uefi booting

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  1. adit123tya

    adit123tya MDL Senior Member

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    #1 adit123tya, Nov 27, 2012
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    my bios shows uefi boot option but no uefi shell... I enabled uefi boot option and booted my dvd it asked me to partition my hd using a GPT format... I even did so so... but when I run
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    bcdedit /enum
    in elevated command prompt it shows me this
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    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier              {bootmgr}
    device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    description             Windows Boot Manager
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    integrityservices       Enable
    default                 {current}
    resumeobject            {4855ef43-26d1-11e2-9d07-e000273b7fd4}
    displayorder            {current}
    toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
    timeout                 30
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {current}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description             Windows 8
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence        {4855ef45-26d1-11e2-9d07-e000273b7fd4}
    integrityservices       Enable
    recoveryenabled         Yes
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    osdevice                partition=C:
    systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {4855ef43-26d1-11e2-9d07-e000273b7fd4}
    nx                      OptIn
    bootmenupolicy          Standard
    the bold line means my system doesnot boot from efi... isn't it?So help
     
  2. Shenj

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    #2 Shenj, Nov 27, 2012
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  3. adit123tya

    adit123tya MDL Senior Member

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    but diabling bios compatibility... will it not cuase a problem during booting since my system is congigured to boot from winload.exe and not an .efi
     
  4. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    You should disable BIOS compatbility when you try to install Windows.. then it will force loading the Windows efi shell, and Windows will install in UEFI mode, which also means you can boot into Windows later on even with BIOS compatbility disabled.
    You can not make your already installed Windows easily available for UEFI booting anymore.
     
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  5. qaqaq

    qaqaq MDL Novice

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    #5 qaqaq, Nov 27, 2012
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    my booting:cool:
    Code:
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    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier              {bootmgr}
    device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2
    path                    \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi
    description             Windows Boot Manager
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    default                 {current}
    resumeobject            {707b310f-3766-11e2-90b7-b57d78d21528}
    displayorder            {current}
    toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
    timeout                 30
    
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {current}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.efi
    description             Windows 8
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence        {707b3111-3766-11e2-90b7-b57d78d21528}
    recoveryenabled         Yes
    isolatedcontext         Yes
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    osdevice                partition=C:
    systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {707b310f-3766-11e2-90b7-b57d78d21528}
    nx                      OptIn
    bootmenupolicy          Standard
    
    
    
     
  6. adit123tya

    adit123tya MDL Senior Member

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    #6 adit123tya, Nov 27, 2012
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    ur system is booting through uefi... which mobo u have
     
  7. qaqaq

    qaqaq MDL Novice

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    my laptop: Hp probook :D
     
  8. adit123tya

    adit123tya MDL Senior Member

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    ok then that of no use to me... anyway thanx
     
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    adit123tya MDL Senior Member

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    @shenj my bios doesnot show any way to disable bios compatibility and there is no option to enter uefi shell I rechecked just now... my mobo is Intel DH61WW
     
  10. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    1. During boot, enter the BIOS setup by pressing F2.
    2. Go to the Boot menu.
    3. Set UEFI Boot to Enable.
    4. Press F10 to Save and Exit.

    If your Intel mobo even has UEFI.
     
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  11. adit123tya

    adit123tya MDL Senior Member

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    As I stated earlier I have already enabled that part even before windows installation... but no use
     
  12. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    I don't have the mainboard, but it MUST have a way to use a EFI Shell either Integrated our External through USB/DVD and if you use USB, it MUST be FAT32, not NTFS
     
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  13. adit123tya

    adit123tya MDL Senior Member

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    can u explain the external part... do u mean that intel should provide a software that has to be on a dvd or a usb so that I can enter uefi shell
     
  14. Shenj

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    No... you should have a option in your EFI that lets you launch a EFI Shell from a filesystem.
     
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  15. adit123tya

    adit123tya MDL Senior Member

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    No there is nothing about uefi... accept that one option of enabling/disabling uefi
     
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    adit123tya MDL Senior Member

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    intel support idiots... after wasting an hour chating with their agent no use...
     
  17. m0ck

    m0ck MDL Novice

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    #17 m0ck, Nov 28, 2012
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    Did UEFI install of W8 (on ga-z77x-d3h mobo) few weeks ago, and worked flawlessly.
    As Shenj said, it won't work from internally attached optical drive, it must be external storage (optical drive or DOK).
    Make a Windows bootable installation DOK, even using the "Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool", and it will do just fine.
     
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  18. AnarethoS

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    Maybe a little out of topic, but is there any advantage to use UEFI rathan than MBR? I am thinking about switching completly to Windows 8 and I don't plan to use dual-boot/truecrypt/etc.

    Is there any Windows 8 features that require UEFI?

    I will be installing on a 250gb hard-disk on a laptop btw.

    Thanks.
     
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  19. Shenj

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    #19 Shenj, Nov 28, 2012
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    There isnt really any advantage, but if you have UEFI available, go with it if you install x64, Windows does not support x86 UEFI see the Quote below.

    Edit: Reminds me.. the OP never said if he is trying to install x64 or x86 because if he tries to install x86 it will never do what he wants.. lol (i hope he knew that)
     
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  20. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    The newer bios'/uefi from MSI have Win8 optimization, fast boot features, partial init of usb, but you need gop support for video card i think which is a fairly new feature....
    Since I never shut my system down I don't car about fast boot...