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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windows 7, UEFI, and GPT woes [duplicate]

This might end up being a bit of a long question, but here it goes. I have a desktop PC that runs windows 7. A couple of years ago, I had my main drive die (C drive). I bought a brand new disk and ...
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Unable to boot Windows 8.1 UEFI USB key on XPS 13 2015

I have an XPS 13 Developer edition on witch I try to install Windows 8.1 I have already done that on others computer always with success. But I am unable to do so with this XPS. I use Rufus to ...
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Update Realtek UEFI UNDI Driver

I have a ASUS J1900 motherboard with UEFI BIOS (Realtek UEFI UNDI Driver v2.023). I downloaded archive with RtkUndiDxe.efi v 2.035. How can I update bios?
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can't enter UEFI Boot Manager on Dell R610

This system seems to have a hybrid BIOS / UEFI setup. Before doing anything, I reset the NVRAM of the machine using the Clear NVRAM jumper on the motherboard.. I can get into the BIOS, and I have ...
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Cannot restore Windows Backup Image made in Windows 8.1

I have the following Situation: Laptop is EliteBook 840G1 with 256 GB SSD (Crucial M550). Windows 8.1 with Update has been installed without CSM. I made a Backup using Windows' System Image Backup ...
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Fixing hidden recovery partitions that use UEFI

Many name brand Windows 8 computers now use UEFI and have partitions to allow for refresh and reset of Windows. Many of which I have had issues with the reset / refresh / and troubleshooting options ...
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bootable USB key cannot boot in legacy mode?

I used the netbootin to generate a Mint 17.1 live USB on a EFI kubuntu system. It can be boot in computer with UEFI mode. However, if I change to legacy mode, the live USB cannot boot at all. Is ...
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Can Linux OS Boot off MBR in Native UEFI?

While UEFI & GPT go together, I was wondering if Linux can be instilled and boot off MBR Partition type while in Native UEFI Mode?
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Does UEFI potentially leak encryption keys?

I just built my first computer in years and for the first time I now have an UEFI mainboard. I installed Windows 7 in legacy mode and encrypted my system partition with Truecrypt. Recently there was ...
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How to delete OS from boot menu

After installing fedora and Centos and other OS now I have them all showing in my Boot menu [F2] on start up not the menu form the OS even after deleting them and reinstaling other OS - Ubuntu -so It ...
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Windows 8.1 will not boot (HP Stream)

When I power on the laptop I'm greeted with a blue screen that reads, among other things: The operating system couldn't be loaded because the HAL is missing or contains errors Thankfully I can ...
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Debian 8 Installer (partman) doesn't detect Hard Disk Drives on Ultrabook, but all other linux commands (fdisk -l, lsblk…) does detect

I'm installing Debian 8.0.0 and 8.1.0 (both amd64) on a Ultrabook (Dell Inspiron 14z 5423) which has both a SSD and a SATA HDD. During the install, when it asks for partitioning, I choose "manual" ...
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My bios is not showing up on bootup

My Windows 7 was crashed so I tried to to boot windows 8 from usb and in bios settings I went to advanced tab and in that I just selected (USB-name)UEFI boot and then my laptop restarted automatically ...
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Can't install Linux on HP laptop - install can't see mSata SSD + HDD combo

I have an HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4-1119tu that came with Windows 8.1, and I'm trying to add Debian Jessie in a dual-boot configuration. PREPARATION I made space on my hard-drive using a ...
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Hard disk does not show any Partitions during windows installation

I have a samusung laptop 365e which ive been using for over a year now, it's been working well but it started freezing all of a sudden during it execution. it then finally refused to boot but instead, ...
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Windows 7 refuses to install on gpt styled partitions in CMS boot mode

recently I had asked a question regarding windows 7 setip booting issues on a Toshiba windows 8 laptop. I was however able to boot into it with the boot mode set to CMS. The issue I faces was that, in ...
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Booting via network does not work with UEFI mode

I have a laptop I tried booting with PXE to install Windows using WDS. However, the network boot would fail at the TFTP section. If I disabled the network (uefi) option and went legacy network boot, ...
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Grub rescue command line, chainloading Windows 7 installer

I currently have grub2 installed on a Baytrail tablet along with Ubuntu 14.10 (64-bit) and Windows 8.1 (32-bit). The tablet comes with 32-bit UEFI only firmware, and a 64-bit atom processor. Using ...
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Asus Access BIOS Windows 8 Instructions

For these instructions to access the BIOS from asus, when accessing the advanced startup do I need to be admin?
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Do UEFI Mobos have beep codes?

My PC mobo has legacy BIOS however I am curious to know if the UEFI Mobos have beep codes like BIOS. Do they generate beep codes for any crucial failures like missing RAM or graphics etc? Thanks.
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UEFI multi-factor authentication on admin password?

Many UEFI vendors offer boot and Admin passwords for a local machine. For a normal cold boot or reset, I would like the UEFI system to simply pick the properly signed bootloader and proceed. Having ...
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Dual boot openSUSE and Windows 8.1 on two separate PCIe SSDs

I have an X99 system with an Intel SSD 750 serving as the boot drive. Currently only Windows 8.1 is installed on it. My motherboard has an M.2 slot that I would like to use for a Samsung SM951 for an ...
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Dell E6410 UEFI

I'm having problems with my laptop using UEFI. What happens is, I can boot a UEFI operating system only if I go into boot options and manually select it. It will not automatically boot into any UEFI ...
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Some basic questions about UEFI

Understanding basics of UEFI seems bit daunting to me!! I have read articles here & there but not getting a clear hang of it. I see a term NVRAM entries being referred. What exactly is this ...
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Unable to enter UEFI with on boot (With F2/F12)

Symtom is somewhat like this. BIOS is broken (?) I can still enter UEFI Setup using efibootmgr -n on Linux, however press F2 according to what shown on the screen does nothing. Same for F12 (that is ...
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Revert back from legacy to UEFI boot

I have Lenovo G40-30 which came pre-installed with Windows 8. I changed boot mode from UEFI to legacy mode. Now I can't access the bios by pressing any key F2 or F12. Now the computer starts very ...
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how to install windows 7 with size more than 4 GB using gpt usb and UEFI mode?

I know that, in order to install Windows 7 on my windows 8.1 laptop, I must disable secure boot then use the diskpart command to convert my USB disk to GPT and format it as fat32. I made every thing ...
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Auto power on UEFI tablet (Linx 7)

may not be the correct place to post this. www.linx-tablets.com/linx-7.html I need to get my Linx 7 tablet to auto power on when power is applied (when not in connected standby)?. I've asked the ...
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Restore .gho image with UEFI

I have created a Ghost .gho image (split among many files) from a Toshiba Satellite with Windows 8, with a version of Ghost which I do not recall (it is either 9.0, 11, or 11.5; I am still trying to ...
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Computer does not boot after changing hdd and reverting back

1) I have an existing HDD in my computer that dual boots linux and windows using the traditional bios way. 2) I then took out the existing HDD and swap in a new HDD to install linux on it with uefi. ...
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Install Grub2 (with EFI-IA32 support) to the ESP partition from within Windows 8.1 (32-bit) - Bay Trail tablet

This is a very complicated idea, and it's been stuck in my head for a while now, so bear with me. In this question, when I say "Grub2", I am referring to the "EFI-IA32 version". The device I will be ...
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How to boot USB stick in BIOS mode?

I have an UEFI-motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-MPRO. It supports CSM(Compatible Support Module). My Win7 is installed in BIOS mode, I've checked it. This because, I must install ArchLinux in the same ...
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Booting SD card from UEFI

I've come across the problem. I'm trying to boot a bootable SD Card using UEFI. However, this doesn't work, as there is no "SD Card" boot option AFAIK. I have tried putting all the USB-related ...
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Can Windows 8 and 7 be installed on the same UEFI computer?

My system has UEFI, and I want to install both Windows 7 and 8 on a large drive formatted for GPT (I want to also install a few other operating systems, and I need more than 7 partitions). After ...
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How to change UEFI bootmanager from EFI Shell?

When booted to the EFI shell, I see I can access the EFI variables, which contain the boot manager settings. But how do I change boot order or add new boot options while inside EFI shell?
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Win7 x64 UEFI install error

I bought a Grundig 1452 b1n2 Laptop. It had Win8 x64 (2GB RAM, very slow) I decided to install Win7 x86 via USB (no DVD drive on the laptop). After some struggle with the BIOS I managed to boot into ...
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I wanted to install arch linux on a UEFI/GPT system and had questions about the process

My original formal question was "How do I install Arch linux on a GPT/UEFI system" This is meant to be addressed with the documentation provided by the arch linux community, located here: ...
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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 ...