Originally Posted by Bocasbeachbum
Most computers that come pre-loaded have a bios inhibiter that prevents you from loading anything but windows 8 and they do not let you remove that.
That sounds a bit strange to me because for x86 systems in order to be Windows 8 certified a machine must allow the user to turn off secure boot.
See here for more information:
The relevant part being
Originally Posted by Microsoft
All computers that are x86-based and certified for Windows 8 must meet several requirements related to Secure Boot:
They must have Secure Boot enabled by default.
They must trust the Microsoft certification authority (CA), and thus any bootloader that Microsoft has signed.
They must allow the user to add signatures and hashes to the UEFI database.
They must allow the user to completely disable Secure Boot.
However, I understand that dual booting may still be an issue and even with Secure Boot turned off EUFI may still make the install harder -- which is why I was curious as to how you solved your problem.