Does my old laptop support UEFI?

fanatiqq

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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 option UEFI Boot [Enabled/Disabled] and under it PXE ROM [Enable/Disabled]
So what do I do, i try to install another copy of UEFI bootable win10 or just stick with normal bios one?

Edit:
Asus X52J
Model: X52J
MB ver: K52JC
X52JC-EX420D

https://ark.intel.com/products/50175/Intel-Pentium-Processor-P6100-3M-Cache-2-00-GHz-
2GB RAM Asint Technology 667Mhz
Nvidia Geforce 310M 1GB GDDR3

 

fanatiqq

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Sir, you didn't understand the title, do you know if it supports UEFI Boot? Hwinfo says NO but the option in bios had me thinking. I'm inclining towards a YES but not sure if that's a standard option or what
 

fanatiqq

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Ok, so I wrote a ticket to Asus support and the service rep told me that this model does not support Windows newer than 7. Is that a thing? I never heard of something like this before. My problem was with trying to install and UEFI OS version on a MBR formatted hdd so I was planning on reformatting the HDD as GPT and try to install again, but this service rep baffled me, I don't know what to do anymore or if it's worth the trouble.

I only want to install a 32bit OS (because it only has 2GB ram and 64bit would eat more right?) that runs smoother and consumes less resources than Win7
 

SkyNetRising

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This quote: "model does not support Windows newer than 7"
just means it has drivers for windows 7, but you may have trouble locating appropriate drivers for later OS versions. Trackpad, wifi, lan - all of that will not work without appropriate drivers. I'd suggest you install windows 7 32bit (in legacy mode, not UEFI).

Windows 10 likes multi-core cpus and lot of ram. On your hardware it may run sub-optimally.
 
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