The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface BIOS (UEFI) is a specification that defines a software interface between an operating system and platform firmware. UEFI is a replacement for the older BIOS firmware interface present in all IBM PC-compatible personal computers

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Do thin-client machines run UEFI

Do thin-client machines from major manufacturers run UEFI as full-sized PCs from same manufacturers? Background: I was reading up on Microsoft Secure Boot. It's main point (at least they claim so) ...
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Enter UEFI-Shell using the UEFI-bootmanager?

How do I create a UEFI-Bootmanager entry that jumps into the built in EFI-Shell using efibootmgr? If this is not possible: Is there another way? Does every UEFI come with a shell?
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System does not boot DVD drive in secure boot/UEFI mode

I had to disable Secure Boot and enable Legacy Support to be able to boot a Windows 8.1 64bit DVD from the CD drive in the BIOS menu to install Windows. Is there any reason why this happens? Is there ...
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How to change active boot partition of Windows 8.1 UEFI?

I've a 64 bit Windows 8.1 on GPT / UEFI and am trying to boot to another OS without a CD-ROM or external harddisk. I've created a fresh partition (Z:) and copied Puppy Linux.iso over to it. However, ...
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Setting up VHD Boot for Windows 8.1 32-bit OS on 64-bit UEFI

I have a Surface Pro 3 that natively runs Windows 8.1 64-bit. By extension, the UEFI on the device has a 64-bit boot loader. I am attempting to setup the device to allow a VHD boot into a Windows 8.1 ...
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Cannot boot after migrating my Windows 8.1 installation to a new drive

I want to migrate my Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2015)'s Windows 8.1 installation to a new 240GB PCIe 2.0 4x SSD. I figured that Clonezilla may work for that but cannot boot now. Turned off SecureBoot ...
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Using Shim with Debian

How to enable Secure Boot with Shim on Debian? I have been following all sorts of articles online but now I have lost my patience. Anyone know how?
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How do I disable digital signature checking for Windows 8.1 EFI files?

I'm trying to patch my bootmgfw.efi file to change the background color of the BitLocker password prompt and other Windows bootup screens. I found the values to search for and replace for the color ...
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4T RAID 0 Partitioning issue

I am building a new workstation 1.2T 10K SAS X 4 for Win 7 Pro SP1 x64 I must use RAID 0 for this workstation. What I would like to have is C = 500G D = rest of spaces So BOIS based system with ...
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Windows UEFI repair

I have an Acer Aspire 571-series laptop that came with Windows 8 preinstalled (now upgraded to 8.1). Last week I installed the OS X Yosemite (hackintosh) to triple boot with Windows and Ubuntu, and ...
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Flash 64-Bit UEFI on Intel Baytrail Tablet

Is it possible to flash a 64-bit UEFI on an Intel BayTrail Tablet which currently has a 32-Bit UEFI? I tried to install a 64-Bit Ubuntu 14.04 (which surprisingly worked) but after the installation my ...
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Disable Secure Boot to install Windows 8.1 in UEFI mod via USB stick [duplicate]

I'm trying to install windows 8.1 using a USB stick from UEFI Mod. I used Rufus to format the USB stick as "GPT for UEFI". The problem is that my PC can boot in UEFI mode only if I turn Secure Boot ...
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How do I create the Microsoft bootloader on the EFI partition? [duplicate]

I have Linux and Windows installed in a dual boot configuration. The Windows bootloader is corrupt. I want to reinstall it using the Windows recovery partition but I do not know how to boot to it ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.10 on Toshiba Satellite C55D with UEFI boot mode

I am trying to get Ubuntu 14.10 to boot on my Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5212. I have UEFI boot mode and Secure Boot enabled. The Ubuntu live USB stick booted without issues and the install seemed to ...
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Windows 8 Tails Uefi to legacy and legacy to uefi

Recently I downloaded tails os, and want to boot it from usb stick. My pc is running in uefi mode, and I heard that it's possible that windows 8.1 won't work after changing to legacy. How can I ...
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UEFI not recognizing USB 3.0 drive

I would like to run Windows To Go on an external USB 3.0 drive and whenever it is plugged into my laptop, Windows should run instead of Ubuntu 14.04. I successfully installed and configured Windows ...
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How to boot to Windows 8.1 in UEFI boot mode?

I recently installed Windows 8.1 from a USB drive. In order to boot from the USB drive, I had to disable secure boot in the BIOS and switched to Legacy boot mode (from UEFI boot mode). After the ...
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Booting a BIOS bootloader from UEFI mode

I have a Linux setup that I boot in UEFI mode with GRUB. I want to try out OpenBSD, which unfortunately doesn't support GPT or UEFI yet, so I partitioned a drive with a traditional MBR table and ...
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How to install Windows 8 without flash drive and dvd? GPT/UEFI

I have my new SSD, on which I want to install Windows 8.1. I have an iso image. So what I normally do when I use MBR on the drive: Create partitions Extract iso to one of the partitions Make that ...
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How to register/convert a restored linux OS (bios) to EFI booting

First let me explain my current set up. I recently scrubbed my two main drives and converted them to GUID. On the primary drive (sdb in my case) I have created an EFI boot partition (ESP) on ...
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Arch Linux UEFI bootable usb installation media

I want to install Arch Linux in UEFI mode, but I fail at booting the installation media in UEFI mode. What I have done so far is: Create msdos partition table on usb key OR create gpt partition ...
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Run Linux dist from bootable USB on Surface Pro 2

I'm having issues booting from USB on my Surface Pro 2 with win 8.1 and UEFI. Tried creating bootable USB using LinuxLive and a Linux dist. Also tried creating bootable USB with Easy2Boot, and adding ...
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rEFInd boot-manager - 'volume' as GUID?

How can I properly set a volume setting on a boot option in 'refind.conf' by using an GUID of it's partition? My current setting is but 'refind' fails telling me that the specified file was not found ...
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Thinkpad Edge E545: Failure to load kernel through efi

Now this is an issue I've been battling for a long time ... I am trying to make a proper UEFI dualboot system, the problem is I cannot seem to load gentoo kernel either simply by using EFI stub (also ...
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How to copy/move files between filesystems using UEFI shell

How can we move files between filesystems using UEFI shell. If i try: fs0:> mv somefile fs1: I get an error that source and destination should be on the same filesystem. How can we workaround ...
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Windows boot manager overwrites my boot order uefi bios samsung

In the UEFI bios in my samsung ativ boot 5 laptop I have 'UEFI OS' (which is Grub2, Linux etc..), 'Windows Boot Manager'(Windows 8.1). I want to change boot order to: 1. UEFI OS 2. Windows Boot ...
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Windows 7 installation disc fails to boot properly on UEFI

Whenever I try to install Windows 7 onto my laptop, the boot process simply stops and hangs at the boot splash. No error is given, and the splash continues to animate. However, it never progresses ...
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RAID 1 accidentially booted in AHCI mode

I have two Samsung 840 EVO SSD's in RAID 1 (Asus P87-Pro and Intel Controller) with Windows 8.1 Pro on it. After a BIOS update, apparently all BIOS settings was reset, which apparently changed the ...
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I can't access BIOS anymore on my tablet

I have an Onda v116w dual OS tablet. Last week I accidently deleted a Windows boot manager file while trying to reset the boot order. Ever since I’ve been struggling with my UEFI settings to convince ...
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Can't enable CSM mode or Fast Boot

I have an ASUS UX302LA laptop and its been working great. A little while back I was loading different OSs on it, and had to disable Fast Boot and Secure Boot Control, and enable CSM mode. After a ...
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Laptop reacts to power cord as if it was the power button

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Carbon X1 which has started to misbehave recently. The basic symptoms are that it Can't be relied upon to start when pressing the power button (not sure if it never does, or ...
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Lenevo G580 Model 20157 can't open bios menu

I am facing problem in opening the bios menu by pressing the system rescue botton which bring up the CMOS menu under which there is bios menu where I can change the UEFI/Legecy mode or change the boot ...
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How to install Windows 7 to UEFI system?

I have a new HP laptop that came with Windows 8. I want to do a dual-boot with Windows 7. I have Home Premium x64. I disabled Secure Boot, and the laptop now will start to boot the Windows DVD but ...
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How to boot Windows from new hard drive

I just bought a new, bigger hard drive. Currently I'm running Windows 8.1 with a 1TB hard drive. I just bought a new 3TB hard drive and installed it in my computer. Everything seems OK and Windows ...
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How to boot Windows from new hard drive [duplicate]

I just bought a new, bigger hard drive. Currently I'm running Windows 8.1 with a 1TB hard drive. I just bought a new 3TB hard drive and installed it in my computer. Everything seems OK and Windows ...
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Access BIOS on UEFI-based computer

I'm having issues with some hardware, and I called the hardware company's tech support. The support person told me to make a change "in the BIOS, not the UEFI". He seems to think there is a way to ...
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Asus X99-Deluxe - Can only boot with the “Clear CMOS” button after cooler installation

It sounds like I have similar symptoms to this question, but this only started happening after swapping out a heatsink for a cooler. To be precise, the system will only boot if I press the clear CMOS ...
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HP laptop - DVD boot difficulties

Yesterday, I bought an HP ProBook 4330s. It had Linux on it. I tried to use a bootable Windows DVD to reinstall the system but it didn't work. I changed the priority in BIOS, the CD/DVD is first on ...
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Cloning a SSD using GPT not working (Clonezilla)

I am using Windows 8.1 Pro installed on a 128 GB SSD, partition-table is GPT. My Asus Mainboard uses UEFI and i installed windows 8.1 as a uefi installation. Therefore the first boot device is ...
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Windows 8.1 Re-Installation on Acer Aspire - Key Issue

On Acer Aspire V3 model, Windows 8 recovery partition could not complete a fresh installation. It kept stumbling on error; it seems corrupted though I check the disk for erros/bad sectors and did not ...
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Getting Dual-boot to work on (non?) UEFI system.

This is the first time I'm working on a Laptop with UEFI so bear with me. I'm gonna bullet-point this to make it quick: HP Envy 6 Windows 7 Preinstalled Default BIOS setting: Legacy Support - ...
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Cannot boot onto any OS after deleting Linux partition on UEFI system

Today, I decided to delete Ubuntu 14.10 from my computer. Everything was OK, I had created the USB recovery drive of Windows 8.1. After formating the Linux, I restarted. Sadly, I forgot to delete the ...
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Cannot access BIOS after installing a Linux distro

Some time ago, I went and installed ElementaryOS on my Samsung NP530U3C. After that, I could never access the BIOS again. Pressing F2 had absolutely no effect (neither any other common BIOS-accessing ...
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replace efi firmware with old legacy bios?

So I bought a new laptop with 64-bit windows 8 pre-installed, and in preparation for downgrading to win7 32-bit, i've been reading about EFI and MBR etc.. It seems like the firmware which boots disks ...
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Changed laptop BIOS boot settings - Black screen

Laptop concerned is an Acer TravelMate P453-M. Already asked the question on Acer forums, but maybe you guys can add more insight! I recently had a motherboard and HDD replacement on the laptop. I ...
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How do I convert an EFI System Partition into a normal GPT partition?

I had a Windows 8.1 that required a re-install. In the process, my 4TB secondary disk is now showing up in Disk Management as an EFI System Partition, with no volume. In DISKPART, a volume is shown, ...
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Go2Bios utility not proper working when trying to acces into bios

i have this motherboard, msi h97 gaming 3, now msi have go2bios an utility which gives the access to bios during a windows session. In a fairy way the system reboot into the bios, but when i click on ...
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Secondary Internal HDD Vanishes/Reappears Randomly In Windows 8.1

To clarify, I'm referring to entire disks disappearing, not just partitions. The PC in question is an HP Pavilion 2325DX. Both drives are variants of HGST. One is in the primary slot, the other is in ...
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Asus A53E Laptop in UEFI mode resets BIOS three times before booting

Working with an Asus A53E laptop. Enabled UEFI boot mode in the BIOS and installed Windows 8.1 x64 successfully last night. Now, today, when I start up the machine from cold boot, I can clearly hear ...
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How can I place /boot/efi on a different drive than / and /home?

I am trying to install Fedora 21 onto a relatively recent Toshiba laptop. Due to firmware problems, I cannot alter the existing EFI partition. Therefore, I need to install /boot/efi on external media. ...