Discussion in 'Application Software' started by wtarkan, Jan 27, 2016.
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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.
It just returns what it was asked to echo e.g. %FIRMWARE_TYPE% nothing else.
What os do you have?
Here (with Win 8.1) its returning:
c:\Windows\system> echo %FIRMWARE_TYPE%
And for my installation with Windows 10 Pro its returning "Legacy", as expected.
Doesn't work on anything less than Windows 8, I guess. Windows 7 doesn't create that Environment Variable, and the command fails.
Thank you that's true.
Correct I tested on windows 7 x64
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...