I have a brand new HP Envy 15t-j000 which came from the factory with Windows 8 on a UEFI/GPT partitioned HD. when I got the machine, I blew away the partitions, created an a single MBR one, formatted it and did a clean install of Windows 8 Pro.
And then HP got me. They don't have the correct WiFi drivers on their site for my computer (doh!!!). So I can't see any WiFi routers. I have ordered a Recovery USB from them hoping that I can grab the correct driver from it (HP says I will be able to). However, should that fail, am I going to be able to recovery my system from the USB directly or am I going to have to convert everything back to UEFI/GPT style somehow?
As a side conversation, since the Windows 8 disks don't seem to want to clean install directly onto UEFI/GPT, why are the drives partitioned that way in the first place? I know the advantages of UEFI but unless I can clean install to it why have it?