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Alternate to W530 (supports Windows 7, >16GB RAM, legacy non-UEFI boot, 1920x1080)?

Q: Alternate to W530 (supports Windows 7, >16GB RAM, legacy non-UEFI boot, 1920x1080)?

I am looking for a Lenovo (no other will do) laptop that could be an alternate to the W530 (about 6 years old). My key requirements are (native, not via a VM) support for Windows 7 64-bit (I do not intend to use Windows 8 or 10, so need either factory installed, recovery discs available, or at least drivers available from Lenovo for Windows 7 Pro 64-bit), support for over 16GB RAM (example, 24 or 32 GB), support for legacy BIOS boot mode (I do not intend to use UEFI), and supports at least 1920x1080 screen resolution. Weight, size, and (to an extent) cost are uncritical. Some versions of W530 fits this description; I am searching for alternatives prior to committing to (another) W530. Thank you for any recommendations.

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Preferred Solution: Alternate to W530 (supports Windows 7, >16GB RAM, legacy non-UEFI boot, 1920x1080)?

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.)

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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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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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When i try and boot my Windows 7 x64 DVD in UEFI mode my computer completely skips it and boots my hard drive. However when I boot in legacy mode i can boot the CD but i get the error 'Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style'. I'm assuming i get this error because i'm not booting via UEFI mode.

A:Windows 7 Installation CD - Can boot in Legacy mode but not in UEFI

Where do you buy your Windows 7 DVD from?

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Hello,
I have MSI UEFI Mobo, when I try to boot on my Hard Drive in BIOS, it gives me: "Restart and select proper boot device" but I can boot using UEFI Windows Boot Manager, so I want to add legacy boot besides UEFI Boot. Thanks a lot.

Regards,
addas

A:Q:Add Legacy Boot Windows 8.1 in UEFI Motherboard(GPTDisk)

Hello Addas,

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to disable the modern "Choose an option" screen to have the old legacy "Windows Boot Manager" while still using UEFI firmware.

Startup Options - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

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I broke my w530 screen, need to replace it. Can I  replace W530 1600x900 LCD with  W530 1920x1080? Thanks













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A:Can I replace W530 1600x900 LCD with W530 1920x1080?

Hello.
 
Yes you can. Here are the compatible FHD screens from the parts lookup list.
 
04W1544 N AUO 15.6FHD04W3471 N AUO 15.6"FHD AG04W6851 N LCD ASM FHD AUO for CS
 
And here is a great pictorial for changing the screen, it's for the T530, but the procedure is identical.
Replacing the T530's screen
 
Cheers!

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Getting a BSOD after the update above. Appears the offending file is listed as an UEFI related system file. Running Windows 10 with all latest updates (other than one above) and all drivers updated through Lenovo System Update. System Repair unable to do anything useful. Was able to restart from a backup, but the update continues to destabilize the system after application. Anyone have any solutions other than cancel Windows Updates? Thanks,RMNY

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I did search for similar posts on these forums, but all of them either seem to have bad slots or bad sticks or can boot to bios.  My W530 came with 2x8GB of RAM. I bought 2 more 8GB sticks (specs below).  2 sticks of RAM work fine in any combination, in any slot:various sticks: 2 original, 2 new, 1 original and 1 newin various slots: 2 under keyboard, 2 in the back, 1 under keyboard and 1 in the backBut 3 or 4 sticks won't boot (in any combination, in any slot):keyboard lights flashscreen stays blackfan does not come onfunction keys do nothing (only power button works) What I already tried:Upgraded bios to 2.66Reset bios to defaultsPull out battery, hold power button (to reset capacitors?), put battery back inPowered on and off several timesRan diagnostics through bios (all passed) Specs:Original RAM: 2x8gb Hynix/Hyundai HMT41GS6AFR8C-PB (1.5V unbuffered SODIMM non-ECC DDR3 1600MHz 204Pin)New RAM: 2x8gb Crucial CT2KIT102464BF160B (dual voltage 1.35V or 1.5V unbuffered SODIMM non-ECC DDR3 1600MHz 204Pin)Laptop: Thinkpad W530 2447DA2 with graphics: K2000m, LCD: FHD, CPU: i7-3520M @ 2.90GHz  Thanks!













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A:w530 i7 won't boot or post with 24GB or 32GB of RAM, but all slots and sticks work with 16GB

Hello and welcome,
 
I'm way out of my comfort zone answering this since I've never had a W of any kind....
 
ISTR that you need a quad-core processor to support 4 RAM slots.  i7-3520M is dual-core.
 
Please don't take this as gospel, but maybe it gives you something to check.
 
Hmmm, here's an on-topic thread  https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/W530-Ram-Upgrade-with-i7-3520M-Dual-Core...
 
Z.

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If your PC or laptop supports UEFI and legacy mode then the following tips may help you. Legacy enabled:If the bios setting is legacy enabled then hard drives and USB devices will normally boot.  If you are using two independent hard drives that are not connected by boot manager then the UEFI boot hard drive will always boot first before the legacy hard drive unless the bios allows you to change the boot priority. Legacy disabled (UEFI mode):If the bios setting is legacy disabled then only UEFI devices will boot.  You may run into no hard drive selection menu, no boot option menu or Boot Device not Found followed by a message Hard Disk (3f0). USB flash drives boot considerations:If you wish to boot up a USB flash device using Windows 7 repair, Windows 8 repair, Windows 7 or Windows 8 installation media then be sure to create the flash drive formatted as FAT32.  You may notice a bootable flash drive showing twice in the boot menu, one marked UEFI and one not marked UEFI.  Both will boot up. The popular MS Windows 7 USB WIndows installation media creation tool will create a NTFS flash drive using a Windows 7/8 iso file in NTFS format which is not bootable in UEFI mode. It works fine in legacy mode.  To get around the NTFS issue, create the flash drive in NTFS then copy the contents to your hard drive, quick format the flash drive to FAT32 and then copy back the contents back to the hard dr... Read more

A:Boot UEFI or Legacy ---- tips

Thank you for this sir.   I have legacy enabled and I still can't boot from the DVD ROM even when I press f(9).  I have secure boot turned off.  Anyone know what the problem is?  

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Hi, My comany is purchasing HP EliteDesk 800 G2, some comes with HDD and some with SSD.We deploy Windows 7 x64 using SCCM using legacy boot. On a machine with HDD installed I can configure the boot options to use legacy boot, but when I replace the disk to a SSD drive the only boot option for this drive is UEFI.That causes the deployment to fail because the drive need to be partitioned as GPT.On the other hand, if I disable legacy boot, PXE boot to UEFI and partition the disk as GPT, after the image deployment the disk is unable to boot with 0xc000000d error (I imagine the cause is Windows 7 support becuase it does work on Windows 8.1). Bottom line, I can install Windows 7 on a HP EliteDesk 800 G2 only if legacy boot is enabled and I partition the disk as UEFI.Is there any way of forcing the SSD to boot as legacy and not UEFI?Is this issue caused by the workstation or is it enforced by the SSD? thanks.

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I have disabled the secure boot option and enabled the Legacy boot option which allows me to boot from USB stick. However, UEFI takes precendence over Legacy boot and I don't want that. For a little school project that we are running we want to run the educational OS Sugar on Stick(on a USB stick) to run straight from the stick instead of kids pressing 3-4 different buttons to get to that.  In short, I want to change boot priority from UEFI first to Legacy. Let me know how to do it? Whether its possible or not? If not, then I don't need these 4 laptops that I ordered and I will return the laptops. Thanks a lot in advance. -Ritesh

A:UEFI vs Legacy Boot order

Follow these instruction on how to properly disable secure boot:http://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/c03653226

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Hello, first post here...

First, some context: I have a Dell Inspiron 15R SE that came with Windows 8.

I've managed to get a working dual-boot system with Ubuntu 12.10. I can't remember exactly how I done that, but I remember that I had to disable secure boot. I think that the boot configuration those days was:
Secure boot: DisabledLoad legacy option rom: EnabledBoot list option: Legacy

This "configuration" worked perfectly for 6-7 months.

Then, one day (last week, can't remember the exact day), when I was using Windows 8 the computer crashed. I hard-rebooted and got this screen:

I've searched a lot, looking for solutions and after executed boot-repair from a Ubuntu LiveCD dozens of times I've decided to eliminate Ubuntu temporarily and focus to get a system with Windows 8 working nice.

Then I used my recovery DVDs to recover the system. Yup, Windows has booted. But when I restarted first time I got the same error. Then I, digging a solution, pressed F12 after a reboot and got here:

The highlighted option allows me to boot into Windows 8. So I went to boot options (F2) and changed the following configuration:
Load legacy option rom: DisabledBoot list option: UEFI

Now I can boot directly to Windows without need to press F12.

But my objective isn't complete. I want to erase all Ubuntu entries from the seconds image and restore the legacy boot from the first imagem (because they worked before).

I did two things:
I erased all partitions related to Ub... Read more

A:Recover legacy boot and remove old entries from UEFI boot

Are you booting the Start up Repair CD/DVD/USB in UEFI mode.



Try one of those.

From the desktop:
System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8
From the Repair CD/USB:
How to do a Auto Repair:
Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums

How do a Refresh:
Refresh Windows 8



How to do a Reset:
Reset Windows 8

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Is it "normal" that the M.2 slot on these is only bootable in UEFI mode? I wasted my last day installing Mint 18.1 about 20 times with different bios settings, 2.5" SSDs, M.2 SSDs, etc. The M.2 slot functions fine regardless of whether the notebook using Legacy or UEFI mode, and I can install whatever OS to the drive without issue, however the system won't boot to the M.2 SSD when set to Legacy mode... and this isn't an NVMe SSD, it's M.2 SATA.  Legacy works with the 2.5" SSD fine. Thanks

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hello!
my boot mode is set uefi with legacy oprom and I don't seem to have graphic options available on it..except ''dvmt preallocated'' I want to switch my boot to much more better...which should be the better option for it...I'm using asus vivobook x456ur ?

Note: I cant see boot option to set from uefi to legacy uefi or legacy
 

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Is  B50-70 boot default UEFI or legacy mode?

A:Is B50-70 boot default UEFI or legacy mode?

Hi  lenovoman123, Good to have you back. If the system is using Win8/8.1/10 UEFI would be the choice, anything else I recommend using Legacy. Cheers,





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HP notebook 2000 model tpn-l108
Windows 8

Having an issue loading windows. Father-in-law bought this refurbished on ebay. Worked fine when he received it. My sister-in-law was installing a printer software and after it downloaded and rebooted it froze on blue screen with please wait. She left it that way for hours then finally powered down and restarted only to come to the same screen. I received it from there. I started by loading setup and doing a HDD scan everything looks good, but still please wait. Restored factory defaults and now it loads to boot device not found. Changed UEFI to Legacy and it loads windows only to come back to please wait. Tried f11 to recover but doesn't load recovery info. Tried using a repair disk from win7(still in legacy because UEFI wont load from dvd) that got me to system repair but could not self repair. I would do a clean install to win7 but I don't have a windows key sticker on the bottom of the laptop. Where do I go from here?

A:boot devicenot found using UEFI/will load using legacy BUT

edit: System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8

- Start the computer from the Windows 8/8.1/10 installation media.
- Select Repair your computer (see screenshot below) > Troubleshoot > Advanced options > System Restore.

How to boot into Safe Mode from the Windows 8/8.1/10 installation media or recovery USB flash drive. -> link

How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key. -> link

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My Lenovo G505 laptop running Windows 8.1 gave me error messages that say:"EFI Network 0 for IPV6 boot failed.""EFI Network 0 for IPV4 boot failed.""Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed. Inset Recovery Media and Hit any key. Then Select 'Boot manager' to choose a new Boot Device or to Boot Recovery Media"Then it goes to the boot option menu and gives me a list of the two boot options:"EFI Network 0 for IPV4""EFI Network 0 for IPV6"with no option to select the HDD despite BIOS being able to detect it.I changed the boot mode to Legacy Support from UEFI, and this time on the boot option menu I got a choice to boot from the HDD or the ODD. When I chose to boot from the HDD I got another message saying "Check cable connection!" PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PXE ROM."I tried to boot Ubuntu from a flash drive and from a CD, but I still got the same result as when I tried booting from the HDD.I think the problem is that my Laptop won't boot in legacy support, but when I use UEFI I only have the option of booting from the network. I have no idea how I could fix this, so any suggestions are appreciated.

A:Lenovo G505 Will not boot in UEFI or Legacy Suppor...

hi MattQE,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Just to verify, is the unit originally Windows 8 and this problem occured after you upgraded to Windows 8.1? Any changes that you made to the machine before the problem occured?
 
From the looks of it, this seems like a hardware failure but can you try the following:
1. Boot into the BIOS and set the following options (if applicable):
 
Security Tab:
Secure Boot = Disabled
 
Exit Tab:
OS Optimized Defaults = Other OS / Disabled
 
2. When done, press Fn+F10 to save and exti and observe.
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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I have a conputer with windows 10 in default but i downgraded it to win7 because i like win7 more than 10 so i change the boot from uefi to legacy but since my drivers arent compatible i try to change it back to win10 using the iso i downloaded from microsoft sites, and i burn it using rufus. But it cant be recognize in uefi. Need help asap

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Tried various search terms, but nothing came up.

Upgraded to windows (from factory default windows 8) 10 while it was still free. Wiped the drive and tried to reinstall windows 10 (home) and all I got was an error saying that can't install on non gpt partition. Turns out the only way can figure out how to boot usb is via legacy mode. Plugged hard drive into desktop machine and says all the partitions are in fact gpt. Used rufus to burn image to usb, made sure that is gpt as well. For fun, tried the system restore function, but fails right away. I just deleted the windows partition (not the entire drive).

Was playing around with settings in the bios:

Insydeh20 setup utility. gpt option (usb) - select option
Get his popup -> input file path?

A:how to boot usb in uefi mode (not legacy) for inspiron 3531

When you reinstall there are some critical partitions.  You cannot leave any of those of the drive and reinstall Windows 10.  Data partitions should be OK.
To boot a USB drive as UEFI, assuming your system has that capability, you have to format the USB drive as FAT 32.  It must use an x64 bit version of Win 10.
When you boot you should be able to see a Boot Device Menu.  Look for something that shows as UEFI and boot to that.  If you don't see a UEFI option, the Bios may be set incorrectly or the USB drive is not configured correctly.

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how to transfer the boot of windows from legacy support to uefi? 

A:trnsfer from legacy boot to uefi boot

Hi, It may depend on how the existing installation was performed - let me know the following. Hold down the Windows key and press R Into the Run window, type devmgmt.msc and hit enter. In Device Manager, expand Disk drives, right click the ssd and select Properties - select the Volumes tab and then click the 'Populate' button. What is listed as the Partition style? Regards, DP-K

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Just bought a Dell Optiplex 7010 Mini-Tower with Win 8 Pro 64-bit, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive and an Intel i5 3470 processor. Right now, it has Dell BIOS version A16.

It is normally in UEFI ON and Secure Boot ON, so that F12 on bootup (one-time boot options) does NOT normally show the CD-DVD as a boot option. OK - no problem.

However, if I reboot with F12 and select both UEFI OFF (meaning Legacy ON) and Secure Boot OFF and reboot, then F12 DOES show me the CD-DVD as a boot option, but if I actually try to boot up from a bootable CD, I get an error message.

I have practiced with two bootable CDs - a Knoppix and an Aomei Backupper, both made on earlier machines. Both these CDs work as boot-up CDs in my old XP machine, and the Aomei Backupper CD also worked in someone else's Win 7 Pro 64-bit machine.

What's wrong?

Again, please let me repeat that I am trying to boot from the CD-DVD AFTER I have turned OFF UEFI, turned ON Legacy and turned OFF Secure Boot.

Thanks.

A:No Legacy boot from CD-DVD - UEFI and Secure Boot are OFF

https://www.404techsupport.com/2013/...all-windows-7/

But if you're using those settings, Windows 8 will not start.

Here is more info: Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (installing using the MBR partition style) and UEFI Boot Mode (installing using the GPT partition style): link

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How to Change BIOS MODE from Legacy to UEFI and secure boot state to 'ON' from 'unsupported' in DV6T-6c00 . Can we change BIOS version from 2.1 to higher version. 3. Can we change Hyper V virtualization enabled in windows 10. ORiginally the pavillion came with 7 home edition.

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We are pushing a new image this summer but we need to make boot and file system changes, my boss wants me to automate this process. the goals are to desable legacy in bios, enable UEFI, select PXE,  change UeFI boot order (usb,cd, NIC, Hd) using the Bios configuration tool at command line. I have the config.ini file from the bios. can I make all those changes at once or do I have to reboot in between enable UEFI and changeing the boot order The why: we are moving from MBR to GPT with the new image Win10, and we save time on the boot by disabling legacy. The boss says so. (the short answer) any tips or suggestions welcome.

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We are pushing a new image this summer but we need to make boot and file system changes, my boss wants me to automate this process. the goals are to desable legacy in bios, enable UEFI, select PXE,  change UeFI boot order (usb,cd, NIC, Hd) using the Bios configuration tool at command line. I have the config.ini file from the bios. can I make all those changes at once or do I have to reboot in between enable UEFI and changeing the boot order The why: we are moving from MBR to GPT with the new image Win10, and we save time on the boot by disabling legacy. The boss says so. (the short answer) any tips or suggestions welcome.

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A:Boot selection? UEFI, legacy or both with or without CSM? T440 8.1 operating system not booting

See below snips from user guide of settings and also stating not to change settings after installing or you may have a booting problem.
https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/t440_ug_en.pdf?linkTrack=PSProductInfo:U...

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Hey guys, I already tried to post this question on another forum, they tried but then they send me here and maybe you can do something for my problem.
Here is the original thread, https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-performance-winpc/missing-operating-system-cant-boot-after-trying-to/f6a82a4c-533f-4447-af4e-94162c78e45d?messageId=f8ab0de2-f35d-4648-9ba2-fe5bc6bdbb3a
My last question is from yesterday but I still want to try asking you too just to save time eventually.. so in the last one I put interesting info cause I can boot in the windows installation section AND open cmd.

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I'm trying to set two HP Compaq LA2405wg monitors on my Qosmio X70-B-10T, one via HDMI and the other via VGA.

The monitors run @ 1920x1200.
Unfortunately, whilst the HDMI screen comes out okay, the screen connected via VGA only goes up to 1920x1080.

Is there a way to fix this?

My old Satellite Pro L870 managed both screens like this just fine.

A:Qosmio X70-B-10T - VGA output supports only 1920x1080

The notebook supports two GPUs.
Internal Intel HD Graphics 4600External AMD Radeon R9 M265X
What GPU is in use and what GPU controls the both monitors?

If you use the ATI GPU you could check the CCC (catalyst) settings.
Catalyst Control Center → MonitorProperties → Attributes
and here change MonitorAttributes to:
uncheck the option “Use Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) or driver defaults”

Then you could set Maximum resolution to: 1920x1200 at 60 Hz
After that restart Catalyst, set 1920x1200 then it should work.

If it will not work change also
CCC → DisplayOptions → from “Detect…” to “Use manual detection only" ( i must click the Detect Displays button) and on the same page
displayManagementOptions
For diplays of limites resolution capabilities → List all possible modes ( including panning modes)

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I bought a ThinkPad 540p that comes with preloaded Windows 8.1. As I want to dual boot the machine I tried to select the Legacy Boot option in the BIOS/Startup tab, but I can't do anything as the option UEFI/Legacy Book is greyed out and locked in "UEFI Only". Below it there is an option called: -CSM Support that is also greyed out and selected as [No]. (below  these options there is a little note with an asterisk saying "Unselectable for Secure Boot"). How can I enable the UEFI/Legacy Boot option again in order to dual boot the computer? I want to be able to boot from USB or from the CD Drive.   Thank you very much for helping me out!     













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A:Unable to select UEFI/Legacy Boot in BIOS / Startup - ThinkPad T540p

Hello and welcome,
 
I'm not sure where it is in your BIOS (security tab maybe) but there should be an option to turn off secure boot.
 
Z.

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My problem :
It all started from when I unplugged my HP w2338h monitor from my main PC (res. 1920x1080, specs listed below) into a raspberry pi 3. After using the monitor for the Raspberry PI 3, I plugged it back into my main PC again, and to my surprise the resolution was on 1024x724.

When I go into the advanced display settings, the only resolution options are 1024x724 & 800x600

What I tried to fix this (but didn't work):

Tried restarting
Reinstalling video drivers
Factory reset on monitor
Creating a custom resolution using the NVIDIA control panel
Kinda works but its blurry, so not quite. (also I shouldn't have to do this).

updating monitor drivers (it says everything is already up to date)
HP My Display tool (found under the software section under HP support for my monitor)
Says it ran into an error and fails to run.

replacing the HDMI cable
What I didn't try & why:

uninstalling the monitor drivers manually.
I did not do this because in order to reinstall the monitor drivers I need the CD that came with the monitor, which I no longer have.

Playing around with the BIOS (HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI).
I "tried" doing this, but It appears the bios display is corrupted? There's a bunch of graphics misplaced and random letters displayed across the screen.
Maybe I need to flash the bios or update it? I've never done this before and am afraid I might cause more damage.

Other possibly useful observations/info:

Bios display a... Read more

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The problem started when i changed to legacy mode when windows installation started giving me trouble.What i think would fix the problem is to either change back to UEFI mode from windows, or to get in the BIOS menu somehow..Does anyone know how to do either of those things? any other ideas are more than welcome

A:z580 can't access bios setup or boot menu after changing to Legacy from UEFI mode

Anyone? u_uI was under the impression this community contained some Lenovo experts..

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I've reinstalled my windows long time ago from 8 to 10. Now the booting/windows starting time takes more than 5 minutes.And I get a second logo at the windows boot, as well as some lag/stutter before i login and enter my password.I might have not installed/reinstalled the windows correctly or not installed it on the SSD or whatever the drive is called for my windows to load at proper speeds.I've been struggling with this for a while and I really need help it really is a pain for a windows to load for 5 minuteson each restart or windows start up...And if its possible id love not to reinstall my windows again, if its possible to move it to the SSD that be great.But...There's another problem, I don't see any SSD on my pc, i might have removed in on install, im not sure about that.When I bought this laptop the boot time was unter 10 seconds.My Bios Mode is Legacy can it be that and can someone tell me how to fix that?Ill provide some screenshots of my drives/system and if anyone can help me it will be much appreciated.

A:Lenovo Laptop Z710 Slow Bios Legacy Boot Time - Can't Change To UEFI.

I tried booting on UEFI and it failed.EDIT: So i found a solution that I havent tried it yet this is it:Enter to the BIOS:1st step: go to bios -security -disable secure boot then2nd step (this wont appear if you dont do the first step) -Advance Tab -System configuration -Change Boot mode from UEFI Boot to - CMS Boot -Save settings and reboot.-Install new fresh OSThis last step is to install a fresh OS which i do not want to do yet.When i try to switch my bios to UEFI from LEGACY i get this error.

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So my computer is a Windows 8 Laptop, with UEFI on it..... I want to have Legacy instead of UEFI, and I was told on this site that I could do it, but I needed to reinstall Windows 8..... Any help with this?

A:Switching Windows 8 from UEFI to Legacy

Why would what do that?

You would need to buy a Windows 8.1 DVD.

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Hi Everyone,
What settings should we only user and why when imaging a computer? 
F12 should be Boot mode is set to UEFI:
Secure Boot: On
Legacy or UEFI
Sata Operation: AHCI or RAID (why RAID if I only have 1 SSD).

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and if so, will it perform slower? Or only boot time will be affected? Any other disadvantage of doing so? Thanks

A:Can Windows 8.1 be installed as legacy MBR? (Non-UEFI)

Yes, it can. I have 8.1 on a older Toshiba Satellite U205-S5057 laptop. I doubt UEFI makes any difference as far as performance goes.

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Hello sir I have recently installed windows 8.1 on my Lenovo g500s in legacy mode but now i want it to boot from uefi mode. Can i change boot order from legacy to uefi without reinstalling windows or losing data? Plz sir help me figure this out because
legacy mode boots very slow.

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Hi,
I recently bought a hp pavilion 15 au038ca model. It came with a lot of bloatware so I decided to clean install Windows10. I used Windows Key Finder software to find my key since it's embedded in the bios, wrote it down and went ahead to install the same version as my previous windows: Windows 10 home x64.
Before I even started with the installation, I could not see my device in the boot options( I was using a bootable usb drive). So I went to the bios and enabled legacy support and when I switched my laptop back on into boot device options, there it was: a usb drive option. So i selected it and went on ahead to do a clean install of windows. Now the problem is, whenever I load up system defaults in bios and save it, my laptop does not boot into windows. It gives me this error:

Boot device not found.

Please install an operating system on your hard disk.

Hard Disk - (3F0)

...But as soon as I enable Legacy mode, it boots up into windows. My question is, how do I install windows into uefi mode and not legacy mode? Because I read many articles saying that uefi equals faster boot times and has more advantages than the older legacy mode. And whenever i try making a bootable uefi disk, there is still no device options when only the uefi mode is on. But when the legacy mode is on, then I can see my disk under the boot device options.
Second question, how do I change my hard disk partition to gpt from mbr?
Thank you
 

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Hi folks I'm new to the forum and pretty much new to forums in general so I do apologize in advance for being a noob and any potential mistakes I make.

I recently bought a used laptop (Dell 7720) I did a complete fresh install of windows 8.1, including drivers, applications etc. I cloned my HDD to a SSD and now am booting from that and using the HDD as a mass storage.

Since the install I have realized my system is set to boot in Legacy mode but I have recently read there are various benefits from booting in UEFI mode. So what I'm wondering is if the difference is worth making the change and if so what do I need to do to enable UEFI mode?

I understand how to switch from UEFI in the bios but there are other options like boot order etc.

I'm also wondering if I'd be required to re-install and start fresh or if it's as simple as switching modes. Would switching modes create some sort of driver conflict or application conflict ,etc.?

If it's really not worth the switch I'd just as soon leave it alone.

I hope that's enough info to go on and I do appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.

A:Switching to UEFI from Legacy post Windows 8.1 install

My own experience is that if your boot drive is MBR partitioned, and you switch your bios to UEFI mode, you will not be able to boot your OS. You will end up in the UEFI shell instead.

It is conceivable that your OS actually is on a GPT partitioned drive, and your bios is operating in legacy mode anyhow. If you check the Disk Management utility (can find by typing it in windows search bar), you should see at least 4 partitions on your boot drive if it is GPT partitioned (more if you added any yourself). In that case, you only have to switch bios mode to get all UEFI goodness.

If your drive is MBR partitioned, you will probably need to re-install. There are some utilities out there that claim to convert everything from MBR to GPT, but I do not know if they work at all, and I especially don't know if you can use one while your OS is on the drive you are trying to convert.

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so as the title above,i recently reinstalled my laptop's windows 8.1,during the installation the boot manager doesn't show my installation media because im in uefi mode,so turned on launch csm and can boot from my installation disc,during the setup,the windows cannot install on gpt disk problem appeared,so i converted it to mbr by using shift+f10 method,installed windows 8.1 and now using it but now when i goes back to bios and disable csm which is enabling uefi i assume?,windows did not boot and goes straight into bios,means in uefi mode it didn't load my windows since i've installed my windows on legacy(pls spare me im a newbie not really knowing all these crap about uefi and legacy,like if you install windows on legacy you can't boot it in uefi mode anymore which make sense but i never know this) so saw some thread on how to convert legacy to uefi withoust lost of data,but im not quite sure i understand how to do it, so i want to ask if anyone could help me on this issue thks

A:How to convert legacy installed windows 8.1 to uefi mode

i know this might have been discussed many time ago,but still i wish to convert it and since uefi boots faster,and also just wanted to revert back to how my laptop was before which is windows 8.1 preinstalled in uefi

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Hello,
I made this thread asking for your help.
Actually i have on my computer (orginally windows 10 in uefi when i bought) but now installed Kubuntu 15.4 OS and Windows 10 OS x64 in Legacy Mode,
on HDD 2TB (MBR).
I drop Grub bootmanager, writing in windows 10 recovery mode console commands
" bootrec.exe /fixmbr " and " bootrec.exe /fixboot "
so when i turn on my PC, only Windows 10 shows up.
(Its good because now i can safety delete Kubuntu without problems with booting).

Now im asking you for help, its question.
How should i install windows 7 x64 in UEFI Mode step by step?
I have right now Bootable USB with Windows 7 x64 type MBR (UEFI and Legacy bootable) FAT32.

A:How Install Windows 7 x64 in UEFI from Legacy Win10,Ubuntu.

Why do you want to install 7 ????

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

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Hello people,
I just would like to inform that E5420 with Core i5 2520M supports and runs fine with 2x8Gb DDR3 Kingston Low voltage.Although Dell says it only supports 8Gb, this is because it was only tested with 2x4Gb.



Also, don't bother to buy 1600Mhz because it will only run at 1333Mhz.

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So I fresh installed Windows 8 on Legacy boot, deleting all partitions even the factory restore partitions, everything. I realized late that the new trendy thing is to install on UEFI, however I'm having difficulty doing this. How exactly do I go about this?

My laptop has a 256 gb SSD mSATA where Windows and apps are installed, and a media HDD sized at 750 gb. I deleted every partition I had when I installed Windows 8 and made new ones for a fresh install, however I think this is preventing me from doing a UEFI install correctly..

A:How to reinstall Windows 8 on UEFI from a Windows 8 Legacy

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I deleted every partition I had when I installed Windows 8 and made new ones for a fresh install, however I think this is preventing me from doing a UEFI install correctly..



The Windows 8 installer make the need partitions for you, in Drive Options.






As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

Boot the Windows 8 DVD in UEFI mode.

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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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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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As per title can SD runs on UEFI/GPT computers and protects the GPT like its protection of the MBR?

I'm using MS tablets which have UEFI/GPT.

Thanks
 

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Hi! I wanted to know that does HP Probook 5330m supports UEFI mode or not? I wanted to install windows 10 with UEFI mode, not BIOS. Is it possible? Can you mention the steps to do so?

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Can a HP Notebook AY503TX supports UEFI Boot?Because i am going to do more than 4 primary partitions and hence i need GPT partition scheme. Hence does these model support UEFI booting?

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