This is about a different system, friends laptop actually - Lenovo Ideapad Z580
It has got EFI BIOS of Phoenix SecureCore Tiano, BIOS Version - 5FCN91WW (old version), Core i5-3210M, 1TB HDD, etc and it came with Windows 8 preinstalled.
We wanted to up upgrade the system to Windows 8.1 and also any linux distro.
None of the linux ditros except openSUSE 13.1 and openSUSE 13.2 could boot. I tried LinuxMint 17.1, Knoppix 7.4.2 and gparted-live 0.17.01
And windows installer dvd and live usb of windows 7, 8, 8.1 also didn’t boot. rotfl!
Someone told me to perform clean installation of windows 8.1 by cleaning everything from hdd and I did by gparted by booting into opensuse 13.1 kde live including recovery partitions. That’s where the problem starts.
Even now none of the Windows Installation media (7, 8, 8.1) boot. Only openSUSE boots, so the system only has openSUSE now. :’(
If it was my laptop, I would have been happy that even though by mistake I got rid of Windows. But, it is my friends system and he only got ready to experience linux distros after seeing what Compiz Fusion could do.
I can’t say to him that, “ok no problem, you got wine to run windows application on openSUSE”. How can I install windows now. Even recovery partition is gone now.