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Accessing PC's UEFI Settings if I canNOT boot into Windows

Q: Accessing PC's UEFI Settings if I canNOT boot into Windows

I have a Dell Precision Tower 5810 running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
I created Rescue Media for the Macrium Reflect Free Imaging Software on a USB Flash Drive.
I can boot to that USB Flash Drive IF I can first boot into Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
But, the chances are that when I will need that Rescue Media, I probably will not be able to boot into Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit.
I have tried to directly access the UEFI by pressing the F2 key at the Dell Logo after powering on the System. I also tried F12. Neither has worked.
Is there something different that needs to be done on a Dell Precision Tower 5810 running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit to directly access the UEFI & change the boot sequence when I cannot boot into Windows?

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A: Accessing PC's UEFI Settings if I canNOT boot into Windows

Donald357,
Below are some links to help you with the UEFI settings.
Access UEFI (BIOS) System Setup from Windows 8 / 8.1
How to troubleshoot and reinstall the operating system on Precision Desktop Workstations

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I have replaced the HDD with SSD on my 6 month old Win 10 Satellite C55 the idea is to install Win 7 on it. Problem it will not read the installation disk,
suggestion's given disable UEFI ect I cannot get into this section as it is grayed out.

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I have Dell Inspiron 15R 5537,. i installed  Windows 8 and yesterday updated it inot window 10. Now my UEFI Firmware Settings" option is missing from the Windows advanced startup options. 

Is there a method or driver that allows for enabling the UEFI Firmware Settings menu entry? 

I'm even willing to reinstall the fresh Window agin, though I also can't seem to boot from CD/DVD at this point.
thanks for your reply.

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I am trying to change the system date on my computer but I am running a Legacy Bios instead of UEFI. Is there a way to access those setting just to change the system date? I am needing it to show newer than it is for a computer test so I am able to work at home.
 

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Hi All,

I'm having my first encounter with UEFI on a new(to me) HP Laptop with Windows 8.1. (excuse the noobiness)
I have read/Googled quite a bit and am trying to understand.
If I understand the basics of the UEFI BIOS and "Key" and OS/Software needs a matching "Key" to be able to install.
I understand that along with this, there is a new method of partitioning "GPT" to support the UEFI/Safe Boot/Key.

To my questions/quries,

1. I have a set of "Full Recovery Disks",
Which I assume are able to put the Laptop back to original even if disk is replaced,
So the recovery disks will re-create the disk partitions(GPT?) to work with UEFI..??

2. I want to be able to boot from USB to try Linux Live boots.
From what I have read, I need to disable "Safe Boot", and enable "Legacy" mode, is this correct..??
I do understand this will bypass the extra security that "Safe Boot" brings.

Not sure if I should do another post for this one, but here goes.?
I have a Retail Windows 8.0 Pro Install disk, unopened with Key.
Can I install that on this Laptop, or is it only for use on a machine with No OS.?
If it's a YES, am I right to assume that if I removed all partition from the disk, like it was new,
It would create the necessary partitions/format to work with the UEFI BiIOS..??

Many Thanks
Dave

A:UEFI Settings for USB Boot and Recovery.?

HP Laptop with Windows 8.1



1) yes, will reinstall Windows 8.1 x64 HP OEM version.

3) Why would you downgrade to Windows 8?

2) The right version of Linux will boot with Secure Boot & UEFI.

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 that failed Windows 10 anniversary update until UEFI secure boot was turned off. It apparently then completed but I cannot re-enable secure boot without the same boot problem advising
Recoveryyour pc/device needs to be repaired / during Windows 10 anniversary updateAn unexpected error has occurredError Code 0xc0000185you'll need to use recovery tools.   Is there a solution to enable UEFI secure boot ?
 I am using a Dell XPS 8700 pc with an SSD drive. The Windows 10 update was installingthen after one of the reboots the error above  The pc was running prior to the update and had UEFI OS , secure boot enabled,  no prior problems.I attempted to do any of the safe mode boots but none would proceed.Disabling the UEFI safe/secure boot mode apparently let the install continue and the das it did before with I believe completion of the installation of Windows 10 anniversary update.PC now shows Windows 10 home Ver 1607 ..
The problem returns if I enable UEFI secure boot and the PC stops. I would like to determine a wayto locate the problem or issue. related to the secure boot.  Using the media creation tool may justrepeat the problem once secure boot is re-enabled.
 Dell lists that they have tested XPS 8700 with this update and have not indicated problems no mention of secure boot issue.

A:XPS 8700 needed UEFI secure boot disabled to complete Windows 10 anniversary update can't enable UEFI secure boot now

rdubayah,
If your computer was running WIndows 10 without any issues prior to downloading the Anniversary update, then you would not have had to change any settings in the bios to install the update.The UEFI and Secure Boot settings are to enable booting with a USB or DVD to install Windows.
Disable Legacy Boot Mode and Enable UEFI
Start the computer and TAP the F2 key to enter the bios. Once in the bios Press F9 to Restore the bios to the Default Settings. F10 to save changes and exit. You could have a hardware problem. To run a hardare diagnostics on the computer you would start the computer and TAP the F5 key. Insert a cd/dvd in the optical drive for running the diags.

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 that failed Windows 10 anniversary update until UEFI secure boot was turned off. It apparently then completed but I cannot re-enable secure boot without the same boot problem advising
Recoveryyour pc/device needs to be repaired / during Windows 10 anniversary updateAn unexpected error has occurredError Code 0xc0000185you'll need to use recovery tools.   Is there a solution to enable UEFI secure boot ?
 I am using a Dell XPS 8700 pc with an SSD drive. The Windows 10 update was installingthen after one of the reboots the error above  The pc was running prior to the update and had UEFI OS , secure boot enabled,  no prior problems.I attempted to do any of the safe mode boots but none would proceed.Disabling the UEFI safe/secure boot mode apparently let the install continue and the das it did before with I believe completion of the installation of Windows 10 anniversary update.PC now shows Windows 10 home Ver 1607 ..
The problem returns if I enable UEFI secure boot and the PC stops. I would like to determine a wayto locate the problem or issue. related to the secure boot.  Using the media creation tool may justrepeat the problem once secure boot is re-enabled.
 Dell lists that they have tested XPS 8700 with this update and have not indicated problems no mention of secure boot issue.

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Hi

Here is my situation:

I have upgraded a few days ago my daughter's PC from Windows 7 home premium to Windows 10 Home. The upgrade (a clean install) was done on a brand new SSD (Samsung 860 Evo 250gb). After the upgrade, I loaded several programs and created an image of my C: drive with Macrium reflect v7.2 free.

When I installed the Samsung Magician software I realized that AHCI mode was not activated. So I went into the UEFI and turned AHCI mode on. I saved and rebooted the PC. On reboot what I got was a blue screen of death (BSOD). In the process, I lost my Boot manager and had a hard time reboting. Now, everything is screwed up. Sometimes the PC boots and sometimes it does not. It is a mess. It is not reliable at all. When it boots though, everything works normally. Every time, I just do not know if I will be able to reboot or not.

I did not know that I should have enabled the AHCI mode in the BIOS (or UEFI if you prefer) BEFORE installing Windows 10.

To solve the problem, I am thinking of running a restore with Macrium Reflect as I have an image of the boot drive dated the day PRIOR to the day I changed the AHCI mode in the UEFI. BEFORE I restore, I want to change the UEFI setting of AHCI mode to ON.

My question is this:

Question 1
If I do just that, will it save my butt ? I mean not have to re-install everything.

Question 2
Will windows install the necessary drivers for the AHCI mode (after the image is restored) or will it turn AHCI mode back to IDE... Read more

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So I have a 100-15iby that's out of warranty, so I decided to try Linux on it (works great, unless you leave it doing a distro upgrade overnight and a power outage happens and the battery dies, requiring a reinstall) So I go to re-install and I try and boot from the USB, and it says "Boot from USB <Verbatim Store-N-Go> has failed".  This raised an eyebrow, and I thought it might be a bad thumb stick, so I try another, a Kingston drive. I load up the boot menu and the option for USB says "EFI USB <Verbatim Store-N-Go>", which is weird because any other time I've tried to boot from this Kingston drive it said the name of the Drive next to the USB option. Tried to boot using Legacy mode, but that only brought up the UEFI boot menu, it was at this time that I noticed that the UEFI Bios isn't saving settings.  So I take the laptop apart, pop the CMOS battery out, hold the power button for 15 sec to hard-reset, then power on/off for good measure, put the battery back in, closed the laptop up and powered it back on. And the Settings were still there! GRRRR... It still boots into Windows fine, so I know the laptop is working, so at this point I'm thinking the CMOS battery is dead (which if this was the case, I should have been able to clear the settings, but no dice), or there's something wrong with the Bios or Mobo. I can't revert the Bios because the setting for allowing a reversion is disabled and can't be enabled to al... Read more

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I need to change my UEFI or legacy of HP pavilion 15 notebook laptop. pls help

A:in need settings procedure to change my UEFI boot order hp p...

Hi,  To change boot order, see this : Configuring the Boot Order in the System BIOS  Regards Visruth 

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This is not really a question. I wrestled with this problem at a client site and wanted to share our findings with the community since I don't see the actual solution posted in an obvious place online and even HP support took a long time to help figure out the issue. Latest UEFI "BIOS" file at time of writing (6/11/2016) does not help either. My suggestion to HP would be to encode a clear INPUT FAILURE message when the 4 digit code has been rejected instead of what currently happens - the PC plays a tune and it seems like all is well but then you get the boot error listed below. ProbOn an HP with UEFI, settings revert back when trying to disable secure bootError msg - Selected boot image did not authenticate CauseNUMLock not being ON when system prompts for 4 digit code upon boot (causing code to be rejected)and/orFast boot is ENABLED Solution1 - DISABLE Fast BootAND2 - Either use the number keys or hit NUMLock and THEN use number padHP should show numbers entered, "sing" some audio, and then UEFI settings should stick *Remember that a USB stick must be formatted Fat32 to show as a boot option in UEFI unless you enable legacy boot options (assuming they are available)

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This is not really a question. I wrestled with this problem at a client site and wanted to share our findings with the community since I don't see the actual solution posted in an obvious place online and even HP support took a long time to help figure out the issue. Latest UEFI "BIOS" file at time of writing (6/11/2016) does not help either. My suggestion to HP would be to encode a clear INPUT FAILURE message when the 4 digit code has been rejected instead of what currently happens - the PC plays a tune and it seems like all is well but then you get the boot error listed below. ProbOn an HP with UEFI, settings revert back when trying to disable secure bootError msg - Selected boot image did not authenticate CauseNUMLock not being ON when system prompts for 4 digit code upon boot (causing code to be rejected)and/orFast boot is ENABLED Solution1 - DISABLE Fast BootAND2 - Either use the number keys or hit NUMLock and THEN use number padHP should show numbers entered, "sing" some audio, and then UEFI settings should stick *Remember that a USB stick must be formatted Fat32 to show as a boot option in UEFI unless you enable legacy boot options (assuming they are available)

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Hello everyone
I am trying to make Windows 10 scripted installation with UEFI boot.
Every things works with normal Legacy mode in our environment and k2000.
I have made WINPE 10 boot file as a normal procedure with k2000 Media Manager (like in legacy mode). And uploaded it to k2000. Of cause I have re-cached my drivers when making new a boot source. 
I have setup our new DHCP so it can boot with UEFI and it works!, and I can see my boot sources when boot up the client in UEFI mode. 
Here comes the tricky part I can choose my newly created Windows 10 boot source with Dell's own WINPE10 drivers. Then it loads the Boot source file that I created but It stop at the Windows 10 logo it never loads the deployment menu like in legacy mode, so I cannot deploy a scripted installation.
I am stuck what could be wrong or what have I missed ? Please help
Regards,
Michael

     

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Dear Friends,

Long time reader of this forum but a first time poster, so please forgive me if this question has already been asked and answered.

Laptop: ASUS UX31A-DB71, latest BIOS: 218

Originally my laptop came with Windows 7 and when i looked at disk management my disks were formatted with UEFI schema. One of my friend gave me a UEFI bootable USB drive loaded with Windows 8. So, i thought why not give it a try. So, I created a backup of my OEM Windows 7 and saved the iso files in a seperate external HD (created twice just to be sure . Now, i decided to load the Windows 8. Booted into the BIOS and there is an option to select the USB drive along with the UEFI option for that USB drive. I selected the UEFI option but some reason it does not boot into UEFI. So i decided to select the standard USB install and this option let me install windows 8. In the process of installing i formatted the partitions and made a single partition and installed Windows 8 on it. I am guessing now the drive is not GPT but MBR. I also noticed that his installation USB disk had an option to select either 32bit or 64bit of Windows 8...I find this kind of odd. Would Microsoft create a same iso file with both versions? I am guessing he created the USB from a illegitimate source.
I am planning on purchasing Windows 8 Pro version as an iso but wanted to be confident that it would work with UEFI architecture.

Questions:
1. Why would the system NOT boot from UEFI?
2. If I download the legitimate iso fr... Read more

A:UEFI USB Disk - Does not boot from UEFI Windows 8.

Welcome. Begin with Clean Install - Windows 8. See the UEFI links in the tutorial: How to Install Windows 8 Using "Unified Extensible Firmware Interface" (UEFI). You also will want to see this tutorial link: How to Do a Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade.

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I need to change some setting in my UEFI/BIOS but it is stuck in ready only mode.
All options are blanked out except for "exit". How can I get it to let me edit the settings again?

A:Cannot change UEFI settings / UEFI stuck in read only mode

You may have to disable the "Secure Boot" option first.

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Hello,

I am really confused on what settings are required in the UEFI Bios to run recovery USB/ disks or Linux live CDs.
It all used to be so simple. The manufacturer helpdesk seems unaware that it supplies UEFI systems - so I am working blind. Have tried boot CDs and USBs but all have booted straight into Windows to date.
Perhaps there is a basic guide but I have not found one yet.
I don't wish to change settings I have no understanding of.

I have a Medion /Lenovo desktop with an AMI UEFI Bios (12 July 2012) and Aptio Setup.

The following seem relevant are supplied as enabled in "Bios":

Intel Rapid Startup Technology
Quiet Boot
Boot Select Mode [UEFI]
UEFI Hard Disk BBS Priorities - Boot Option #1 - Windows Boot Manager
Secure Boot - Secure Boot Mode [Standard]

What do these all mean and what effect do they have on how Windows 8 runs and how boot drives run?

A:UEFI Bios Settings for Windows 8

To boot a DVD/CD/USB drive, the bootable software DVD/CD/USB disc need have full supports Windows 8, UEFI, GPT & Secure Boot & signed by Microsoft.

Boot the disc in UEFI mode from the One Time Boot Menu, check your manual for the F? key.

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HelloI need to alter the UEFI-settings but have no acceess.BIOS version is  L70 v.1.34 (recommanded HP update) after upgrading from  version v.1.08.This laptop was upgraded from Win 7 Pro 64 to Win 10 Pro 64Productnumber D5D93AV System Information tells me BIOS mode is Legacy  instead of UEFI. Access via settings --> updates&Security -->Recovery -->Advanced Startup -->Troubleshoot -->Advanced Options gives me NO UEFI settings. Access via Start --> Power --> restart (with shiftkey enabled) gives me an option menu.If I select Troubleshoot -->Advanced Options --> there are still NO UEFI settings. Access via F10 BIOS Setup gives me a HP GUI (not an oldschool DOS enviroment as in AWARD BIOS) and:Question šLogin as a guest user?  with two buttons YES or NOšIf I mouseselect NO I get three possibillities to login under my account.If I do so and give my password I end up in a Main - Security - Advanced HP Computer  Setup menu.In the Advanced Menu I see the desired checkboxes which are greyed out and not selectable. In the current configuration I cannot update my Windows 7 virtualized enviroment unde VM ware. Please help me to get rid of the Legacy mode of the BIOS and get me into the UEFI-settings for running VMware properly. Rgds. from Peter

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Hi, Let me assume that a bios supervisor password is already set.I wonder how to change the Bios settings to a configuration which is suitable for Windows 10. (e.g. TPM 2.0/PTT enabled, UEFI enabled, Secure Boot enabled,  CSM disabled, Device Guard enabled, etc.)The change should be done with no user interaction at the system side. Therefore we are looking for a script or tool. So far I could find some pieces, e.g. that enabling "Secure Boot" using WMI will activate ?UEFI Only? mode in Bios, at least for ThinkPads; or the use of SRSETUPWIN to activate TPM2.0. But here the complication starts. The switching can only be done when the TPM 1.2 is not owned or active. I discovered that with powershell there should be options to reset the TPM, but I am not the programming guy and that is why my efforts were not successful. What I am missing is some kind of guide from Lenovo on how to achieve the challenges that will show up with a migration from Windows 7 to 10 in an enterprise environment. Some explaining scripts or guidelines which can be followed on implementing in e.g. SCCM. Hope you can offer some clues.Thanks in advance.

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I have replaced the HDD with SSD on my 6 month old Win 10 Satellite C55 the idea is to install Win 7 on it. Problem it will not read the installation disk,
suggestion's given disable UEFI ect I cannot get into this section as it is grayed out.

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Hello, I just instelled my windows 7 on Toshiba laptop, and now I cant access BIOS...how can I acces UEFI BIOS if I have windows 7?

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Hello, I have a Y720 tha comes with a 1x 129 GB M2 SSD and x1 HDD, in UEFI mode. I'm currently trying to replace the M2 SSD with a newly bougth Samsung 960 EVO M2 where I would like to install Windows 10 also in UEFI mode, as it has better power management than Legacy. But I have tried booting the Windows 10 installer USB stick and the laptop does not recognize in bios. I have created the usb stick with RUFUS 2.18 (latest), choosing UEFI + GPT and Fat32 file format. Before that I also tried restoring a system backup image I created from the former M2 using AOMEI Backupper but I couldn't boot the USB utility to do so either (the same happened: Bios does not recognise it, despite creating it choosing UEFI mode) Things I have tried: 1. Disabling secure boot (although the Secure Boot Status staed "Enabled", so I used the "REset Secure Boot mode" option too...)2. Chaging Optimal OS Setting to disabled in seetings, but still no use3. Using the Novo Button on the right part of the laptop. Of course, changing boot mode to Legacy would allow me to install Windows from USB ....but in Legacy mode, which I'm trying to avo So ...is there a way to boot a UEFI usb stick to install Windows in UEFI mode from it?  thanks!

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**** This issue has been resolved ****
**** Look at Page 4, posts 4 and 5 ****
**** You need to enable Legacy MBR by Enabling Launch CSM in the EFI Setup ****

Hello all,

This is my first post. I am a Windows 7 user and now (against my will) Windows 8.

I bought an ASUS N76 laptop pre-loaded with Windows 8 so these are the new generation n76 series. The old ones come with Windows 7. Anyway...

I attempted to boot a Windows 7 ULT 64 install DVD but the install hangs on the Windows logo/flag. So...

- Windows is loading files is shown and hidden
- The animated Windows logo appears and then it just hangs....go figure

I have no idea what is going wrong. I went into the UEFI setup and the only option for my BR is EUFI boot.

I also added a "boot option" asking the EFI to boot "efi\microsoft\boot\boot.efi" or "\efi\microsoft\boot\boot.efi" but when selected (from Boot Override), the screen goes blank for a few seconds, the BR starts spinning and I am thrown back at the EFI so it looks like it cannot find the file. For path, I selected the BR device and at the end has a "\".

I have secure boot disabled. (yep, I have an option for that). So now I am left empty handed and I am stuck with Windows 8. I even put in a brand new SSD hoping I would install W7 on it but I can't even start the setup!! Argh....

I am very experienced with MBR and BIOS but I am a complete newbie to UEFI. I don't know what is going wrong and why the setup hangs....Ther... Read more

A:Asus N76 UEFI - W7 64 Install Hangs on Logo (DVD UEFI Boot)

Win8 PC's have Secure BIOS which must be disabled to install any other oS, then you can install in UEFI mode following these steps: Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

If you want to bypass UEFI and install normally to an MBR drive the procedure is related here: MS new "Secure Boot" locked BIOS arrives

Other info on EFI:
Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube
The 30-year-long Reign of BIOS is Over: Why UEFI W... - Input Output

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Trying to understand handshaking between UEFI & Win 7. Have Win7 Pro sp1 64 installed on SSD, mb=Asus F2A85-V Pro. Example: boot to flashdrive to do Acronis backup of SSD; remove SDD, insert spinner; boot again to flashdrive to do Acronis restore to spinner (to test backup); remove flashdrive, boot to UEFI, set UEFI spinner as default, save & reset; spinner starts boot (#1), Win logo shows briefly, reboots (#2) and shows Win repair/normal screen; choose normal; Windows desktop shows; new driver is loaded for spinner and asks for reboot (that part I understand); reboot (#3) starts and again briefly shows Win logo before yet again rebooting (#4) to the Win repair/normal screen; again choose normal & all is happy. But then I remove the spinner, insert the SSD, and have to go through the whole deal again. Why so many reboots?

Similarly, if I change any hd/flashdrive configuration, my UEFI boot selection is lost & I have to reset it again - sometimes with the multiple reboot scenerio, sometimes not. Sure wish I could force that the UEFI selection stay there as long as the selected drive is installed.

A:UEFI boot keeps changing; UEFI/Win7 handshaking confusion

Hello and welcome diana look I am having a little difficulty in following the train of the thread.

Now do you mean you just backed up the SSD to a USB stick ? then tried to transfer that USB stick back up to the spinner? If it was just a back up then I don't think it is going to work because it is only a backup.

To make the spinner the boot device I would be cloning the SSD to the spinner. I wouldn't mucking around with sticks as I cannot see why that is necessary.

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What is UEFI Boot Source means and why some people disable this feature?

Regard,
Thanks.

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Yesterday out of nowhere I was prevented from visiting google regardless of what browser I used. The error code given by Chrome was:

Error 101 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_RESET): Unknown error

I did the standard delete files, reboot computer, power down/up cable modem & router. Still the same. Also, only the google main domain runs into this issue, not subdomains. So google.com/analytics is unaccessable but mail.google.com is just fine.

Running a few searches on Yahoo I saw a thread that said to edit Windows Temp security settings, so I:

1) Went to Explorer>>C:>>Windows>>Temp and right-clicked, selecting Properties.
2) Accessed Security Tab.
3) Listed were CREATOR/OWNER, SYSTEM, Administrators (Path-to-Me), and Users (Path-to-Me)
5) Selected CREATOR/OWNER, Administrator(ME), and Users(Me) and selected Edit and allowed full control to all three of these.
6) Restarted browser and went to Google and it worked fine.

Ten minutes later it is inaccessible again!

Went back to the Temp file security tab and All the access check boxes for the CREATOR/OWNER are unchecked. Trying to re-enable them throws this series of error notifications:

1) First error:

2) Next Error When I Click Continue


Can anyone tell me what is going wrong? I feel like Microsoft has seeded some type of anti-google thing into my computer with one of its updates.

A:Windows Security Settings Preventing Me From Accessing Google

Here is a very old article about the problem
My point in giving you the article is to point out that it is probably your antivirus
Maybe its a needed warning about something on the sites.
Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware: Critical Error 101 | Windows spyware | Tech-Recipes

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Heyas, I have recently installed windows 2000 Pro on my computer after a lot of trouble even getting it to work w/o having fatas errors. Its up and running now though but after installing my drivers for nvidia 7800 GT i cant seem to access my "GEForce 7800 GT" Tab under my advanced display settings. it loads all the other tabs such as Adapter Monitor Color Management etc.. but it wont bring up my settings so that I can enable things like SLI. (I have two 7800 GTs in SLI format and ready to go)

Ive tried multiple drivers and all of them wont let me access this tab.

I currently am using service pack 3 for win2k because I cant seem to get the windows updater working either..."sigh"

EDIT - I switched to windows 2000 in the first place because I kept getting nv4_disp looping error with windows xp... i just cant seem to win with nvidia.....
 

A:accessing advanced graphic settings on Windows 2000 Pro

Have you checked if HardWare Acceleration is at maximum under the Troubleshooting Tab of the Advanced settings from Display Properties?
 

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Hello. I'm running Win 8.1 Embedded on an Asus laptop. I want to "disable driver signature enforcement," so that I can use a device that doesn't have a signed signature. I've tried the various methods to get to the setting where I click restart and reboot into the settings prompt, but after I click restart, the PC just boots normally and I never get to the screen with all the startup options.
I've been browsing for a while and have found a few others with this same issue but no resolution. Here's one for example:
https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Fo...rum=WEIndustry

Could anyone shed some light on the issue? Thank you in advance for your time.

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I have an 8.1 GPT/UEFI system from an HP, and I can't get into the UEFI on system start. I know that I may be able to do so from within Win 8, but I want to get in on startup. I've tried F1, F9, F10, F12, Esc and Del. I only can get to the boot manager, which does not help. I don't see a way to get to the UEFI from the Win 8 DVD. Any suggestions? Thanks.

A:Problem Accessing UEFI on startup

Hello Jimmy,

In addition to booting to UEFI from within Windows....

UEFI Firmware Settings - Boot to from inside Windows 8

...you could boot to your Boot Options menu by booting from a Windows 8 USB, then be able to select the same "UEFI Firmware Settings" option as above.

System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8

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Hallo,

After creating a UEFI bootable USB thumb drive with Rufus (using Windows 8.1 Enterprise ISO x64), for a Dell Optiplex 3010 (configured as UEFI only, no CSM, latest firmware version, Windows 8 installed), I didn't see a USB boot option, so I tried to add one manually. Unfortunately I erased the existing boot option (boot manager) by mistake. Although there were two boot options for PXE booting, the machine will not start anymore, even when there is an active WDS server on the network.

I also see Led's 2 and 3 lighting up, meaning according to the manual 'hardware ok but bios possibly damaged/corrupt'.

I understand I cannot start the machine from a bios boot disk because of GPT partitioning, and the UEFI USB boot disk I made might be corrupt (as it didn't show up as a boot option), however I don't understand why it won't boot from the PXE network card, as these boot options are still there.

Any suggestions on how to solve this?

Thanks for any useful tips,
Bavo

A:Deleted Uefi boot option (Windows Boot Manager) by mistake

The Windows Boot Manager is held in the Bios and restores itself if you boot to a UEFI capable device. Could you please explain exactly what you did to "Add" the USB boot option?

I haven't used Rufus since it is so easy to just format the drive yourself, but it did format in Fat32?

I have the PXE boot options disabled in my bios since I do not have a network boot option.

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Just curious, but is there option for me to enable uefi boot of my Windows 10 Professional installation on my HP xw6600 dual quad core E5450 machine which holds two Samsung 850 Pro SSD's, one for Windows 10 and the other completely for Ubuntu LTS 16.04.When possible,  how to go about it. How do I enable this option. Yours truly, 

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Is there currently any way to configure a custom boot logo for UEFI booting? I can only find methods for Legacy users, but no luck with UEFI.

I'm kind of new to custom boot logos, so if anybody could give me some information as to if it's possible first?

Regards

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Hello to the forum. Thanks for the welcome. And thanks for pointing me in this subforum.

I have a notebook toshiba satellite L850-1HU with UEFI

Default is win 8 os, recently upgraded to 8.1.

Now I need to win 7.

I have a professional license N sp1 x64 and then supports UEFI

Is possible to combine the systems in dual boot and both in UEFI mode?

I see from your guides that for installation the UEFI is necessary partition in a certain way.
What should I do if I want to leave intact the UEFI partition of win 8 (5 partition)? I just make only space for win7(1 partition) that will use the same 4 partition UEFI of win 8 or i make other 5 partition???
And which of the two systems will handle the boot? I can decide I?

and the warranty? restores factory work?

If I change hdd, and install win 7, when I put the old hdd, it works as before removing it?

Sorry for the confusion! I hope you manage to understand me and help!

Ciao forum! E grazie! Saluti dall'Italia!

A:Satellite L850 & Win 8 UEFi: How dual boot UEFI win 7 ?

If I change hdd, and install win 7, when I put the old hdd, it works as before removing it?



Yes. This is how I do any OS tests\'dual boot'\experiments etc with zero chance of damage to the original boot OS\hd. Am keeping a bunch of old HD's for the purpose. The downside is the slight risk for some mechanic\connection problems, just be careful, remember to power down! So if you don't find it troublesome to switch HD's, IMO go ahead and try that route.

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Hi all,

Currently having a wake on lan issue with a certain computer.

The machine is setup correctly but the windows boot information is stored in a 100mb UEFI partition, and when the computer wakes on lan, it will not boot windows, just sit at a blank screen.

When it wakes on lan it is trying to boot from the legacy device (same blank screen happens if you choose to boot from it from bios)

ive tried updating the bios but no luck, all settings seem to be as they should be.

Is there some trick to get it to load the UEFI MBR, or is there a safe way other then reformatting the machine to move the MBR over to the legacy device itself?


Thanks for any help.

A:Boot UEFI from wake on lan, or convert UEFI MBR to legacy.

Back up your files, unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup to enable Legacy BIOS. Next check BIOS Boot order for an EFI Boot Disk: remove it, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SEL DIS 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CONVERT MBR
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

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I have a new Precision 7710 with a 2.5 inch 1GB SATA SSD (system boot=Disk0) and a 1GB NVMe PM951 SSD.
I have been attempting to install Windows Server 2012R2 on the second, M.2 SSD (Disk1) into a GPT, NTFS partition.
Since this system has no DVD, I made a bootable UEFI thumb drive with the contents of the .iso installation for Server 2012R2.
The thumb drive boots OK and I can begin installation, but when it comes to choosing the target for installation, the M.2 SSD is not visible in setup.
The M.2 drive is clearly visible inside Windows 10 Pro as the D: drive.
So...I mounted the .iso setup file in Windows 10 and ran setup.exe. The install began and could see the target M.2 drive, and began loading files on the second SSD. It then attempted the first of several restarts that come with this process with the new Server 2012 R2 environment.
It sucessfully modified the Windows Boot Manager before the restart, then restarted, and the setup program gave an error because it could not find the target partition on the second SSD.
The setup environment then modified the Boot Manager to "Windows Setup Rollback" and proceeded to enter an infinite loop, attempting to delete files from the unreachable M.2 drive. I manually choose Windows 10 on the boot menu, and once booted changed Windows 10 back to the default OS.
I've tried several things (turning off Secure boot, changing from UEFI to legacy bios--it won't boot at all that way) , but I can't get that second disk t... Read more

A:Precision 7710 UEFI Bios and pre-boot does not detect second SSD (NVMe PM951) can't install Windows on it for dual boot

You're going to need to build a new set of boot media with NVMe drivers.
www.nvmexpress.org/.../

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Hi tech guys, today I experienced a lockup during Windows startup. I had some strange errors in the past days so it was a little expected. Kind of a big problem but nothing a Windows reinstallation can't fix.

Last time such a thing happened, it simply formatted my whole HDD, losing all my documents and programs. This time, I tried to only reinstall my windows folder using a boot from cd to keep my files. All worked as expected besides that I lost all my sessions. Since all my files are in a protected folder that can only be viewed a session that doesn't exist anymore I'm screwed.

How do I hack these protections and get my stuff back?
 

A:Accessing passworded users documents and settings (windows XP reintallation problem)

If they are passworded or encrypted, then you are done.

If they are only under new ownership:

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
 

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I am in the process of doing a number of clean installs. I am trying to make a decision as to whether or not to utilize the UEFI and Secure Boot modes which are available on the MBs.

It seems from an initial attempt, that I cannot simply use UEFI/GPT without turning on Secure Boot...that is one must NOT use CSM (turn it off) and USE Secure Boot. You cannot use UEFI without Secure Boot.

Is this correct? I am considering us9ng UEFI without Secure Boot because I hear it is faster.

However, I am concerned that I will run into all sorts of trouble turning Secure Boot on with respect to double booting Win 10...and additionally with creating images with Acronis.

I have been in the habit of creating a new PC with an extra drive with a cloned OS...then disconnecting the drive so that if the first OS drive fails, the person can boot up quickly with the other drive. I am concerned that there will be a problem with Secure Boot.

I mean, how many times have I been infected with a root kit.....some virus that take over at boot time...Answer...never since I started with PCs in 1991!

So, anyone really think Secure Boot is worth it?

A:UEFI/Secure Boot or not to UEFI/SB, that is the question..

Originally Posted by Andrew124C41


I am considering using UEFI without Secure Boot because I hear it is faster.



Secure Boot does not affect the speed of your computer.







Originally Posted by Andrew124C41


However, I am concerned that I will run into all sorts of trouble turning Secure Boot on with respect to double booting Win 10...and additionally with creating images with Acronis.



Windows 8/8.1/10 are compatible with the Secure Boot.

I don't know about Acronis True Image but Macrium Reflect is compatible with the Secure Boot.







Originally Posted by Andrew124C41


So, anyone really think Secure Boot is worth it?



It is a very important security feature.






Microsoft designed Secure Boot to protect the computer from low-level exploits and rootkits and bootloaders. A security process shared between the operating system and Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI, replacing the BIOS), Secure Boot requires all the applications that are running during the booting process to be pre-signed with valid digital certificates. This way, the system knows all the files being loaded before Windows 8 loads and gets to the login screen have not been tampered with.

If a bootloader has infected your computer and it tries to load during the boot-up sequence, Secure Boot will be able to undo all the changes and thwart the ... Read more

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Hello!

I have my laptop since last december (less than a year), and for unknown reasons, I got a BSOD a few weeks ago and none of the available recovery tools managed to bring me back to my desktop; not even a refresh. That's when I promised myself that I would never ever again install a Microsoft OS, and went for Ubuntu 16.04 (which was already there on another partition). Now I'm realizing that I need some softwares that work best on Windows and not through a VM (eventhough I already have Windows 10 running in VM for Microsoft Office).

So here's my issue:

I created my bootable Windows 10 installation USB but I can't boot from it! I doesn't even show as an option. Ubuntu does. I tried a USB 3.0, 2.0, UEFI, Legacy, MBR, GPT... Nothing seems to work. Searched forums for hours and couldn't find a solution.

Now for grub to be able to launch at startup, I had to add an efi file to the trusted uefi file list in the BIOS. I was wondering if such a file should be added to be able to boot from my USB... (secure boot is disabled).

I want to keep my Ubuntu and Kali...

I've attached a screenshot of my ssd partitions.

Any idea?

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Hello everyone...
I have a request, I am using Windows 8.1, now I have a problem because i wanted do dual boot it with ubuntu and it didnt work on UEFI mode, but then when I installed ubuntu windows 8 wouldn't start... then I formated it with a downloaded windows 8 torrent... but now I can't start it on UEFI mode

it says somethind "media not found" or "faild" ...
so if I want to start it I have to change to legacy mode......

Is there anyway to get it back to start it with UEFI??? Please HELPPP
It aint activated yet.. windows 8.1 pro... is there any activatior or something too???

Or if I downgrade it to Windows 7? would it be any more the UEFI problem???

sorry for english... thanks

A:Please HELP!! Windows 8 UEFI boot !!! HELPP

Try disabling Secure Boot in BIOS. A windows 8 torrent? That doesn't sound good.

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I have set up a dual UEFI boot with windows 7 and WDP every thing is working as it should be but I have one question about the Boot manager.

When I boot my system WDP boots automatically until it is just before the logon screen, at this point I get the Boot manager coming up with the choice of operating system. This is ok If I want to use WDP which is the primary system but it is annoying if I want to select Windows 7.

Selecting Windows 7 causes the system to reboot and start in Windows 7. This is even more annoying if I am using WDP and want to switch to Windows 7 as I have to reboot to the Boot screen and then reboot again to Windows 7.

Does anyone know if it is possible to make a change to the boot manager so that it comes up before WDP boots?
If I was to change to the Windows 7 boot manager would it work the same as WDP? (assuming the Windows 7 Boot manager will see WDP)

A:Windows boot manager under UEFI

Just run msconfig from within windows 7 and set win 7 as default.

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The problem is a freeze during Windows 7 64 bit installation loading disk.sys when booting in UEFI mode.

According to Intel online support (https://communities.intel.com/message/206067) :
+"Windows 7 Setup has a problem detecting Toshiba SSD"+

*Disk Drive ATA TOSHIBA THNSNH25 SCSI Disk Device (238 GB)*

Is there anything to do that would make Windows 7 setup loader work with the SSD drive ?

A:Windows 7 freeze after UEFI boot because of SSD

I read the discussion on the Intel community page.
It looks like you already tried all possible solutions to install Win 7.
It looks like Win 8 can be installed properly but only Win 7 isn?t possible.
Not quite sure why this isn?t possible but in case its SSD drive issue, you should try another SSD drive.
Maybe its a compatibility problem between the controller and SSD drive.

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Hey all,

I just got a new HP ENVY dv7t-7200 CTO Quad that came pre-loaded with Windows 8. I wanted to install Windows 7 so I enabled "Legacy Support" in the BIOS which disabled UEFI mode. Everything went fine from there. I ultimately decided to go back to Windows 8.
I found this guide but could not get my Windows 8 installation that I have on disc to load on startup: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
I disabled "Legacy Support" in the BIOS so now UEFI mode is re-activated.
My UEFI Boot Order in the BIOS is:
CD/DVD Rom
USB Drive
OS Boot Manager

But when I have the disc in and restart windows, it does not read the Windows 8 installation from the disc. If I press F9 to change the Boot Order it only shows:
OS Boot Manager
Boot from EFI File

It should be noted that the it will recognize the disc if I'm not booting in UEFI mode.

I could install Windows 8 again without UEFI but I would really prefer it. Any suggestions?

A:UEFI cannot boot from USB or DVD to install Windows 8

Solved -I went to System Recovery while starting up by hitting F11, then used the option to restore the comp back to factory settings. It installed Windows 8 in UEFI Mode

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I have very little experience with Windows 8 until now. I am having an issue trying to run System Refresh or System Restore from the System Recovery Environment booted from the Windows disc. When I try to run it from the disc I already System Refresh says that the drive is locked. I tried System Restore and it said no OS's were found. I went into the CMD prompt and went to c: and can see the drive just fine.

Steps tried:
running fixboot, fixmbr, rebuildbcd commands from CMDrunning dskchk /f (which forced a dismount)

I then read something about a non UEFI bootable disk couldn't access a GPT partition, which I think is the case here. So then I tried oscdimg to make my iso UEFI bootable (twice) and the UEFI Boot Manager still only shows 'Windows Boot Manager' at the boot menu. I even tried downloading an iso that was already UEFI incase I did it wrong and it still doesn't see it.

Not sure what I'm doing wrong here??

A:Trying to Understand UEFI and how to boot from Windows DVD

When you go to your BIOS boot options the DVD drive should be listed twice, once with UEFI in front of it and one entry with no UEFI in the description. Selecting the entry with UEFI in the description will boot from the DVD in UEFI mode. If the PC doesn't have UEFI or UEFI is disabled you won't see UEFI mentioned in the boot menu.

The screen shot in step 4 here, UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with will show what I mean.

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Hello, I bought a 3TB harddisk and I can only use 2TB of it
I read some forum and it said I have to install windows by uefi boot
And change format from mgb to gpt so I can use 3TB

My motherboard is Asrock H81M

I want to know how can I use uefi boot, I am total idiot in computer, thanks for help

A:How to use UEFI boot to install windows 7?

Is Windows installed on this 3TB HDD or is it being used purely as a storage drive?

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i've installed windows 10 on linux before and i've never had any problems booting it (from what i remember, through UEFI boot sources). currently the windows 10 iso seems to be the only one that isn't appearing in UEFI; i installed peppermint from lubuntu using the same image disk writer on the same usb 30 minutes ago.
am i supposed to have some specific settings enabled/disabled in my bios to boot the windows install? secure boot is disabled and legacy boot is enabled.

A:windows 10 usb not appearing in UEFI boot sources

Why are you enabling legacy boot.

Surely you want eufi boot, and also make sure usb stick is set for a gpt formatted installation.

Also installing windows 10 after linux generally breaks the linux booting. You would have to mess around with grub etc.

Usual advice is to install windows 10 then linux.

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I purchased Lenovo Z500 with Windows 8 installed on it. When Windows 10 upgrade started rolling out, I moved to Windows 10 Home.I have been running into some issues with my activation so had been trying to reset to factory default but that is also not happening.I created a Windows 10 UEFI bootable disk and went to the BIOS to set the USB as the first bootable disk in the list but it doesn't show up there.Now it did show up earlier (without me changing any setting in BIOS) when I was trying to do recovery using System Image Recovery option with Recovery Image in the USB. Anyways, now I'm trying to install the Windows 10 from scratch and then Ubuntu 16.x alongside Win10 however stuck at this very phase.I read quite a lot about UEFI and Secure boot and see that in my Boot menu UEFI is enabled and Secure Boot is disabled. Please refer the screenshots.Can someone explain me in detail that with this setting in BIOS what could be going wrong with my steps where UEFI bootable USB is not detected?Also, in addition to that if someone can point me to the latest document/discussion for Dual Boot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu. I might have it bookmarked but just in case.I would appreciate quick and detailed response.Thank you in advance.


























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