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How do you Switch Legacy Hard Drive to Boot by Default

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    How do you Switch Legacy Hard Drive to Boot by Default


    I recently installed Linux onto a second drive, but I can't get it to boot by the other hard drive. It's a legacy hard drive, when I try to change the boot order it still keeps the UEFI on top and there's no way to move it down.

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  2. #2


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    You have to first disable Secure Boot in the BIOS and set the BIOS to legacy mode (unless you have a Linux distro that supports UEFI). If the permanent settings do not work, try changing the temporary boot order.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Yeah, I disabled secure mode and set the BIOS to legacy mode. But it still won't change, I can change the boot order within legacy and UEFI, but I can't change it so my legacy drive boots before my UEFI.
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  4. #4


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    If the BIOS does not let you change the boot order, you are pretty much stuck. I just RMAd an Asus laptop with which I had a similar problem. A retarded BIOS is worst case.
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How do you Switch Legacy Hard Drive to Boot by Default
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