Forum discussion tagged with UEFI.
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    Question Supervisor password in UEFI has become boot password

    I was setting up a Getac laptop (I've done this before with no issues, same brand and version, Windows 10). I set up the supervisor password to prevent the maintenance guys from getting into the UEFI. For the FIRST time in half a dozen setups, it asked for the password before restarting, then...
  2. latifmian_75

    Question Secure Boot - HP

    From the PC health check app I saw that I needed to enable secure boot for windows 11 . I went into the BIOS for the HP EliteOne and disabled Legacy Boot and enabled Secure Boot and also checked the UEFI box. when I save and exit it the PC can't boot up. Error is like "No boot options found". I...
  3. mhyss3

    Solved! UEFI BIOS for Asus Vivobook s532f

    I recently got an Asus vivobook s532f (i7 10th gen and 12 gigs RAM). It has a very basic Aptio Setup Utility as the BIOS. My question is can I upgrade the BIOS to a more advanced BIOS with more options? Current BIOS version is 305.
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    Question No Legacy BIOS only UEFi - the solution

    If the Bios have only UEFI (no legacy option), you can boot from USB if is formatted FAT32 and not NTFS. Many of new PC's/laptop's have only the newer UEFI BIOS (the Legacy Bios is an older option). Download Rufus (freeware, please use the at least the current latest version 3.8) Make a...
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    Question Is the UEFI Firmware on toshiba laptops write protected?

    Is the UEFI Firmware on toshiba laptops write protected since you can flash the BIOS directly through Windows using a BIOS updater from toshiba's website?
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    Question Are there any drivers built into the UEFI Firmware?

    On UEFI systems, are there any built in drivers in the UEFI Firmware like display drivers because if you clean install a OS, the screen resolution will be normal?
  7. yugithedestiny2030

    Are all UEFIs GUI supported?

    I just switched to UEFI but I noticed that it still has the same old BIOS Legacy interface. So, just like the title, are all UEFIS GUI supported? Or is it limited by my graphics specs?
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    Solved! Laptop CMOS reset only after windows shutdown

    i have a Sony SVF15N17CXB. i recently came across that windows (win10 1809) is showing incorrect times, sometime it goes to 2024!! so i checked the event viewer and saw when the time server is not available the OS syncs the time with hardware ( to a wrong date!) so i checked the BIOS time and...
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    Does my old laptop support UEFI?

    Hello, I have an old Asus X52JC and wanna set it up for an older person. I did a firmware upgrade to the most recent bios version and then ran Hwinfo64 to see if it supports UEFI so I know which windows to write on the boot usb. Hwinfo said NO, but now I'm looking in the bios and it has the...
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    My new Windows 10 Laptop wont let me boot from a USB at all.

    Since this is my first post here so I'd like to start things off with an extremely short intro. Hi, I am a young Canadian Compsci student in his early 20s who probably gets fed up with technology too easily for his choice in profession. Anyways, I recently bought a cheap low spec laptop that...
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    Lenovo Laptop stuck at 0% plugged in, charging

    Hi I own a Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK. It is only about 2 years old. It runs Windows 10, and has been a smooth sailing experience until a battery issue came up from the last 5 days. At first, the battery % would drop very quickly. But it would charge up perfectly, or as normal! Then, later on...
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    ASUS A42F won't post

    Two weeks ago, my Linux based os detected that the last mount time was in the future, meaning that the cmos battery was dead. so yesterday i opened the laptop and replaced the battery, then it booted just fine into bios. so i changed the date and turned on UEFI, (no HDD inserted to the laptop...
  13. FrostBite-X Mritz

    Any way to boot by disabling CSM and enabling Fast Boot & Secure Boot after installing Windows on a new drive on ASUS Laptop?

    So I was constantly running into BSODs when I used to run my ASUS X556UF on Windows 10 on its factory-shipped 5400RPM HDD (Seagate Momentus 1TB). I decided to do a SSD-upgrade. Chose a Samsung EVO 250GB. Till date, no BSODs :D However; I had to install Windows and also booting now by disabling...
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    Is UEFI supported on Lenovo G770?

    I have a Lenovo G770 laptop (model 20089 written on the back of the laptop, but on the Lenovo website it's autodetected to be 1037 for some reason). I'd really like to know if my laptop supports (not if it's enabled) UEFI. It appears that I do not have an UEFI option in my BIOS (but could it be...
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    Lenovo G50-45 - Windows 8.1 takes more than 1 hour to load

    I have a Lenovo G50-45 that came with a Windows 8.1 OS. I bought it 2 years ago and it was working fine until sometime after I upgraded to Win 10. It took too long for it to start windows and it got to a point that it did not start sometimes up to more than 2 hours. I reset the windows using...
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    How to Boot USB Drive in Secure Boot Mode (UEFI)

    HP Notebook 15-f009wm OS: Windows 8.1 with Bing 32 bit Hello all, This is my problem: I can't get my USB drive to load while in Secure Boot mode and continue running into 'Boot Device Not Found. Please install an operating system on your hard disk' screen. The only method that works thus far...
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    Basics of EFI, UEFI, and Bios. Please help me learn this

    I am confused how all of these work. I can somehow use them correctly, but i want to make sure i know what is happening. Here are some of my confusions: I like windows, but i hate mac. I also have like... no money... and only macs. I have an old hard drive from my laptop, and I plug it in...
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    BIOS Virualization problem (UEFI vs Legacy)

    So i cant run some applications on my computer because my Virtualization is disabled and Hyper-V is supported, but as i go into the Bios setup i cannot find VT so i change from legacy (Default) to UEFI so i can enter UEFI setup from my settings but when i save changes (On UEFI) and try to start...
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    No bootable device in UEFI, but Windows 10 boots perfectly fine using legacy BIOS

    Earlier today I cleaned my drive 0 to do a clean install of Windows 10 using a USB drive; however, in order to do so I needed to change UEFI to Legacy in the boot menu and put USB HDD(?) at the top of the boot priority list. After installation, it worked. The problem is, after a few restarts...
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    Acer Aspire E5-511 Touchpad not being displayed in devices

    Hi, so long-story short, hard drive died in our Acer Aspire E5-511 laptop just out of warranty, so we did a home replacement, everything went well, we didn't break anything despite the horrific design but then we encountered an issue. The screen said 'No bootable device', simple fix right? We...
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    Cannot use USB drives to install Windows 7 OR 8.1 in UEFI mode

    I just purchased an Acer Aspire E15 E5-571G-53B1 and it came without any OS. I have two USB flash drives, one with Windows 7 and one with Windows 8.1 that I had made using Windows' bootable USB drive utility. I tried all of the USB ports, 2 are 2.0 and 1 is 3.0, but none of them worked. I even...
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    Can I safely switch boot mode from legacy to UEFI?

    I bought an Acer Aspire V3-572G which came with Windows 8.1 and TONS and TONS of crapware included. I downloaded a Windows 8.1 ISO, made a bootable USB stick and plugged it into the laptop. But the thing is; it was a USB-stick of only 8 GB so I choosed not to make it EFI-compatible (because the...
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    Asus K55A - No BIOS after enabling Fast-boot and dual-boot (Hackintosh)

    Hello, I'm having a big problem here. I was installing OS X Yosemite on my Asus K55A (using Clover EFI) and then once it installed, I enabled Fast Boot and disabled Launch CSM. Now, when I try to boot I hear the POST noises, the lights are on (the HDD light turns on for about 2 seconds) except...
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    how can i check whether my laptop supports EFI/UEFI ?

    hi all i have a sager p150HMx and i am trying to covert my disk to GPT instead of MBR using "AOMEI partition assistant" (so i dont lose my data) , but when i want to start the conversion i get this message " Since this selected disk is a system or boot disk, before converting in to GPT disk...
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    [Solved] Laptop wont boot from USB

    Hi there, So I decided that I would install a piece of software called DiskCryptor (you may have heard of it). It encrypts the windows 8 drive. They recommend that you create a live CD or USB drive that has disk cryptor on it so that if anything goes wrong and you can't access the drive you can...
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    Switched uefi to legacy on acer aspire now black screen with writting

    Hi guys, Went to the bios menu on acer aspire e5-551 running windows 8, changed the uefi to legacy. Now i am stuck with a black screen with writing something like, PXE-MOF EXITING PXE ROM. and some other stuff. Its not letting me switch the laptop off either. Please help! Thank you
  27. MrJak

    Windows 8.1 Update Keeps PC from booting.

    Recently my mother's laptop, a fujitsu, has quit booting. It displays the error, "A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed." The first time it happened, we were able to do a system restore, and determined it to be due to an update, but instead of restoring it again, I tried to fix...
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    Elitebook 8530p showing Vista styled UEFI boot animation, any way to change it in Win8.1?

    I was wondering if it was possible to change the UEFI boot animation from Vista style to the Windows 8.1 boot animation? The Elitebook came out in Vista times and I guess that's why it shows the vista UEFI animation.
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    Dealing with windows 8 pre installed

    Hi, I have purchased a deIl inspiron i5 7537, it has windows 8 pre installed on it. This is the first time I have i have bought a laptop with os pre-installed. They don't have provided windows 8 DVD. I have to use "Dell recovery and Backup" utility. That is fine! My need is to installed...