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Well, the OS is what installs the bootloader in the first place, so clearly it has some control over it. UEFI firmwares have an integrated boot manager, which stores the menu choices and other parameters as EFI variables such as Boot0001, BootOrder, BootNext. They're stored in the same NVRAM as other firmware settings – in fact, many firmware settings are ...


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No, to both. Systemd-boot cannot read any partitions outside its own. However, you should not have more than one EFI partition per disk (its file layout was explicitly designed to be shared between different operating systems).


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Is TianoCore+coreboot a true open source UEFI? For Intel platforms(I have done development for Intel boards and I cannot speak for AMD though I believe the case is still the same), no, because TianoCore by itself cannot perform low level hardware initialization and requires Coreboot to do this hardware init first. But how does Coreboot do this? Coreboot ...


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I cant comment so I am posting as a reply.. Sorry Mods.. I need an answer for this as well (but my VHD is also 64-bit.. needed for isolation) and Surface Pro 3 has been wierd. Were you able to find a resolution for this? Update: I think I am close to an answer. Just had half a step of success yesterday. I will post back sometime - Hopefully, this ...


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Some ideas occur to me: Remove the hard disk -- If you remove all bootable media from the computer, including your hard disk, it will probably drop back to the firmware setup utility when you start it up. If your laptop makes it hard do remove the hard disk, this might not be a good option; but if you've got easy access to the hard disk, this solution ...


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Sadly, there is no upgrade path from retail versions of Windows to Volume Licensed editions. The only way you are going to "upgrade" is to perform a clean install.


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Open the System Information Utility (Win Key + "R" > "msinfo32" > OK) In system summary, look for "BIOS MODE". Alternatively, check Disk manager. If you have a partition on your disk for "EFI system partition" then you are using UEFI. If you only have system reserved and C:, its probably BIOS. Hope one of these helps



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