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First, there are two features of the firmware that are likely to be useful to you. (You have a firmware, not a BIOS, although many people and even manufacturers mis-apply the term "BIOS" to non-BIOS firmware) Firmware setup utility -- This is what you seem to be trying to enter. You can use it to permanently set the boot order and adjust many other ...


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Your hard disk is GPT style disk. I don't see EFI system partition(ESP), Microsoft Reserved Partition(MSR) - have you deleted them too ? Also why is the OS partition hidden ? Complete mess. You have 1512 MB free on start of disk there you should create 2 partitions: EFI system partition - at least 100 MB. MSR exactly 128 MB. Use diskpart for creating ...


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I was just about to "bite the bullet" as @moab suggested and do a full reinstall. This is after trying quite a few things and seeing all of them fail, likely for the same reason looking back on it. I intended to, but in the end did not have to, reinstall Windows 10. Here are the key steps. Note: I believe that at least some of my pain, and the particulars ...


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EFIs have built-in boot managers. Their user interfaces vary greatly, from completely useless to moderately useful, but the key point is that each entry in the built-in boot manager tells the firmware how to launch one program (normally a boot loader). These boot manager entries are stored in NVRAM. Ordinarily, when you install an OS, it creates an EFI boot ...


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Short answer: No; you cannot make Hiren's Boot CD EFI compatible. Even when Hiren's uses Syslinux and it is true Syslinux 6.03 now supports UEFI (syslinux.efi) you will face at least 2 problems when upgrading your Hiren's CD to Syslinux 6.03: syslinux.efi is not an UEFI signed application then forget about the SecureBoot scenario. Syslinux.efi (as the ...


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It is possible. I have an option in my BIOS to either boot UEFI first or Legacy first. I have installed Ubuntu in UEFI mode from a USB live disk (first) and Windows 7 not in UEFI (MBR) from a DVD. This has resulted in 2 x 100mb partitions and I can switch OS's via the BIOS. I found this accidentally but it works. As neither OS realises it is in a dual boot ...


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I own a Samsung series 9 laptop (NP900X4C) with a Phoenix BIOS, Windows 8.1, and I had to boot to a USB device with Debian. First, I make my USB with a tool supporting UEFI (I use Rufus). Second, in BIOS (access by F2) I set Fast BIOS to Disable (enabling USB Legacy). Third, I reboot via Right Charms menu, Change PC Settings, Update and recovery, ...


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hold the Volume Down key on the Surface Pro and click power Key when surface logo comes ,free your hand this will boot from your usb devices


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Note: I originally wanted to comment to work this out with the OP, but did not have privilege to comment. Now, I am posting a well researched answer. I also have a Surface Pro 3 and have found and experienced some peculiarities. Surface Pro 3 has the following features/ issues: It's a UEFI "only" device No Legacy BIOS / CSM (Compatibility Mode) ...


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From your description, it sounds as if the Ubuntu installation medium is not booting in EFI mode. If this assessment is incorrect, please clarify. If I'm right, then there are a number of things you can try: Disable BIOS/CSM/legacy support in the firmware setup utility. Those options make it difficult to control the boot mode, as described in more detail ...


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can anyone conjecture what may be causing these values to change "autonomously", or "on its own?" My guess would be that the BIOS (and/or BIOS battery) had an error/failure or some kind, the BIOS lost all saved settings, and so reverted to the BIOS defaults. Going from that assumption I'd suggest that, if possible on that model, start with replacing ...



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