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  1. wtarkan

    wtarkan MDL Member

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    #1 wtarkan, Jan 27, 2016
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  2. netlords

    netlords MDL Novice

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    hi

    a little supplement from me - if the pc is booted you can check the boot-type via undocumented variable %FIRMWARE_TYPE%
    Typing echo %FIRMWARE_TYPE% in a cmd windows will return you legacy or not.
     
  3. urie

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    It just returns what it was asked to echo e.g. %FIRMWARE_TYPE% nothing else.
     
  4. netlords

    netlords MDL Novice

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    What os do you have?

    Here (with Win 8.1) its returning:

    c:\Windows\system> echo %FIRMWARE_TYPE%
    UEFI
     
  5. rpo

    rpo MDL Senior Member

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    And for my installation with Windows 10 Pro its returning "Legacy", as expected.
     
  6. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Doesn't work on anything less than Windows 8, I guess. Windows 7 doesn't create that Environment Variable, and the command fails.
     
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  7. CarloE

    CarloE MDL Novice

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    Thank you that's true.
     
  8. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Correct I tested on windows 7 x64 :worthy:
     
  9. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    #9 Flipp3r, Feb 2, 2016
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    Where does %firmware_type% come from? I've used it & know it returns UEFI or Legacy but it's not listed as an environment variable when you type "set".

    Never mind, my friend Google found that it's a:
    By the way this tool does not help the novice user know if they have booted in UEFI or Legacy, which is probably what they want to know...