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Is my PC UEFI Compatible and how to install Windows 8 UEFI

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    Is my PC UEFI Compatible and how to install Windows 8 UEFI


    Hello, i have HP Pavilion g6 1360su with Insyde H2O F.6A. I have downloaded and installed the HP UEFI Support Environment from here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-119351-1&cc=bg&dlc=bg&lc=en...=. Is my PC compatible with Windows 8 UEFI?

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    Please help me. The tool has created a new partition called HP_TOOLS. It's ok but how to do a clean install without deleting it. What should I do?
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    Windows 8.1


    According to your available drivers, your computer appears to be compatible with Windows 8. However, I am not sure how that HP Tools Environment fits into the overall "clean install" process because that partition will be removed upon executing a clean install. So, checking your drivers and available updates, I have found a BIOS update that may be necessary as well. So, are you sure you want to do aclean install or just do an upgrade? And, what is that HP Tools supposed to do for you? You'll have to explain that in some detail.
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    Hi, you can read more about it here: HP Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Support Environment - HP Pavilion g6-1360su Notebook PC | HP® Support This package provides the HP Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Support Environment for the supported notebook models and operating systems. HP UEFI Support Environment provides UEFI based hardware diagnostics used to validate if a system is functioning correctly. Additional support is provided for updating and managing the system BIOS and other device firmware on the system. It created a new partition called "HP_TOOLS" which contains the following subfolder: "Hewlett-Packard" and in this folder there are subfolders called: "BIOS", "BIOSUpdate" and "SystemDiags". In the SystemDiags folder there are the following files:

    1.CryptRSA.efi
    2.CryptRSA32.efi
    3.SystemDiags.efi
    4.SystemDiags.s09
    5.SystemDiags.s12
    6.SystemDiags.sig
    7.SystemDiags32.efi
    8.SystemDiags32.s09
    9.SystemDiags32.s12
    10.SystemDiags32.sig
    11.VideoMem.udm
    12.VideoMem32.udm

    I want to install UEFI instead of BIOS because I can't find any option to run the DVD install disc in UEFI mode.

    In the BIOS folder there are 3 subfolders called: Current, New and Previous and all of them are empty.

    In the BIOSUpdate folder there are files with the same names as in the SystemDiags but without the files 11.VideoMem.udm
    12.VideoMem32.udm

    Please note that I have added the numbers 1. 2....12. just for your convenience and they are not part of the original names.
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    Windows 8.1


    I want to install UEFI instead of BIOS because I can't find any option to run the DVD install disc in UEFI mode.
    OK, I wanted you to read it so I didn't have to do all that. Please understand the forum members may be helping many at one time so it is in your best interest to present all relevant information.

    Anyway,

    My first question is "Is your BIOS UEFI capable right now?"

    If not, I doubt that that HP Tools will be of any good to you.

    I want to install UEFI instead of BIOS because I can't find any option to run the DVD install disc in UEFI mode.
    The above is not making sense to me. You won't have that UEFI boot if your BIOS is not UEFI capable. My advice is to go with the BIOS (legacy) version and be done with it. Many people want UEFI "just because its there or new" and they are afraid they are missing something good. Well, I have a UEFI BIOS and I just chose to switch to a Legacy installation and I am perfectly happy with it. Good luck.
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    In fact I have found on the HP Support forums something about copying some of the files to the New folder and then restarting and updating from the BIOS. I have found the BIOS option to update but haven't taken any actions because I am not sure and want to ask someone. The link to the thread is How to use the HP BIOS update (uefi) utility - Page 2 - HP Support Forum - 337347 I am sure that there should be some way to update so I have started a new topic on the HP forums(I mean mine and not the above). Can you understand me what am I trying to do. Will you help me?
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    Windows 8.1


    I can understand what you are trying to do but I can't help you because you never answer any of my questions directly. Specifically:

    Do you have a UEFI capable BIOS or not? If not, those tools ain't gonna help you IMHO. So, let's just leave it at that and I wish you the best of luck in getting your issue resolved. And the HP forum may be a good place to post your issue as well.

    Good luck.
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    Oh, and you can see here: HP Startup Menu Overview | HP® Support that "Starting in late 2008, selected HP Pavilion and Compaq Presario Notebook PCs supported the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)" When I restart and select F2 a new menu with a mouse cursor opens and it's name was something containing UEFI but there is NO option to start the disk within UEFI mode. How you have installed your Windows 8 with UEFI?
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    That's my problem I don't know if my PC have UEFI. Maybe I am too stupid.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    1) UEFI is not new, it is about 20 years old.

    Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The original motivation for EFI came during early development of the first Intel–HP Itanium systems in the mid-1990s

    2) To reinstall in UEFI mode all partitions will deleted.

    The new HP tool partition will be deleted.
    HP Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Support Environment - HP Pavilion g6-1360su Notebook PC | HP® Support


    Quote Originally Posted by HP
    This package provides the HP Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Support Environment for the supported notebook models and operating systems. HP UEFI Support Environment provides UEFI based hardware diagnostics used to validate if a system is functioning correctly. Additional support is provided for updating and managing the system BIOS and other device firmware on the system.
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