I'm running Linux Mint (only OS other than in VirtualBox) and wanting to remove it. I've created a Live USB of Windows 8 using Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool - Yes, I know it says Windows 7 but I've been doing research and I am hearing from everywhere that it also works for Windows 8.

  • The ISO was loaded on just fine (AFAIK)
  • Computer came with Windows 8 pre-installed
  • I have Safe boot and Fast boot disabled in the BIOS Settings
  • I have USB as my first boot option
  • I have tried both the USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports

Yet, Mint is all that will boot up.

Anybody have a similar issue????

The computer is a Toshiba Satellite S855D Laptop with an AMD APU quad-core processor (3 CPU, 1 GPU)

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While trying different things, I've got it to work and am now operating on Windows again.


Legacy Boot inside the BIOS settings should be enabled. I believe the selection will be labeled as CSM (as opposed to EFI) and in the accompanying description it is referred to as legacy.

Started right up from the USB.


I'd suggest starting by making a live media GParted. Boot with that, and wipe the Hard drive clean, and start installing with a completely wiped hard drive.

When you manage to boot into a Windows PE, you might wanna run fdisk /mbr to reinstall the bootloader.

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