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UEFI Network boot Z2 Mini G3 Workstation

Q: UEFI Network boot Z2 Mini G3 Workstation

Hi, I want to deploy an image on the HP Z2 Mini G3 Workstation. We do this with Windows Deployment Service. But, if I want this to work, I need to boot via UEFI Network, but I can't find that option. The only option I see is Legacy. When I choose Legacy Network boot, it won't show the SSD to install Windows on. I've seen this behaviour before on different HP-devices, the solution then was to network boot via UEFI. Yes, UEFI Boot Order is checked, Legacy boot is disabled. Secure Boot is also turned off. The only two boot options I see when I go to 'Boot Menu' are the SSD and an USB-device. How do I get this UEFI Network boot option?

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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


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Hi , I have some Lenovo ThinkCentre M91p dekstops which I try to boot over our network in uefi pxe boot but no luck so far. Our pxe network server is setup to work with uefi only so I set m91p in bios to uefi mode and tryed to boot over pxe but I think network is still in legacy mode, with other type of boot option I have two options to boot ( for example usb flash drive - legacy and uefi boot in submenu to choose in auto bios mode , in uefi bios mode it boot directly in uefi the usb flash drive ) but for the pxe boot its the same in uefi bios option and auto/legacy - connects to network pxe , try to boot and same error for too big size like we get if bios is set to legacy ot cms mode. So my question is it possible to boot in uefi pxe mode this desktop ? Or we will need to change pxe server to allow and working with legacy.Thank you for your answers.

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i'm having the same issue. need to image in uefi mode for bitlocker and the 800 g3 will not pxe boot in uefi mode.

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UEFI PXE boot dont seem to be working in CSM mode.Has anyone got UEFI PXE to work with WIndows 7 on these models?

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So I rebooted the win7 workstation went to login to it normally with the users credentials and it acts like its a new user login everything is default all pst's, docs, favs, everything is gone . If you browse the windows explorer you can see there are other similar profiles that it looks like used to be . What would happen if I tried to rename a user in Active directory?

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Is it possible to update Z400 Workstation BIOS to support UEFI?

A:UEFI support on Z400 Workstation

Hi, I haven't seen any documentation on the Z400 for UEFI support.  Most of the Intel X58 chipset PCs don't support UEFI although there is one vendor that advertises a hybrid EFI. UEFI generally requires addtional ROM space beyond the needs of the bios.  

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When searching verifying the correct version for my BIOS update I ran into an insidious website that rather than providing me any type of info of a potential updat rather provided me with redirects, PUP's and all types of junk that was challenging to rid the computer of.
After I found the correct version to update my BIOS I flashed the download and the BIOS is now updated correctly.

I don't know exactly if the attack is still pestering my system or I may be dealing with something else Point being if this is in the wrong Forum category I apologize in advance.

This is stats as to my Acer Aspire Es-711.

The issue I'm having is that when I Configure the BIOS such that the computer will search for the Hard Drive (C:\) I get an obtrusive message stating that there is no bootable device found.
This is using the UEIF and Hard drive configuration.
I get this message directly after booting the machine in this configuration.
This would lead one to think that there was an issue with the HDD and that one would follow that
Rabbit hole (as I did ) for a resolution.

What I learned in researching this is that when setting the BIOS to boot to the USB/CD/DVD The machine that happily takes me to a screen asking me to push the "any key" to load the Windows Program.
My immediate thought when this first came up was it was absurd as the computer was not able to find the bootable device.

To my surprise the machine not only loaded windows 7 Ultimate but ... Read more

A:ACER, UEFI, No Boot Device network concerns

I'm moving this topic to appropriate forum.

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After upgrading a lattitude 7450 laptop to the latest BIOS, A13, both the IPv4 and IPv6 boot loader are missing when wanting to perfrom a UEFI network boot, Encountered this on all 7450 with BIOS A13. The enable UEFI network stack check box is checked as it was. Any idea where these options went? It is not possible to perfrom UEFI network boot anymore we wanting to reimage it.
The only solution we found around it is to downgrade the BIOS to A12, and then they are back. 
Is this a miss from Dell? Cant image they did this on purpose. 

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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

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 everybody, i need some drivers for windows 7 64Bit for the new HP z2 mini G3 Workstation. I'm searching for the following drivers:PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A13D&SUBSYS_82C0103C&REV_31PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A13D&SUBSYS_82C0103CPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A13D$CC_070002PCI\VEN_0806&DEV_A13D&CC_0700 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A13A&SUBSYS_82C0103C&REV_31PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A13A&SUBSYS_82C0103CPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A13A&CC_078000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A13A&CC_0780 ACPI\MSFT0101*MSFT0101 I hope anybody can help me.

A:HP Mini z2 G3 Workstation Windows 7

Hi: Here are the drivers you need... For the first two, you need this driver... This package contains the Intel Management Engine Software version 11.6 for the supported Workstation models and operating systems. This package installs the latest Management Engine Interface (MEI) and Serial-Over-LAN (SOL) drivers, as well as Intel Management and Security Status (IMSS), to support Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) versions, 9.x, and 11.x. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp78501-79000/sp78890.exe For the last one, you need to run this Microsoft hotfix I have zipped up and attached, to install the TPM 2.0 device on W7.  

TPM 2.0 W7 Hotfix.zip ?1501 KB

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Hi all,

In days of yore it was recommended to create a boot disk...just in case. I don't know whether this is still in practice with Windows XP. From what I can see online...it is. I am trying to help out a small law office who is planning to upgrade to xp. I'd planned to write instructions for them for creating their start-up disks. One question I was asked (and couldn't answer) was whether each workstation needed it's own, or if they could just create one boot disk on one workstation and keep it in the safe for all to use.

Does anyone know? Thanks!


A:Should An Xp Boot Disk Be Created? And Can Workstation A's Boot Workstation B?

if its the same win xp pro cd (same serial) then it should work with all of them. but it also wouldnt hurt to make discs for all of them.

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


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how do i enter to uefi mode?i want to install remix os

A:HP Mini 1120LA - UEFI mode

Dear Customer, Please go through the below document:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03801890     Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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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:

SEL DIS 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)

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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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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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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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.

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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A year later, and I discover again that I STILL cannot boot from a non-UEFI CD on my UEFI Win 7 Pro SP1 64-bit Dell Optiplex 7010 MT even though "Enable Legacy ROMs" is ENABLED in the BIOS and Secure Boot is OFF.

My original details are here - Cannot boot from CD-DVD in LEGACY mode - NOT Secure Boot NOT UEFI - General Hardware - Desktop - Dell Community

That thread from a year ago describes the issue but then goes off on a tangent into my (successful) experience in establishing dual-booting, but THIS ISSUE remains. My Dell Optiplex 7010 MT (which is now dual-booting Win 7 Pro SP1 64-bit and Win 10 Pro 64-bit) will NOT BOOT a legacy CD that is not UEFI even though "Enable Legacy ROMs" is CHECKED in the BIOS and Secure Boot is OFF. (My BIOS is A20.)

What is the fix??

Please reply here, not in my old Dell thread above. Thanks.

A:STILL cannot boot a non-UEFI CD on my UEFI Win 7 64-bit - any fix ??

Update - I have now made TWO bootable CDs of Macrium Reflect. These two CDs show the problem.

First, in my old Dell Optiplex 755 Win XP Pro SP3 32-bit machine, I installed Macrium Reflect Free and made a bootable CD with the included Win PE. I assume it will boot in my XP machine. However, that CD will NOT boot in my other PC, which is my Dell Optiplex 7010 MT that dual-boots Win 7 Pro SP1 64-bit and Win 10 Pro 64-bit, even though the BIOS in this Dell Optiplex 7010 MT ENABLES Legacy ROMs.

Second, in that other PC (my Dell Optiplex 7010 MT that dual-boots Win 7 Pro SP1 64-bit and Win 10 Pro 64-bit), I again installed Macrium Reflect Free (with 64-bit architecture) and made a new bootable CD (with the lowest level of Win PE, which is 3.1), and that CD WILL boot in that second machine.

Why are we being tortured this way? I have other bootable CDs from my XP days - is there any way to get them to boot in the second (Win 7 Pro 64-bit) PC?


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I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
the boot menu, Windows 8 starts to boot without difficulties.
How do I make Windows to boot automatically without having to select Windows Boot Manager in DELL BIOS boot menu?
I believe I messed up with boot sector somehow... What needs to be fixed provided that Windows 8 will boot into VHDX file?
Thank you.

Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

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A client came into work 2 weeks ago, and one of his workstations couldn't see or be seen by the network.

Checked workgroup name, protocols, etc., all was the same as the others on the network.

We put in a new NIC card, nothing. A second new NIC, nothing.

We put in a NIC card from a working PC from another office, nothing.

Ran updated virus scan with latest defs, no problems found.

Swapped the CAT 5 cable from the NIC to the wall with one from a working PC elsewhere, nothing.

We moved the connection at the hub to another port. nada.

Rebooted the server, the hub, etc. nothing.

Had the phone company come in and test the lines. They found two bad ones, but this one was 'good'.

(Running Novell, one server, 5 operating workstations, 8 port Hub, workstations using Win 98)

What do we check now? The Novell is on there from when the company was much larger (10 workstations), and the person who used to support it doesn't work there anymore. I only know hardware and peer-to-peer networking, not client-server like Novell.

A:workstation not getting on network

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I have a workstation that won't see the network. This problem is intermitent. sometime during the evenings this guy can login fine, but almost always during the day he can't. I've changed NIC's, Patch Cables, Reinstalled his network stuff. I've even moved the computer to ensure the switch wasn't mac filtering or anything. Anyone have any sugestions. Its Windows XP.

A:Workstation won't see the network.

give us something to work with --- how many subnets, mfg of the
routers/hubs/switches and how many users share this subnet with the effected
Is it only one system with this problem?
I assume you have a Domain Controller / LDAP implementation -- what's the
network loading?

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Hi all!
I have Alienware Aurora R4 machine with three hard drives:

(Local Disk)C: - (Windows 7) the “original” one that I bought with the computer.
(OS)D: - (Windows 10 with all updates) the one I’ve added after the “original” started to show signs of degradation.
(STORE)F: - (no OS) the one I use just to store stuff.
I’ve had dual boot and everything was hunky-dory until last week the C drive have finally kicked the bucket.
First the computer refused to shut down until I forced it. And next morning it took more than TWO hours to boot. When I finally got to the window explorer the C drive was still there but I couldn’t access or do anything to it.
In the old times I could just remove it and set boot priorities in BIOS to boot from drive D. But if I actually remove the dead drive now, the computer says that it has nothing to boot from. 
It appears that with UEFI mode enabled

I don’t see the actual drives in the BIOS (It only shows general source types, like Hard Drive, CD/DVD, etc.) and therefore cannot boot from a particular internal drive.
I cannot assign Active Partition
I cannot remove the dead C drive

So, what am I supposed to do? Please, HELP!

A:Aurora-R4, How to assign a particular boot drive with UEFI boot mode enabled?

Hi willkanoff,Thanks for posting.You may find more answers to your question by posting in the Alienware Forum.  http://dell.to/2yJl3j1

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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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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,

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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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?


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yesterday I wanted to install Windows 10 Enterprise on my T1650 test machine. Before doing so, I successfully updated the BIOS to A20. After updating BIOS, I've enabled UEFI + Secure Mode, saved the changes and... couldn't start the PC anymore. When turning the PC on, monitor immediately goes into power saving mode, there is obviously no signal coming from the PC. Removed the Nvidia Quadro NVS 300 and plugged the monitor into board's VGA slot, no success. Tried to clear the CMOS (battery out, jumpers), nothing helped.
Any ideas?

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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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Clean install of vmware workstation v12.01 (x64)

Immediately after installation I lost network connection.
Network connection did not return.
Tried to reboot my PC as often such issues are 'solved' after a reboot.
Could not close my pc and had to shut it down the 'hard way' (powerbutton)

Restored the Windows image that I created just before installing Workstation.

Windows 10 x64 (retail version)

Any suggestions?

(vmware offers 30 days support only)

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I am about to order a workstation from Dell. My IT guy helped me configure it but I just wanted to make sure with you all to see if this would do what I wanted it to do.

This system is to be used to network a small office of about 10 computers. I also want to share printers on it. I would like to connect our cmaera system to this workstation as well. Also to access the network remotely.

Does the below configuration work?
Dell Precision 380 ConvertibleMini-Tower, P4 Processor 640 3.20GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz

Dell Precision 380 ConvertibleMini-Tower, P4 Processor 640 3.20GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz
Mini-Tower with optical drivesmounted horizontally in Mini-Tower, Dell Precision 380
1GB, 533MHz, DDR2 NON-ECC SDRAM Memory, 2X512, Dell Precision 380
Entry Level, USB, No Hot Keys,Dell
nVidia,Quadro NVS 285 PCI-E 64MB, dual VGA, Graphics Card Dell Precision 380
160GB SATA 7200RPM Native Command Queing Hard Drive with DataBurst Cache, For RAID, Precision 380
C5 -All SATA Hard Drives, RAID1 for 2 Hard Drives, Dell Precision 380
3.5inch,1.44MB,Floppy Drive Dell Precision 380, Factory Install
WINDOWS XP PRO SP2, with MediaDell Precision,English Factory Install
Dell USB 2-Button Entry Mouse with Scroll for Dell Precision
16XDVD AND 16X DVD+/-RW w/Sonic Digital Media CyberLink PowerDVD Precision 380
No 1394a or Sound Card selected, Dell Precision 380
Resource CD contains Diagnostics and Drivers for Dell Precision 380,Factory Tied
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A:getting new workstation and setting up network

This system is to be used to network a small office of about 10 computersClick to expand...

If your going to use this as a "server" if you have 10 computers your on the cusp of having network problems because Windows XP pro only allows for 10 connections.

Another thought if its a server you may want to look at some kind of backup solution unless your going to use the DVD burner for that.

Other than that this looks okay but there is no mention of an ethernet card... won't this PC as stated below have a hard time being on a network?

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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.

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Hello all, This is my problem: My BIOS won't boot my USB drive while in Secure Boot mode (Legacy Support disabled). After researching this, I realized UEFI Secure Boot won't read NTFS formatted flash drives hence requiring user to reformat to FAT32. I've reformatted to FAT32 but it still won't boot. I continue to run into the 'Boot Device Not Found. Please install an operating system on your hard disk.' screen. The only way to get the USB drive to boot is to disable Secure Boot and enable Legacy Support. Virtually every forum I have researched pointed to this being the problem (aside from loose hard drives / hard drive and/or memory problems). I have checked the hard drive and have ran the F2 System Diagnostics and am sure there is no problem with the HDD. I have even tested the RAM/CPU with Memtest86 with 0 errors. I have ran multiple 'sfc /scannow' tests after each fresh Windows install and there are no corrupt files during installation. I have been trying to install a fresh Windows 8.1 with Bing (32 bit) on a system that originally came with 64 (there were no 64 bit ISOs available anywhere to download and since Microsoft conveniently doesn't make this specific Windows version available for download via their Media Creation Tool (or anywhere else on their or their affiliate sites for that matter), I was forced to resort to a 3rd party site to obtain this download. The problem is I am forced to install using Legacy Support as there appears to be no o... Read more

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HP Notebook 15-f009wm
OS: Windows 8.1 with Bing 32 bit

Hello all,

This is my problem:

I can't get my USB drive to load while in Secure Boot mode and continue running into 'Boot Device Not Found. Please install an operating system on your hard disk' screen. The only method that works thus far is disabling Secure Boot mode and enabling Legacy
Support. Here are the methods I have tried based on extensive research of various forums after several days:

- Performed all the generic System Diagnostic tests (F2) + Memtest86 + sfc /scannow multiple times after every fresh install + physically checked HDD. Performed all HP recommendations: http://support.hp(DOT)com/us-en/document/c01443463

- Did multiple fresh installs of Windows 8.1 with Bing (32 bit) erasing all partitions from hard drive every time (my system is designed for 64 but I only have access to a 32 ISO). Installed using Legacy Support (I understand you can't go back and enable Secure
Boot and disable Legacy once it has been installed this way but due to lack of any other way of installing Windows, I have no choice).

- Used 'Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool' to create ISO which automatically formats drive to NTFS; converted to FAT32 using 'AOEMI Partition Assistant' software (preserving all partitions/data) but it still won't read.

- Used 'Rufus v. 2.11.995' software to create ISO as FAT32 under several different setting iterations:

1. GPT partition scheme for UEFI (this presumably s... Read more

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I'm on a Windows 7 Pro box, and it has been linked to the Domain. I am logged in as Local Administrator account, and when I type the domain name into Windows Explorer (\\Servername), it only comes back "Windows cannot find \\Servername, check
the spelling and try again."
I can Remote Desktop Connection into the server, but when I type "net use Y: \\Servername", or "net use * \\Servername" it only returns "System error 53. Path not found."

When I type "net use \\Servername" however, it connects, and subsequently typing "net view \\Servername" results in a list of shares. But I still cannot get it to work in Explorer.

To add to that, somehow, the Network icon in Explorer (and the Start Menu) is missing. I've checked the registry entries:
and they are both set to b0040064.

tried running "sfc /scannow" and it comes back clean. Restarted twice with no luck.

Anything I missed? It works fine on every other PC here (about 90), so it must be something specific to the computer that I'm missing.

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Hi - hope I am posting in the right place, I was told to come here by the guys at the other forum, they said as it is a complicated issue to post here, but I am not sure if this is the correct sub forum.
Something worrying me is how my girlfriend's name appears at times in the Workstation name. 
We both have our own laptops with just 1 profile, on my laptop under my name and on hers under her name.

However, her workstation is showing on mine which I do not understand. When I start up my computer there is just one user profile (mine) and I put in my password. Even when she uses my computer she is still connecting as me so I don't understand
how her name would appear in workstation name.  Should I be worried about this? 

Malware bytes has shown the usual malware stuff PUP.OPTIONAL.CONDUIT etc so I don't think this is the problem: Here is an example of one of the logs. I have removed her name and my IP: Does this look ok, could this just be her computer connecting
the the same wifi network at home? Thank you for your time 

An account was successfully logged on.

Security ID: NULL SID
Account Name: -
Account Domain: -
Logon ID: 0x0

Logon Type: 3

New Logon:
Account Domain: NT AUTHORITY
Logon ID: 0xe56308
Logon GUID: {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

Process Information:
Process ID: 0x0
Process Name: -

Network Information:
Workstation Name: ******(GI... Read more

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I have recently been named Admin (by default) for a network of about 20 ppl...we have an NT server w/varied operating systems on our workstations, mostly 2k w/some 98 and one 95. my problem is I recently re-installed 98 on one of our workstations (trust me, i lobbied for 2k) the machine can log onto the network but I can't see the machine from the server side...not to mention we have a shared network (again, in the process of lobbying that too) and nobody can see this machine as part of the network. i've tried the basics, renaming the ws, adding it to the nt domain, rebooting, blah, blah, blah.... now it's getting to the point where I feel I may have to re-install 98 but I thought i'd give this forum a shot first...thanks in advance

A:win 98 workstation can't be seen on network but has access to files?

Can you ping it?

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I have one workstation on our network just started having network performance issues. The issue is with accessing LAN resources and Internet resources. All other computer and devices on the network (20+) are preforming at expected speeds. This computer acts as a server that hosts a CAT Scan Imaging Database (MSSQL). When viewing the images on the database from this local computer (localhost) the images load at the proper and expected speed. When trying to access the database from any other computer on the LAN the images load very slowly. While attempting to download CCleaner and Malwarebytes I noticed that they were taking MUCH longer then usual (20 mins for CCleaner). I have tried everything that I can think of and I just can't seem to get the network connection on this computer to speed up. Thanks in advance for your help.System Specs:Windows XP Pro Service Pack 3Intel Xeon 5139 @ 2.00 GHz2.00 GB of RamNIC 1: Broadcom NetXtremes 57xx Gigabit ControllerLink Speed & Duplex: Auto NegotiationPower Management: DisabledNIC 2: Intel Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter Link Speed & Duplex: Auto Negotiation Power Management: DisabledIPCONFIG /ALLWindows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : pxserver Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : NoEthernet adapter Local Area Connection 3: Connection-specific DNS Suffix ... Read more

A:Very slow network connection on one workstation

I just rebooted into Safe Mode, ran the same tests with similar results.

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I'm kind of stumped on this one...maybe someone can point me in the right direction?
I admin a network with about 25 workstations. I started to notice, on the network monitor, that one of the workstations is doing a constant "broadcast" to the network. Using a protocol analyzer I see that the workstation is using NBNS to search for a workstation named "Mary" that is no longer on the network. We always used DNS so I'm at a loss as to why it's searching for a NetBios name. Anyway, I checked the HOST and LMHOST files on the workstation on the outside chance that those files were active but they're not. I changed the NIC but the the broadcast continues. I think I'm going to rename one of the workstations to "Mary" to see if that cures it but......any ideas? Thanks! Peter

A:Endless network broadcast from workstation

Well, changing the name of a workstation to MARY seems to have solved the problem but I'm still curious on what may have caused this. If anyone has a theory.............thanks!

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This is a 'how to' question to help me resolve a problem at a school who have been supplied a batch of computers that have systematically failed.

Where there has been a hard drive failure (the notorious cirrus logic chip on Fujitsu Drives) on each occasion I have simply ghosted the faulty drive to a new one.

But one of the machines has got a motherboard failure and I don't really want to reload the entire school curriculum software again. Unfortunately the school supplier haven't provided a restore or re-installation from server.

As I will be replacing the motherboard, processor and memory I would like to know a workaround that will enable me to retain all the domain settings on the existing drive while I set it up with new drivers. Its a Windows 98SE system and the Server is NT4 Server.

A:Repair workstation on domain network

All you should have to do is reinstall windows so it can update the drivers for the new mobo. I just recently did a similar thing new mobo, new cpu, new memory. Re booted and got a blue screen (no surprises there) rebooted again with the windows cd in the drive and did a reinstall. Pc was up and running in minutes. Everything was still the same the home network was still there could go straight on the net, etc, etc.

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I have a 3 station XP Home network. All 3 PCs are running XP Pro SP-2. They are connected with a Linksys BEF4 cable/router. I am using Zone Alarm 5.059 on all machines.

One PC seems to disconnect from the network if it is transferring files (or files tranferred are to it) from just one specific other PC. When it disconnects, I can still access the Interent. When I go to the Cmd interface, I can ping the "disconnected" other PC and all other ping tests seem normal too.

I have tried turning off the firewall, configuring the firewall to accept the "unfriendly" PC as Trusted. But nothing works.

This onlly seems to happen betwen two specific PCs. All transfer variations sem to happen without incident

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One of the workstations at work can't find a web server we have at the office. The web server is accesible from any other computer in the office.

The workstation that can't find the network path to the server is on the same domain as the rest of the machines, its internet connection works perfectly, any ideas what could be wrong?

Workstations run win xp, web server runs win 2003 server.

Thanks in advance

A:Unable to reach workstation through network

Can you ping the websvr from the offending pc? Will it connect to others on the domain? If no possible bad Certificate. Also might try flushing local dns cash

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I have 2 NT Workstation 4 SP5 automatically multiplying a single network drive mapping to all available drive letters. There has been no pattern to which drive letter it picks to multiply. How do I make it stop!

A:NT Workstation 4 SP5 Multiplying Network Mapping


When does this happen? While you are working, during boot up, during the logon script?

Does it always connect to the same server? Have you tried removing ALL network drives, and then rebooting, and then replacing them?

Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

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