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ThinkPad L590 - PXE boot not working in UEFI

Q: ThinkPad L590 - PXE boot not working in UEFI

Hello, We received two ThinkPad L590s. Both were sent into deployment via an SCCM task sequence. For the first notebook this worked just fine, but the second notebook refuses to boot from PXE (over IPv4) in UEFI. Legacy works fine.Already updated BIOS to R0ZET33W v1.11 (was v1.06). Our network has several subnets, while the PXE server is on a different subnet than the ports we use at our deployment bench. However, this has not been a problem so far. I am still trying to somehow get a glimpse at the error message, if any, whlie attempting to boot from PXE but the screen is cleared so fast I can't see it. Any ideas on what could be causing this are appreciated.

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Hi everyone. I have just got my new Thinkpad L590. But Can't set fingerprint. The same problem with all L590s that Company aquired.  

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Hello, As mentioned in this post, we're having deployment issues with one of two identical ThinkPad L590s which were ordere in one batch. While the frist device was deployed successfully including a fully working Bitlocker agent, the second machine cannot enable Bitlocker within the SCCM task sequence.In smsts.log the following error information is given:"Failed to run the action: Enable BitLocker. BitLocker Drive Encryption cannot be enabled on the operating system drive. Contact the computer manufacturer for BIOS upgrade instructions. (Error: 80310048; Source: Windows)"After this the only ways to enable Bitlocker at all are either a startup password or using a USB-Stick which is not acceptable and employees will rather leave Bitlocker disabled, which violates our policy. BIOS was upgraded to the latest version (v1.11) but that also didn't help. Any other ideas as to what could be done to preprovision Bitlocker during deployment?

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I have a Yoga 510-14AST.  I tried to install Linux but then it would not boot Windows 10. (Linux was loading in non-UEFI mode). And all actions I could find to restore Windows UEFI boot did not work. I have eventually rebuilt the EFI partition with command line commands using Windows 10 installation media. But the machine just won't load anything except USB devices now.  I have a live Windows DVD for recovery (with a USB DVD drive) and I have a live Linux flash drive. I tried EasyUEFI and its Linux rough equivalent, efibootmgr. But in both cases something strange was happening. A new boot entry would be added, but would just disappear upon reboot. (Legacy now won't boot anything at all). I already disabled Secure Boot, nothing changed. So I wanted to try Lenovo's UEFI utility at https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ie/en/lenovodiagnosticsolutions/downloads/bootableusbuefi . But I failed. In both Windows versions that start from that DVD (Windows 10 and Windows 8, both 64 bit) BootableGenerator.exe immediately terminates with error 135. I do not have other Windows systems available. I would appreciate solutions. How do I get the UEFI utility? I;d gladly burn an ISO to a DVD, but I could not find an ISO. And also, of course, I'd appreciate solutions to my main problem - how do I get UEFI to boot from the HDD again? Ideally to boot Linux's Grub, which can chain Windows. But booting Windows is still fine.

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This is really bad. I had been using Linux host OS for < 1 month using this laptop. Everything was great. I was running VM with a mounted point. And I clicked to suspend VM, and on half of suspension the laptop just hang. Then it crashed (not a kernel panic, something about ext4, I thought, ok, let's reboot). But now I see only LENOVO logo and can not even start BIOS, nor recovery, nor I see my fan is running. This is freaken bad. Trying to power off my Laptop to reset conf, but I guess it's BIOS chip problem. Any suggestions?

A:Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th does not boot to BIOS/UEFI

First, unplug the machine, and press and hold the power button for a full 10 seconds.  Then turn the machine over with the bottom cover up and the hinges away from you.  Near the back, near the right, there is a little hole that is just big enough so you can lightly press a straightened paperclip into it.  See if that resets things so it will start.  After that, are you still under warranty?

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I've been trying to select "Legacy Boot" bios option in my brand new T480 to no avail.What i tried:-setting Secure Boot Disabled,-setting Reset to Setup Mode,-setting OS Optimized Defaults Disabled / Load Setup Defaults,-updated BIOS to 1.21 version. UEFI/Legacy Boot is still greyed out and locked to UEFI Only so I cannot boot my usb disks. My system came with Intel Optane installed and controller mode is set to RST mode.  

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













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

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

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I just bought new laptop Thinkpad X1 C7. Power on and configure windows10 its work properly.Update patch and UEFI Bios (v1.2) over think vantage. After boot up screen appear error "2203: System configuration is invalid" press Esc to continue.when i press Esc windows boot up and still work fine. i ry to restore factory default Bios and Windows 10How can i fixed this issues?Note: UEFI bios v1.2 but Embedded Controller Version v1.1 did miss match!    

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I have a Yoga 510-14AST.  I tried to install Linux but then it would not boot Windows 10. (Linux was loading in non-UEFI mode). And all actions I could find to restore Windows UEFI boot did not work. I have eventually rebuilt the EFI partition with command line commands using Windows 10 installation media. But the machine just won't load anything except USB devices now.  I have a live Windows DVD for recovery (with a USB DVD drive) and I have a live Linux flash drive. I tried EasyUEFI and its Linux rough equivalent, efibootmgr. But in both cases something strange was happening. A new boot entry would be added, but would just disappear upon reboot. (Legacy now won't boot anything at all). I already disabled Secure Boot, nothing changed. So I wanted to try Lenovo's UEFI utility at https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ie/en/lenovodiagnosticsolutions/downloads/bootableusbuefi . But I failed. In both Windows versions that start from that DVD (Windows 10 and Windows 8, both 64 bit) BootableGenerator.exe immediately terminates with error 135. I do not have other Windows systems available. I would appreciate solutions. How do I get the UEFI utility? I;d gladly burn an ISO to a DVD, but I could not find an ISO. And also, of course, I'd appreciate solutions to my main problem - how do I get UEFI to boot from the HDD again? Ideally to boot Linux's Grub, which can chain Windows. But booting Windows is still fine.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Regard,
Thanks.

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

Hello all,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Default is win 8 os, recently upgraded to 8.1.

Now I need to win 7.

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

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

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

and the warranty? restores factory work?

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

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

Ciao forum! E grazie! Saluti dall'Italia!

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

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



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

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Hi all,

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

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

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

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

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


Thanks for any help.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So, anyone really think Secure Boot is worth it?

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

Originally Posted by Andrew124C41


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



Secure Boot does not affect the speed of your computer.







Originally Posted by Andrew124C41


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



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

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







Originally Posted by Andrew124C41


So, anyone really think Secure Boot is worth it?



It is a very important security feature.






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

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

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

     

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Dear Friends,

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

Laptop: ASUS UX31A-DB71, latest BIOS: 218

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

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

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

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

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Hello! I'm experiencing a problem with the BIOS/UEFI version 2.72 for the x230t model. The file isn't working correctly. When I try to install it there's only a message that "The BIOS directory cannot be found". I also tried the ISO image and it does not contain any data.Is there anybody with the same problem? Thanks for the response!

A:ThinkPad X230t BIOS/UEFI v.2.72

Hello again! Today I discovered the new 2.73 version of the BIOS/UEFI and it's behaving the same as the 2.72...   

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Hello there, I would like to buy Lenovo Thinkpad P1 - but I found tihs https://www.notebookcheck.net/Some-recent-ThinkPads-can-be-bricked-by-changing-a-UEFI-BIOS-setting.3... It seems there is a solution(very difficvult) through raspberry pi - but the details are not described  ... https://www.notebookcheck.net/ThinkPad-UEFI-failure-Experienced-users-can-repair-their-laptops-with-...  Do you know guys is it actually or no?There is any bios update which can fix this issue?  Thank you very much.

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I have an X1 Extreme with Win 10 Home. I want to upgrade to Pro. My question is about the Lenovo installed OEM serial/product number in the UEFI chip. I have read I can't simply install a new retail Win 10 Pro because the install sees that my laptop is "registered" in the UEFI chip for only Win 10 Home. If I go to the MS Store and buy the Win 10 Pro upgrade from Microsoft, does the MS upgrade actually change the serial/product key in the UEFI chip so in the future my laptop knows I have rights to Win 10 Pro? I have read of ways to change the UEFI registered serial/product number but prefer not to mess with the BIOS code.Thank you for your help. 

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Hello! I'm experiencing a problem with the BIOS/UEFI version 2.72 for the x230t model. The file isn't working correctly. When I try to install it there's only a message that "The BIOS directory cannot be found". I also tried the ISO image and it does not contain any data.Is there anybody with the same problem? Thanks for the response!

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Hello Community,Please help me with this issue that frustrates me. I try to? ?re-install Linux (Manjaro) on my Lenovo X1? ?Yoga? (?1? ?Gen?) ?as dual boot? (?Win10?) ?after SSD replacement.I can boot UEFI? ?from a USB flash drive.? ?Linux life USB ?boots without issues only that after boot has finished the notebook keyboard and touch pad does not work.? ?The touch screen is working.Linux and Win10 were working without issues prior to the HW change (SSD card, followed by motherboard, screen and keyboard).Win10 works and Linux at Grub level works, however after boot the keyboard and touchpad does not. What I did:Started Windows10 , rebooted need to press F12 to get to boot order, selected USB HDD, booted.Same result. Can use the keyboard in selecting of e.g. driver free or nonfree; and then start the boot process. After boot, only touch screen works, keyboard and touchpad are not working (that is the same for current and earlier Kernel Linux versions ( tested Manjaro (Arch), Mint (Debian), Puppy (Ubuntu), Solus). What could I do next to troubleshoot this issue which must be software related. Thank you for your interest in helping me. Kla

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Hi, I am attempting to install Linux on my Thinkpad T510 however with BIOS I am not able to do so (system is refurbrished and has 2 recovery partitions I'm leary to delete). With that said, I was looking into converting to EFI to also possibly triple boot with Kali Linux as well. Currently my OS is Windows 10 Pro 64 bit which I know can support it but will my bios? Thanks for any help!

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Can someone in the know confirm if the ThinkPad's W510 (4318CTO) BIOS is UEFI capabe?I'd like to convert my system disk from MBR to GPT.Thank you.

A:ThinkPad W510 BIOS and UEFI capability

Hello,
 
According to the ThinkPad W510 Hardware Maintenance Manual, the W510 has built-in UEFI diagnostics, so it sounds like UEFI is available.  Unfortunately, I'm about 1,200 miles away from W510, so I can't boot mine up to look what it says in the firmware myself.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Hello everyone,I am new to this forum, and of course, have question. I am just about buying a P71 but was puzzled with the info of the dealer, that I cannot get the machine without a preinstallation of Win 10 as it is "branded" in the UEFI. Does this mean the Win 10 license is fixed and I cannot just use a new Win 10 Pro package?I always prefer to do that installation by myself from a pure new dvd or usb. Now, if I wipe off the SSD, than I will need to obtain the Win 10 license over the UEFI or can I use a new one as well? As far as I read here in the forum, a fresh installation seems possible with some hassle.May I experience some problems here? I believe the preinstallation includes some additional Lenovo software as well as some necessary drivers. I would assume that all drivers I should be able to obtain from Lenovo pages.I do understand, that Lenovo may optimally sets up those machines to some extent, but....I am little bit irritated by that policy - giving the buyer no choice. Many thanks in advance. Greetings, Joe

A:Thinkpad P Series Windows 10 UEFI branded?

If you buy a machine that has a windows 10 pro license pre-installed, you can download a fresh copy from MS and install over it.  It will activate automatically and will not require a new key to be purchased.  If you buy a machine with 2 drives and want to reinstall, I suggest removing the non-boot disk before installing. Also, I suggest installing onto a wiped drive.  That will make sure your boot loader is on the right disk.  You can do this in the install process with a custom install.  You can then add your other drive(s) back in.  (obviously, my suggestion should be modified if you want to use a RAID on your boot drive.)

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Hello,I have a question about the Thinkpad L590 with M.2 PCIe 512GB (20Q70019PB).Is it possible to add an additional SSD disk, e.g. 1TB?If so, what type of SSD and how to do it?Thank you Best regards

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Hi Folks,My t430u just got upgraded for 16gb of ram, I upgraded the bios so it could handle it and everything.After testing memory everything looked fine from the perspective of the diagnostics but couldn't still boot the system to start or to format (Windows 10), then I read to remove the battery and press the button of power for 10 seconds to get rid of static electricity, after that, my keyboard stopped working and I don't have battery that controls time full, so will ask me to change time in bios and I can't get there cause cant use the keyboard.Bear in mind that with only 8gbs of ram, the pc would boot normally, i tried both ram slots and sticks.With all this in mind, can anybody relate or give a tip or help?Regards 

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Nothing but issues on my end. Secure boot off; fast boot & hibernation off. Not getting much help on r/ThinkPad, r/Ubuntu, nor AskReddit, so thought I'd try here. Black screen: Ubuntu Desktop 18.04Xubuntu Desktop 18.04UEFI only w/o CSMWhether you select "Try Ubuntu without Installing" or "Install Ubuntu" from the bootable USB, it just goes to a black screen and sits there. See option #1: https://askubuntu.com/a/162076/841726 Freezing GUI:Ubuntu Desktop 18.04Xubuntu Desktop 18.04UEFI only w/ CSMLegacy / UEFILegacy only This actually loads the installer! But when asked to restart at the end of install, it freezes. Force a shutdown and try to boot into Ubuntu and it freezes at the login screen or just after entering credentials. Only twice, of a hundred or so attempts, did it actually go into the desktop... only took about 10 minutes. Then took 10 more minutes to actually open terminal or browser. Eventually just froze. See option #2: https://askubuntu.com/a/162076/841726 White screen with gibberish: Ubuntu Desktop 18.04Xubuntu Desktop 18.04UEFI only w/ CSMLegacy / UEFILegacy onlyEnable any combination of the following before install: acpi = off, nolapic, and nomodsetInstaller actually loads, does not freeze when asked to restart at end of installation, but when you go to login to Ubuntu, you get this screem: https://askubuntu.com/questions/70101/garbage-black-text-on-white-screen-on-a-server Live Server a... Read more

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Hoping that someone on this forum can help me. I have a 1 yr old thinkpad T460p which is refusing to boot at all after setting Intel AMT to be disabled in BIOS - its bricked. After making this change, laptop rebooted and displayed message "unconfiguring..." After that, it went to just a white cursor in the top left corner that doesn't flash. I left it for5 minutes or so before trying to reboot and now... I can't get anything except this white cursor. The machine still seems responsive - I can turn keyboard locks on and off and if I do control alt delete I see the screen flash and then come back to the cursor so it is definitely rebooting. I've tried rebooting and holding down F1, F8 as well as pretty much every other key on the keyboard. I've taken out battery and AC, held power for 30 seconds then plugged back in and its still stuck! Does anyone have an idea how to get this laptop to boot again? I can't enter BIOS at all, just this white cursor in the corner of the screen.   

A:help! thinkpad t460p bricked after disabling intel AMT - no BIOS/UEFI

First, do you have warranty remaining?  If yes, call for service; don't take it apart.
 
If no, do the same thing you did (remove battery, etc.) plus disconnect the coin-cell (CMOS) battery.  You remove the back cover and it is to the lower right.  Let it sit for 30 seconds before putting it back together.  This will reset the BIOS to default settings.  DON'T DO THIS IF YOU HAVE A SUPERVISOR (BIOS) PASSWORD THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW.

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

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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?

Thanks.
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Hello,
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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Hello, I'm going to buy my first ThinkPad, I'm thinking about E590 and E590 with i5 and 16GB of RAM. Could you tell me what are the main difference between this two thinkpads ? Does E590 or L590 have backlit keyboard ? Thank you in advace for your help.  

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Hi everybody, I need to install clean Win7 or Win10 but there is always this message of freeze on Starting Windows after boot from DVD or USB key.I've a Lenovo Thinkpad L412 with 1.39 Bios version, that it haven't UEFI option.Someone that has resolve it?Thanks so much

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

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

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

Regards

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Hallo,

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

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

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

Any suggestions on how to solve this?

Thanks for any useful tips,
Bavo

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

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

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

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

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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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Hi,
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:
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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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