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UEFI Firmware Settings - Boot to from inside Windows 8

How to Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from inside Windows 8 and 8.1

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This tutorial will show you how to boot directly to the motherboard's UEFI firmware settings from inside Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

Note   Note

  • This only applies if the PC's motherboard has an UEFI firmware chip instead of a BIOS chipset.
  • This only applies if Windows 8 was installed using UEFI, or Windows 8 came preinstalled on an OEM PC using UEFI.




Here's How:

1. Open PC settings, and do step 2 or 3 below for the Windows 8 you have installed.

2. If you have Windows 8 or Windows RT

A) In the left pane, click/tap on General, click/tap on Restart now under Advanced startup in the right pane, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)​
PC_Settings.jpg

3. If you have Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1
A) On the left side in PC settings, click/tap on Update & Recovery. (see screenshot below)​
Windows_8_1_Advanced_Startup-1.jpg
B) On the left side in Update & Recovery, click/tap on Recovery, click/tap on the Restart now button under the Advanced startup section on the right side, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)​
Windows_8_1_Advanced_Startup-2.jpg

4. When the "Choose an option" screen appears after the restart, click/tap on Troubleshoot. (see screenshot below)
UEFI-1.jpg

5. Click/tap on Advanced options. (see screenshot below)
UEFI-2.jpg

6. Click/tap on UEFI Firmware Settings. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: If you do not have this option, then your PC doesn't support UEFI, and is a BIOS PC instead.
UEFI-3.jpg


7. Click/tap on Restart. (see screenshot below)
UEFI-4.jpg

8. The computer will now restart, and automatically boot directly to the UEFI firmware settings screen. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: The UEFI settings below is from an "ASRock X79 Extreme11" motherboard. What you have for your UEFI settings will depend on your motherboard.
UEFI.jpg



That's it,
Shawn


 

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Brink

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mvp
You could try selecting a different restore point to see if it may be successful with it.

Otherwise, I'm not sure what else to do other than to do a factory recovery since doing a Refresh fails as well. :(
 

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okstout4

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Ok. If I do a factory recovery, will there be a way to backup anything before proceeding?

I was not successful in doing anything else.

Here is the last message I got....
IMG_0821.JPG

Here is the screen after I canceled out of that one above.
IMG_0822.JPG
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

okstout4

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Thanks, I think Im going to need to get an additional flash drive and a usb external drive. I will report back.
 

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