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Installing W8.1 - Legacy vs. UEFI - Dell XPS15 - Problem!

Q: Installing W8.1 - Legacy vs. UEFI - Dell XPS15 - Problem!

I'm new to Legacy and UEFI terminology, so please go easy...

Dell XPS15 with Samsung 840 250GB SSD (replaced original mechanical drive) + 32GB mSATA drive (still present). It was set up to boot from UEFI when the Dell technician installed the OS on the new Samsung drive. Am I correct in saying the mSATA drive is not being used at present as the new Samsung SSD replaced the original mechanical drive?

Problem: Today I've wiped the 250GB SSD and installed W8.1. Problem is I installed it in Legacy mode as I couldn't get the W8.1 DVD to boot in UEFI mode. I think this was a mistake. I thought I could switch it back later from legacy to UEFI. The laptop will not boot now in UEFI.

Is there any way to switch back to UEFI for faster booting? I have a macrium reflect image of the new install, or would this just use Legacy again?

Is a complete reinstall needed, this time in UEFI mode and via USB?

Thanks
Ian

A: Installing W8.1 - Legacy vs. UEFI - Dell XPS15 - Problem!

You need to install as UEFI. The DVD will boot as UEFI, just select it with that designation in the Boot Device Menu then make sure and hit a key if it is necessary. If you get a message about the SSD being the wrong configuration, you may have to remove all the partitions on the drive in the partition selection window so it can be configured as GPT.

You may want to set the system back to a Secure Boot configuration so it won't even show the legacy boot devices.

The 32 GB drive was the acceleration drive for the HDD and you do not need it when using an SSD. It did not have software installed, but was being used as a cache for the HDD.

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Hello,

I've installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu using UEFI.
But, now I created a bootable USB for a Linux that does not support UEFI, but only Legacy.
I mean, when I plug the USB to my laptop, the UEFI does not recognize it, only the Legacy BIOS does.
Is it possible to simply proceed to install the other Linux using Legacy mode? Or it will cause problems?

Thanks

A:Installing some OS's in UEFI and some using Legacy BIOS

I am never a fan of using dual boot. I have Windows 10 installed on a separate GPT SSD and Linux installed in MBR SSD and run them separately using Boot Menu so they are completely independent from each other.

I did mention in your other thread that dual booting using MBR is preferable which you can set the Windows boot manager and GRUB boot loader separately. The traditional way is Linux override the MBR and took over the booting process for both Windows & Linux. The non traditional way is to put the GRUB Boot loader in its own partition then use Easy BCD to set up the dual boot, this way they are independent so if there's an update/upgrade from either one, you won't break anything. In addition, you'll get a nice GUI dual boot Menu from Windows, not the ugly GRUB.

Here's an example:

GRUB controls the booting process for both Windows and LinuxPut GRUB in its own partition and use Easy BCD to set up dual boot.
NOTE: During Linux installation, you have to tell Linux not to use sda (MBR in Windows) but its own partition.

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After about 6 hours of trying to setup an Ubuntu dual boot on my Vaio svE14A15FG all i succeeded in was eventually deleting the partition table. (I was told to run gdisk so the Live CD would see my windows install and automatically install along side as all manual efforts weren't working.) I'm running TestDisk at the moment to see about getting it all restored as I've moved around a bit in the last year and am not 100% sure of where my system restore disk has ended up. However I do also have a physical install disk and unused product key from family pack. That disk will only boot in legacy mode though. If I'm not too worried about losing files(everything important is also on my desktop) and having a clean install would I be missing out on anything important by using the legacy mode instead(which would also make installing Ubuntu alongside easier)?

A:Does installing as UEFI over Legacy have any real benefits?

In my opinion, no, you wouldn`t.

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I have an Acer V3-731. Owner's nephew somehow put W-8 Enterprise on.
Received a complete set of Recovery CDs from Acer.
I want to do a complete recovery, no data.
First CD, "System" started and said needed UEFI

The BIOS is set

Security
Supervisor Password-Clear
Secure Boot Mode-Standard
(Only "Set Supervisor Password" is operable)

Boot
UEFI
Secure Boot disabled

Booting from the "System" CD, I get as far as "Restore Operating System to Factory Defaults"

Next window says "Please boot this Recovery Disc using Legacy BIOS"

When I change the Boot to Legacy, it tells me I can only use UEFI.

Is this something to do with the Enterprise on this PC?

A:8 Enterprise Legacy-UEFI problem doing Acer recovery

Is this something to do with the Enterprise on this PC?



NO, you need to clean the HDD.

Reset the UEFI/BIOS back to UEFI & Secure Boot ENABLED.

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
Using Acer Recovery DVD:
ICONIA W510,how to reinstall windows 8 with recove... - Acer Community

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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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Hello,

I have just finished making myself a decent gaming rig and im on the last step at the moment; which is installing Windows 7. I have noticed that when trying to install Windows on my pc there's two option: one is Legacy and the other is UEFI, and since I'm not really and expert when it comes to such things, I decided to postpone the installation process until I figure this out. So, which of these should I choose as an installation method? I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me with that. Thank you!

A:UEFI or Legacy?

UEFI has some advantages over BIOS,such as:

Faster booting
Support of 128 logical partitions
Support for disks which have a size of over 2.2 TB
Support for Legacy BIOS

Since your desire is gaming,install with UEFI. There's no reason to go with BIOS unless you have old hardware.

This tutorial shows you how to install Windows in UEFI:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

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I am not a happy camper with Windows 8.
I am confused with the Legacy and the UEFI boot methods. The reason I am confused I think, is because I read to darn much on the Internet. One bit of confusion is with respect to changing from UEFI to Legacy. It would appear from some comments that if I do that, Windows 8 won't boot anymore. I would have to change back to UEFI for indows 8 to boot. I also read that changing back to UEFI could be a major problem when trying to access the BIOS. No, I am confused. My ultimate goal is to set my laptop up to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu. Like I have been doing for the last multiple years with XP and Windows 7.
Helpful comments would certainly be appreciated.

]Dell Inspiron 5721
Windows 8
Intel i7 @ 1.9 GHz
BIOS Version ? Dell Inc. A06 2/22/2013
SMBIOS ? 2.7
BIOS Mode ? UEFI
Secure Boot State ? On
Memory ? 8 GB[/QUOTE]

A:UEFI/Legacy

I don't quite understand what UEFI is, it is firmware, or is it Microsoft's new Boot GUI? I've set my systems to boot Legacy mode, and since I did that, I have no trouble getting into Safe Mode.

Does UEFI access your BIOS as well? That's what I'm worried about. The idea of not being able to access the BIOS from outside Windows 8 makes me itch. I think the Legacy Menu may allow that though - You can set it to Legacy, and if you can't access the Bios, then you can switch it back. I forget the command lines to set it, but they are in a tutorial here. It's BCDedit.

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My system: acer v5 471p-6843
windows 8 64 bit
So basically I was messing with my bios settings and I changed it to uefi to legacy and when I restart it it says no operating system with that pxe
When I try to boot into bios via f2, f12 , esc , del all of them don't work. Now I'm stuck unable to boot into bios. I made a recovery USB for win 8 but it doesn't give me a boot into firmware option. So I have no idea how to get back into bios to set it to uefi again

A:Uefi to legacy mistake :(

Bear with me.

Does it boot into Windows ?

Or some screen with a message & goes no further ?

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Hello, first of all thanks for taking time helping me with my issue.

That`s the case:

I wanted to recover an Image-Backup done with a Backup Software, but the Boot-CD does not Boot on my PC. I have an Windows 10 64-Bit System.

While trying i found out it does indeed boot when i change the Bios from UEFI to Legacy.

If i recover the Image in Legacy-Mode and after that i change it again to UEFI - will Windows boot up or will there be Problems?

Is there any way to make the Boot-CD work also on UEFI?

Thanks in advance.
 

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

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

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

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

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Hi,I have PACKARD BELL IMEDIA S2883 with preinstalled Windows 8.1. BIOS is UEFI and i can't fint option to change it to Legacy BIOS. In UEFI it's won't detect legacy boot devices even with Secure boot option disabled and Legacy USB enabled. Is there any way to use standart Legacy BIOS? Any help will be appreciated!











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A:How to change from UEFI to Legacy BIOS?

Hi ANONIMNIQ,
 
Could you tell me what your current BIOS version is? Also, could you send me a private message with your Serial Number? I'll see what I can track down for you.
Cory

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Went into BIOS - disable UEFI is greyed out - clearly i am missing something - how do i disable UEFI?

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

A:Boot UEFI or Legacy ---- tips

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

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

A:UEFI vs Legacy Boot order

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

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My system has several drives, two of which are 4TB drives. The two 4Gb drives are using GPT partition schemes. However, I'm booting off of a 240GB SSD which is using a MBR scheme.

When I installed my current motherboard, I did a fresh install of Windows 7. I didn't know much about UEFI, except that I hate it. Now I discover that there is an option to boot in legacy mode. I know in linux I can convert an existing system from UEFI to legacy mode by changing the EFI partition.

My question is, can I convert an existing Windows 7 install FROM UEFI TO legacy mode? If so, how?

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We need to use Legacy boot for a PXE imaging system.  This Elitedesk 800 G2 will not keep the Legacy Support Enable and Secure Boot Disable setting through a restart.  We have searched and tried many options found on this forum and elsewhere (several days worth of time) to no avail.  We have gone from BIOS 2.05 to 2.12 to 2.13 with no change in symptoms.  We have even taken out the SSD and put in an imaged HDD and not been able to keep the setting.  In all of this, under the Boot Options, both UEFI and Legacy are checked, but grayed out so neither can be unchecked (options under UEFI can be changed and saved).We have reset to factory defaults many time, Cleared the Keys, turned off and on many other options, created the admin password, and many other things found on this forum and elsewhere, including of all things, the HP manual.  Somehwere, they have to have a way around this.  What good is a device that is so secure, that the IT department can't even manage it? 

A:Both Legacy and UEFI are checked, but are grayed out and nei...

Hi: I have the older 8200 Elite CMT, and in the BIOS's boot order menu you can use the F5 key to turn UEFI boot order completely off, and then just legacy mode exists for booting. Maybe you can do the same thing with yours... The setup guide for your model is vague.  It just states:  UEFI Boot Order...default is enabled.  If that is the case then there must be a setting to disable it.  

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

A:Switching Windows 8 from UEFI to Legacy

Why would what do that?

You would need to buy a Windows 8.1 DVD.

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Hi,I have PACKARD BELL IMEDIA S2883 with preinstalled Windows 8.1. BIOS is UEFI and i can't fint option to change it to Legacy BIOS. In UEFI it's won't detect legacy boot devices even with Secure boot option disabled and Legacy USB enabled. Is there any way to use standart Legacy BIOS? Any help will be appreciated!










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A:How to change from UEFI to Legacy BIOS?

Hi ANONIMNIQ,
 
Could you tell me what your current BIOS version is? Also, could you send me a private message with your Serial Number? I'll see what I can track down for you.
Cory

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

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I bought a brand new Sony S series and it was shipped with windows 7 and boots in UEFI mode. I have encryption software I need to install, and it's not compatible with UEFI mode. In my bios I see the option to change the boot mode to legacy, but when I do that and restart the computer I get this message 'operating system not found'. How can I run my computer in legacy mode? Do I have to set the bios to legacy and re-install windows?

A:UEFI/Legacy bios issue

1) Install encryption software that supports UEFI.

2) Reinstall in legacy mode.

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Hello,

Right before I performed a clean install of Windows 8.1 x64 on my Inspiron 3520, I switched to the Legacy BIOS *facepalm*.

When I enter the legacy BIOS and enabled "secure boot", I performed a restart that gave the following message "internal hard disk drive not found, to resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive. No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 enter setup menu, F5 enter PSA". Of course, when I go back into the BIOS and disable secure boot, it reverts back to legacy and boots up Windows 8 just fine. What I'd like to know is, how can I revert back to UEFI so I can change the boot-up option and perform a clean install under UEFI.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! I've found a couple articles but I just want to make sure I'm headed in the right direction and if maybe there is a safer and easier way to get this done...

Making the Switch to UEFI | sepago

https://social.technet.microsoft.com...n-to-uefi.aspx

A:Switching from Legacy BIOS to UEFI

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

4. Press whatever key (ex: F11) it shows to boot to your motherboard's boot menu, and select to boot from the listed UEFI DVD or UEFI USB. (see screenshot below)

Secure Boot

Secure Boot only work in UEFI boot mode, when you enable Secure Boot in your PC's UEFI settings.

Secure Boot protect users from rootkits and other low-level malware attacks by blocking unauthorized (non-signed) executables and drivers from being loaded during the boot process.

Protecting the pre-OS environment with UEFI - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Secure Boot - Enable or Disable in UEFI

Secure Boot - Confirm Enabled or Disabled in Windows 8

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Say I install Windows as Legacy, can I later change it to UEFI? Or doing so will require another clean install? Thanks.

A:Changing a Legacy system to UEFI

For UEFI disable Legacy in BIOS, boot the Win7 DVD as a UEFI device. This change means the old install won't boot and needs to be deleted along with all other partitions to force the installer to change the HD format to GPT format - be sure to unplug all other HD's first.

So for UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums. For install via flash stick special steps must be done from UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

Or to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7 for a normal MBR install.

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Okay, my graphics card, Nvidia GT650 is not ready for UEFI installation and I have no way to flash the bios. If I boot using legacy bios, install the card, then can I flash the card BIOS and then return to UEFI booting?

The card is currently not installed and I have no other system to use to flash the cards bios. TIA!

A:UEFI to Legacy for graphics card installation

Did some research and it appears after you disable UEFI, in order to install the card, you can then reboot and enable UEFI and it will reconfigure the UEFI with the new card.

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I have read the tutorials and the many posts on this topic so apologise for creating another post on an old topic. I am hoping I am being an idiot and have just missed something really simple.

Scenario 1: Created UEFI bootable USB, using Rufus, configured BIOS with CMS disabled and Secure Boot enabled. USB drive is recognised in BIOS as UEFI and selectable as a boot option. Windows files show as loading and then it sits with the Windows logo doing nothing.

Scenario 2: Created 'normal' bootable USB, using the Windows Download Tool, configured BIOS with CMS enabled and Secure Boot disabled. USB drive is recognised in BIOS but not as a boot option. Get a message prompting to insert boot media.

I don't have a DVD drive so USB is my only boot option. The system is a 3XS Scan custom build but the OS stopped recognising mouse and keyboard even in safe mode so I opted to wipe the hard drive and start with a fresh build. The OS was being unstable anyway and it was time for a clean install.

This is the first time I've tried a build since UEFI has started rolling out and it's nowhere near as straight forward as it used to be... Just used to pop a USB or (remember these...) a floppy to a basic command line to set up the partitions and load up the OS. So, what I am really saying is that I am utterly clueless in this new world order and will need handholding...

Thank you for any help and suggestions.

A:Win7 Installation via USB failing on UEFI and Legacy

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

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So i have a laptop with windows 10 And i downgraded it to windows 7 thus i change uefi to legacy but since drivers are not compatible with win7 i tried to clean install again in windows 10 using uefi but it cant be recognize unlike legacy. It always shows (no bootable device)

A:Legacy boots usb fine but UEFI can't recognize it.

Originally Posted by Kim2312


So i have a laptop with windows 10 And i downgraded it to windows 7 thus i change uefi to legacy but since drivers are not compatible with win7 i tried to clean install again in windows 10 using uefi but it cant be recognize unlike legacy. It always shows (no bootable device)



You try change it to auto or change it back to legacy.
Or according to your statement, format the drive again.

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Hi all!What are the practical differences between the two BIOS modes (Legacy VS UEFI and their accompanying MBR vs GPT)? Which is better for Win 7 Pro especially with XP mode run through a Virtual Machine? Thank you!




-----------IBM T40: XP PRO SP3, 14.1" 4:3 display, 512MB DDR RAM, 40GB HDD, ThinkLight, DVD.Lenovo Ideacentre H215: AMD Athlon II X2 215, 500GB HDD, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 64-bit Win7, AMD 760G.

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I had to go into the BIOS and change the type from Secure Boot / UEFI to Legacy Boot in order to get the firmware program for my SSD to run from a removable USB drive. No big deal, I figured after the firmware is updated, I'll go in to change it back to Secure / UEFI, right?  Wrong.
So, hours later now, I cannot enter the BIOS at all. During the POST screen, I see the "Press F2 for Setup / F12 for Boot Options" and I even notice that the "F2 for Setup" become highlighted/selected after holding the F2 key down. But, instead of going into the BIOS, it goes to a DOS menu in which you can either select the OS or Windows Memory Diagnostic.  
I ended up doing a clean install of Win 10, and disabled fast boot. That didn't help. Then I thought installing Win 7 would fix it. Nope. Same deal; can't get into BIOS.  I did some googling and found one suggestion to press Alt+F2 and all combinations thereof including F8, ESC, DEL etc - no luck.  Another suggestion I tried was removing the CMOS battery / unplugging the SSD / laptop battery in order to force it to a hold POST screen.  What happened then after pressing F2 was lots of beeping and a Boot from PXE menu came up (Bizarre).
Any other suggestions?  I can use Windows but Win 10 doesn't have full functionality without UEFI / Secure Boot enabled. And I'd hate not being able to access the BIOS or boot menu forever.  I hope some Dell expert can help me get in to th... Read more

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I had to go into the BIOS and change the type from Secure Boot / UEFI to Legacy Boot in order to get the firmware program for my SSD to run from a removable USB drive. No big deal, I figured after the firmware is updated, I'll go in to change it back to Secure / UEFI, right?  Wrong.
So, hours later now, I cannot enter the BIOS at all. During the POST screen, I see the "Press F2 for Setup / F12 for Boot Options" and I even notice that the "F2 for Setup" become highlighted/selected after holding the F2 key down. But, instead of going into the BIOS, it goes to a DOS menu in which you can either select the OS or Windows Memory Diagnostic.  
I ended up doing a clean install of Win 10, and disabled fast boot. That didn't help. Then I thought installing Win 7 would fix it. Nope. Same deal; can't get into BIOS.  I did some googling and found one suggestion to press Alt+F2 and all combinations thereof including F8, ESC, DEL etc - no luck.  Another suggestion I tried was removing the CMOS battery / unplugging the SSD / laptop battery in order to force it to a hold POST screen.  What happened then after pressing F2 was lots of beeping and a Boot from PXE menu came up (Bizarre).
Any other suggestions?  I can use Windows but Win 10 doesn't have full functionality without UEFI / Secure Boot enabled. And I'd hate not being able to access the BIOS or boot menu forever.  I hope some Dell expert can help me get in to th... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

Why do you want to install 7 ????

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Switching to UEFI from Legacy post Windows 8.1 install

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

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

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

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HP notebook 2000 model tpn-l108
Windows 8

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

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

edit: System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8

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

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

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

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Hello, currently I have the upgraded Windows 10 Pro Spanish 32-bit activated from Windows 7 Spanish OEM 32-bit on a 2011 HP ProBook 6550b LATAM which I guess has the digital entitlement since no keys were entered. I would like to clean install & format the drive using the USB Windows Pro 10 media and have 3 questions:

Q1: checking in System Information is says the OS was installed in BIOS Legacy Mode but in the Boot menu there is an option to select UEFI instead. Which one is the best?

Q2: if clean install is done with an English US version instead of Spanish will I loose the activation?

Q3: I tried changing the display & speech language option to English in my current Spanish OS, rebooted several times and get the persistent Windows Search "these results may be incomplete" error after Indexing is completed as reported in other threads while it works fine when reverting back to Spanish display mode. Anybody knows if that bug is solved in the anniversary update?

Thanks!

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I have a client that will be migrating to windows 10 and is try to find out if systems with legacy/UEFI bios can be switched from legacy to UEFI using HP bios configuration tool through a task sequence which ultimately will install win 10 64 also. Basically can this be totally automated.

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

Regards,
addas

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

Hello Addas,

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

Startup Options - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where do you buy your Windows 7 DVD from?

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My son has upgraded Windows 7 32 bit 4gb ram pc to Windows 10 within offer period . He complains about getting this startup nag message option every time he boots up & feels he has already selected Legacy bios to be safe but that message option keeps reappearing every boot up. I only have a win 8 pc & dont get message so cant advise him. Help would be appreciated.

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Hi guys, I have the Veriton X4620G SFF desktop with Windows 7 Pro 64 so I am wondering if I can change from legacy bios to UEFI? Thanks in advance... John










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A:Veriton X4620G change legacy bios to UEFI, possibl...

if your system was with windows 7 from factory, no. you can't update to UEFI.  

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I have an Inspiron 660. Last fall I upgraded Win 7 to Win 10/64.  I was looking at the System Information recently and I noticed that the BIOS mode was set to Legacy.
I see that UEFI is a step up from BIOS.
Is it safe to switch to UEFI after upgrading in Legacy BIOS mode?

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I have an Inspiron 660. Last fall I upgraded Win 7 to Win 10/64.  I was looking at the System Information recently and I noticed that the BIOS mode was set to Legacy.
I see that UEFI is a step up from BIOS.
Is it safe to switch to UEFI after upgrading in Legacy BIOS mode?

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Hi guys, I have the Veriton X4620G SFF desktop with Windows 7 Pro 64 so I am wondering if I can change from legacy bios to UEFI? Thanks in advance... John











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A:Veriton X4620G change legacy bios to UEFI, possibl...

if your system was with windows 7 from factory, no. you can't update to UEFI.  

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My new Dell XPS15 with Windows 7 crashes whenever I download torrents via wifi.

I am attaching the dmp file.

Can you please check the problem and give a fix for it?

A:BSOD in Dell XPS15

Please upload a full report
http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html


Remove AVG and replace with MSE

AVG - Download tools and utilities
Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY

Code:

Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Debug session time: Sat Feb 18 05:20:02.029 2012 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:13:44.278
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for NETIO.SYS
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for NETIO.SYS
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for tcpip.sys
Probably caused by : NETIO.SYS ( NETIO+11b2d )
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xD1
PROCESS_NAME: System
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xD1_NETIO+11b2d
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``

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I am trying to use my Sony DSR-200A (DV) camera to my HP PC via fire wire. I am running Windows 7 Premium Home Edition, 64 bit. The computer does not recognize that anything is plugged in. I have read other threads saying that the fix is to switch to the 1394 ohci compliant host controller legacy driver. I have tried hooking the camera up to another HP computer with the same OS and everything, and it automatically installed the correct driver and recognized the camera! Very frustrating. When I try to switch the driver to the Legacy (on the non-cooperative PC), I get the following message:

"Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it.

1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller (Legacy)

This device cannot start. (Code 10)

If you know the manufacturer of your device you can visit its website and check the support section for driver software."

The Sony DSR 200-A is an older camera that I don't believe has any installation disks or anything. I have downloaded all windows updates, including service pack 1, tried Windows Registry Repair (regsofts.com). I contacted FixNow and they remotely connected to my PC and said that the windows registry was messed up. Then they quoted me $200 to fix it. I told them no way. I figured this has to be some simple fix that I don't know of. Please let me know how I can get this HP to recognize the camera.

A:Problem Installing 1394 ohci compliant host controller legacy driver

Ok, so I have attached a registry file that you can install that might do the trick. It resets it so that it works normally. I found this while trying to fix a system that was severely infected with a virus. (Virus removed, executed this file and everything worked fine.) Let us know if it does the same for you.

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I bought the expensive bag (sleeve) for XPS15. I was wandering... how could they put a software bug in it? :)
The bug is not in the software but in the magnetic closure that is too weak and reopens even if not wanted.
Dell is alway Dell...

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I was so pleased that I could finally afford to buy a top of the range laptop.
After years of building my own PCs to a budget, price was finally no object.
So £1600 later, I'm happy, right? No. I'm not. This computer is a pile of *** and I hate myself for having parted with so much money for such a poor product and, more importantly, such poor service from Dell.
- Dell Premier Color - update install wouldn't work. Uninstalled it completely on the advice of Dell techs as a 'just try this', so now I don't even have the old version.
- Can't save things easily to Desktop. I've stopped that many Services - from Dell ones, to Intel ones to Nvidia ones, based on advice from forums across the internet - yet I still get the 'working on it' blank from Windows Explorer when I try to save things to Desktop.
- When I turn my external 4k monitor off and then back on again, all the windows which were left open (the laptop itself doesn't get turned off) are reduced in size as if they've been viewed on the laptop screen. So I have to move them all about and resize them again. Used to be ok - changed after a BIOS update.
- Had to wait six months from laptop launch for the appropriate USB-C adaptor to be available (so that I could have a wired network connection). I think the webstore link for it online is still broken; I only found out about because I moaned at one of Dell's sales chat bots. Ordered it; delivery promised in 2 days. Took... Read more

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Anyone Successfully install Ubuntu 16.04 on an XPS15 9550?

I have 15.10 working great. It took a lot of work to get it working this good.

When trying to upgrade my kernel to 4.5, it was unbootable. That's why I'm hesitant. 

A:Dell XPS15 9550 Ubuntu 16.04

It took a lot of effort to install 14.04 on this machine. I'm not sure if it would be easier to do so for 16.04. I don't really want to touch those system settings/

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Hi,
My laptop was heating up a bit too much (temperature above 90’s in normal load, and sometimes shutting down after hitting 100C), so I finally decided to open up my Dell XPS 15 (L502X) and replace the thermal paste. I have few questions:
When I opened it up, apart from the thermal paste on the cpu (i7-2630QM) and gpu (Nvidia GT-540 2gb), there were several white pads, and one grey pad. The grey pad was above the motherboard HM67 chip. This is the first time I ever saw a heat sink with thermal pad needed to cool down the motherboard. Or am I missing something? And what are all these small white pads? They seem to be covering different chips on the motherboard. Does anyone know the width of these white pads, and grey pads? Are all of these thermal pads to conduct heat? Or some are meant to block heat? I think the white ones are meant to block health, but I may be wrong.
Anyhow, after replacing the thermal paste (didn’t do anything with the pads, since I wasn’t expecting to see them anyway), the temperature of CPU and motherboard remains in 70’s C, and GPU in 60’s C under normal load (20 browser tabs, and some MS Office work alongside). But the fan works in an annoying manner with bursts of sounds, instead of constant sound. It is rather annoying, and I rather have the fan working the whole time than these annoying bursts (fan on, fan off, fan on, fan off, and goes on like this constantly). Any solution to fix this?
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Hi,

I have previously bought a Dell XPS15 in may 2016 but had to return it due to faulty Bluetooth adapter. I did really liked the laptop though. I planned to purchase another one but it seems the issue is not resolved yet as there are lots of complaints about it! Is there any update on this?

Regards

A:Dell XPS15 9550 Bluetooth adapter

What issues were you having with Bluetooth? I got my 9550 last December and had one Bluetooth issue with it. I am using a Bluetooth keyboard. A couple of months ago the keyboard was suddenly dropped and I had trouble getting it recognized again. Eventually I had to re-pair it and it has worked well ever since.
JohnD

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Last week, my TB15 worked pretty reliably. However, starting today, the DisplayPort just randomly shuts done. The only fix is to reboot the laptop.
The HDMI output continues to work fine.
This is really slowing me down, because I rely heavily on multiple monitors.
Anyone else seeing issues with the DisplayPort on the TB15?
I'm pretty sure this is a heat issue. The unit is always hot to the touch when it shuts down.

A:DisplayPort on TB15 on Dell XPS15 randomly shutting off

I have the same issue. Can someone help?

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Hi All,
recently after installing windows 8 my subwoofer has started producing crackling sounds when playing any video or music..i went through many similar posts on this forum but none helped...i reinstalled my windows 7 64bit provided by Dell itself and installed all the updated drivers...still its producing the same crackling sound.
it very irritating and also this laptop's one of the fascinating feature was subwoofer..i want it working can anyone help me with this??
and i expect Dell to go through this once.

A:Dell XPS15 L502X subwoofer crackling sound

akm151i reinstalled my windows 7 64bit provided by Dell itself and installed all the updated drivers...still its producing the same crackling sound.
Hello. Have you listened for the crackling through headphones? If the noise is not in the 'phones, only in the speaker, then probably the speaker needs to be replaced. This is particularly likely if the issue happens with both Win7 and 8, and with different audio drivers.

You can find the instructions for replacing the speaker on page 75 of the XPS L502x Service Manual.

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Hello everyone,
I have my xps 15 for a few months now but still I haven't found any solutions for my problems.
1st Problem:
Whenever I boot windows (or sometimes after energy-saving mode) the keyboard just doesn't work at all. I already tried waiting for a few minutes and smashing every button on it, nothing made the keyboard working again. To solve this I have to restart the computer after that it works.
2nd Problem:
Whenever I close it while running, it just won't "wake up" again. The power-button-light lights after opening the laptop but the screen stays black.
3rd Problem:
Sometimes when I want to boot windows it just won't. I see the "DELL"-logo then the few blinks at the top-left corner of the screen (A white '_' blinks 3 times) and after that nothing happens.

So these are my problems. I hope somebody can help me with these because it's very anoying if I have to start the computer twice so that it works like it should.
If you have any more detailed questions please ask them.
sincerely SgtDomo

P.S.: I have most of the "recommended" drivers installed but if you think I am missing one, please also tell me
 
 

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I had a hard drive failure on my XPS 15, I replaced the hard drive, and then reinstalled Windows 10. I reinstalled all of the drivers listed on the XPS15 9530 support page. However, now the integrated web camera does not work. In the drivers list, there is nothing listing a web camera to install. I also tried installing Dell Webcamera Celntral using this download link (http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3519/t/19448019
It also appears that there are some issues within the device manager list (picture below).
Does anyone have an idea how to fix this?

A:Dell XPS15 9530 - Reinstall Windows 10, Now Integrated Webcam Doesn't Work

Hi,
We're listening. We'll surely try and assist you. I would suggest you to update the BIOS on the computer. Please enter your service tag # on the link below, then download the BIOS required onto the system and install it.
http://dell.to/1n3X2po
Also, I would suggest you to run the test on Webcam on the system.
1.       Open the link http://dell.to/14YjKb2
2.       Select ?choose a diagnostics test? under ?Diagnostics? tab.
3.       Select ?Camera?.
4.       Click on ?Test selected devices? button.
5.       Let me know if the results.

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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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Hello, first post here...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Try one of those.

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

How do a Refresh:
Refresh Windows 8



How to do a Reset:
Reset Windows 8

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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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Hey I want to cahnge my boot option to legacy mode from uefi mode. can anyone help me.











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A:Changing UEFI mode to Legacy mode

Hi, If your HDD has a guid partition table, the current OS will have to be installed in 'uefi' mode - the only way around this would be to reformat the drive with MBR and reinstall the OS using a boot option ( cdrom or flash drive ) that does not have a (uefi) suffix. Regards, DP-K

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

A:trnsfer from legacy boot to uefi boot

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

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

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

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

Welcome to EightForums.






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



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






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

Boot the Windows 8 DVD in UEFI mode.

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Hey all. 
I've got a Dell Latitude E6320 where the driver installer for the Dell Wireless 1530 wireless card fails.  I'm running Windows 7 64-bit, the computer boots in UEFI mode, and I've installed all of the drivers according to the Latitude E-Family Re-Image Guide.
I've got a log, as well, it says this:
[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Dell Update Package Execution Start[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Original command line: E6320-NIC_DRVR_WIN_A01_R294111.EXE  /s[09/13/16 16:24:47]    DUPFramework version: 3.0.80.1[09/13/16 16:24:47]    User Command: unattended[09/13/16 16:24:47]    DUP Capabilities Value: 6291455 (0x5FFFFF)[09/13/16 16:24:47]    DUP Vendor Software Version: A01[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Local System/Model Compatible with this Package? Yes[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Local System OS Version: 6.1.1.0[09/13/16 16:24:47]    OS Compatible with this Package? Yes[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Local System OS Language: EN[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Language Compatible with this Package? Yes[09/13/16 16:24:48]    Identified Behavior : unattended[09/13/16 16:24:48]    Temporary payload log file name: C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\dell\drivers\E6320-NIC_DRVR_WIN_A01_R294111\DUP9B64.tmp[09/13/16 16:24:48]    Translated Command Line : setup.exe /s /v" LOGFILE=&q... Read more

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Dell Latitude E5440 I fresh installed 8.1 but, as the bro' in the Acer UEFI thread [just resolved] said, I have the same: the latest Dell BIOS does not give any options at all in UEFI mode - that is, there is no table of boot device choice sequencing, and neither the ADD or REMOVE functions, though the buttons are in the UI beside the UEFI option switch - no worky. press add, get no response; press REMOVE, no response. When I tried to set UEFI [which appeared to succeed], booted with the SD card with Win8.1 on it per the Microsoft USB burn tool, it didn't recognize a bootable device [sorta makes sense, only lenovo gets this right in my experience]. Put that device in USB Adapter, started system, "no device". Tried the F12 menu, no USB option shown. Wash/rinse/repeat.

Finally switched back to Legacy Mode, and everything worked, I installed 8.1 but...
All looked OK until Win update downloaded a long list of updates to 8.1 as expected. appeared to go ok. hours later I "Shut Down" the system. On next boot, lots of ERRORS, the root of which seems to be wuauserv locked in perpetual "stopping" state. There was one of the Updates that failed to reach the "Installed" state in the log.

nevermind all the errors, but my question is whether this is a fundamental mistake when installing 8.1. Will it forever cause grief if not installed with the Drive formatted in UEFI mode? If that is the case, am I better off to use a 3rd party util t... Read more

A:Consequences of installing in Legacy BIOS mode? 8.1 Pro

If disk is formatted in GPT (as required by UEFI) instead of NTFS windows might be installing UEFI, it's always better if possible to start from scratch on freshly cleaned and formatted disk.

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hi
I buy several DELL Vostro 3250 w10pro  for office
I 've update win10 to last version
I 've update driver/bios with DELL update

I found this problem:
- front USB (3.0) works only with keyboard and mouse... not works with pendrive and hdd box
- if I try to put Legacy mode instead of UEFI  in BIOS or with F12 at boot  the pc stop to works (black screen, hdd not blink).... I try to reset cmos with jumper and remove the battery  but pc never start again
can you help me?
 

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Hi Peoples,
I just received my new Dell UltraSharp u2412m monitor!
Now I try to connect my Dell XPS15 laptop (via its mini displayport connection) to my new monitor via a mini displayport to displayport cable.Sadly it doesnt seem to connect and the monitor instantly goes into Power Save Mode...
What am I doing wrong here? Is this possible/compatible in the first place?
Thanks very much in advance!
Moris
Ps. the monitor instantly works with an old laptop via vga connection...Plug and play...

A:Problem connecting my XPS15 laptop to my u2412m monitor via displayport

Try using a different connection--hdmi would be best if the laptop has that. You can use a hdmi to dvi cable--same technology and those work. Those can be bought for less than $10.

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Custom built and delivered yesterday. My new XPS15, which I made sure to turn on with full battery charge today says battery 78% depleted already, after only 3 hours of operation.  Most of that time on BATTERY SAVER.  I too, am a bit concerned about the gap between advertised battery life and reality.  I will let you know when it is fully depleted and how long it really lasted. 

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Greetings. First time posting here.

I recently brought out one of my old PC's out of mothballs, an etower 366is, with only an approximately 360mhz processor, just to give an idea of how old this thing is. The reason: I want to create a specialized gaming rig for DOS gaming.

Last time I used it, I had the ISA working fine; it had an ISA network card, and an ISA sound card, namely a Sound Blaster or comparable (I believe the latter). However, as soon as I powered it on, though the PC booted up fine, it no longer detected the sound card in Windows 98. Switching it with two other ISA sound cards (a genuine Sound Blaster AWE32 and a Sound Blaster Pro 2 [CT1600]), neither seemed to work, not being detected at all by Windows 98. I also tried changing IRQ, DMA, and I/O address, while also doing the same by moving jumpers to the corresponding positions on the sound card. I also changed the BIOS settings so that the IRQ and DMA channels were set to ISA mode for the ones with the sound card on it.

One thing I should note that one potential cause is that the computer's BIOS battery is pretty much (if not completely) dead, which means any BIOS settings I had beforehand are gone. It seems to remember them within the timeframe that I was testing the problem, but I need to change the battery for long term use. Another thing I should note that when I removed, and subsequently re-added the network card, it too stopped being detected by Windows 98, and I did try removing and re-ad... Read more

A:The joys of ISA - Problems with installing ISA card on legacy Windows 98 system.

There are a lot of old sound drivers here :- http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcf...86-Sound-Blaster-IDE-Cards-Drivers-Collection
 

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I have an old JVC camcorder that isn't even officially supported any more as JVC doesn't have a link for drivers. I found the old drivers on a 3rd party driver webpage, but they fail to install properly via the .exe. When I try to semi-manually install the drivers through windows troubleshooter/driver updater it cant find a driver online, or on my computer. When I try to manually add a .inf file, it says this driver wasn't written for x64 computers (or something to that effect). The drivers included are for win98, winme, and win2k. Is there any way to install the drivers so that I can get all my home movies off my MiniDV and finally throw this thing away?

Thanks in advance.

A:Installing legacy drivers for an old camcorder (USB Mass Storage Devic

It's worth a shot to try installing the driver in compatibility mode. Right click the installer and go to the compatibility tab. From here you can attempt to install it as if it were for an older version of windows.

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As per the title, I changed this laptop's boot mode from "UEFI - Secure Boot" to "Legacy" in order to do a boot-time virus scan from USB (with ESET - it didn't find anything fwiw).
However, when I changed boot mode back to "UEFI - Secure Boot", it says it can no longer find any OS.
When I use a Win10 disc to boot into rescue mode, if I go into the command prompt and use dir, I can see that all the files are still there, so the drive hasn't been wiped (thank god) or anything.
I've tried using Win10's default "Startup Repair" option, which doesn't appear to work. I've tried using bootrec /fixmbr and /fixboot, and even /rebuildbcd, none of which are helping it find the OS.
Any thoughts?

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I have made a clean install of Win8 using USB and UEFI.
Somehow it seems the instalaltion is not quit right of what I have read...

Have attached picture of the Diskmanagement (OS is Norwegian by the way).

Compared to this thread: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with for me something is missing/wrong.

I have a laptop with one SSD and two internal disks. Both internal disk were removed before the installation, and connected and formatted after finished the installation.

So, whats wrong, how to fix it and why is it wrong? If I have comcluded right...?

It can me mentioned that I downloaded the OS, saved it as .iso file, then copied onto the USB disk. Then connected into the laptop and booted from USB/UEFI.
I did not follow these steps: UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

Could the answer be so simple?

A:Installing using UEFI USB

Looks like a normal UEFI install to me...

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My PC crashed so I decided it was about time I built a new one. Got a barebones from Novatech, a fresh copy of win 7 Pro 64 and a new 60Gb SSD.

My intention was to install Win 7 to the SSD and then use my two old SATA hard drives for storage and odd Linux distros. These drives have my PC history on them having been successively added to from previous machines so I assumed I could recover all the data from them.

Having been seduced into installing the OS under uefi and to avoid accidents only the SSD was connected during install. That went OK and apart from a glitch finding the drivers on the MB install disc the installation completed. I can get on line and I started to load some of my bits and pieces, netmeter for example. However when I connected up my old drives they do not appear in the bios nor in Explorer. Is this because of uefi? I installed in uefi and legacy mode I believe, but should I now clean format/delete the SSD and install in Legacy mode to see all my data?

Sorry to be so long winded but I needed to explain fully my problem. I hope someone can help.

Tony

A:Installing win 7 64 using uefi

Check in Disk Mgmt if the drives are shown as you scroll down, perhaps needing a drive letter to apply to make them visible in Win7.

Check in BIOS setup that storage drives are enabled for CSM or UEFI and Legacy. But this should only pertain to OS install and not data drives. However you may need a setting to recognize MBR drives in BIOS setup. So let us see pictures of the related settings showing all choices in BIOS.

Why was it necessary to have the mobo disk during install? All SATA drivers should be in installer, and the rest of the drivers should come in via Windows UPdates requiring only the network driver to get online to install them.

More tips here for a Clean Reinstall Windows 7

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I am having the same problem- new hd only- fresh install of XPon a Dell Dimension E 310:- continue to recieve same message when trying to install- cannot install- may be invalid cd- purchased new- then it may say something like catalogue files missing, or no hard drive found, or dll files missing, etc. Something new with each attempt to reformat hd and install OS-anyone have any ideas? I am running out of ideas.

A:Problem installing OS on Dell

and welcome to the Forum

I moved your post since it was unrealted to the thread it was in.

Installing XP on a SATA drive requires an additional step:

http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how...ws_xp_on_a.htm

However, Most newer BIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting,

change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( could be IDE Mode, Compatibility Mode or Legacy Mode - different BIOS use different terms )

some will say IDE instead of ATA)

If there are no such settings you'll need to slipstream the sata drivers on the XP CD, follow the instructions in this guide :

http://www.digitgeek.com/how-to-slip...rs-into-xp-cd/

or

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...-installation/

Are you using the Dell Reinstallation Disc?

You can get a reinstallation guide specific to your Dell here

You can request a replacement instalation cd here:

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Greetings everyone,

I've recently upgraded from win7 to 8 and did a clean install. My BIOS is capable of UEFI but has no secure boot option and UEFI mode was turned off in BIOS at the time I installed Win8. Would have been nice if Win8 setup could have informed me of this before I installed and loaded all my programs. So I am wondering, would there would really be any great boot time improvement by wiping my hard disk, formatting as GPT, and reinstalling Win8 with UEFI enabled in BIOS?
As installed currently (MBR), Windows 8 is already much faster than 7 was.. and I don't see any reason to go through all the work of reinstalling, if UEFI only increases boot time by a tiny amount.
One other question: If I did reinstall with UEFI on, will Win8 setup format my hard disk as GPT once I create a partition and click "format", or is there some advanced settings for this?

Thanks in advance:
Budro

A:UEFI (GPT) - Is it worth me re-installing Win 8?

Welcome to EightForums.

You would need to delete all partitions first.

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

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Hello!
I have an Acer Aspire 5745G-644G50MNKS notebook with preinstalled OEM win 7 home premium.
Specs as following:
Core i7 640M Processor (2.87GHz, 4MB L3 Cache)4 GB DDR3 RAM500 GB HDD15.6" 16:9 HD LED DisplayDVD RW1 GB VGA (NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 420M)WIFI / Bluetooth / Card Reader / Web Cam
I'm wishing to update my system into Windows 8 Pro or Enterprises.
But unfortunately my model isn't appears in Acer's Windows 8 Eligible Models list or Affected Models List.

I think my system has more than enough performance to run Windows 8. But my bios don't have UEFI support.
So, i just wanna know will my computer be able to run Windows 8 without any troubles without that secure boot option.

i"v run Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant Tool in my system and it says everything is okay except Secure Boot option. also I'v checked individual hardware vendor sites for the latest drivers for windows 8. Most products has the drivers, And the current drivers also compatible with Windows 8 according to the upgrade assistant.

What should i do so? Will the win 8 upgrade useless in my system? or it will be better than the current win 7?

Please explain me about this in details.
Thanks in advance before.

A:Installing Windows 8 Without UEFI

You could just install windows 8 from the disc, you really don't need UEFI.

From what I understand you really don't want that secure boot cack, it's in unreasonable overly paranoid security feature.

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We have recently purchased a ZBook 17 G3 for one of our customers and it is required to have McAfee Drive Encryption loaded for security. With Windows 7 in Legacy mode, McAfee will install and encrypt the drive, but when adding another drive to the laptop, it does not see the new drive. When this was taken to McAfee for support, they say that the only support for the M.2 NVME drives is to have the operating system installed UEFI. We have a corporate version of Windows 7 that I have integrated all of the drivers including the NVME driver. I have then tried to create a UEFI boot manually per instructions I have found on sevenforums.com which is not working, I have also tried creating Rufus which neither is working that I have used in the past and it worked with no issues. I am at a total loss on how to proceed as I believe that during boot, it is not loading the USB 3.0 drivers and cannot continue to boot with the USB. The machine does not have a DVD Drive, so I cannot burn a disk to try and boot. I have incorporated the 3.0, and chipset drivers in the PE portion of the disk, and also the setup portion.

A:Installing Windows 7 UEFI

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Welcome! Your problem seems related to you being unable to boot Windows 7 installation from USB. It is not the drivers that you embedded, it seems to be the ISO or the way it was written to the USB. Microsoft offers official solutions which you may want to try: >> https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tooland>> https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askcore/2011/05/31/installing-windows-7-on-uefi-based-computer/ If it still does not work and you are willing to try with DVD media, you can always purchase external USB DVD device similar to this one >> http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-usb-external-dvdrw-drive-p-f6v97aa-abl--1  (HP is an example, if you want you can check for other vendors, too).

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Hi, is it possible to install Windows 8.1 as Legacy with MBR? Or only as UEFI with GPT? I'm kind of confused with all this UEFI business, I always used MBR in my Windows installations. Also, Truecrypt does not support UEFI, so if installing Win8.1 I should do it as legacy.
Also, how can I control during the install process if I want to set my system installation as UEFI or Legacy?
Thanks

A:Installing Windows 8.1 as non-UEFI

Yes, it installs fine with MBR on non GPT motherboards, and with UEFI - you need a motherboard that is UEFI 2.0 compliant - you may need to check your manufacturers documentation how to access the boot options.
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

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Hi all,
I am trying to install a Dell 1600N MFP on a Dell Inspiron 530 with Win XP sp3 installed. Tried to download drivers from Dell and it keeps giving me Vista drivers.
When I attempted to install these drivers it keeps asking me for the last disk. I am trying to install this printer using an USB cable.

Any help or clues would be appreciated.

A:Installing Dell 1600n problem

Are you following the directions at http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?c=us&l=en&s=gen&docid=DSN_290214&isLegacy=true ?

Louis

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So I recently purchased a Lenovo y480, along with a new hard drive to replace the rather slow 5400 rpm stock drive it came with (the new drive is a 7200 rpm Seagate if that is relevant). I wasn't a big fan of the time I spent playing around with windows 8, so I figured when I got the new drive I'd just put Windows 7 on there, along with Ubuntu 12.04.

I can get Win 7 to install fine in legacy mode, but I can't get it to work when installing in UEFI. Specifically, my install hangs at the "Starting Windows" screen. Here were the steps I went through to try and get it working on UEFI mode:
1) I enabled only UEFI mode
2) I disabled secure boot
3) I used the guide here:UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows to make a UEFI bootable USB drive. I used an .iso for Win7 /w SP1, and it installed fine while in legacy mode.
4) When booting from the USB, I go through a couple screens of "windows is loading files". When I get to the "Starting Windows" splash screen, it freezes up. This has happened several times, I allowed it to set there for a few hours as well just to make sure it wasn't trying to load up anything in the background.

I've tried a bunch of different tests (changing SATA from ASCI to compatibility, swapping out ram, disabling the wireless,optical drive,etc), but I still freeze on the "Starting Windows Screen". I was able to install Ubuntu just fine with UEFI enabled, it's just windows 7 that is causing the... Read more

A:Installing Win 7 UEFI on a Windows 8 Computer

Hi Mrhayden

Take a look here UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with this might help

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Hello everyone!

I bought a new custom built gaming PC an I've been trying to install Windows 7 for hours. I've been trying to install Windows 7 via a 4GB USB drive. I didn't buy an optical drive.

Here's what I've tried:

1) Make a bootable USB drive following this:

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

When I tried with Rufus, my installation froze on the "starting windows" part, right after the "loading files" part ended.

When I tried the Microsoft tool way, I got this error right after the "loading files" part:

http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/...pssijkc5z6.jpg

2) Then I tried to make a UEFI Bootable USB, following this guide:

UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

Then again, right after the "loading files" part I got the same error, only slightly different:

http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/...psdvx0cep1.jpg

I have no idea what's going on. I'd appreciate some help.

Also, these are my specs:

Motherboard: GIGABYTE H97-GAMING 3
CPU: INTEL CORE i7-4790, 3.60GHz quad core
RAM: KINGSTON 2x8GB DDR 3
HDD: SEAGATE 1000GB 7200 64MB SATA III Barracuda
SSD: SAMSUNG 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 850 Evo /SSD/
Video Card: ASUS, GEFORCE GTX 970, 4GB video memory

A:Error on installing Windows 7 with UEFI USB

If you have a UEFI BIOS then make sure you've disabled Secure Boot, enabled UEFI Boot and try first with CSM or LEgacy BIOS or Boot disabled.

Make sure you've written the USB installation media correctly using Option One from UEFI Flash stick tutorial, in particular that the settings don't jump around when you add the ISO. Is the flash stick big enough for any updated Win7 media that contains all the latest updates?

Then boot the installation media as a UEFI device, which if it's set in BIOS and created correctly will be shown as an option for the flash stick. Follow UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums .

If problems persist report back all settings in BIOS related to UEFI, CSM, EFI, BIOS boot order, Secure Boot. Pictures will be very helpful, attach them using paper clip in reply box only.

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After trying everything I know and could find I'm crying "uncle" and posting here. I have my first Windows 8 UEFI laptop with a crashed hard drive. Naturally my customer did not make his recovery disks nor make record of his product key. I have no less than 6 times made a UEFI bootable usb to reinstall Win8 but can not get this laptop to boot from any of them. I have used the tutorial on this site to make these usb's,tried other tutorials on other sites, and tried twice using Rufus.
I even removed the bootmgr file as was suggested in a Microsoft article (which would make the usb work for UEFI only.) I am able to change boot mode to CSM and disable secure boot and install Win8 just fine using a dvd but of course it will not automatically activate.
I've tried different drives. I know the new hard drive has to be formatted GPT which I was going to do during the install but I can't see that would have diddly squat to do with why I can't get the setup process started.
What am I missing here? I've only been at this for 14 hours now.

A:Multitudes of problems installing 8 under UEFI

disable secure boot



A Genuine Microsoft Windows 8 x64 DVD, will boot with Secure Boot ENABLED.

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

x64
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

Boot the DVD/USB in UEFI mode from the One Time Boot Menu.

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I just upgraded my motherboard and cpu to

asrock H77 Pro4-M mobo

intel core i5 3550

the problem is I can't install windows 7 which I'm guessing is because of the UEFI but I can't be sure as this is my first time upgrading except for the storage more HDDs
I went into the UEFI menu and bothe the mobo and cpu were registered.
I have 3 HDDs.
one of them has a win 7 installation from before the upgrade.
when I Put the installation disk in it always tries to boot for the hdd where win 7 is installed
I Disabled all 3 HDDs in the UEFI menu and turned the dvd dive into boot option 1

now when it boots it says restart and use the proper boot order

A:installing windows 7 in new UEFI motherboard

In the UEFI, enable the HD on which you want to install the OS; also make sure the DVD drive is the first boot option. (I'm not sure whether you tried this or not.)

Put the installation disk in the DVD drive... then boot the computer. It should boot from the disk or at least give you a message to press a key to boot from the disk. Then you'll be able to proceed with the installation.

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UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
This was the tutorial I was following and while copying the files, I got BSoD code 0x0000001E.
This also happens in other versions of Windows.

Please help as I cannot post that list of application in the BSoD instruction page.

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I just install windows 8 using BIOS , but now i want to change it to UEFI boot. so i followed steps below
1.create and format a new FAT32 partition K:
2.my windows8 is in I: so , i use this command bcdboot i:\windows /f all /s k: and succeeded.
3.i checked with the bootice about the BCD in my K: and found it indeed point to i:\windows\ just like the picture below
https://1ke1pq.dm2302.livefilestore....Y/5.jpg?psid=1


4. and i restart, choose uefi boot in BIOS configuration and it showed like this:
https://cbzpmw.dm2301.livefilestore....o/1.jpg?psid=1


5. i checked my k:/windows/system32/ , there is a winload.efi file...
https://1ke1pq.dm2302.livefilestore....Y/5.jpg?psid=1
The most strange thing is that i've copyed my winload.efi to other computer which is already in UEFI mode , and also i've copyed it in my virtual machine, it works fine! So my winload.efi should be OK. Then what the hell is it going on?
anyone who can give me a suggestion?

A:Fail to boot in UEFI after installing in MBR

Yes, Use Diskpart to Clean your disk convert it to GPT and install UEFI. I don't think you can convert a OS Booting BIOS MBR disk to UEFI GPT and get it to boot.

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I've Lenovo G570 I want to know that I can install Win7 in UEFI on my laptop or not? I didn't see any UEFI option in my BIOS menu, please help me, the specs are:
Lenovo G570,
Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4Ghz
4GB DDR3 SDRAM
Intel HD Graphics 3000

A:Installing WIN7 in UEFI on Lenovo-Help

I can't seem to find a page that gives any indication of what type of bios is has. But it will normally say on the top of the Bios menu page that it is a UEFI bios.

There will also be settings that mention UEFI, and if you use the Boot Device menu, you should see a DVD entry that is plain and one with a UEFI designation.

If you are trying to use a flash drive, it may need to be set up specifically to be able to boot UEFI.

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Hello,
so I've pulled all my hair out already trying to install Windows 7 on my Acer E1-510 laptop in UEFI mode.

The laptop came with Windows 8.1 preinstalled, and I've used that for quite a while before deciding to wipe it and clean install Windows 10.

The laptop does not have a CD/DVD drive thus I can only boot installation media from an USB drive.

The original installation was in UEFI mode, and in order to switch it to Legacy BIOS so I could install my Windows 10, I had to download an update for the BIOS which made such a switch available. It installed and ran fine for some time.

Afterwards I decided to switch over to mainly using Ubuntu. So I wiped the drive, saving only crucial data like photos and such to a backup USB drive. I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 in UEFI mode with GRUB2 as my bootloader. I swapped back to UEFI mode, and disabled Secure Boot.

Since some of my applications which I use are unavailable for Linux, I want to keep a Windows 7 x64 installation on a small partition in a dual-boot environment so I can reach for it if I feel the need for some of my applications.

So borrowed a friend's PC to clone my Windows 7 DVD to my USB drive in GPT format, so I can boot from UEFI. At first it was immediately giving a winload.efi missing error, the Setup couldn't boot, but when I re-imaged it to my USB drive it started to work.

It shows up a progress bar saying "Windows is loading files" and then reaches the animated logo. As soon as the an... Read more

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I have tried installing Win 7 in UEFI on my old Asus K56JV Laptop.

I have used a tutorial by Brink to create the bootable usb.
The system can see it but after it has loaded, I get the following message:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix problem
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart
2. Choose your language setting and click next
3. click "repair your computer"

status 0xc0000225

What should I do from here?

I have tried to make the usb both manually and with rufus usb software.
The system does not currently run on UEFI, but it supports it, and I have changed it in BIOS.
Also I run Ubuntu in dual boot. I don't know if the GRUB interface does anything here, because the recovery
will not start either, though I believe it did so last time I formatted the laptop

Hope someone can point me in the right direction

Thank you in advance

A:Error on installing Win7 in UEFI

Does your laptop support a UEFI bios?

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Am seeing a problem I haven't seen before. When I put the ATI HD 5770 card in the Dell XPS 8700 and reboot the computer to install the driver, I see a black, blank screen, no video. I know that the system is booting from the sounds, but no video. I've tried using both DVI ports on the back of the card, booting in safe mode, but just not seeing any video.

The only thing that I can think of to try is uninstalling the previous card that's being replaced, Nvidia GT 720, and booting with the new card installed. But I'm not sure that'll help, I just don't understand why I'm not getting basic, legacy video when I reboot the computer with the HD 5770 installed.

Any ideas?

A:Problem installing ATI HD 5770 on Dell XPS 8700

Hi Was your Original OS Windows 8? ...

It also seems possible that your Computer is not Compatible with some Graphics Cards ..
Have seen this with your Model and Xps 8500..
I am sure that you have checked that the card does work ...

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Hi everybody. I'm trying to sync my "new" dell axim x51 to my pc to no avail. This was bought off of ebay and came with no driver cd. I'm running Windows XP pro (I have not installed sp2). Activesync 4.5 will not detect the device. I've read that it should, but it does not. I've been through the add new hardware wizard. It detects the x51, it appears on the dropdown menu of devices with a "!" next to it. After I'm prompted to install drivers automatically it gives me this message:

There was a problem installing this hardware:

Dell Axim X51

An error occurred during the installation of the device:

The driver installation file for this device is missing a necessary entry. This may be
because the INF was written for Windows 95 or later. Contact your hardware vendor.

I've tried and tried to find anything through Dell; there's nothing.

What can I do??

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Hi I bought the 7559 and I am trying to install the new ssd. It didn't come with an hdd but an ssd, sandisk z400s m.2 2280 256gb. I read online you can upgrade it to a better one, the Samsung Evo. But when I go to install it and boot it up it says no bootable devices. I've seen videos of where people just put it in and it's done, so I need to download something before the installations? I'm fairly new into the world of upgrading laptops/pcs so any input will help. Thank you

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I'm preparing to install Windows 10 on my new PC. The motherboard is the Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 7. I have a quick question about a UEFI setting before I begin:

Under "storage boot option control" in the UEFI, I have these options:

- Legacy only (default)
- UEFI Only
- Disabled

I was told in the forums to make sure I install Windows 10 in UEFI mode. Gigabyte told me this board only supports UEFI - there's no legacy BIOS. Maybe I'm a bit confused. What is the "storage boot option control" for? Should I leave that on "Legacy only " or should I set it to "UEFI Only" for Windows 10?

Also, under CSM support:
Enables or disables UEFI CSM (Compatibility Support Module) to support a legacy PC boot process.
- Enabled - enables UEFI CSM (default)
- Disabled - disables UEFI CSM and supports UEFI BIOS boot process only.

Which one should I select? I already have "Windows 8/10" selected under "Windows 8/10" features. I'm using a 2TB mechanical drive, no SSD.

A:Quick question about UEFI before installing Windows 10

Hi,

That MB supports both UEFI and BIOS mode . Hence CSM (Compatible System Mode or something along those lines)

For installing W10 with UEFI only disable CSM.
How you set boot control will depend on the media you are going to use for installation. Normally W10 installation media supports both legacy and UEFI modes.
You could try setting it to UEFI only and if it boots you're good to go.

Cheers,

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