The Machine?: Dell Inspiron (intel-i7) with 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, GPT-partitioning, and UEFI boot
The Process?: I installed Fedora Linux (version 18) from a non-EFI USB-drive hoping to achieve dual-booting between Win-8 and Fedora. I tried to preserve the original partitioning structure by squeezing the installation between the OS partition and the recovery partition. I ended up with the following GPT table:
[EFI system (FAT)] [Another System Partition (FAT)] [Microsoft Reserved Partition (Unknown)] [Recovery Environment (NTFS)] [Basic Data (actually Windows -- NTFS)] [BIOS-boot (Unknown)] [Linux (/home EXT4)] [Fedora-18 (root EXT4)] [Linux (swap EXT4)] [Windows Recovery Environment (NTFS)]
The result?: Windows-8 does not show up on GRUB. The machine is essentially a Linux-only machine which wasn't the intention. However, contents of the above partitions are still intact. Linux boots only on Legacy BIOS mode. Once I set the BIOS to EFI nothing works. The Windows Boot Manager on the BIOS boot menu does nothing
The request: How do I restore Windows Booting without reinstallation on this machine?. I would still like to dual-boot with Fedora-18. *NOTE: I backed up the recovery program from within Windows before embarking on this adventure. The resultant EFI USB from the backup utility doesn't help much to the best of my knowledge.