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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Fix Windows 8 EFI Boot on 32-Bit images

I've been trying to install Windows 8 on a UEFI-based computer using a USB flash drive. As far as I've have been able to gather, there have been some issues with this kind of installation, as the DVD ...
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Installing Windows 8 from DVD (or USB) - Toshiba

I would like to do a clean install of Windows 8. I do not want to use the OEM stuff or do a Windows recovery. I have burned the ISO to a USB drive and when I boot, hit f12, and select USB I get ...
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How to boot in UEFI mode (Intel DP43TF)?

I have Intel DP43TF motherboard and the only option related to UEFI is "UEFI Boot" (Enable/Disable). Like on this screenshot I've found. But whether it is enabled or disabled, I can't see if it has ...
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Gigabyte UEFI DualBios Lingering Boot Option

I have a Gigabyte Z77X-D3H and a while back installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my system. Today I decided to switch back to Windows and formatted the disk for the new install. While I am not asked which ...
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I used BCDEDIT to dual boot Windows 8 and ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I used "bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi" following this link http://askubuntu.com/questions/235567/windows-8-removes-grub-as-default-boot-manager to dual boot linux, but now my ...
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How to restore UEFI on a Windows 8 preinstalled laptop

I will explain things as well as I can, but even after a bunch of reading, I am still not too up on UEFI. I generally deal with high level software. So I have a preinstalled Windows 8 system that ...
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Just installed Fedora 18 and computer is not booting

After some initial trouble, I was able to install Fedora 18, but Had to Disable Secure Boot, disable Fast Boot, and Enable CSM. Side Note: I was reading that by Enableing CSM I was not going to be ...
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Having problems with booting GRUB for EFI on USB stick

Whatever I do, it constantly drops me into the 'bash prompt'. Never displays a menu, nothing. I'm running GRUB on a USB stick formatted as msdos (so, FAT) and when I boot into it, GRUB simply won't ...
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Install Linux on 3TB HDD [closed]

How do i install Linux (e.g. Debian 6 or Ubuntu Server) on my server box with a single 3TB SATA HDD? Server is based on Intel D510MO motherboard. I can install the OS from the USB drive but i can't ...
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Install Windows 8 for second time failed

I've installed Windows 8 successfully and activated it. Then for some reasons it crashed with blue screen (I guess because of wrong VGA driver installed) Now I can't install the same OS from the same ...
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Windows 8 + UEFI BIOS, “UEFI Firmware Settings” Missing

Originally installed Windows 8 (non-UEFI install) with a GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 motherboard. After upgrading the BIOS to a UEFI version and enabling some fast-boot settings and Windows 8 integration, the ...
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Can't install Windows 7 with UEFI off on GPT drive

I need to have a dual boot with Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my notebook with UEFI. I had to turn UEFI off to install and boot Ubuntu. Now I'm trying to install Windows 7, but it says it can't be ...
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Can WIndows 8 boot by BIOS?

I have not yet owned a computer with UEFI support. From unreliable source I heard that Windows 8 may boot by BIOS. However I conducted an experiment on a friend's PC, I turned UEFI off and Windows 8 ...
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How to prevent microsoft windows from running on a pc [closed]

Suggest I have a PC with either a BIOS with the commonly available options or a UEFI. Is there any way to change the settings so NO Windows NT based System will boot anymore (not even Windows PE ...
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Confirmed success with installing linux on Samsung UEFI laptop? [closed]

I am aware that the specific question and possible solution about this has been asked before: How to safely install GNU/Linux distro on a Samsung UEFI enabled laptop However what I am looking for is ...
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To dual boot from an SSD with a 2 TB HD for data, must I use UEFI?

I currently have a 120 GB SSD with Windows 7 and a 2 TB harddrive for data. I wanted to install Ubuntu alongside win7 on the SSD but as I am using UEFI I ran into lots of problems and gave up after a ...
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How to re-sign the Windows boot loader to re-enable secure boot on an HP laptop?

I just purchased a "HP Pavilion 15-B055ca (C7C80UA#ABL) Ultrabook" from my local computer store the other day, as well as an SSD hard drive. I removed the original 500GB HDD, installed a 120GB SSD, ...
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Installing Windows 7 on Acer Aspire E1 471G

I have been trying to install Windows 7 all day with no success. At first, it said that the current system policy is blocking the DVD. I figured out that it was the Secure Boot and I disabled it. Now ...
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Windows 8 boot into UEFI firmware settings missing

On a homebrew computer I've installed a Intel DX79SR Mainboard, changed the BIOS mode to UEFI and installed Windows 8. I further switched UEFI to fast booting, which works nicely. Now I wanted to ...
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Asus P8Z68-V LX UEFI BIOS

I have a had a custom built PC for about 6 months. I'm using an old Dell monitor which can support 1280x1024 but I prefer to keep the resolution at 1024x768 as its easier for me to read. My ...
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UEFI v/s Lagecy boot

I don't have much idea on uefi and legacy boot modes. Actually I have Windows8 installed in UEFI boot mode, And I just want to use the backtrack in live mode without installing it using legacy mode. ...
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How to repair Windows 7 boot loader on UEFI system? [duplicate]

On a Windows 7 Home Premium PC, I tried creating a Windows 8 VHD and booting to it. I created a VHD as my E: drive, installed Win8 into it with imagex, and then ran bcdboot E:\Windows. I've done ...
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Is the default Windows 8 UEFI/GPT Partition Scheme necessary?

I'm installing Windows 8 on a UEFI computer with a GPT drive array (RAID 0), and whenever I try to create a new partition the installer creates additional partions according to the default Windows 8 ...
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Do hard drives need a GUID partition table (GPT) to boot in UEFI mode?

Is EFI booting something hardware specific? I have a desktop motherboard with a UEFI Bios, but I can only boot from USB drives in "UEFI" mode. Both the DVD drive and the HDD's (a RAID 0 array) boot ...
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LENOVO desktop computer only boot with F12

I have a new desktop computer: a LENOVO model 3493-BFG with Windows 8. I started the computer without any problem. Once Windows was automatically set up, I created a recovery media (an USB ...
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Can not boot into windows 8 after cloning HDD to SSD

I have a problem about transition from HDD to SSD. I have a Sony Vaio laptop (a third gen Intel) which came with a HDD. For higher speeds I bought a new OCZ vector SSD to replace it and a HDD box to ...
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Disk partitions dissapear after installing Ubuntu

I have a 2TB HDD and first installed Windows 7 in a 1.8TB partition, leaving near 200 GB of unused disk to install Ubuntu in the future. Yesterday I did that, creating 4 partitions: 512 MB ...
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wubi still said files is missing after disable UEFI

after install ubuntu with wubi and select UEFI and csm UEFI is disabled however, wubi still said files is missing do i need to install with wubi again
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Windows 8 can't load from UEFI but loads by selecting the device

just replaced my CD/DVD-ROM in my notebook with an SSD, installed Windows 8 on it but got a damn annoying problem - the computer can't boot by the UEFI, I get the error of winload.exe missing and the ...
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UEFI bootloader

Issue is that EFI systems only allow you to boot using FAT32. I have to deploy multiple images of Windows 8. My WIM image is larger than 4GB and unable to transfer to a FAT32 partition. I've been ...
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Restore Windows 8 EFI after installing Ubuntu EFI

I installed Windows 8 using EFI, and later on I installed Ubuntu using EFI as well. As I always do, I had trouble with the bootloaders. Ubuntu replaced the bootloader on the EFI, which I was very well ...
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How to boot USB stick in UEFI mode?

we recently bought a new windows 8 laptop, and we are trying to install Ubuntu to it in a dual boot configuration. I downloaded the 64 bit 12.10 iso and put it in a USB stick, both with the utility ...
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How to safely install GNU/Linux distro on a Samsung UEFI enabled laptop

I have already bricked and replaced my Samsung Chronos Series 7 NP700Z3C laptop. I have discussed it in the following question: Why does my Samsung Chronos 7 not boot anymore after installing Ubuntu? ...
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Running the same Windows both in KVM and physical

I have kind of an advanced question for you, I would like to install Windows on my hard drive (which is GPT formatted) but I would like to be also able to run it in KVM. To clarify, the same Windows ...
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My Windows has been installed in EFI mode?

I'm trying to do a dual-boot system in my new Dell Inspiron. It came with preinstalled Windows 8 and I want to install Ubuntu. The documentation says that if my Windows installation is in EFI mode ...
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Can UEFI settings brick new laptops?

See closed question - this is a less localised version of the same question. Summary: changing CMS support in BIOS after attempting dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 bricked my laptop. While ...
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Which linux distributions offer seamless support for UEFI and an LVM root out of the box?

My new ultrabook (an Asus UX32VD) requires UEFI in order to boot from the internal harddisk. I use an LVM partition which contains my root fs and dual-boot Windows 8. I somehow managed to get this ...
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Could not boot Windows 8 from grub2 nor rEFInd on UEFI-system with Archlinux

I have followed the archlinux beginner's guide thoroughly and was able to install archlinux in UEFI mode and has been able to succesfully boot from it. Everything works fine except that I am unable to ...
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How to CLEAN INSTALL Windows 7 Professional 64Bit on Dell Inspiron 15R Turbo / Special Edition laptop?

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 15R Turbo/Special Edition with following configuration: 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M processor, Windows 8 Single Language, English (64bit), 8GB 2 DIMM (4GB ...
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Accessing UEFI settings on Windows 8 laptop now running Windows 7

We have bought a couple of new laptops that came with Windows 8 (Toshiba L870) but we don't use Win8 at work so have rebuilt with Win7 (with Secure Boot turned off). Does anyone know how to get into ...
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How do you install Linux alongside Windows 8 without corrupting the Windows 8 boot configuration?

In order to install Linux Mint 14 alongside Windows 8 I disabled UEFI and booted to a flash drive with the Linux image. I installed Linux, restarted the computer, and the GRUB boot loader appeared. ...
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Installing Windows 8 in UEFI mode not booting [duplicate]

Installing Windows 8 in UEFI mode using a usb is not working for me. I followed various instructions on the web on making a UEFI bootable usb, but to no avail. On my (ASUS) computer's booting menu, ...
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Changing Default Boot Target in OSX

I have a MacBook with both a Linux installation as well as OSX on it. I have GRUB2 configured to boot both successfully, but when I boot into OSX it seems to automatically alter the EFI boot ...
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Fedora 18 + Windows 8: Dual boot

I just bought a new notebook which came with Windows 8 (+UEFI) which I will use to play some games, however, I want to have Fedora (18) linux available for some stuff. I tried and failed to install ...
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Install Windows 7 64bit from USB drive in UEFI mode

I got a Lenovo Ideapad Y580 with Windows 8 and I want to install Windows 7 on it. I followed the instructions on this link to create a UEFI Windows 7 Install USB flash drive - but it does not work. I ...
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System does not work anymore after migrating to UEFI

I have recently updated my BIOS to UEFI (big mistake...). When I boot in Windows 7 x64 now, it does not recognize any USB driver (even mouse and keyboard).I tried to use Windows Repair Disc to Restore ...
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Updating BIOS on DOS

I am using a Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 motherboard on my computer. I wanted to migrate from Award BIOS to UEFI. I downloaded the binary file from the Gigabyte product page, but when I tried to run, it ...
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Windows 8 changes boot order

I installed Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 on a 3TB GPT disk in UEFI mode. Both can boot up OK. Both operating systems created their ntries in the UEFI boot menu, there's an "ubuntu" and a "Windows 8" ...
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If I buy a computer with Windows 8 and Secure Boot, will I still be able to install Linux?

I've heard a lot about how Microsoft is implementing UEFI Secure Boot in Windows 8. Apparently it prevents "unauthorized" bootloaders from running on the computer, to prevent malware. There's a ...
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Fresh install of Windows 8 on Zenbook Prime with UEFI [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If USB is not listed in BIOS as a boot option, does that mean the machine can’t boot from USB? Asus UEFI/BIOS options - How to boot from DVD? I have purchased a new ...