6 Replies Latest reply on Nov 4, 2015 2:48 PM by mikec_intel

    DQ45CB+UEFI+Windows 8.1


      I am attempting to install Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in EFI mode on the Intel DQ45CB motherboard. The BIOS version is the latest (133 released in 2011) and defaults have been loaded, before enabling UEFI and AHCI modes. I have been able to boot into the EFI shell, format the HDD correctly(four partitions for EFI) and began installing Windows 8.1. However, after Windows Installation does it's first reboot, I am unable to continue the install. Booting from the HDD(which does show an EFI boot partition) I get a message about kernel not being found and I am presented with options to try and boot into safe mode, etc. My installation method is DVD as USB boot does not appear to be supported in EFI mode. I have looked at guides for other Intel motherboards and have not been able to figure out what to try next. Any help is appreciated.