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


liubomirwm

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#1

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    HP Pavilion g6 1360su
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    AMD E2-3000M APU
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    AMD A60M
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liubomirwm

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#2
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 7
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion g6 1360su
    CPU
    AMD E2-3000M APU
    Motherboard
    AMD A60M
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    4 GB DDR3
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my2cents

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#3
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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liubomirwm

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#4
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.:confused:
 

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  • OS
    Windows 7
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion g6 1360su
    CPU
    AMD E2-3000M APU
    Motherboard
    AMD A60M
    Memory
    4 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6380G
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my2cents

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#5
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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    Windows 8.1
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    CPU
    Intel G2020
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    ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0
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    8GBs @ 1333 MHz
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liubomirwm

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#6
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?:D
 

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  • OS
    Windows 7
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion g6 1360su
    CPU
    AMD E2-3000M APU
    Motherboard
    AMD A60M
    Memory
    4 GB DDR3
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    AMD Radeon HD 6380G
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my2cents

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#7
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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    Intel G2020
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    ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0
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    8GBs @ 1333 MHz
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liubomirwm

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#8
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?:D
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion g6 1360su
    CPU
    AMD E2-3000M APU
    Motherboard
    AMD A60M
    Memory
    4 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6380G
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HD LED BrightView
    Screen Resolution
    1366:768
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    Google Chrome
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    Bitdefender IS 2014

liubomirwm

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#9
That's my problem I don't know if my PC have UEFI. Maybe I am too stupid.:zip:
 

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    Windows 7
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    HP Pavilion g6 1360su
    CPU
    AMD E2-3000M APU
    Motherboard
    AMD A60M
    Memory
    4 GB DDR3
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    AMD Radeon HD 6380G
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theog

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#10
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


HP said:
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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liubomirwm

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#11
So you have deleted all partitions and after that made 4 new not 2? How? Does the Install program asked you if you want to select either BIOS or UEFI? Searching on Google but not finding what I want.:huh:
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion g6 1360su
    CPU
    AMD E2-3000M APU
    Motherboard
    AMD A60M
    Memory
    4 GB DDR3
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    AMD Radeon HD 6380G
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theog

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#12
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?:D
That's my problem I don't know if my PC have UEFI. Maybe I am too stupid.:zip:
Try booting a DVD from the One Time Boot Menu.

Windows 8 Downgrade-005 SB.PNG
 

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theog

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So you have deleted all partitions and after that made 4 new not 2? How? Does the Install program asked you if you want to select either BIOS or UEFI? Searching on Google but not finding what I want.:huh:
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 7 with - Windows 7 Help Forums
or
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorial...e-firmware-interface-install-windows-8-a.html





For more info on uEFI:
Windows and GPT FAQ
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
UEFI Firmware
Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS, Advantech(EN) - YouTube
Sample: Configure UEFI/GPT-Based Hard Drive Partitions by Using Windows PE and DiskPart
 

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liubomirwm

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#14
Already tried this and now watching videos about the HP Bios settings. But it will install it with Legacy BIOS and I should be able to boot from UEFI, I will go deeper in the settings and search for UEFI Boot order. Hope I find it. I watched a video with HP 2000 which supports it and mine is g6 so it should definitely support it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion g6 1360su
    CPU
    AMD E2-3000M APU
    Motherboard
    AMD A60M
    Memory
    4 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6380G
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HD LED BrightView
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liubomirwm

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#15
My BIOS is Insyde H2O version F.6A. Does it support UEFI?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 7
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion g6 1360su
    CPU
    AMD E2-3000M APU
    Motherboard
    AMD A60M
    Memory
    4 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6380G
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    HD LED BrightView
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    1366:768
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    Bitdefender IS 2014

liubomirwm

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#16

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    Windows 7
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    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion g6 1360su
    CPU
    AMD E2-3000M APU
    Motherboard
    AMD A60M
    Memory
    4 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6380G
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    HD LED BrightView
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liubomirwm

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#17
But the problem is that there is no UEFI boot option in the boot order.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 7
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion g6 1360su
    CPU
    AMD E2-3000M APU
    Motherboard
    AMD A60M
    Memory
    4 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6380G
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HD LED BrightView
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    1366:768
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    Bitdefender IS 2014

theog

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#18
Is the Windows 7 install, in UEFI mode?
If NO
Reset the UEFI/BIOS firmware to UEFI.
 

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liubomirwm

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#19
What do you mean? What should I do?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 7
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion g6 1360su
    CPU
    AMD E2-3000M APU
    Motherboard
    AMD A60M
    Memory
    4 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6380G
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HD LED BrightView
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    Bitdefender IS 2014