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Cant acces uefi firmware settings

Q: Cant acces uefi firmware settings

Hey guys,
So Im trying to install a new graphics card, and I have to tweak some settings in the bios. Unfortunately, when I try to open it(pressing escape at startup, scrolling down, and selecting uefi settings and pressing enter) nothing happens. I looked this up, and it said to go to advanced startup and go through some steps to get to a menu that supposedly contains "uefi firmware settings". Now, I confirmed that this is the right menu, but the option is just not there. I thought about updating my BIOS, but there are no updates for it available.
Does anyone know what do?
Thanks in advance

Preferred Solution: Cant acces uefi firmware settings

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Cant acces uefi firmware settings

Can you confirm that you do have UEFI Bios? The simplest way to do this is check via System Information (type in the search box) and see what it says. E.g.

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I can't see UEFI BIOS Firmware settings in Windows 8.1 repair Troubleshoot section.

A:UEFI BIOS Firmware settings

How to access UEFI Firmware settings on Windows 8.1

Its not available in my system.

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Hello all,
My system specs are the following: Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit UEFI Bios Phoenix BIOS version and drivers are updated, also confirmed by Slimdrivers. Samsung Series 5 ULTRA 530U4C-S02PT Also: It is an hybrid drive, 1TB HDD & 24GB SSD that is supposedly well installed (the laptop never been so fast after formating and installing windows 10 with express cache to take advantage of SSD hybrid boosting). Windows works like a speedster the only problem is the inaccessibility of BIOS, for example i want to enable the virtualization VT-X to install Oracle VM and i can't go BIOS to edit virtualization.
Problems: UEFI BIOS firmware settings boot dialog is inaccessible.Not working suggested fixes:

i) hotkeys Esc, F2, F4, F8 and F10 don't log in BIOS. Although safe mode, debug logging, etc are available. Disabling Fast Bios in the control panel > power management dialog doesn't do anything.ii) automatic repair seems to give an error, after the account is specified in the repair boot dialog it gives error.iii) recovery > Advanced options > UEFI Firmware Settings Boot is not Visible.iv) EasyUEFI free only works with Windows 10 Home, not Enterprise (it would resolve the issue appropriately with the boot into UEFI option) Sources:
Cause (according to internet forums): i) Probably my uefi has Secure Boot Enabled and Fast Boot also, making the boot system almost instantaneous and rendering other boot scenarios blocked. Because system is only seeing the SSD drive as b... Read more

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For the installation process I want to enable the Vt-X.in windows10 but I con't do that because of there is no UEFI option .so what I do getting this option .

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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 having a perplexing issue after doing a clean install of Windows 8 on a 256GB SSD where I can not get into the "UEFI Firmware Settings" Tile in Advanced Options. Basically, when trying to enter the EFI/BIOS via: Settings in Charms / PC Settings / General / Advanced Startup / Restart Now / Troubleshoot / Advanced optons I do not see the "UEFI Firmware Settings" tile to get into the UEFI/BIOS!

My machine (which only has (1) hard drive) is an Asus N56VZ and came pre-installed with Windows 8 on the factory 750GB 7200rpm HDD. I cleanly reinstalled the OS on to a new 256GB SSD via an OEM copy on a disc and all seemed basically OK except that sometimes when getting to the Login screen it would freeze and the cursor would not be flashing, I could not enter my password nor shut down via the power icon on the bottom left of the screen. I would then have to hold down the power button to shut off the machine. This freezing of the login screen would be intermitent where most of the time I could enter my password but maybe 20% or so of the time I could not log in.

Due to that bug I decided to securely erase the SSD and once again reinstall Windows 8 and now I have this issue where in the Advanced Options menu there is only (5) tiles/options present and not the usual (6) as the "UEFI Firmware Settings" functionality is now missing!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


A:UEFI Firmware Settings Tile not appearing after OS install

Did you install in UEFI mode & partition the drive for UEFI install?

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

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I cannot seem to access the bios at all with windows 8.1 and my gtx 780 ti. When I connect the hdmi to my gtx 670, I can see the bios screen and can change the config but with the hdmi in my 780 ti I get a black screen until the dual boot windows selection. I've disable fast boot and have no idea what else to do.

A:No "uefi firmware settings" option on asrock z77 extreme 4

My guess is its defaulted back to another output on that card. I have three monitors on my GT 640. My BIOS splash screen and the Windows splash screen display on one monitor (DVI), and the Windows logon screen etc display on my main monitor (HDMI). It does the same thing whether I set Windows to single monitor or extend. I haven't tried it with just the HDMI monitor plugged in by itself though. Normally they should all go to the one monitor that's plugged in. If I get a chance latter on I'll unplug my two DVI monitors and see what happens. There is no guaranty that it will do what yours is doing but it will be interesting to see what happens just for future reference for me.

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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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I bought a Lenovo
It has an UEFI firmware associated with Windows 8 OS protecting it by secure Boot feature.
When i boot in recovery mode i could see an option saying about UEFI software/hardware.

I used GParted and deleted ALL its partitions.
I installed 8 again with my partitonign.
No UEFI present there and no option on the recovery menu as before.
How can i re-associate UEFI firmware with Win8 OS as it was when i bough it?
What's the reason of UEFI existance anyway? In what ways can it be usefull?

A:UEFI firmware associated with Windows 8

To have the options to enable Secure Boot, you need to do a UEFI install from UEFI-capable media (DVD, FAT32-formatted USB key, UEFI-compatible PXE network boot) onto a machine with UEFI enabled. If you installed from media that wasn't a DVD, FAT32 USB key, or a PXE boot from a UEFI-capable boot server, you actually installed in BIOS mode (the Compatibility Support Module, or CSM, is activated in the UEFI OS to allow this). Also, your partitions need to be GPT partitions, not MBR, so if you created MBR partitions during the installation (even if you installed from proper media and selected the UEFI boot option to do so) you still won't have a UEFI install.

From what you're seeing, you have a BIOS CSM install, not a UEFI install, so you've done something wrong (you might need to boot to a boot option menu on the Lenovo to select a "UEFI" boot option versus a normal one, for instance). And there are a lot of benefits to UEFI over BIOS (security being only one of them), and most of them relate to boot and runtime performance of certain components and drivers.

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if i don't have show UEFI firmware setting option so how to get that option

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A:XPS 8700 UEFI Firmware

Short answer is you don't.  The BIOS/UEFI system is generally setup however Dell and the BIOS manufacturer want it to be.  Its also possible your laptop may have access to features or functions your XPS 8700 does not have, hence why its not there.

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Hello ladies/gents. My issue is that my desktop can't access the Asus mobo UEFI Firmware. I've tried entering through two different methods, both displaying constant symptoms in graphical activity and operation. Following are the two methods I've attempted so far to achieve access:

1. Cold boot - when I built this thing last summer, I flashed the UEFI early on and haven't had a problem up until now. Splash screen always displayed with ASUS Logo. Now, instead of the splash, the monitor shows something along the bottom of what resembled, to my memory, something similar in that same area of the working logo. After that point, the screen remains black and I've waited for up to a couple minutes without noting any changes. I can restart the machine from here at my leisure using ctrl+alt+dlt and then Windows 10 will load shortly after.

2. Windows 10 boot - Through "advanced startup options", I was able to find a GUI button which instructs the system to restart and navigate directly to UEFI. Unfortunately, the same behavior as iterated above is exhibited.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I did see one article that I didn't save mentioning that a possibly similar issue was solved due simply to reconnecting the SSD. I could try doing that just in case, but I'm definitely interested in knowing what could have even caused this issue. Can BIOS/Firmware be affected by other applications running in an OS? I need to be able to enable my c... Read more

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IHISI: Get support mode fail in SMI!Error

BIOS did not support InsydeFlash!I have completely removed Windows from this machine and I don't have a copy of Windows 8/8.1/10 so installing through that is out of the question. I did consider just using the BIOS compatibilty mode but I quite liked learning about the UEFI. EDIT:I just checked and in addition, my laptop's System Recovery option just boots to the installed OS (Arch GNU/Linux) - presumably because I removed Windows - and there's no 'firmware management' or 'BIOS management' option to be found. The only options under System Dia... Read more

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A:Does ENVY 14t-1000 CTO (2010) have UEFI firmware?

Hi @Guest3,  Thank you for joining the HP Forums!  I noticed your post on how you are wondering if your HP ENVY 14t-1000 CTO (2010) have UEFI firmware? I am happy to look into this for you!  According to the Software and Drivers website, it appears there are only drivers for Windows 7. None are showing for UEFI firmware. However, you can try the steps in this guide, Testing for Hardware Failures (Windows 10, 8).  Please remember to return to this thread and mark 'Accept as Solution', if I have successfully helped you resolve the issue. If you wish to say 'thanks' for my effort to help, click the 'thumbs up' to give me a Kudos. Hope this helps!

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Have you seem this before?

I've reset my computer back to manufacturer factory setting and now I am having issue with the UEFI Bio setting. When I purchased this system from Dell it did not come with a 'recovery tools media disk.

This is the error message I am getting when I turn it on.


your PC needs to be repaired

A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed.

Error code: 0xc0000185

You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. If you don't have installation media ( like disc

or usb device) contact your system administrator or pc manufacturer.

Press enter to try again

Press F8 for startup settings

press esc for UEFI firmware settings

Unfortunately, I don't have the installation media is was never shipped with my purchased.

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Says that uefi firmware isn't supported when trying to upgrade http://i.imgur.com/iOsdbgO.png

here is my disk management, what am i supposed to do?

A:uefi firmware not supported for windows anniversary update

Firstly your pc is setup as a legacy bios boot.

Secondly the disk are setup as dynamic which is not needed in mot cases.

How are you trying to update and what version of windows are you running now?

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i have lenovo ideapad 300. when i tried to booting from usb it is not working and the bios  missing i have tried everything but i got nothing. i  am using window 10 pro. so i request you to please help me to boot from usb drive.

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Does the B50's UEFI firmware have boot priorities for the removable media?

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i have lenovo ideapad 300. when i tried to booting from usb it is not working and the bios  missing i have tried everything but i got nothing. i  am using window 10 pro. so i request you to please help me to boot from usb drive.

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So I was trying to chance some settings on my y700 but turns out the ideapads don't have any options to change in BIOS. The only things I found in there are turning wifi on/off, swichable graphics and a few other things that I'm not interested in. And I've dug a bit on the internet and turns out that's normal, which makes very little sense. As far as I know, all computers have BIOS settings in the BIOS (makes sense, right?). So, why do the lenovo laptops (not including think products) not have that? And is there any way to access BIOS settings (including flashing a modded BIOS)? Here's what I mean:? ?

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Hi There,

I just built a desktop with a sabertooth x79 motherboard, and am running Windows 8.1 pro 64-bit. When I click the UEFI BIOS Firmware live tile via the change PC settings>update and recovery>recovery>etc. my computer reboots normally to Windows and will not open BIOS. I have tried accessing it using the delete and f2 keys, but this does nothing either.

Any ideas? I am up to date in terms of my BIOS, and am definitely running UEFI and not legacy.

Thank you so much.

A:UEFI BIOS firmware restart doesn't boot to BIOS

Motherboards - SABERTOOTH X79

Originally Posted by ASUS

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In README, new firmware version is "W887904". But my SSD current firmware is "3887904"."W887904" and "3887904" are not same. But is it correct that "No new firmware found."? Or Levono utility program can't find firmware file? "No new firmware found." is too hard to understand. I think better, "No need to update firmware...".... Levono utility program can't find firmware file? "Solid State Drive Firmware Update Utility for Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), 8 (64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad FWSD48 19 Oct 2018" is not easy to use. 

A:X1 Carbon SSD Current Firmware 3887904, New Firmware is "None", "No new firmware found." is normal?

Welcome to the CommunityWhat's the laptop MTM code?What's the SSD p/n as well its FRU code on the drive sticker?Could you provide the SSD sticker photo?

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Need Help with my UEFI settings in Window10. I had recently done a clean install on my 1TB HDD. I formatted the entire disk and recreated partitions using Windows 10 DVD. The windows installed fine but the problem is I can only boot into the OS through "Windows Boot Manager", if I select my HDD option all I get is a blank screen with a blinking cursor. I am not sure what exactly I need to do to get it to boot from my HDD. Earlier I used to have multiple OS but at present I am only using Win 10. Also I have attaching my system info which can help further.

Secondary Question: Is it normal to boot from "Windows Boot Manager"? What are the Pros and Cons associated?

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I Have Acer Aspire 4745 Laptop which has windows 8.1
I want to install Windows 7 But My BIOS does not have any UEFI Option.
Please Help Me!!

A:UEFI Settings Not Available..How To Go Back To Win 7?

You don't need UEFI for Win7.
Burn an ISO with Rufus and select MBR setting.

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HelloI need to alter the virtualisation settings in UEFI but have no acceess to the settings.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. Access via settings --> updates&Security -->Recovery -->Advanced Startup -->Troubleshoot -->Advanced Options gives me NO UEFI button. Access via Start --> Power --> restart (with shiftkey enabled) gives me an option menu.If I select Troubleshoot -->Advanced Options --> there are still NO UEFI button. 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.     

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Ive got an Asus K55VD, with an Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter and a Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (not sure if the last one is of any importance).
The problem is that I keep losing my acces to the internet, although the connection with the router seems to be fine. A Yellow Exclamation point will show up, and under the SSID it will say Limited Acces. It is very annoying as it happens almost every five minutes. I've tried alot of things to fix this, such as unticking the Power Saving option and disableing the connection IPv6.

I hope to get some suggestions which would hopefully lead to a sollution.

Any help would be much appreciated,


A:Limited Acces, Connection is good, but no Internet acces.

Following this thread will help give us some more information as to what the possible cause is - Basic Requirements Before Posting your Networking Thread

Does it happen to any other devices on the network? Do the lights on the router change more importantly does the internet light on the router change at all?

Many Thanks,

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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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I am unable to modify my UEFI security settings including virtualization, it's perfectly supported by my CPU but I don't get an "Enable" option. HELP ?

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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

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 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 want to change my 390mb dedicated to 3247 mb dedicated since,Hp claims it can go up to 3247mb dedicated. How do I get to BIOS and Change The video memory in BIOS????How do I know where to lokk?what keys to push?  HELP and please give the info and not refuse it. Thank you for your cooperation. http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c05091586.pdf

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A:A-10 9600p video memory settings UEFI HELP

me-262 wrote: ..... How do I get to BIOS and Change The video memory in BIOS????Hi, No you can't, the system will work this out and assign/allocate available system RAM to video UP TO (means not dedicated) Regards.

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I installed Windows 8.1 (64) with UEFI in my Asus X550L laptop (I refer this forum UEFI USB guide). After the installation I can see 4 partitions. Just like the tutorial mentioned. Once the Windows 8.1 installation completed I try to boot into the UEFI settings menu, but it boot into the BIOS.

In BIOS, when I select "Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device" it shows not found message.

What could be the reason and how to fix this matter?

A:Issue with Asus X550L UEFI settings

The EFI shell is something you don't normally have to invoke. It is probably not even set up to use.

The UEFI settings are accessed through the Bios. What exactly are you wanting to do with the UEFI settings?

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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?

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

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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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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Hello community, I cannot change any settings in my UEFI on my B50-70 Notebook.The last thing I installed was ubuntu, now I wanted to install Windows 10 again.I cannot boot from any UEFI USB/CD/HDD anymore, it still has ubuntu as the only UEFI Boot entry.It says "cannot boot ubuntu" all the time, but It doesn't accept any changes to the boot order.Also removing the battery or the HDD doesn't change anything. It still wants to boot to the "ubuntu" boot entry.Loading default settings does nothing. All settings are like before after reboot.I still can boot in Legacy mode though, but I always need to hit enter to confirm the "cannot boot ubuntu" dialog.I have the lastest UEFI Firmware installed (3.04 or so). Now since I cannot change any settings or boot entries, I think the chip where all settings are saved is somehow burned in all the settings forever. I tried many EFI Boot sources, these work on all other notebooks/pcs, also they worked on this notebook before. Is there any way to read out which .efi file it has set for the entry "ubuntu" from a legacy booted OS? So I could make a workaround by placing the Windows bootloader to the same path with the same filename. Thanks in advance.

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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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Any suggestions??

A:Update issue.. UEFI firmware issue

Is this path correct??

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