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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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 ...
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Installing Windows 10 on a Samsung 850 EVO SSD gets stuck at “Copying Windows files (0%)”

Recently, I acquired a Samsung 850 EVO 120 GB SSD to use for OS (Windows 10) installation. After creating a bootable USB installer (using Rufus) and booting from it, I can do the following things: ...
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Clover bootloader is missing bootable hard drives

I have two installs of Clover EFI Clover on my SSD Clover on my USB The SSD Clover - Loads clover properly, no option to boot from hard drive I want to fix this. The USB Clover - Loads clover ...
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Why does my uefi firmware ignore the boot order?

My Toshiba Tecra R950 supports UEFI, mostly. It has a good old-fashioned text-based blue firmware settings system that it refers to as "BIOS", rather than the fancy graphical setup most proper UEFI ...
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Use install.wim larger than FAT32 filesize limit to boot on UEFI?

UEFI has a limitation that it must boot from FAT32. Obviously, this cannot hold a custom Windows install.wim with updates and software installed. My question is then, without using a PXE server, is ...
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Can not enter UEFI Setup on Asus Laptop on Cold Boot. Reboot is Fine

I have Asus X200MA Notebook with Windows 8.1 64 Bit with UEFI mode enabled. On this notebook I find that the only way to enter the UEFI Setup is from within Windows 8.1 Change PC Settings (Restart to ...
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How can I create Windows install media that boots & installs UEFI ONLY?

I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 in UEFI mode on my Mac Pro 4,1 flashed to 5,1 with 3.46GHz Intel W3690. As far as I can tell, Windows will only create media that boots the way the box that creates ...
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Install Windows 10 with UEFI from USB

I'm trying to install Windows 10 on a Lenovo U410 having recently replaced the 32GB mSATA Cache with a larger SSD to be used as a primary system drive. I've created USB install media with Rufus using ...
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Use BCDEDIT to configure PXE boot as default boot option

I have a lab full of computers using UEFI that I want to always attempt to PXE boot before all other boot options. However, after automatically imaging a PC with Windows 8.1/Windows 10, the UEFI boot ...
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how to use grub to bypass a 32bit uefi to boot windows 10 x64

I have read in another post that it is possible to boot an x64 copy of Windows 10 on a 32bit UEFI using GRUB. the hardware I am using fully supports a x64bit OS. However, the UEFI is locked to 32bit ...
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Burned TrentaOS ISO to USB Stick: Not detected in UEFI

Well, I decided to try out the TrentaOS distribution and downloaded their ISO image from sourceforge. First, because I was on Windows, I tried to burn that image to my USB stick with Rufus, but when I ...
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ASUS BIOS keeps resetting Boot priority to Windows Boot Manager before UEFI

I have gone into F2 BIOS settings and saved Boot Option #1 [UEFI: SanDisk] Boot Option #2 [Windows Boot Manager] However upon rebooting the system (Win10) goes straight to the hard disk ...
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How to completely wipe Windows 10 (I have an Ubuntu boot USB)

Surprisingly I have been unable to find an answer to how to completely remove Windows 10 from a machine. I happen to have an Alienware 15 R2. The target O/S is Ubuntu 15.10 . No, I have no desire ...
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PreLoader.efi: What's wrong with my Secure Boot settings?

I installed Arch Linux with Secure Boot enabled using PreLoader. I enrolled the hash for loader.efi, containing rEFInd, and vmlinuz-linux using HashTools. The problem is that I get a message saying: ...
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Installing OS via USB “Reboot and select proper boot device”

When I attempt to boot the newly built computer from a USB in order to install windows 10, I get the error "Reboot and select proper boot device." I think that somehow my settings in the UEFI are not ...
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Is ubuntu installation process removing my original UEFI partition?

I jut got my new computer with windows 10 installed in an SSD, also I want to install a Ubuntu as dual system on my HDD, I tried installing it several times and put the boot loader for ubuntu in ...
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Ubuntu boots through Windows 10 Recovery Mode. How do I add it to the BCD?

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop (UEFI). Here's how I did it. Created my partitions. Plugged in the live USB and went into the Windows Recovery Mode(held shift and clicked on restart). Then I selected ...
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Uefi - openSuse not booting after booting into windows

I bought a new laptop recently with windows 10, it has uefi. I'm trying to install openSuse leap or tumbleweed. Attempt 1 : Secure boot enabled, installing from dvd. It is installed successfully, ...
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Lenovo h30-05 desktop refuses to boot ANY legacy device

I have a new in box Lenovo h30-05 PC that I planned on installing FreePBX distro on. I have had success with the exact same model a few weeks ago, but I am now ready to throw this current machine out ...
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BIOS forcing windows 8.1, can't boot from USB to install Linux

I purchased this mini-pc, Kaser YF751A-W. The hardware is closed, and I see no screws, so I can't go unplugging drives, or changing any switches/jumpers. The manufacturer's website kasercorp.com ...
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Reset BIOS Password for Laptop

I have an Acer Aspire laptop and i recently updated the BIOS through Windows 7. I did this in an attempt to reset the BIOS password as I no longer remember it. The problem is that it no longer ...
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Can't dual-boot Windows 7/Linux Mint (UEFI)

Dear future people: Install Windows 7 in BIOS mode. GPT and UEFI are not properly supported. Longer answer: If you have an EFI partition on another HDD, even if it's your only EFI partition, the UEFI ...
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My PC Boots into a Dutch UEFI Screen Sometimes

Yes, really. Maybe 1 in 4 times when I turn it on, it will boot into its UEFI screen but in Dutch (I think?), with no user input. I can't think of any major hardware changes before this happened. ...
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UEFI firmware not recgonising GPT partition table

The UEFI firmware of my ASRock FM2A75 Pro4, fails to recognise the GPT partition tables of my SATA harddisks, as shown by the map EFI shell command: Device mapping table fs0 :Removable HardDisk ...
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Installing Windows 10 on Lenovo ThinkCentre

I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre that has a Win7 Pro install that's been upgraded to Win 10 Pro. During/shortly afterwards the HDD started failing, so I thought it might be a good idea to do a fresh ...
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booting from live USB when running windows 10 on machine

I'm trying to run a Live USB from a Windows 10 system and failing. I've made a Linux Mint live USB, so that I could install it and dualboot. I made it by simply formatting a USB stick to FAT32, ...
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How to Using Metro Boot Manager on UEFI BIOS when Dual Boot with Linux

I have a problem when trying to set up dual boot (Windows 10 + Linux Mint 17) in UEFI mode or on a GPT disk. I cannot go back to using the default Windows 10 boot manager? In Legacy mode or on MBR ...
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Does HP ProBook 4730s have UEFI or BIOS?

Sometimes I read that HP ProBook 4730s has UEFI and other times I hear it only has a BIOS. So which one does it have? As I understand it, UEFI is a replacement for BIOS, not an improvement nor ...
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Update Intel NUC boot on power setting from Ubuntu Server OS

I have an Intel NUC that is remote and currently booted, running Ubuntu Server. I neglected to set it to boot automatically after power failure when I had physical access. Is there any way to update ...
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Bootloaders - Booting an MBR only OS using a UEFI only BIOS

A long time ago, in a computer lab far far away, I stumbled upon a bootloader which dared to cross the boundaries between MBR and EFI. It's name was Clover. Using clover, you could boot any number ...
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Boot 32bit UEFI from file

I have linux on usb(32bit x86) and two PCs, one an laptop 64x uefi boots fine. one tablet having 64bit processor but 32bit uefi-bios do not boot. The second one has no option for legacy boot, but ...
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Disable Windows access to UEFI NVRAM

I have written bash script which adds Grub Entry to UEFI NVRAM. Scripts is invoked by bootable USB linux. This command adds entry: efibootmgr -c -d /dev/sda -p 2 -L "Grub2" -l "\EFI\Boot\shimx64.efi" ...
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How do I deploy Windows 7 to UEFI or really boot in legacy mode?

I used to deploy a windows 7 image to computers using clonezilla, after creating two partitions and setting the bootable flag on the system partition. Now however, I've got some computers with an ...
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Disk-less Booting with UEFI mode?

I'm fairly new to this. I was able to successfully disk-less boot in Legacy mode. But trying to see whether I can do the same on UEFI mode; since one of my system has issue on Legacy mode. I see ...
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How to detect whether a UEFI booted linux machine's video mode is graphics output protocol (GOP) or universal graphics adapter (UGA)?

UEFI firmware appears to support GOP or UGA graphics protocols. GOP is newer and has replaced UGA. On my machine which does not have an integrated graphics adapter (only a discrete graphics adapter ...
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how to install Windows 8.1 on UEFI boot mode

I have a dell 5559 lap top. It has Ubuntu but I want to install Windows 8.1 on it. UEFI mode does not recognize bootable pen drive. I disable that secure boot mode but same error occurred. How can ...
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Computer won't boot, UEFI beeps

It has been a couple days by now and I am still trying to find out what the problem of my PC is. I have made a short video of what is happening when I run my PC on and in this video you might notice I ...
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UEFI and RAID on disks above 2.2TB [AsRock Z97 Extreme6]

I have followed steps from the AsRock Z97 Extreme6 manual how to create RAID on disks above 2.2TB (manual says to use UEFI configuration instead Intel legacy RAID BIOS). In few words what I have ...
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Secure Boot State is OFF although it is turned on in UEFI Firmware Settings

Please help me the following problems: While checking system information using msinfo32, I see that Secure Boot State is OFF although I enabled it in UEFI Firmware Settings before. I also accessed ...
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Disable secure boot in Linux - no Windows

I just made a potentially costly mistake: nuked and repaved a brand new Lenovo Yoga 500 with Linux... without booting into Windows to disable SecureBoot explicitly. User didn't want to accept the ...