASUS K95VB-YZ075H"

The Graphics Card "nVIDIA GeForce GT740M"

The Ethernet Controller "Realtek PCIe GBE"

The Wireless Adapter "Atheros AR9485WB-EG"

The Aptio BIOS, UEFI & CSM

HDMI to VGA&DVI Conversion ( to convert Computer with Monitor )

HDMI to DVI Conversion ( to convert Computer with DVI Monitor )

HDMI to VGA Conversion, with Audio ( to convert Computer with VGA Monitor )

Backpacks and Messenger Bags

  • The size of the notebook is 44×29 cm.
  • Some local vendors told me, that once - about 2010 - there were bags for notebooks with 18 inch displays, but now this kind of product disappeared from the local stores.
  • Bags for 17 inch notebooks might be suitable for the notebook, but you must test it! So you need test every “17 inch bag” if it fits, manually.
  • I got a free complimentary backpack by APC on a Hannover CeBIT fair in the early 2000th, which is suitable to transport the notebook. However, my free backpack is not one of the once commercially available backpacks and messenger bags of APC ( Archive.org "APC: Backpacks and Messenger Bags" ).

Accu / Battery

Power Supply

SATA Extension Cable 7+15 Sata Male to Female Data and Power Extender ( for Harddisk Testing outside the Notebook Device )

Cooling Fan for the Motherboard, no CPU Cooler !

Howtos & Tips

Special Keys for Emergency Shutdown and BIOS Entry

  • ASUS K95VB user manual:
    • “If you need to run the BIOS Setup to set or modify the system configuration, press [F2] upon bootup to enter the BIOS setup”.
    • “Press [ESC] and you will presented with a boot menu with selections to boot from your available devices” → Indeed there is no classical startup screen.
    • “Emergency Shutdown - In case your operating system cannot properly turn OFF or restart, there is an addtional way to shutdown your Notebook PC: Hold the power button over 4 seconds”.
  • I suggest the BIOS setting “Boot / Fast Boot [Disabled]”, to extend the boot time and so to have better chances - subjectively :-) - to get into the BIOS setup.
  • My experience: Usually it is necessary to do an emergency shutdown, before you have the chance to enter the BIOS with the next bootup.

How to boot DVD/CD Media & by Network

Suggested BIOS settings

  • “Advanced / Network Stack [Enabled]”.
    • “Ipv4 PXE Support [Enabled]”.
  • “Boot”.
    • “Boot Configuration” for Win7, Win8, Win10.
      • “Launch CSM [Enabled]”.
        • “Lauch PXE OpROM [Disabled]”.
    • “Boot Configuration” for Linux, Win10.
      • “Launch CSM [Disabled]”.
    • Boot Option Priorities”.
      • “Boot Option #1 [Windows Boot Manager (P0: ST3000DM001-1CH166)]” → The preinstalled “Windows 8”.
      • “Boot Option #2 [UEFI: MATSHITABD-CMB UJ160]” → just if a media is placed in the BD drive only.
      • “Boot Option #3 [P2: MATSHITABD-CMB UJ160]” → just if a media is placed in the BD drive only and CSM is enabled.
      • “Boot Option #4 [UEFI: IP4 Realtek Ethernet Controller]” → if “Ipv4 PXE Support [Enabled]”.
      • “Boot Option #5 [ubuntu (P1: Hitachi HTS727575A9E364]” → 2 entries, for just 1 Ubuntu Linux system.

Instructions how to boot from BD Player

  1. Insert the DVD/CD media in the BD player.
  2. Do an emergency shutdown.
  3. Enter the BIOS while rebooting.
  4. Select the BIOS item “Save & Exit / Boot Override / UEFI: MATSHITABD-CMB UJ160” and press enter.

Linux

  • The bootloader “Grub” of “Ubuntu Linux 16.04” fails, if CSM is enabled :-(.

I failed to add BIOS Boot Options, manually :-(

  • I failed to add BIOS Boot Options, manually :-(. If you know how to do it, then please tell me!
  • Select the BIOS item “Boot / Add New Boot Option”.
    • “Select Filesystem [MATSHITABD-CMB UJ160]” → “\CDROM(Entry1)\”.
    • “Path for boot option [\bootmgr.efi]” → Hint “Enter the path to the boot option in the format fs0:\path\filename.efi”.
    • “Create” → Is rejected by the error message “Please set Boot Option Name and File Path” :-(.
  • “Add New Boot Option”.
    • “Select Filesystem [ST3000DM001-1CH166]” → “\HD( Part1,...)”.
    • “Path for boot option [\bootmgr.efi]” → Hint “Enter the path to the boot option in the format fs0:\path\filename.efi”.
    • “Create” → Is rejected by the error message “Please set Boot Option Name and File Path” :-(.

BIOS Update

Working Solution for BIOS Update of "K95VB"

  1. Download the newest BIOS for “K95VB”.
      • “BIOS & FIRMWARE - Version 209. 2014/11/05. BIOS 209” - The download “K95VBAS209.zip” contains the file “K95VBAS.209”.
  2. Unzip the file and copy it on the root level of an USB stick formatted in FAT32 format.
  3. Power-up your “K95VB” notebook, press “F2” during startup, and enter the BIOS user interface of the UEFI BIOS.
  4. CURSOR-RIGHT to select “Advanced”.
  5. Press RETURN on the first item from top of the screen “Start Easy Flash”.
  6. Use CURSOR-DOWN, CURSOR-UP to select the USB file system in the file system list ( “FS0”, “FS1, “FS2”, “FS3”, “FS4”, “FS5”,..), e.g. “FS0”.
  7. CURSOR-RIGHT to select the proper file in the filelist and dirctory list.
  8. Select the proper file, e.g. “K95VBAS.209”.
  9. Press RETURN to select the file.
  10. Window message “Do you want to update BIOS?”. Press CURSOR-LEFT to select “Yes”. Press RETURN.

Not suitable Tools and Methods

  1. ASUS Windows BIOS Flash Utility”.
      • “Drivers & Tool”, select “Windows 8 64-Bit” - “BIOS-Utilities - Windows BIOS Flash Utility” ( “WinFlash_Win7_8_VER2420.zip” ).
    • The installer “Setup.exe” tries to install an MSI file “data/409.msi”. On Win10Pro however, the MSI files refuses to install by the error message “Sorry, this program only supports ASUS notebook!” :-(.
  2. ASUS Live Update”.
  3. ASUS EasyUpdate”.
    • ASUS Support "EasyUpdate" - Select “Windows 8 64bit - Software and Utility - Version V3.00.08. 2013/07/15” - “Easy Update 2” ( “Easyupdate2_Win8_64_VER30008.zip” ).
    • The BIOS update tool requrires files in the format “BIOS(.cap)” and “BIOS(.rom)” :-(. Consequently, the BIOS update tool refuses to load the downloaded K95VB BIOS “Das Modell des BIOS-Image stimmt nicht mit dem aktuellen BIOS-ROM überein”.
  4. MyASUS”.
    • Microsoft Store "MyASUS" - This site works with Microsoft Edge browser only. However by this, there is a direct button “Get in Store app”, which lets you install the tool on a Win10 computer.
    • However on Win10Pro, if I start the Microsoft App, it starts, but after a while, it dissappears, i.e. it crashes :-(.
  5. AI Suite 3 (EZ Update)”.
    • No download offer for my ASUS hardware.

Windows

Windows Power Management: Disable Power Managment for Games, howto?

  • With default settings, during full-screen non-windowed games, the display turns dimmed after a short time, and USB mouse is switched off shortime later. This does NOT help:
  • “Control Panel \ All Control Panel Items \ Power Options \ Edit Plan Settings”, “Advanced Options”.
    • “Display / Display Brightness”.
      • “On Battery: 100%” ( default: “50%” ).
    • “USB settings / USB selective suspending setting”.
      • “On Battery: Disabled” ( default: “Enabled” ).
      • “Plugged in: Disabled” ( default: “Enabled” ).

"Windows 7" needs CSM

  • You may install and run any edition of “Windows 7” ( “Windows 7 Pro”, “Windows 7 Home Premium”, ,.. ). During installation, you are asked for a proper serial number, as usual.
  • “Windows 7” crashes during installation if CSM is not enabled in the BIOS options:
    • “Boot / Boot Configuration / Launch CSM [Enabled]”.
  • With some early releases of “Windows 7” installation media, the installation process fails right at the start, before the partitioning, by the error message “A required CD/DVD device driver is missing” → Get another “newer” installation media where this bug is fixed.
  • Microsoft "Memory Limits for Windows and Windows Server Releases" → “Windows 7 Home Premium X64 = 16 GB, Windows 7 Home Basic X64 = 8 GB”, “Windows 8 = 192 GB”.

The Ethernet Controller "Realtek PCIe GBE"

  • Please install “Win7 and Server 2008 R2 Auto Installation Program, 7.086, 2014/6/3” for Windows 7, from
  • Drivers for “Windows 8” and “Windows 8.1”, as supplied by Realtek and ASUS, are not suitable for “Windows 7”. The installation aborts by the error messages:
    1. “FindFile failed”.
    2. “The Realtek Network Controller was not found. If Deep Sleep Mode enabled Please Plug the Cable”.

The USB 3.0 Controller

  • Please install the USB 3.0 controller drivers from ASUS K95VM, “Windows 7”, “USB” → “Intel USB3.0 Driver”, “AsMedia USB3.0 Driver”.

Unsupported Devices with "Windows 7"

  • After all, I did not find any driver for the device “Andere Geräte / Bluetooth - Peripheriegerät” - please tell me if you know what to install to solve the issue!

Upgrade from "Windows 8" to "Windows 8 Pro" works fine

  • At “Windows Update / Add Features to Windows 8”
    • You can enter your “Windows 8 Pro” key to upgrade your “Windows 8” to “Windows 8 Pro”. “Windows 8 Pro” is immediately activated, according to the “Control Panel / System” screen.
    • After a reboot, now the “Windows 8 Pro” installation is still activated.
  • You may upgrade to “Windows 8.1 Pro”.
  • Adding the “Windows Media Center” to “Windows 8” fails, adding the “Windows Media Center” to “Windows 8 Pro” leads to an unactivated unlicensed System :-(.

How to reinstall Windows in case of a Harddisk replacement on K95VB

Working Instructions
  • If you install Windows8 on replacement harddisk1 for the first time, i.e. on a virgin partition and file system, you are asked for a valid Windows license key :-(.
  • In case of harddisk0, it does not matter:
    1. If harddisk0 is deattached from the computer, so that there is just harddisk0 and DVD drive.
    2. Or if you boot by DVD, but with harddisk1 attached and in boot priority, so that Windows on harddisk0 is installed to be called by the Windows bootloader of harddisk1.
  • Solution ( tested with #2 ):
    • Enter a free temporary Windows8 key “FB4WR-32NVD-4RW79-XQFWH-CYQG3”.
    • You end up in an non-activated Windows, but at “Control Panel / System” You can use the “Activate” button to activate Windows8 by online connection. This works as ASUS provided a Windows8 license, by some magic BIOS data recognized by Windows8.
German Windows 8 Activation Instructions by the Customer Service Center of ASUSTek Computer Inc.
  • 2014:
    • Sie haben darüber informiert, dass Windows 8 nach dem Reparaturservice nicht aktiviert ist. ASUS stellt den Windows 8 Produktschlüssel zum Abruf zur Verfügung, um dieses Problem beheben zu können.
    • Um die Sicherheit Ihrer Windows 8 Product-Key-Informationen zu gewährleisten, melden Sie sich bitte unter ASUS Member Site an, um Ihren Schlüssel abzurufen.
    • Schritt 1. Wenn Sie noch kein ASUS-Mitglied sind oder Sie haben Ihr Produkt noch nicht registriert, melden Sie sich bitte als ASUS-Mitglied an und registrieren Ihr Produkt zuerst.
    • Schritt 2. Sobald Sie eingeloggt sind, klicken Sie bitte auf den “Windows 8 Product Key”-Link auf der linken Menüseite.
    • Schritt 3. Wenn Sie dazu aufgefordert werden, geben Sie bitte den Microsoft-Error-Code ein. (Wie ist der Error-Code zu finden?)
    • Schritt 4. Nach der Überprüfung erhalten Sie eine E-Mail-Benachrichtigung. Eine Download-Schaltfläche wird neben Ihrem registrierten Produkt erscheinen.
    • Klicken Sie nun bitte auf “Download”, um Ihren Windows 8 Product-Key zu erhalten.
    • Schritt 5. Wenn Windows 8 nach dem Download noch nicht aktiviert ist, klicken Sie bitte für eine weitere Unterstützung auf “Kontakt ASUS”.
  • 2022:

How I setup my System with ( German ) Windows 8 to boot from Harddisk1

Hardware

  • Drive 0 is the large storage media ( HDD ).
  • Drive 1 is the smaller system drive ( HDD or SSD ).

Preparation

  1. Boot a Linux from DVD and delete all partitions - Just to be shure to start from scratch.
  2. Boot a “Windows 8” or “Windows 8 Pro” installation DVD.
  3. Delete all partitions on harddisk0 ( where Windows 8 was preinstalled, originally ).
  4. Delete all partitions on harddisk1.
  5. Create the Windows partition on harddisk1.
    • For every fresh drive, where Windows wants to install, it creates the extra partition “MSR ( reserviert )”.
    • On the first drive where you setup a Windows partition, the partitions “System” and “Wiederherstellung” are also created - but just there. So you can´t setup 2 independant Windows installations on a computer with 2 drives where you can´t disconnect the drives easily ( and have the BIOS option to boot from any drive, as known from desktop computer motherboards ).
    • Solution: Deattach harddisk1 for Windows installation on harddisk0. See below.

The preinstalled "Windows 8" on Harddisk1

  • There is a “Windows 8” installed on my machine, harddisk1.
    • The Windows 8 product IDs, as shown within Windows in the “Systems” settings, look like “00179-60985-xxxxx-AAOEM” while “xxxxx” is a number which is different for different computers.
    • There is just a printing on the serial number plate “ASUS Windows 8”, but no Windows serial number!
  • I might not buy the backup media DVD at ASUS Service Shop, as my notebook was shipped with “Windows 8” ( not “Windows 8 Pro” ) - “Recovery Media: This Product is only applicable for the Notebook, EeePC, EeeBOX and All-in-one PC which are preinstalled with Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows 8 PRO series. You can only install the SAME version as the one preinstalled by default (Windows 7 or Windows 8 PRO)”.
  • Instead, an original “Windows 8” or “Windows 8 Pro” installation DVD is suitable for installation. No serial number needed!
  • It does not matter if no operating system is installed, or a “Windows 7” or “Windows 8” edition:
    • If you try to install “Windows 8 Pro” with the proper DVD installation media, you are not asked for a serial number and instead of “Windows 8 Pro”, another copy of “Windows 8” is installed.
    • By this, you may install different copies of “Windows 8” on your computer. You are asked at boottime, which item you want to run.

Windows 8 + Linux Setup

Windows 8 Setup on Harddisk1
  • For a Windows 8 + Linux system, I select 358400 MBytes as partition size for a Windows 8 boot partition ( 715404 / 2 = 357702, I select 350*1024 = 358400 ).
Linux Setup on Harddisk1, second Partition
  • For a Windows 8 + Linux system, I select for the Linux partition.
    • ”/dev/sdb6/”, ext4 filesystem, 374346 Mbytes left, I select 340992 MBytes ( = 333 * 1024 ).
    • ”/dev/sdb7/”, swap, the rest, about 32 Gbytes left i.e. 33354 MBytes exactly.
  • Device for boot loader installation: ”/dev/sdb” ( and not ”/dev/sda” as it is by default ! ).
  • The screen where you define a password for the default user, is the only place where Linux accepts a low quality password :-) ( e.g. “node2” ).
Instalation #1: Windows 8 Setup on Harddisk0 after Booting without Hardddisk1, on 3T, 3GB/s Drive
  • In the BIOS at “Boot / Boot Option Priorities”, set boot order:
    • “Boot Option #1” = “UEFI: MATSHTABD-CMB UJ160”.
    • “Boot Option #2” = “Windows Boot Manager (P1: Hitachi HTS727575A9E364)”.
    • “Boot Option #3” = “Windows Boot Manager (P0: ST300DM001-1CH166)”.
  • I was unable to start Windows from harddisk1, with harddisk0 attachted as shipped :-(.
    • With my USB “Adapter IDE/SATA auf USB2.0 für IDE/SATA-Festplatten OTB”, the harddisk0 was recognized.
    • The “Win10 Computer Management” tool asked me to initalize harddisk0 either by MBR ( Master Boot Record ) or GPT ( GUID Partition Table ) - Please select GPT.
  • If you start with empty harddisk0:
    • There are 2861588 Mbytes free on harddisk0.
    • For a Windows 8, I select 358400 MBytes as partition size for a Windows 8 system partition.
    • Then there are 2503187 Mbytes free on harddisk0.
    • I select 823296 Mbytes ( = 804*1024 ) as partition size for partitions 3, 4, 5 ( = 2469888 Mbytes ).
    • And a Linux swap partition with the rest, about 32 Gbytes left, i.e. 33299 Mbytes exactly.
  • If you start after you installed Windows on harddisk0 as bootdrive:
    • Delete the first 3 partitions.
      1. Drive 0, Partition 0: “Wiederherstellung” - 300.0 MB.
      2. Drive 0, Partition 1: “System” - 100.0 MB.
      3. Drive 0, Partition 1: “MSR (reserviert)” - 128.0 MB.
    • Select this partition ( formerly “Partition 4” ) for Windows installation. Don´t delete this partition !!!!!!!!!!
      • Drive 0, Partition 1: “Primär” - 349.5 MB.
    • If you didn't delete the 3 partitions, you might get the ( German ) error message “Die Partitionen auf dem für die Installation ausgewählten Datenträger entsprechen nicht der empfohlenen Reihenfolge. Weitere Informationen zur Installation auf GPT-Datenträgern finden Sie auf der Website von Microsoft ( www.microsoft.com ), indem Sie nach 'GPT' suchen. Möchten Sie die Installation fortsetzen?”.
    • Windows will generate the partition
      • Drive 0, Partition 1: “MSR (reserviert)” - 128.0 MB.
Instalation #2: Windows 8 Setup on Harddisk0 after Booting with Hardddisk1 installed, on 3T, 3GB/s Drive
  • Partition Table:
    1. Drive 0, Partition 1: “MSR (reserviert)” - 128.0 MB.
    2. Drive 0, “Nicht zugewiesener Speicherplatz auf” - 400.0 MB ( If you start after you installed Windows on harddisk0 as bootdrive ).
    3. Drive 0, Partition 2: “Primär” - 349.5 MB.
    4. Drive 0, Partition 3: “Primär” - 823296 MB.
    5. Drive 0, Partition 4: “Primär” - 823296 MB.
    6. Drive 0, Partition 5: “Primär” - 823296 MB.
    7. Rest: 33299 MB.
  • The partition table generated if harddisk0 is the Windows bootdrive is incompatible from the partition table if Windows shall be installed on harddisk0 as the secondary harddisk :-(.
    • The MSR partition must be first :-(.
    • This means the following partitions are not generated, if harddisk0 is not the primary harddisk:
      1. Drive 0, Partition 0: “Wiederherstellung” - 300.0 MB.
      2. Drive 0, Partition 1: “System” - 100.0 MB.
Instalation #3: Again Windows 8 Setup on Harddisk0 after Booting without Hardddisk1, on 3T, 3GB/s Drive
  • The final installation.
  • After that you may upgrade to Windows 8 Pro
  • After Windows 8 Pro is running, try to install Windows 10.
Windows 8 Setup on Harddisk0, on 4T, 6GB/s Drive
  • In the BIOS at “Boot / Boot Option Priorities”, set boot order:
    • “Boot Option #1” = “UEFI: MATSHTABD-CMB UJ160”.
    • “Boot Option #2” = “Windows Boot Manager (P1: Hitachi HTS727575A9E364)”.
  • Select IDE mode.
    • With BIOS setting “Advanced - SATA Mode, Seletion” = “AHCI”, the BIOS is in a loop, not beeing able to detect the harddisk0, but also unable to load the BIOS setting screen by “F2” key.
    • With my USB “Adapter IDE/SATA auf USB2.0 für IDE/SATA-Festplatten OTB”, the harddisk0 was recognized.
    • You must set the BIOS setting “Advanced - SATA Mode, Selection” to “IDE” :-(.
    • The BIOS allows you to enter the BIOS menu by “F2”.
  • You may boot from Win8 installer DVD.
  • The “Win10 Computer Management” tool asked me to initalize harddisk0 either by MBR ( Master Boot Record ) or GPT ( GUID Partition Table ) - Please select GPT.
  • There are 3815430 Mbytes free on harddisk0.
  • For a Windows 8, I select 358400 MBytes as partition size for a Windows 8 system partition.
  • Then there are 3457046 Mbytes free on harddisk0.
  • Windows warns you “Windows kann auf diesem Laufwerk nicht installiert werden ( Details anzeigen )”. “Windows kann auf diesem Laufwerk nicht installiert werden. Der Datenträger wird möglicherweise bald 1ausfallen”.
  • I select 856064 Mbytes ( = 836*1024 ) as partition size for partitions 3, 4, 5, 6 ( = 3424256 Mbytes ).
  • And a Linux swap partition with the rest, about 32 Gbytes left, i.e. 32790 Mbytes exactly.
  • You may now install Win8.
  • Problem:
    • But harddisk0 is just recognized by the BIOS with the BIOS setting “Advanced - SATA Mode, Selection” to “IDE”. *However, the Win10 installed on harddisk1, works just with “Advanced - SATA Mode, Selection” to “AHCI” :-(, by default installation.
  • Solution, now to switch between AHCI and IDE mode - Downgrade the harddisk1 installation of windows to IDE mode :-(: CTSI Group "Switch Windows 10 from RAID/IDE to AHCI".
    1. Click the Start Button and type cmd.
    2. Right-click the result and select Run as administrator.
      1. Type this command and press ENTER: bcdedit /set {current} safeboot minimal (ALT: bcdedit /set safeboot minimal).
        bcdedit /set safeboot minimal
      2. Restart the computer and enter BIOS Setup.
      3. Change the SATA Operation mode to AHCI from either IDE or RAID.
      4. Save changes and exit Setup and Windows will automatically boot to Safe Mode.
      5. Right-click the Windows Start Menu once more. Choose Command Prompt (Admin).
      6. Type this command and press ENTER: bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot (ALT: bcdedit /deletevalue safeboot).
        bcdedit /deletevalue safeboot
      7. Reboot once more and Windows will automatically start with AHCI drivers enabled.
Windows 8 Setup on Harddisk0, on another 3GB/s Drive
  • ?? drive:
    • There are V Mbytes free on harddisk0.
    • For a Windows 8, I select 358400 MBytes as partition size for a Windows 8 system partition.
    • Then there are W Mbytes free on harddisk0.
    • I select X Mbytes ( = X*1024 ) as partition size for partitions 3, 4, 5 ( = X Mbytes ).
    • And a Linux swap partition with the rest, about Y Gbytes left, i.e. Y Mbytes exactly.

How to setup my System to boot from harddisk0

How I setup my System with Linux to boot from harddisk0

  • You can easily install Linux on harddisk0, to be booted from harddisk0.
    1. Deattach harddisk1, physically.
    2. In the BIOS at “Boot / Boot Option Priorities”, set boot order:
      • “Boot Option #1” = “UEFI: MATSHTABD-CMB UJ160”
      • “Boot Option #2” = “Windows Boot Manager (P0: ST300DM001-1CH166)”.
    3. Boot from DVD and install Linux, plus “Grub” as boot loader.
    4. Attach harddisk1 again, physically.
  • This causes an extra UEFI BIOS entry. You may select this in the “Boot Option Priorities” to boot from harddisk0.

How I setup my System with ( German ) Windows 8 to boot from harddisk0

Preparation

  • There is a difference in the partition structure:
    1. Windows on harddisk0, to be booted from harddisk0, by an extra UEFI BIOS entry.
    2. Windows on harddisk0, to be booted from by the Windows boot manager of harddisk1. See above, not handled here.
  • Installation of Windows on harddisk0, to be booted from harddisk0.
    1. Deattach harddisk1, physically.
    2. In the BIOS at “Boot / Boot Option Priorities”, set boot order:
      • “Boot Option #1” = “UEFI: MATSHTABD-CMB UJ160”
      • “Boot Option #2” = “Windows Boot Manager (P0: ST300DM001-1CH166)”.
    3. Install Windows, see section “Installation” below. This causes an extra UEFI BIOS entry. You may select this in the “Boot Option Priorities” to boot from harddisk0.
    4. Attach harddisk1 again, physically.

Installation

  • Just if you start after you installed Windows on harddisk0, with harddisk1 as bootdrive:
    • Delete the partition:
      • Drive 0, Partition 1: “MSR (reserviert)” - 1280.0 MB.
    • If you didn't delete the 1 partition, you might get the ( German ) error message “Die Partitionen auf dem für die Installation ausgewählten Datenträger entsprechen nicht der empfohlenen Reihenfolge. Weitere Informationen zur Installation auf GPT-Datenträgern finden Sie auf der Website von Microsoft ( www.microsoft.com ), indem Sie nach 'GPT' suchen. Möchten Sie die Installation fortsetzen?”.
  • There are 2861588 Mbytes free on harddisk0.
  • For a Windows 8, I select 358400 MBytes as partition size for a Windows 8 system partition. Some other partitions are generated.
  • Then there are 2503187 Mbytes free on harddisk0.
  • I select 823296 Mbytes ( = 804*1024 ) as partition size for partitions 3, 4, 5 ( = 2469888 Mbytes ).
  • And a Linux swap partition with the rest, about 32 Gbytes left, i.e. 33299 Mbytes exactly.

Partition Structure, when started with empty Drive

  1. Drive 0, Partition 1: “Wiederherstellung” - 300.0 MB.
  2. Drive 0, Partition 2: “System” - 100.0 MB.
  3. Drive 0, Partition 3: “MSR (reserviert)” - 1280.0 MB.
  4. Drive 0, Partition 4: “Primär” - 349.5 MB.
  5. Drive 0, Partition 5: “Primär” - 823296 MB.
  6. Drive 0, Partition 6: “Primär” - 823296 MB.
  7. Drive 0, Partition 7: “Primär” - 823296 MB.
  8. Rest: 33299 MB.

Partition Structure, when started with Harddisk0 to be booted by the Bootloader of Harddisk1. Double Boot Option for Harddisk0: By Windows Bootloader of Harddisk1, or by BIOS Boot Option Priority directly

  1. Drive 0, Partition 1: “MSR (reserviert)” - 1280.0 MB.
  2. Drive 0, Partition 2: “Wiederherstellung” - 300.0 MB.
  3. Drive 0, Partition 3: “System” - 100.0 MB.
  4. Drive 0, Partition 4: “Primär” - 349.5 MB.
  5. Drive 0, Partition 5: “Primär” - 823296 MB.
  6. Drive 0, Partition 6: “Primär” - 823296 MB.
  7. Drive 0, Partition 7: “Primär” - 823296 MB.
  8. Rest: 33299 MB.

Vendors

Resources

Using 6GB/s SATA drives with 3GB/s controllers

BIOS Boot Options - How to delete superfluous Options

  • If you install an operating system, this usually causes a EFI bios boot option.
  • In case of UBUNTU and DEBIAN, if you first install UBUNTU, then deinstall UBUNTU and install DEBIAN, the EFI bios boot option for UBUNTU is not deleted.
    • AskUbuntu "Uninstall GRUB and use Windows bootloader" - This works for me to delete double entries in EFI bios boot option :-)!
    • First delete the operating system directory ( e.g. “debian”, “ubuntu” ) in the EFI FAT32 file system, then delete the EFI boot option in the EFI bios. If you just delete the EFI bios option in the EFI bios, it will appear again with next boot!

BIOS Update

    • “Schritt 1: Ermitteln Sie die aktuelle BIOS-Version”:
      wmic bios get smbiosbiosversion
    • Result: Before BIOS update, I ad K95VB BIOS 206, by BIOS update the latest version 209 was installed.
    • “Das Bios immer aus dem Uefi aus Updaten, das ist eine Faustregel was zu allen Boards egal was für ein Hersteller gilt. Denn übers Betriebssystem können Prozesse die im Hintergrund laufen das Update stören oder fehlerhaft abschließen lassen und dann wirst du ein Problem haben, da dann dein Rechner sich nicht mehr starten lässt”.
    • “Manche Asus Mainboard verfügen über ein Bios-Flashback, so das solch ein Fehler wieder selbst behoben werden kann, aber ohne diese Funktion muss der Chip neu beschrieben werden und das können nur bestimmte Firmen oder der Hersteller. Das ganze wird dann auch nicht billig, so das sich fast lohnt sich ein neues Mainboard zu kaufen”.
    • “Daher das Bios immer nur übers Bios selbst updaten. Hierzu die Datei vom Hersteller auf ein Stick speichern und dann im Bios diese Datei zum flashen auswählen”.

Disassembly

Generic Windows Keys for Windows Installation, in case of a Harddisk Replacement

  • ComputerBase "Win 8.1 Pro Installation - Product Key kann nicht überprüft werden" - “Der Produkt Key konnte nicht überprüft werden. Überprüfen Sie bitte das Installationsmedium”.
    • Generic key for Windows 10. Does this help for me?
      • Windows 10 Home edition TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99.
      • Windows 10 Pro edition VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T.
    • Generic key for Windows 8. Windows 8 standard/non-Pro edition: “FB4WR-32NVD-4RW79-XQFWH-CYQG3”.
    • “Remember, these keys can only install Windows for evaluation or testing for a short time. It's not possible to activate it unless you enter a genuine key purchased from Microsoft. Once you decide to activate your installed OS, you will need to change the generic product key to the actual key you purchased”.

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