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    how do we determine if we have a UEFI enabled motherboard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xraiderv1 View Post
    how do we determine if we have a UEFI enabled motherboard?
    The motherboard specs will let you know if it as a UEFI firmware chip or not.

    The 64-bit OS will have to be installed using the method for UEFI below instead of the usual "legacy" way for it to use UEFI. Check to see if you have the same amount and type of partitions.

    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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    how do I find my motherboard's specs?
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    If this is for your Sony SVE141290X, then it appears that it's not clear since the link at Sony doesn't mention UEFI.

    Sony eSupport - SVE141290X - Support

    If it's a new computer that came with Windows 8 preinstalled, then it most likely has a UEFI firmware chip.

    One way to tell is to boot into your UEFI or BIOS. If it has nice UI type screen like below, then it's UEFI. Another way is to read the boot screen during boot to see if has a UEFI firmware version listed instead of a BIOS version.

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    Motherboard unknown.
    You should also be able to find your motherboard make and model from System Info.

    Type msinfo32.exe in Run.....under System Summary check System Manufacturer and System Model.

    With that information you can find out more detailed specs from the manufacturer website ...or just search in google.
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    no gui like what brink posted, but it says my bios mode is UEFI? and that it is secure boot enabled...
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    It has UEFI, and is enabled then.
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    thanks brink!
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  9. #58

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    You're welcome mate.
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  10. #59

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    windows 10Pro x64

    You are awesome man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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