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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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can I put xp mbr2TB hard disk in win7 uefi box and copy files off, take hd out and put back in XP box and work OK without disk being converted to GPT or getting the filesytem or partitions mangled?

I need the disk to still work in XP after booting windows. I don't know what's going to happen when I boot win7. I have heard of some problems with mounting XP disks, but I don't remember what they were or how to fix. need info.

A:about mbr disk to uefi box and back

Yes you can. My current system uses an UEFI boot drive and the other drives are all MBR.

I multi boot with XP and Windows 7 MBR boot drives as well in this system

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

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

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

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Can anyone help me work out how to roll back or dual boot with UEFI. I just got a new laptop which came with Win 8. Let's not debate the reasons but I am determined to go back to Win 7. I put my old hard drive with Win 7 from my old laptop into the second drive slot of the new laptop. I can read the drive but the boot menu gives me the following choices only:
Windows boot manager (this gives me Win 8)
UEFI device (type 4)
UEFI device (type 6)
Is there any way I can boot Win 7 using the old drive? If so, how? Once Win 7 is working I don't mind getting rid of Win 8 but I don't want to risk having no OS.
If I can't use the old drive, how do I do a dual boot install of Win 7 without risking the old OS? Can I use the licence from my old installation? (I will be throwing away the old laptop).
 

A:Roll back to Win 7 on a new laptop with UEFI

first check with pc manufacturer that you can find drivers for win 7 for your model machine.
if not backward compatible stay with win8 and install http://www.classicshell.net/
 

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G'day
 
For years I've always used Norton Ghost and more recently Easeus Partition Master to Ghost / copy disk my entire HDD system drive to another HDD as my method of backing up. I prefer this method as if something goes wrong I simply replace the Hard drive with my ghost copy one then format the troubled disk which becomes the new backup ghost copy.
 
A few months ago I upgraded my system with a 128gb OCZ Vector Solid State drive as the windows boot drive and use two HDD's in RAID-0 for games and software plus a 2gb HDD as the storage/junk drive. Using Easeus Partition Master I've been able to ghost the OCZ vector SSD to my spare 1TB HDD Seagate but haven't had any success trying to copy that back from the HDD to the SSD. My system is  UEFI / AHCI capable so windows is installed using UEFI which uses I think three or four partitions. Copying that to the HDD is straight forward, I end up with the four little partitions on the HDD with a massive 892gb unallocated space behind it. The problem is I can't obviously copy or ghost the whole 1TB on to any 128gb disk and trying to copy the individual partitions back to the SSD without the 892gbs of unallocated space is too fiddly which I haven't successfully been able to do yet. 
 
Is it possible to do what I'm trying to achieve here or do I need to buy another 128gb SSD to do this ?
 
Perhaps there is another method for backing up an SSD disk image ?

A:Ghosting/Copydisk an SSD UEFI to a HDD and back again ?

I've used Easeus Partition Master to copy the Windows partition to and from SSDs, no problem.
 
Cloning partitions is the way to go, IMO....unless you are dealing with SSD to SSD of the same or similar size.  The size limitations are obvious.
 
Louis

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Can anyone help me work out how to roll back or dual boot with UEFI. I just got a new laptop which came with Win 8. Let's not debate the reasons but I am determined to go back to Win 7. I put my old hard drive with Win 7 from my old laptop into the second drive slot of the new laptop. I can read the drive but the boot menu gives me the following choices only:


Windows boot manager (this gives me Win 8)
UEFI device (type 4)
UEFI device (type 6)


Is there any way I can boot Win 7 using the old drive? If so, how? Once Win 7 is working I don't mind getting rid of Win 8 but I don't want to risk having no OS.


If I can't use the old drive, how do I do a dual boot install of Win 7 without risking the old OS? Can I use the licence from my old installation? (I will be throwing away the old laptop).

A:Roll back to Win 7 on a new laptop with UEFI

You have no argument from me - Win7 vs WIN8! The problem you will have trying to boot WIN7 from the old drive is that the new laptop has totally new hardware and new drivers required. If you can get the new drivers for your model, you MAY be able to get the old O/S to boot, but it likely will be recognized as an 'illegal copy.'

If the brands are the same, I have been told by MS 'friendly' customer service that it is frowned upon to do this, however if the old system is being SCRAPPED (not sold or given away) you are on shaky but likely legal ground. OEM licenses are issued to manufacturers, who then install them on the product. Does the manufacturer offer a downgrade option? Many still do due to the slow acceptance of WIN8.x. I'm assuming that no alternate WIN7 installation media came with the laptop? Usually this is an indication of whether a 'downgrade' is offered. I'm still seeing many new machines that still come with an OEM WIN7 installation set. If so, then you are golden!

Better bet is check with the vendor, or best the manufacturer and ASK if they offer the option!

Good luck!

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

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

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

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

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

A:UEFI BIOS Firmware settings

How to access UEFI Firmware settings on Windows 8.1

Its not available in my system.

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Hi All,

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

To my questions/quries,

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

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

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

Many Thanks
Dave

A:UEFI Settings for USB Boot and Recovery.?

HP Laptop with Windows 8.1



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

3) Why would you downgrade to Windows 8?

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

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Hello,

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

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

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

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

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

A:UEFI Bios Settings for Windows 8

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

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

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

A:Cant acces uefi firmware settings

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

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

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


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

A:Issue with Asus X550L UEFI settings

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

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

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











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

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

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Hi

Here is my situation:

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

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

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

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

My question is this:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I have purchased 1TB SSD to replace the system 1TB disk. I have disabled UEFI in order to be able to run Hirens utilities to copy the old disk to a new one. This part was a success but now when I reboot the laptop it won't boot (because it probably wants UEFI back) and I can't enter BIOS anymore (I have tried DEL, ESC, F1, F2, F5, F10, F12, everything else I could think of).

Basically, all I need to do is get to the BIOS somehow and re-enable UEFI. But I can't access the BIOS!!! After a reboot no keys would take me to BIOS. I immediately get an attempt to do network boot. If I re-insert the Hirens CD, I can boot from it but all I really want is to re-enable UEFI.

I have even tried the recovery disk but it does not present the option to reboot to BIOS.

Anybody's help is highly appreciated.

Thank you!

A:Disabled UEFI in BIOS, now can't get it back on Qosmio X870

Hi

I don?t think that the change in UEFI mode would affect the BIOS access?

I think the SSD upgrade might be the reason why you are not able to access the BIOS?
Anyway, fact is that F2 button is the right one and you should press F2 button few times in the row after powering on the unit?

You should also remove the SSD drive and should try to access the BIOS without connected SSD drive? not quite sure if it helps you but it?s definitely worth a try.

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We are now migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10.With windows 7 we were running legacy BIOS. Now with Windows 10 it is UEFI and Secure Boot on all machines before deployment of operating system. I have configured the BIOS settings exactly as i wanted on one machine. (UEFI, Boot Order, Secure Boot Enabled)Then i have used CFGWIN.exe to export my settings to a txt file CFGWIN.exe /c /path:c:\settings.txt Now i want to use this configuration on all other Lenovo computers, without going in to BIOS and change all settings manually. So in my OS deployment i run:CFGWIN.exe /r /path:c:\settings.txt (after that i reboot the computers and continue with OS deployment) But BIOS are not set to UEFI, Secure Boot is still disabled? Please help!

A:Update BIOS settings LEGACY to UEFI (ThinkCentre M...

What version of BIOS are on?   Are all the computers on the same? 

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

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

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

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

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I have a Yoga 3 14 running Windows 10.  When I try to restart into EUFI Settings (following instructions http://zd.net/2fK7Zjw), machine boots up to a blank screen.  Computer is seemingly on (eg: cap lock button light and screen backlighting turn on and off), but nothing is visible on screen.  Powering off and on restarts computers successfully back to windows. Thanks for your help!

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We are now migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10.With windows 7 we were running legacy BIOS. Now with Windows 10 it is UEFI and Secure Boot on all machines before deployment of operating system. I have configured the BIOS settings exactly as i wanted on one machine. (UEFI, Boot Order, Secure Boot Enabled)Then i have used CFGWIN.exe to export my settings to a txt file CFGWIN.exe /c /path:c:\settings.txt Now i want to use this configuration on all other Lenovo computers, without going in to BIOS and change all settings manually. So in my OS deployment i run:CFGWIN.exe /r /path:c:\settings.txt (after that i reboot the computers and continue with OS deployment) But BIOS are not set to UEFI, Secure Boot is still disabled? Please help! Sorry Wrong Thread, how do i change?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
...Glenn

A:UEFI Firmware Settings Tile not appearing after OS install

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

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

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

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Nob question for you experts. After reading many threads about this UEFI stuff, i'm confused. I have a Asus Sabertooth z77 motherboard and will be fresh installing windows 8.1 full to Samsung 250gb ssd. I'm not quite getting what i'm supposed to configure on the MB for UEFI boot prior to installing the windows 8.1. Anyone please explain step by step as to what needs to done in the bios before I install windows please. Oh and I will be using the DVD disk to install.

A:UEFI settings for ASUS z77 prior to Clean install

   Tip
If you are installing Windows 7/8/10 from a USB flash drive in UEFI Boot Mode, then you need to have a UEFI Boot Mode compatible Windows 7/8/10 USB flash drive.

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

Asus motherboard with UEFI firmware. How to install Windows 7/8/10 64-bit in UEFI Boot Mode.

You do not need to change the default UEFI firmware (BIOS) settings.

Note: You need to select to boot from the UEFI type (marked UEFI in the boot menu) if you want to install Windows 7/8/10 64-bit in UEFI Boot Mode (see screenshot below).

Note: You do not need to change the boot order of drives in your UEFI firmware settings.
- Connect your Windows 7/8/10 64-bit USB flash drive (Note: FAT32 file system) or insert your Windows 7/8/10 64-bit DVD.
- Restart the computer.
- Press the correct key to enter the boot menu (for example, Asus F8 and Gigabyte F12).
- Select to boot from the "UEFI: USB/DVD device name" (see screenshot below).

If you are booting from a Windows 7/8/10 64-bit USB flash drive in UEFI Boot Mode, then UEFI firmware run \efi\boot\bootx64.efi file. Note: This file does not exist by default in the Windows 7 installation media, so you need to create this file by using the Rufus program, if you want UEFI Boot Mode compatible Windows 7 64-bit USB flash drive.

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Hi. I got my hands on an Ideapad Z710 with a broken LCD screen. 1. Does anybody know how to display the boot process on an external screen?2. Is it possible to find some documentation or manual over the UEFI/BIOS menues?  Best RegardsMats

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

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Hello, I am not able to alter any variable (except Date) or boot from USB. Firmware update also not working. Disabling Secure Boot, Reset to Setup mode, Restore Factory keys or restore to factory defaults show no effect (after reboot settings are the same, efi dbx database still filled up). Tried also Windows EasyUEFI and Ubuntu efibootmgr.What is the correct solution to install and activate the EFI shell? In my opinion the EFI NVRAM is full or defect and the bos not able to handle it correctly or provide a solution for cleanup/fix.Any ideas? Best regardsPeter PS: would it work to Flash the SPI IC on the board in place without desoldering with my Miniprog?I can live with the situation but it is highly uncomfortable not being able to boot from USB stick. 

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello,
When I press Restore Settings button in BIOS setting (through F2 when Dell logo is displayed at booting) then the dialog with two options is shown:

BIOS Defaults
Factory Settings

What is the difference about these two options (BIOS Defaults vs. Factory Settings) please?
Thank you.

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Hi Guys
I restored an image created with Macrium Reflect on my wife's computer (Custom build with Asus P8Z77-V LX mother board) and everything went fine until rebooting when i got to the "Please press DEL or F2 to enter UEFI BIOS settings" then everything stopped.
I have tried F2 DEL F8 F12 just about all the F combinations and nothing works, I have two SSD drives one with Win7 Pro and one with Win10 Pro (not connected at the same time) and neither of them will boot up.
I have tried changing the jumper pins from 1 and 2 to 2 and 3 for 10 sec to clear the RTC Ram in CMOS then returned then to 1 and 2 and tried rebooting...no change so i removed the battery and repeated the jumper pin swap then reinstalled the battery and still no change, cannot get passed press DEL or F2 to access the BIOS settings.
I even downloaded the latest BIOS and updater as shown and put them on a USB flash drive together and tried the Macrium Rescue disk, and still nothing happened and it will not open the BIOS maybe i got it all wrong ?
I was hoping someone here might know how to put it right, i am out of idea's and any help would be greatly appreciated.

System Specs

Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz 8MB
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LX LGA1155 ATX Motherboard
Memory G.Skill 8GB Kit (2x4GB) DDR3 Ripjaws X C9 1600MHz
Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" 7mm SSD SATA3 530/130 x2 = 1 Win7 and 1 Win10
Storage Drive Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 3.5" 2TB 64MB 7200RPM
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So, stop me if you've heard this one before...

For unavoidable reasons I had to install Windows XP over my older Windows XP (these are both 32 bit). When I boot up, I get an option as to which Windows XP I would like to boot off of. If I use the old one, it jumps to a blue screen of death (which was prompted by getting all new hardware, which started this whole debacle). Anyway, the only way I can get into Windows is to use the new install I just made.

First, all my desktop icons are gone, I can live with that, though it'd be nice to have them back. Second the installed programs (like my games and such) are missing from the "startup->program files" cascading window. Again, it'd be nice to have these back, but I can live without them.

The real kickers are the following issues: when I go into "my documents" and try to open any sort of text file, it opens with notepad rather than OpenOffice; when I start FireFox I don't have any of my old favorites; and finally, and this is the big one, when I go to open any program like my games or AIM, it tells me that it's missing a file or components of some sort (I can get you the exact error message if you need it), and that I should reinstall the program.

I really don't want to go through the process of reinstalling all of my games and other software, so if there's a way to fix any or all of these problems it'd be really nice.

Thanks for the help.

A:Getting My Settings Back

Welcome to TSF....

Do you have a backup of all of your data from the original installation of windows?

Can you see the old files that you want thru this installation of windows?

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Hi,
I stupidly took some advice on a website which was:

?1. Got to your Start menu and select Run option.
?2. Type in msconfig command and click OK. The System Configuration Utility program will then open.
?3. Select the BOOT.INI tab located at the top of the System Configuration Utility window.
?4. Check the box labeled /SAFEBOOT and click OK.
?5. When asked if you prefer to restart the PC immediately, or Exit Without Restart, choose to restart the computer manually.
?6. Your computer will automatically boot into Windows XP Safe Mode when you will restart it.
?7. When you are done with Safe Mode, go to the Start menu again and select Run option. Type in msconfig *and click OK.
?8. Select the Normal Startup radio button and click OK.
?9. When asked if you prefer to restart the PC immediately, or Exit Without Restart, choose to restart the computer manually.
?10. Your computer will boot into Normal mode the next time you switch it on.

to boot my computer in safe mode, but now my computer goes to boot and goes from booting the windows program to a black screen, how can I put this setting back to boot normally? I cannot get windows to boot completely.

I'm hoping someone can help please

A:Getting Old settings Back

hi
Better way re install WIN XP in repair mode.
Regards

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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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Hello. I need some advice on how best to aproach this. Ijust recently had some issues with my computer and the short of it is I had to reformat my HD. It was not a fun time to say the least.

So i took the opportunity to buy a new HD and partitioned it into C: (contains windows and program files) and D: personal files like movies and music, etc.

Because i want to play it safe now I want to use my old HD (now called E: drive) as a back up to C and D. E drive is strictly for back up purposes only. i am finally happy with my windows settings and file organization and so here are my 3 questions:

1. Is there a way to save my windows settings? by settings i mean my folder options, icons, start up menu, quicklauch buttons, theme, etc (i.e. all the customizations)

2. Is there a way to synchronize regularly my C and D drive with my back up E drive? or a way to automatically overwrite whats on the E drive regularly with whats on C and D.

3. Is is necessary to back up the C: (contains windows and program files) since there is no personal files on this drive.

incidentally, my new HD (partitioned into C and D) is 300 GB. 100GB for C and 200 GB for D.
the old HD (E) is 120 GB.

thanks
KT
 

A:How do I back up my system settings?

Look into "CobianBackup" for regulalry backing up files, including automatically and on a determined schedule. It is a free program and quite often recommended here at TSG.

You should also back-up your "C" partiton regularly (I do weekly.) with Acronis' TrueImage. You could include your "D" partiton as well, which would allow you to fully recover from a 'meltdown.' I create the 'image' backup of my entire system on an external HDD that is connected to my computer and 'active' only when I do the weekly updated backups. This is the recommended method. Then the backup is totally separate from your C.
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I recently set my computer back to factory settings....The reason is involved, but the end result is what I need help with. I have a file on my desktop with all apps removed after going back to factory settings. It is an external drive with bigfish games.. Does anyone know how to reinstall the lost apps with the games back to my computer.When I launch the game the message is bigfish manager no responding. I have tried reinstalling game manager and I get the same message..I got a message at one time asking me which app do I want to use. I tried internet explorer and nothing happened...I did get a message asking me which one I wanted to use and did I want to use it for every bigfish item.I can't get that message back..I know this is very specific to my problem but I'm at a loss. I am afraid of making matters worse. HELP please..

A:back to factory settings

Have you tried going back to the official site and re-downloading the games you have paid for? Games for PC, Mobile, iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac & Online | Big Fish

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I will be re-installing my Vista 64 ult on a different HD in my system, mainly because I have issues will the MBR being on a diff hd with a previous instal of XP.
What I would like to do is create a record of Vista in its current state, settings, progs etc so that I can restore them to the new install and save a lot of time later.

Bear in mind that I do not want to restore the MBR (as it has none, or a corrupt one) nor do I wish to retain any record of the duel boot. I want to do a clean instal then import my original prog settings into that install.

Could anyone suggest an appropriate program and if possible a detail of the correct procedure

A:Back-up Progs and settings

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Originally Posted by MONSTERMONSTER


Bear in mind that I do not want to restore the MBR (as it has none, or a corrupt one) nor do I wish to retain any record of the duel boot. I want to do a clean instal then import my original prog settings into that install.




You can make an image backup and if you want to restore it, you can choose to not restore the MBR. I think most programs can do that. I did a restore with this one.

http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp

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