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3F0 Error while enabling UEFi and Secure boot

Q: 3F0 Error while enabling UEFi and Secure boot

Hi Guys,
I got this 3F0 Error and i am 100% Sure that my HDD is in good shape.
I formated yesterday,
i try to enable UEFi [Disables Legacy Boot] and the 3F0 Error Pops out.
If i switch back to Legacy Boot [Disables UEFI and Secure Boot] then the PC starts notmally
Can you guys help me?
Pavillion HP 14 e019tx
8670M 2Gb Gddr3
3230m , ore i5

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Preferred Solution: 3F0 Error while enabling UEFi and Secure boot

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

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

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

A: 3F0 Error while enabling UEFi and Secure boot

Your UEFI/BIOS firmware needs to be set to UEFI before installing Windows 8/8.1.

To clean install:
1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums
than
2a) Clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.

2b) Clean Install - Windows 8

2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

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

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

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

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

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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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I am unable to enable secure boot unless i disable CSM.

What it tells me in BIOS under Secure boot option if enabled by disabling CSM

Secure boot can be enabled if 1. System running in User Mode with enrolled Platform key (Pk) 2. CSM function is disabled.

Having no idea what # 1. means. This is not an error message just notes off to side on BIOS after selecting an item there.
Question would be to what affect will this cause me to shut off CSM. Some of my understanding of CSM are to run i think legacy PCI devices do not run with UEFI drivers. If i am correct.

My system is installed as UEFI with GPT partition style, UEFI Dual BIOS, you can take a look at my system specs here to see if would cause me any issues to disable CSM. Have not tried it yet, but only way to enable Secure Boot is to disable CSM, only way the option shows under Secure boot in the BIOS.

A:enabling Secure boot

Talking to Gigabyte was not too much help, but what was said is, by disabling CSM it might effect some hardware items. Thing is they have no way of knowing nor do they have any kind of listed items can or can not affect. My only resolve would be to try it, only way i can use Secure boot is to disable CSM.

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Hi there!

A couple of weeks ago, I made the decision to dual-boot Fedora Linux on my Lenovo notebook, which required me to disable the Secure Boot feature in UEFI settings. After a few hours I returned to Windows only, which I did by removing Linux partitions and deleting a few Linux-related boot entries.
Yesterday, I noticed that Secure Boot is disabled, so I wanted to re-enable it, and I did this by changing an option in BIOS. And even though everything seemed to be fine in UEFI (Secure Boot enabled, UEFI only mode, OS Optimized Defaults for >Win8 enabled - pure UEFI mode), the status of the function in BIOS and msinfo32 was Off. So I thought that restoring the factory image would do the job - it did not. After trying out various options, including resetting BIOS to factory defaults, resetting the manufacturer's settings for Secure Boot and contacting Lenovo customer service, I still couldn't get it to this 'On' status.

Would you have any clue how can I re-enable Secure Boot?

What the BIOS tells me right now concerning Secure Boot is:
Secure Boot - Enabled
A few greyed out statuses:
Secure Boot Status - DisabledPlatform Mode - User ModeSecure Boot Mode - Standard
I also can enter such menus:
Reset to Setup Mode (Clear PK, disable secure boot and enter Setup Mode) - it changes the above statuses to Disabled, Setup Mode and Custom, respectivelyRestore Factory Keys (Restore all secure boot database to factory default include PK, KEK, db and dbx)

I know SBoot is... Read more

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Is there som trick to get HP computers with UEFI BIOS to boot from PXE w/o turning off secure boot? My environment is Windows 2012 server with SCCM. The WDS service is running, I can PXE boot other brands of laptops (dell, microsoft), so I know my setup is somewhat with in the ballpark. I can also boot the HP UEFI computers with a USB stick w/o turning off secure boot, but once the bootimage is on PXE, it fails. I do not use DHCP options, nor IP helpers. The clients are on the same subnet as my DHCP server and my DP/WDS server. We have both UEFI and BIOS computers in our environment. All manage to PXE boot except the HP UEFI computers. Unless I turn Secure Boot off - then it happily loads the image. Is there perhaps some secure keys the computers are missing? Thank you in advance for any answer to this. We have ~3000 computers that are affected.

A:PXE, UEFI and Secure Boot

Hello I have a very similar issue. UEFI and Secure Boot are enabled, MS SCCM 2012 R2, etc. Want to deploy Windows 10.... In my case several laptops models (HP Elitebook 820 G2; HP Elitebook 850 G2; HP EliteBook Folio 9470m; HP Zbook 17 G2) don't want to boot in WinPE. After Downloading WinPE into RAM and a restart a HP message appears: "No bootable image found, notebook will shutdown" But WinPE was successfully downloaded into OS Boot Manager. I've checked it with Bcdedit. Interessting point is that if I login to the BIOS now and change the Secure Boot to "disable" the computer boot in WinPE immediately. Other Models like HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1; HP ProBook 650 G1 works fine with enbaled UEFI and Secure Boot !!! All Laptops have latest BIOS version. I've tried BIOS Factory defaults and Security defaults. Nothing changed if UEFI and Secure Boot is enabled. It seems there are different SecureBoot checks implemented at HP. Has anyone a solution, similar experiences or an explanation ?? Thanks a lot in advance 

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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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I recently learned about UEFI boot and Secure boot when I was downgrading my aunt's Windows 8 laptop to Windows 7, but I like windows 8 and I have it on my ASUS N76VZ laptop (which came with windows 7, so it isn't using or doesn't have UEFI boot or secure boot), and I'm wondering if there is a way for me to set up UEFI and Secure boot on my laptop.

First, there doesn't seem to be an option to set up UEFI boot or Secure boot on this laptop, and I do have the latest bios, but here are some pictures of my BIOS screen and options (if you see the UEFI option there, point it out!):

Main
Advanced
Boot
Security
Save & Exit

Also I was thinking of setting up secure boot but there doesn't seem to be an option for that either?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

-Derek

A:Set up UEFI/Secure Boot on laptop?

Enable UEFI on ASUS N76VZ laptop

You will need to

1) ENABLE CSM Lanuch

2) Set to UEFI or UEFI & Legacy mode.

Not showing in your screenshots, check your manual for settings.

How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Help Forums
or
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

For more info on UEFI:
Windows and GPT FAQ
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
UEFI and Windows
Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS, Advantech(EN) - YouTube
Sample: Configure UEFI/GPT-Based Hard Drive Partitions by Using Windows PE and DiskPart

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Hello,

I am in charge of updating several of our Windows 7 machines in our environment to Windows 10, we have a security requirement for our network that all machines running Win10 must use UEFI, SecureBoot and Credential Guard.

I'm trying to determine if some of my older machines running Windows 7 are UEFI capable, I have a mix of HP, Dell machines. My server is 2008R2.

After googling it seems some hardware won't support, but I haven't found an easy way to determine which machines will or won't.

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I am using Windows 10 Home/64 on a 90ED/700-251SH Lenovo desktop.The UEFI with secure boot is disabled and i need detailed instructions on how to enable it.I looked at the bios settings but it was not clear how to turn on the secure boot.

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Is there any way to register a windows 7 installation so that one can enable UEFI secure boot, and only boot to 7?

Thanks

A:[SOLVED] UEFI Secure Boot

See the info at the bottom of this Windows 8 FAQ for IT Professionals

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

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

Hello all,

This is my problem:

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

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


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

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

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

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

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I am using Windows 10 Home/64 on a 90ED/700-251SH Lenovo desktop.The UEFI with secure boot is disabled and i need detailed instructions on how to enable it.I looked at the bios settings but it was not clear how to turn on the secure boot.
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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I just updated my bios to uefi to get secure boot. but windows 8 compatibility tool still says my bios does not support have secure boot. Can i still install windows 8? I already ordered my upgrade dvd.

A:Can i still install windows 8 if my uefi does not have secure boot?

Yes, you can.

My UEFI BIOS doesn't support secure-boot either, and W8 installs and runs without a hitch.

Go for it, and good luck!!

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Hey guys,

I've installed Windows 8.1 on UEFI mode on my new Samsung 840 Pro.

Everything works REALLY fast which is great, the UEFI boot process is significantly faster than the old BIOS

Problem is, after enabling secure boot in the BIOS, I am getting an error message saying
"System BIOS detected a non-Windows 8 Logo graphic card. There is no GOP (Graphics Output Protocol) support detected in this card. 'Windows 8 feature' settings in BIOS will be changed to 'Disabled'."

I am not very savvy about Secure Boot, but from what I understand I need to get a special UEFI bios for the graphics card in order to get this to work?

My board is an MSI Z77A-GD65 and the GPU is an EVGA GTX680 Superclocked.

P.S. When loading Windows with UEFI enabled I should see the manufacturer's (MSI) logo instead of the Windows logo right? I'm not seeing it but I have definitely installed 8.1 in UEFI mode and my BIOS mode is set to UEFI only so it's definitely working, I assume that it's related to the "Non Windows 8 logo graphics card" error?

Thanks

A:Secure Boot issue after 8.1 UEFI installation

Curious what happens if you disable Secure Boot? As long as you keep your system clean, check for virus/malware it shouldn't be a problem.

Otherwise, read here: GTX 680 / GTX 590 - UEFI BIOS | EVGA Forums

EVGATech_MattM says he will send you the BIOS if you email him.

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I'm trying to do a clean install Windows 10 Pro x64 v1703 (Creators Edition) from a UEFI USB flash drive created with Microsoft's Windows Media Creation Tool. It gets to the point of trying to partition Lite-on SSD it gives an error. BIOS updated to latest version 2.42 3/14/2017.I've tried to format SSD on another pc w/ diskpart select disk x, clean, convert gpt Has anyone been able to install Windows 10 with UEFI/Secure Boot enabled / CSM off? I'm guessing this model doesn't support full UEFI mode for Windows 10?

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I'm having nothing but epic failures when I try to image a Windows 8 box with Secure Boot enabled, that was installed using UEFI and has GPT partitions.

I can install using standard MBR, and disable Secure Boot and UEFI in the BIOS and I can restore that no problem.

However, I have been playing with Aomei, Macrium, EaseUs, etc to handle my image restores and not having any luck at all. Basically it's this thread that explains my issues almost perfectly.
Home user: Need Win 8 Disk Imaging solution with UEFI-compatible Startup Disks

I want to install Windows 8, using UEFI with Secure Boot, install patches, software, etc, then run sysprep, shut down, image and then deploy the image on the same make/model down the road.

The only real success thus far has been to load Windows 8, and then run imagex to capture a new wim and then install using that WIM. But that's a whole install, I'd rather just lay an image back down.

I've spent 4 full days working on this, and no luck

A:Anybody have luck imaging 8 with UEFI, GPT, Secure Boot?

I assume you can now get the recovery media to boot - but the restored images don't boot ?

I am pretty sure Paragon paid versions do that fine - I have no idea if the free version does.

In any case, it is only free for personal use.

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Hi, 
I am having a problem with a precision M6700 with a Nvidia K4000m. I installed Windows 10 Pro in the UEFI mode and Legacy ROM enabled. Later, i enabled secure boot from the BIOS and now there is no display. Tried resetting by removing power and removing CMOS battery. No change.
Need immidiate assistance.
Thanks.

A:Dell Precision M6700 Nvidia k4000m no display at all after enabling Secure boot

Sounds like a tough one. Your support site has articles & threads about it.
http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/precision-m6700/research
Precision M6700 Support site

http://www.dell.com/Support/Article/us/en/19/SLN85632
Computer Does Not Turn On Or Go Into Windows
=== Quote ====
No Video
If the power indications are normal but there is never any video seen on the computer's display during the startup process, this probably indicates a No Video issue.
If you have a desktop computer and the monitor has its own power supply, make sure the monitor has a power indicator showing that it is turned on.
To troubleshoot a No Video issue, click on the links below:

Desktop
Notebook

For a notebook, press and hold the Fn key and then press the power button. This starts the pre-boot testing and will launch ePSA. ePSA will test video with a series of patterns. If they look fine but you want to test more, you can respond to the video test with "N" and ePSA will then launch the LCD BIST test. If you have a no video issue, you can either run the Fn+Power to enter ePSA or D+Power to run the LCD BIST.
=== EOQ =====

http://www.dell.com/Support/Article/us/en/19/SLN292599
Resolve No Power, No POST, No Boot or No Video issues with your Dell Computer

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3519/t/19596949
Laptop M6700 Screen goes blank
Cure: Update the BIOS. Also suggests plugging in an external monitor.

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hi
i need to know something. I bought a laptop with windows 8.1 installed. For some reasons i wanted to fresh install the OS from the provided disc media. When i pressed the Escape button to enter BIOS i came across a very strange form of BIOS.
Anyhow it didn't bother me much but the thing i got problem with:

1. The laptop had UEFI enabled and didn't let me install media either from DVD or USB (i made the ISO of DVD). There is no option to boot from DVD or USB. It is i think because i made install media on USB using RUFUS and MBR partition using UEFI or BIOS option (not MBR for UEFI)
2. I somehow managed to set it to "legacy type boot" from BIOS and then it started showing other options for booting from DVD or USB or LAN.
3. I disabled the secure boot option. Does it need to remain enabled? what is its purpose. I found on Google that secure boot is a form of disk protection (in lay-man's words) that will prohibit installation of any other OS like win7 on this laptop.

I am not a die hard fan of win 8 or 8.1. It's just a matter of choice. I never was comfortable with this OS. I feel more comfortable with win7. So what must i do to install win7 on this laptop.

A:[SOLVED] UEFI / secure boot info needed

Secure boot keeps malicious software from installing on the computer as well as other OS's other then Windows 8.The UEFI Bios is also used for HDD's that are larger then 2.2TB and are Initialized GPT instead of MBR
to install any other OS, you must disable Secure Boot. You may want to leave the Hidden Recovery Partition alone, in case you want to reinstall Windows 8 sometime in the future.

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PCWorld > Security> Researchers demo exploits that bypass Windows 8 Secure Boot

A:Windows 8 Secure Boot bypassed / UEFI bootkit

Very interesting article. Thanks for the read.

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I have a paid for version of Acronis True Image Home 2010 that I have used for years with my Windows 7 box and it's been good.

I've also used Macrium Reflect Free, and today I tend to use AOMEI ddata backuper as it's free for personal and commercial use.

I have a new Dell laptop (with Windows 8), and thus far I have disabled the UEFI boot options and Secure Boot and use a classic setup. However, if I wanted to have a play with these other options to see what impact they would have on system performance, does anybody here know which of these drive imaging software packages would work?

I also have a desktop at work with all of these options (and that's likely where I will experiment). On that box, it's simple to drop in a test hard drive and whack away until I get it working. My laptop has an msata drive and I don't have any spares of these drives lying around.

A:Which imaging apps support UEFI, GPT and Secure Boot?

I would look for a 3rd party Partitioning,Backup & Cloning software, which fully supports Windows 8, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
Which is signed by Microsoft.

The only two 3rd party software that I know of, that fully supports Windows 8 is PARAGON 12 & SSR Desktop Edition, both are signed by Microsoft .
Paragon 12 & SSR have support for Windows 8 uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.

PARAGON Software Group - partition manager, drive backup, hard disk partitioning

or could consider SSR Desktop Edition

* Now Released * Symantec System Recovery 2013 | Symantec Connect Community

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PCWorld > Security> Researchers demo exploits that bypass Windows 8 Secure Boot
 

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necesito quitar la version que trae la computadora HP PRODESK 400 G3 que es windows 10, pero no me deja arrancar desde el cd-rom, ya desactive el ARRANQUE SEGURO pero no trae la COMPATIBILIDAD HEREDADA

A:Desactivar UEFI, no aparece Secure boot HP PRODESK 400 G3

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

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

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

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

What's wrong?

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

Thanks.

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

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

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

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

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I'm using: Windows 8, Avira Free Antivirus, and Comodo Firewall.

The other day I powered up my computer, opened Firefox, and logged into Gmail.. Then I noticed that Avira still hadn't started!

Before uninstalling Avira for Bitdefender or Kaspersky, I decided to see what the interwebz had to say about Avira's start time. I found a thread on this wonderful forum, where everyone agreed that upon installing Avira it is best to configure it for "Secure Start", over normal start. (http://malwaretips.com/Thread-Normal-or-Secure-Start-Avira-AntiVir)

Problem is, I had already scoured all the settings for such an option and found nothing to fix its pushover-style startup philosophy that lets everything else load before it.

In the thread I linked, a command was given (avconfig.exe /WIZ) that was supposedly supposed to run a wizard that would allow "Secure Start" to be enabled, but instead it simply opened the settings page to configure the Automatic Update interval.

I'm not sure why, but I would like to give Avira a chance here.. But its painfully slow start time is simply unacceptable. As of now, as far as I'm concerned, Avira Free Antivirus is broken.

*sidenote: When I'm in Avira Control Center and navigate to View > Internet Protection, the item in the menu is: "menu_firewall". This is not consistent with the other items such as "System Scanner" or "Android Security" due to the underscore and un... Read more

A:Enabling secure start? Avira is the last thing to load on boot. Firefox loads faster!

Please be aware that thread is 2 years old, many changes may have occurred within Avira. How is Avira without secure boot?
 

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When will Windows Defender Offline x64 be signed for use with New OEM manufacturer's PC's with UEFI & Secure Boot ENABLED?

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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, I built a new PC running 8.1, GPT, UEFI secure boot mode, everything. I'm now at the point where I'm ready to start migrating my data to it, but before I do that, I need to get some backup software that offers me the option to boot from a recovery CD and restore from an image file backup stored elsewhere. Until I've wiped this install & restored successfully, I don't consider it a usable machine. I already have this setup working on my Win7, but for some reason that software is not working with 8.1.

So I'm looking around for something new, and I'm on a trial of Paragon Backup and Recovery Home 12. It says I can create a WinPE disk (and I must use this, since I'm using Intel firmware-based RAID) that will allow me to do a bare-metal restore. The help takes me to a link on their website for something called the "Paragon Boot Media Builder." And there's documentation on it, but I can't find out how to download it. If I Google downloading that, a bunch of pirate websites show up & not much else.

Is their help & website outdated, is there another of their products that I must buy to get this?? Very unclear.

Or does anyone have any other suggestions? I'm not really not interested in purchasing anything until I've verified it is solid & will work in the manner I described above. I don't trust untested backups.

A:bare-metal restore of 8.1 in UEFI secure boot mode

Paragon 12 has no support for Windows 8.1.
Paragon update to 14
Paragon 14, Out November 2013.
Hard Disk Manager Suite ? complete system management | PARAGON Software Group - disk partitioning, resize partition
Paragon Hard Disk Manager Professional - Overview

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Hi everyone. I am new here. I need help.

I just can't figured out how to install windows 8 enterprise edition x64 under UEFI secure boot on Asus P8Z77-M motherboard. Is anyone ever successfully doing so?

I have installed the latest bios version 1806 and reset to the default setting. I has enabled CSM on the boot setting under advanced mode and changed the following:

Boot Device Control: UEFI OnlyBoot from Network Devices and Boot from Storage Devices: UEFI FirstBoot from PCIe/PCI Expansion Devices: UEFI First

I followed the instruction on here about how to setup installation media on my flashdisk. At the boot menu, I also see my UEFI installation media, but I can't boot to it. The computer just go back to the BIOS again. Do somebody can help?

when I check my secure boot state with powershell, it just response like in the image, instead of FALSE

Sorry for my bad english

A:Stucked installing windows 8 UEFI secure boot on P8Z77-M

Where do you buy your Windows 8 Enterprise DVD from?

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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,
My Dell computer did not boot anymore. Nothing seemed to work, so I went to a friend and copied the emergency disk on a USB drive. The drive seems to work as it installs windows 10, but if I leave it in when it finished installing, it will do it again. I tried taking it out, and the black screen showed a blue window with little balls circling and the words getting ready. Well, I waited quite a while and nothing happened.
So, I started searching the web (I also have a Mac computer) and people seemed to say that I should change the booting bios and disable secure boot. I went into the bios, or so I think, but clicking on f12 at restart. I went to boot but I saw no secure boot in the choices.
I am at a loss here. I haven't used my dell since February, as that is when I had the problem. Then life happened and I did not get back to it till now.
I would appreciate some help if at all possible.
Thanks
Dalila

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

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Hello,
My Dell computer did not boot anymore. Nothing seemed to work, so I went to a friend and copied the emergency disk on a USB drive. The drive seems to work as it installs windows 10, but if I leave it in when it finished installing, it will do it again. I tried taking it out, and the black screen showed a blue window with little balls circling and the words getting ready. Well, I waited quite a while and nothing happened.
So, I started searching the web (I also have a Mac computer) and people seemed to say that I should change the booting bios and disable secure boot. I went into the bios, or so I think, but clicking on f12 at restart. I went to boot but I saw no secure boot in the choices.
I am at a loss here. I haven't used my dell since February, as that is when I had the problem. Then life happened and I did not get back to it till now.
I would appreciate some help if at all possible.
Thanks
Dalila

A:Reinstalled windows 10 from usb and got stuck secure Boot - Enable or Disable in UEFI

Once you install Windows from a Window USB Installer, you should remove the USB Flash drive on First Bootup and it will start to load Windows from the HDD.
If not, restart the computer and press F2 to enter Setup (Bios) Here go to Boot Priority. Move the HDD up to First Boot Device. Also go to the Security tab, if Secure Boot is Enabled, using your Enter and Arrow key, Disable it or change it to Setup Mode.
If this doesn't boot the computer, then the install is corrupted. Try using the Microsoft tool for Windows 10

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I didn't know quite where to put this query but.... I have an Intel DG43NB board which the BIOS settings have an option to enable UEFI. Now I have tried enabling it but am not getting anything happen just a black screen which a white cursor travels down until the machine boots.

So does one have to install some sort of software - have had a Google but cannot find any definitive answers so anyone give me a hint please?

A:Enabling UEFI

There are two ways to install Windows when using that motherboard, or any motherboard that supports UEFI.

1. Install Windows normally, just like you always have.
2. Install Windows 7 x64 under UEFI.

In order to install it, you enable UEFI in your BIOS, and you boot your Windows 7 x64 DVD in UEFI mode. Check out the guide:

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

You can also install using a USB flash drive - check the link in my signature.

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Hi - I recently bought a 570-p075na. I swapped the 3TB HDD for a 500 GB SSD, but in order to install Windows onto it from my DVD I had to disable secure boot and enable legacy support. But when I re-disabled legacy support the machine didn't see the disk and wouldn't boot. How can I disable legacy support and enable secure boot again? Thanks J.

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Hi hoping I can get some info on setting up my new build to use the UEFI BIOS at boot. If anyone is currently using UEFI I would appreciate any info, links, advice or perils to avoid.
Apologies for the long post but please respond if you can help.
First the new hardware specs

CPU: Intel 5930K Core i7 5930KMotheboard: Gigabyte GA-X99-UD4 Rev 1.0Ram: Crucial 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 2133MHzGPU: 2 x Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 Gaming in SLIPSU: Corsair AX860i ATX Power Supply,80 PLUS PlatinumPrimary HDD: Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GBSecondary HDD (Programs): Samsung SSD 840 Evo 500GBStorage HDD (Music/Movies/ETC.): Western Digital Black WD2002FAEX 2TBBlueray / DVD: LG BH16NS40(OEM) Blu-Ray WRITERCPU Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H100i Liquid CPU CoolerFans: Front 2x x 140mm fans / Rear 1 x 140mm fansCase: Corsair 730T
Now Regarding using the UEFI Bios and Win 8.1 64 in UEFI mode,
From what I have read here and at the link below on Microsoft
UEFI Boot in Windows 8.1
and from checking all my components specs they all seem to meet the UEFI Boot requirements other than perhaps the DVD drive as I cannot see anywhere if the firmware specs for it are 64bit.
Regardless, in the article above the author says just before the start of the last paragraph in bold





In fact, it is a better strategy to install Windows UEFI with Secure Boot disabled. It can subsequently be enabled after successful Windows UEFI installation, and ascertain the working of all Hardware Devices. ... Read more

A:New build enabling UEFI confusion

You seem to have all your facts and assumptions correct..

Disable Legacy/csm support - disable secureboot - install windows 8.1 x64 - enable secureboot

windows 8.1 x86 supports none of this

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I already did a clean install of Win10 on my Dell laptop which does seem to support UEFI mode when I went through the BIOS setup screen. My current BIOS setup is using the Legacy BIOS mode.
My question is, if I do decide to enable UEFI with Secure Boot, will I need to reinstall Win10 again?
If that's the case, then will I need to enable this UEFI before installing or after installing Win10?

I installed Win10 using the Media Creation Tool.

So does this mean that I have to start right from scratch again in order to use the UEFI with Secure Boot?
In in other words, do I need to create another Media Creation Tool for my bootable USB flash drive and reinstall Win10 all over again?

Or, can I just go into my BIOS setup and select UEFI with Secure Boot without reinstalling Windows again?

Please explain this.

A:Enabling UEFI Mode AFTER clean install of Win10?

Originally Posted by win10freak


I already did a clean install of Win10 on my Dell laptop which does seem to support UEFI mode when I went through the BIOS setup screen. My current BIOS setup is using the Legacy BIOS mode.
My question is, if I do decide to enable UEFI with Secure Boot, will I need to reinstall Win10 again?
If that's the case, then will I need to enable this UEFI before installing or after installing Win10?

I installed Win10 using the Media Creation Tool.

So does this mean that I have to start right from scratch again in order to use the UEFI with Secure Boot?
In in other words, do I need to create another Media Creation Tool for my bootable USB flash drive and reinstall Win10 all over again?

Or, can I just go into my BIOS setup and select UEFI with Secure Boot without reinstalling Windows again?

Please explain this.



See if this tutorial helps you.
AHCI - Enable in Windows 8 and Windows 10 after Installation

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Hi, I have a problem with my EFI boot. Due my university requirements, I had to install Ubuntu 12.10 into my Samsung laptop which came with Windows 8. At the beginning everything went well, but one day I tried to activate the secure boot and when I restart the laptop I got the message "Invalid signature detected, check secure boot policy in setup". So i restarted the pc and inactivated the secure boot, but when I tried to start Windows 8 I got this message "The boot configuration data for your PC is missing or contains errors. File :\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD Error code: 0xc000000f". Since then, I've been trying a lot ways in order to have BCD repaired, but none worked.I tried to do this (http://qliktips.blogspot.com.ar/2012...e.html)Bootrec /fixmbrBootrec /fixboot Bootrec /rebuildbcdbut in the rebuildbcd I got this meesage "the requested system device cannot be identified due to multiple indistinguishable devices potentially matching the identification criteria"also tried Recovering the Windows Bootloader from the DVD - EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki for the nuclear holocaust but when I do this bcdedit.exe /import c:\boot\bcd.temp I got the same above message.I don't know what else to do, I think I've tried everythin, I'd really appreciate if you could help me,thanks!

A:UEFI boot error

Welcome to EightForums.

How to dual boot with Ubuntu & Windows 8, with Secure Boot ENABLED.
Practical UEFI Secure Boot (Part 3 of 3) - YouTube

Samsung Laptops Bricked by Booting Linux Using UEFI

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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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