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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Is it possible to make a usb that is bootable on both uefi and bios? [duplicate]

I have a grub4dos multiboot usb drive that contains some tools for computer checking. However, it only works on legacy boot. If you want to boot up from the drive, you need to change the bios to ...
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Trouble with mouse pad after installing/booting up Ubuntu 16.04

So I just received on old laptop from a friend and currently trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on the laptop. Here are the specs of the laptop: Brand: ASUS Memory: 2.8 GiB Processor: Intel Pentium(R)...
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Windows 8 - System found unauthorized changes on the firmware

I have a PC running windows 8 from Asus. A couple of days ago, I downloaded a windows update and the next morning when I tried to boot up the computer, it sent me directly to the BIOS, after giving ...
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How do I boot to BIOS directly from Ubuntu?

Disclaimer: I have basically no experience with BIOS, UEFI, or anything of that kind. Earlier today I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Acer Aspire V5-571 alongside Windows 10. (This laptop came with 8 ...
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Can editing the UEFI improve stability or performance?

While looking into something else sort of unrelated, I stumbled in the bios modding community, but their explanations are mostly opaque, frequently giving no guides (what they do is that they let ...
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Installing Win7x64 on existing Win8 laptop for dual-boot - UEFI/GPT Issue

I have a UEFI HP G7 Laptop with Windows 8.1 pre-installed, and I'd like to add Windows 7 as a dual-boot. In Win8, I've turned off Fast Startup, made room on the existing partition in order to create ...
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GPT Partitioned Disk not Recognized by BIOS

I have received a Samsung Ativ Book 4 (model no. NP4705E-K01UB [this computer is UEFI compatible BTW]), and for the first few months that I used it, it has worked fine with MBR partitioned disks. ...
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Will Debian UEFI-installer discover existing UEFI Windows 10 to include it for dual-boot?

I have Windows 10 UEFI-installation on my machine (hard disk "A"), and I'm going to install Debian in UEFI mode to the disk "B". I doubt that Debian will detect another distribution and include it to ...
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Unable to UEFI boot once RAID is enabled

I have the current drive setup. 1 SSD that holds windows, 2 smaller SSD's that are RAID0'd and 1 platter drive. When I installed windows 10, all was good and things were booting fine. After a BIOS ...
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I've installed windows 10 with bios set to legacy, windows hangs on shut down?

I've installed Windows 10 on my new Lenovo G50-70 with Bios set to legacy boot, At first i didn't know how to enter to the bios so i pressed alt+f12 to choose which device to boot from so i found 4 ...
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Bcdedit's /sysstore: What is the “system partition”? Is it the EFI System Partition or the Windows installation partition?

I never really got a good explanation how. From its example, it is used on the C: drive, which implies it is used on the Windows drive (with the Program Files folder, Windows folder, etc.) But there'...
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Make existing Windows 10 installation bootable from USB

I bought a new laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad) which came with Windows 10 installed. I threw out the hard disk, replaced it with an SSD and installed Linux on it. Now I put the old hard disk into an USB ...
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Partitionning : is it ok to put my OS at the end of my disk?

I've build a small HTPC; and I have a 2TB HDD in it. The idea is to store only medias on that drive, and to have a separate M.2 SSD drive for the OS. BUT those SSD still are expensive, and i'll wait ...
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How to boot Snow Leopard bootable usb with Clover or any other hackintosh bootloader?

So I followed the tutorial in this question answer and created a "bootable" USB from my OS X snow leopard '.dmg' installation media. The problem is that my Clover EFI bootloader doesn't seem to ...
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Windows 7 UEFI: Help bcdedit find the “default” store in the EFI partition

bcdedit and similar tools[1] can't find where the store is. It's in the EFI system partition and I have to manually mount and assign a letter, then work on it with /store. Is there a "setting" that ...
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Converted Windows 7 to UEFI, now fails to do hybrid sleep

I have two hard drives, 3TB and 2TB. 2TB drive uses MBR, 3TB uses GPT. My Windows 7 OS is installed in the 2TB hard drive. I wanted to try out Elementary OS so I installed it on the 3TB drive in UEFI ...
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How to enter UEFI BIOS on Acer Aspire One, when windows 10 has disabled F2?

Web searches show that F2 is the key to enter BIOS on Acer Aspire One and it was working fine when my system had windows 8. When I upgraded to Windows 10 recently, I see that F2 is not working. I ...
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Booting with MBR in UEFI (No CSM mode at all)?

I'm asking here since I can't find a clear and definite answer to if it is possible to boot with an MBR partitioned hard drive in an UEFI-only environment. I've read this question but it is still ...
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Kali Linux USB Bootable UEFI Failure to find Flash Drive

Thanks for taking the time to view my question, I have been searching for hours (no joke) to have no avail. I got on my computer and decided to make Kali Linux bootable since Virtual Box had tooo much ...
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Booting linux from grub2 gets kernel panic - root=null

I'm doing my own homebrewed version of linux. The distro works fine but I need to update it to use EFI and GPT partitions. My problem now is that I can't for the life of me get grub2 to boot it. I ...
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Upgrading to Windows 10 with EFI dual boot

I have Linux Mint and Windows 8 installed on my Lenovo laptop side by side (on different partitions of the same HDD) and booting in UEFI mode. I usually boot Windows from GRUB but I can also get it to ...
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Can EFI/UEFI theoretically steal LUKS password?

I usually keep my data private by encrypting the whole hard drive. My previous notebook had BIOS, without UEFI. I have bought macbook, want to install linux in dualboot there. So I wonder if EFI can ...
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UEFI boot and data disk

I'm on Windows 10 and I'm ready to convert to UEFI boot, but I want to know, if I need to have all my disks with GPT or only disk from which I will boot. Because my data disk is really full and ...
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Laptop boots extremely slow; black screen

I have a Toshiba Satellite L50-B-2G9, which takes hours to boot. Initially I had windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 15.10 installed side by side and switched between them regularly. I noticed it took longer and ...
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Do I have to have my OS installed with UEFI to convert my system HDD from MBR to GPT without data loss?

So as of right now I have a PC with a BIOS-only mainboard (Gigabyte 775 - GA-P35-DS3) with which I installed Windows 10 64bit on my 4TB hard drive with MBR. Now I'd like to buy a new mainboard with ...
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Getting error: Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style

I am trying to reinstall Windows 10 on my friends machine from bootable USB. Following is what I have done till now: I created bootable USB using Windows 10 ISO and Rufus with GPT Partition scheme ...
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Unable to access boot menu

I've been having a difficult time trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop due to a silly mistake I made earlier. During the setup process, I installed the boot loader to /dev/sda8 instead of /dev/sda ...
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Booting from UEFI

I have a Gigabyte board with UEFI, and I can't get an OS up and running. Unfortunately, this product supports booting from neither USB nor CDROM. I've built a SSD with the most recent version of ...
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UEFI APM RTC Wake Up and standby / hibernation compatability

I configured my Windows 10 PC via UEFI APM to boot every day at 12:00:00 and shut down at 13:00 if not accessed via Teamviewer in the mean time. The PC showed up in teamviewer very irregularly ...
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Installing Windows from bootable USB pendrive on UEFI enabled machine

I have 5 year old Dell XPS 15. I have installed Windows several time one it using procedure below: build bootable USB pendrive from Windows ISO using a Windows DVD/USB tool plugging in USB pendrive ...
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Unable to install WIndows 7

I am at the point where I have no idea what I can try next after 4 hours of failing. I have tried following options enabled/disabled in ALL possible combinations: Secure Boot ON/OFF UEFI/LEGACY AHCI ...
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bitlocker on/off after uefi flash and recovery key has changed?

Amendment: I noticed that though, BL is turned off, that when I try to use recovery options in Windows 10, or when I turn off and back on the TPM in UEFI, that the BL "recovery key" from the original ...
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Why can't I boot in UEFI Mode?

I just upgraded my computer from a HDD to an SSD. When I boot my computer with the new SSD, it must be in the legacy boot mode, or it will fail to start. My old drive was UEFI, but now that option ...
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What is the key combination for upgrading backup firmware on gigabyte z170-hd3?

Recently switched to gigabyte z170-hd3. some Gigabyte cards have a dual firmware feature, so if the main uefi is flashed incorrectly, it will boot from the backup one. I upgraded the main firmware ...
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Windows 10 installation winload.efi error

I previously had installed Windows 10 Pro on my Acer laptop and dual boot it with Arch Linux. After finding out my Win 10 key requires Education edition, I downloaded Education edition and using ...
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how to Boot to UEFI shell

I am trying to follow some instructions to update some firmware and my instructions are x64 UEFI environment: Boot to UEFI shell Run update.nsh My OS : ...
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Repair Ubuntu boot loader from Windows

My windows 8 is installed on the C drive. I installed ubuntu on the D drive. By mistake I chose the boot loader to load from the C drive while installing ubuntu. Then, restarted and it directly booted ...
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How to Disable ASUS UEFI vBIOS Tool?

I just did a complete reinstall of my Windows 7 64-bit Pro operating system and all drivers and other software, after my primary hard drive crashed last week. Now, when my computer boots normally, ...
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Starting a custom UEFI application from Windows Boot Manager

Is it possible to make a boot menu entry in Windows Boot Manager BCD to start a custom (signed) UEFI application like, say, GRUB or Intel's UEFI Shell? What are the relevant bcdedit commands? It is ...
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Installing Windows x64 on 32-bit UEFI (EFI-IA32) via GRUB

I am attempting to install Windows 10 x64 (64-bit) on a device that only has 32-bit UEFI (for the moment) Since x64 Linux can be booted via a custom 32-bit GRUB.. I assume it could also do the same ...
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Getting UEFI BIOS boot order consistency when attaching/removing USB?

I'm trying to use a USB to determine which OS should be loaded; i.e. when the USB is plugged in, Windows should load, and when it's not plugged in, Ubuntu should load. Booting from respective media ...
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System found unauthorized changes on the firmware

I have a PC with an Asus motherboard running Windows 7 Pro. Yesterday I installed latest Windows updates, restarted, and shortly afterwards hibernated the machine. This morning on un-hibernating I ...
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Can I re-enable secure boot on a computer after I disabled It

I turned off secure Boot And Then I Booted Into Windows. Can I re-enable it safely?
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How can I move an UEFI Win10 install to a BIOS only PC?

We have a ready to use on production environment PC, and want to clone its hard drive on ten workstations. The problem is the machine is a modern PC with a Windows 10 UEFI setup. Is there any ...
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Triple-boot: OSX, Linux, & Windows with full disk encryption

I have a Macbook Air (MacBookAir6'2) that I want to set up a triple-boot on: Required Operation Systems: OSX (10.11.3) Linux (Debian based: Elementary or Mint) Windows 8.1 Pro The 2 main ...
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Asus Vivotab 8 Attaching powered USB hub support for installing linux

I'm trying to install a linux version on my Vivotab 8 (no stylus). The problem is that when I attach a powered USB hub to the micro usb slot to install Linux from USB with keyboard possibilities, the ...
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grubx64.efi tftpboot option negotiation failed, user aborted the transmission

I set a pxeboot with fedora 23 and now BIOS legacy (CSM mode) is worked with IPv4, but UEFI IPv4/IPv6 is failed. the symptom is IPv6 shows "boot failed" and IPv4 shows "error : couldn't send network ...
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Problems with asus z97k boot order

I have a z97k motherboard and connected to it a 120Gb SSD (with windows installed) and a 3Tb HDD (with a 500Gb partition with linux mint and the rest is NTFS for storage, also the mint bootloader is ...
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windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style

My problem is similar to this question: windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style. Windows 8.1 When I changed the bootmode to UEFI only and restarted ...
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Frustrating ACPI BIOS ERROR at boot. HP 15-G019WM UEFI laptop

I have a HP 15 with UEFI & AMD processor from a client that just won't boot from any bootable media. "Your Pc ran into a problem and needs to restart Error: ACPI BIOS Error." Prior to the error ...