Like the very flawed thing it was designed to be, UEFI is causing me some some serious problems. Allow me to begin.
I have an HP pavilion 4540s laptop. It originally came with windows 8, I got it used from a friend I trusted. Due to some issues with him attempting to install Manjaro linux, windows 8 was completely removed from the computer; but wait there is more.
Turns out since it shipped with windows 8, it also came with UEFI's "protection". Without windows 8 on the computer I cannot disable UEFI to install the GNU/linux distro I would like to use (incidentally I would like to use Majaro as well).
So my real question is how do I disable UEFI without using windows. I am pretty desperate for a computer so I am willing to take risks.