HP Pavilion dm1 3250br... and I want to install Windows 10 in UEFI mode. Any help?

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  1. spkleader

    spkleader MDL Senior Member

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    Howdy MDL!

    I have a notebook from HP model dm1 3250br. It does support UEFI, but there's no option in the bios to enable/disable csm, uefi, secureboot. How I know it support UEFI? Because in the boot process, if I press ESC I can go to a menu that let me test the system and all the files in the partition have an efi extension.

    I've created a pendrive with Rufus, using the option GPT for UEFI bios, but it refuses to load.
    I want to have the hdd in GPT and of course, Install 10 using UEFI mode.

    Any tips?
     
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  2. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    #2 odiebugs1, Aug 24, 2015
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    Your manual states BIOS, not UEFI. You should contact HP, you should also ask them to place in the product specs what the BIOS is, if it's not to much trouble for them.

    Did you make sure that file system was Fat and not NTFS, even though your manual should be showing UEFI and not a BIOS if it was a UEFI system.
     
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  3. Tito

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    spkleader MDL Senior Member

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    #5 spkleader, Aug 24, 2015
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    Wow Tito sounds like a big problem for so little archievement :(

    Dunno if I want to mod the bios just for that... meh. Damn HP! :mad:
     
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    spkleader MDL Senior Member

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    Welp, I've managed to install windows in a GPT partition using a mbr prepared pendrive using the shift+f10 command during windows install.
    loaded diskpart, cleaned, created the gpt partion and went back to the windows installer. It installed without problems... but I noticed something, GPT made the notebook a bit slower :/

    it's a simple E-350 cpu with 4gb ram.. In MBR mode it seens to run 10 smoother! or maybe I'm just a bit tired? :D

    Thanks for the reply and for showing me the possible options. :)
     
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    Can you please show a screenshot of Disk Management. You can format the HDD as GPT but its impossible to install & boot from it on legacy systems.

    :g:
     
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    #9 spkleader, Aug 24, 2015
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    You stand correct!
    Silly me.. just checked and boom! Partition type: MBR bleh! - So, I'm really tired! :eek:

    Guess i'll try Clover and see what happens.
     
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