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Toshiba P875-S7102

By ba2486 ·
After getting the Toshiba laptop P875-S7102 from Best Buy I have had a couple of things to be concerned about.

1. The computer comes with 8 gb of ram. Now finding just where this ram is has proven to be a failing task.
since the computer is expandable to 32 gb of ram I poped off the back cover to find two empty sodimm slots.
the 8gb that are in the computer are nowhere in sight.
calling Toshiba support twice was a total waste of time.
youtube was also no help.
Populateing the two visiable empty dimm slots with 8gb dimms gives me 24 gb of ram
telling me there are two other slots somewhere probably with two 4 gb dimms.
where are they?

2. The Machine comes with one 750 GB Toshiba Hard Drive Formatted as GPT with four Partitions
under the UEFI system.
Removed the Toshiba Hard Drive and Inserted two WD 750 7200 rpm (black) Hard Drive's

In the bios (f2 to enter) I turned off Secure boot and Changed the UEFI to CSM and boot order to ODD (cdrom)
with Windows 8 Pro.

Installed Win 8 no Problem. Great

Now to change it from MBR to GPT opps !!!

Start over several days later Tons & tons of reading and research

Change back to UEFI in Bios another New Hard drive Raw

Set boot order to boot to USB (Windows usb tool and windows 8 Pro)

Forget it, won't boot to USB with bios set to UEFI

Created 3 USB's with 3 different programs and all fail with this machine but boot fine under my Desktop
Windows Seven MBR system

I want to create a UEFI boot Hard drive with this machine like the one that came with it.

How ?

Step by step Maybe

Maye one of your great breakdowns of the Toshiba P875-S7102 (only one with 4 Memory slots if you can find them)

Bill Armstrong

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