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How do I change my BIOS into UEFI

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    Pelaihari
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    Windows 8.1 x64 & Ubuntu 14.10 x64

    How do I change my BIOS into UEFI


    Hi EightForum!
    I have some question on how to change my BIOS into UEFI. I tried to flash a UEFI BIOS file attached on Acer website but it wont start flashing. The latest version of UEFI installer is not responding when I want to flash it, the older version said I need to have the same type of BIOS installed. Any suggestion how to install UEFI on my system?
    Thanks in advance

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    My guess is that that BIOS is not UEFI compatible, like it said you have to have right version of MB to do that.
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  3. #3


    Pelaihari
    Posts : 81
    Windows 8.1 x64 & Ubuntu 14.10 x64


    So there's no way to change my BIOS to UEFI?
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    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Baskhara View Post
    So there's no way to change my BIOS to UEFI?
    On Acer site, download page, if you type in your model number and no UEFI BIOS shows up in the BIOS options, then there is no UEFI BIOS for your system. My search on Acer yields this:

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  5. #5


    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Your options. If your laptop did not ship with 8, you are out of luck.

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    The BIOS chip(s) was not made to support UEFI.
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  6. #6


    Pelaihari
    Posts : 81
    Windows 8.1 x64 & Ubuntu 14.10 x64


    The first time I bought it, it has windows 8 installed, but the BIOS isn't UEFI.
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    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Baskhara View Post
    The first time I bought it, it has windows 8 installed, but the BIOS isn't UEFI.
    I don't get that. If it shipped with 8 then should be UEFI I would think. Time to call Acer support and get a real answer. Sorry.
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  8. #8


    Pelaihari
    Posts : 81
    Windows 8.1 x64 & Ubuntu 14.10 x64


    Well okay, thanks you very much for the help
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Baskhara View Post
    The first time I bought it, it has windows 8 installed, but the BIOS isn't UEFI.
    I don't get that. If it shipped with 8 then should be UEFI I would think. Time to call Acer support and get a real answer. Sorry.
    The BIOS doesn't have to be UEFI to install and run Windows 8, if that's what your thinking. I would expect a new PC with 8 to be UEFI but it doesn't have to be. They could have taken old stock and reloaded 8 on it.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I do believe a hardware upgrade is required to go from standard BIOS to UEFI BIOS. I'd have to read up on it some but I don't think its as easy as just flashing a new BIOS.
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