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BIOS Mode - See if Windows Boot in UEFI or Legacy Mode

  1. #20


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    Hello PrplHaz, and welcome to Eight Forums

    In Option 1, it's using the EFI partition on the other drive. You have UEFI.

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  2. #21


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello PrplHaz, and welcome to Eight Forums

    In Option 1, it's using the EFI partition on the other drive. You have UEFI.
    Thank you - been here for ages, but there's too many answers already for me to even help out

    And thanks for the quick response. It seems odd that it would use the EFI partition on a different drive - any idea how to recreate that EFI partition on my actual boot drive (so I can remove the other drive without incident)?
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  3. #22


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    I'm afraid that would most likely require a reinstall.

    Nar, just by asking questions you're helping the next person with the same issue.
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  4. #23


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    Windows 8.1


    Brink. Hey, just registered. Thanks for all the great tuts you're doing. It has helped me a lot since Windows 7. DLL modding and so on and so forth. Now I have a question for you, so I needed to register.

    I have a Maximus V Gene socket 1155 from Asus. This card supports UEFI.. I got myself a SSD and installed Win 8.1 onto it some time ago.. Everything is good and I haven't got any issues per sé.. How ever, I stumbled upon this thread and decided to check. And now it annoys me to hell that my damn high end PC decided to install in Legacy. I don't understand why it would choose to do so, since Microsoft themselves states that legacy is slower at booting and such than Universal and well, not to mention the part with MBR and it's significantly lower capabilities. Then again, I doubt I'll ever need 128 partitions.. I recently started studying IT and has learned a lot about both Legacy and UEFI, so now that I actually know that my system boots in Legacy, which it never occurred to me to check in the first place, I'm baffled about it. Suddenly my PC feels old and stuff. :P Sorry for the rant, I'm just wondering.. Why would Windows at no point through the installation give one the choice to pick? And why would it auto pick Legacy in the first place? Did I need to tick something, somewhere? (I downloaded Win8.1 from the DreamSpark and created the boot drive with the MS Win7 boot creator tool-stuffz, if that matters for the answer. Thanks for the tutorial, and the many sleepless nights to come. ;D And all the help you have given me with your threads before.
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  5. #24


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Curael, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It sounds like you may not have created a bootable UEFI installation USB.

    If you like, double check through the tutorial below to see if it may help to install with UEFI.

    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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  6. #25


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Curael, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It sounds like you may not have created a bootable UEFI installation USB.

    If you like, double check through the tutorial below to see if it may help to install with UEFI.

    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
    Yeah, I'm embarrassed now. I should have thought about the partitioning table of the USB as well. :/ The answer was right there.

    Thank you very much.
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  7. #26


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    You're most welcome. Nothing to be embarrassed about at all.
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  8. #27


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    Windows 7


    Hello Brink.
    Thank to you i know that my laptop is Legacy.
    But i want to ask if my laptop can install windows 7 with BIOS Mode: UEFI?
    Mine is HP Pavilion g6-1d60us.
    I had search all the internet but couldn't find anything.
    I am not a native english speaker, so please forgive my grammar mistakes.
    Thank you very much!
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  9. #28


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    Hello Danh, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I don't see UEFI mentioned as being supported in your PC's specs or manual below. Usually that means that UEFI is not supported.

    HP Pavilion g6-1d60us Notebook PC Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support

    HP Pavilion g6-1d60us Notebook PC Manuals | HP® Customer Support
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  10. #29


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7


    Thank you very much Brink.
    I had read links you provided and just like you, i don't see UEFI mentioned.
    I just bought a Envy with windows 8.1. I will backup my file and try to install my g6 with UEFI setting in my free time.
    And i will post back here.
    Thank you, very fast reply
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