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keeping my original os while upgrading my bios to uefi

Q: keeping my original os while upgrading my bios to uefi

hi,i have this dv6-6090 for i think 5 years now, after upgrading to windows 10 (my original os was win7) i was thinking of making my drives gpt and upgrading my bios to uefi, i bought an ssd drive i want to replace it with my old hdd, now i want to keep my os and upgrade my bios to uefi, i want to know how, is it possible at all? to keep my original windows 10 witch i dont have any installation media from, and upgrading my bios to uefi and making my drives gpt? by the way, i don't have any problem just migrating my os from old hdd to new ssd drive, my problem is just that bios update to uefi.tnx

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Product Name: Pavilion dv6-6090ee
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
hi,
i have this dv6-6090 for i think 5 years now, after upgrading to windows 10 (my original os was win7) i was thinking of making my drives gpt and upgrading my bios to uefi, i bought an ssd drive i want to replace it with my old hdd, now i want to keep my os and upgrade my bios to uefi, i want to know how, is it possible at all? to keep my original windows 10 witch i dont have any installation media from, and upgrading my bios to uefi and making my drives gpt? by the way, i don't have any problem just migrating my os from old hdd to new ssd drive, my problem is just that bios update to uefi. i checked and figured with hwinfo64 that my motherboard is UEFI BIOS capable.
tnx

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A:Keeping Original Programs when Upgrading OS

The recovery partition and disks will take your computer back to the day it left the factory, programs and allYou cannot install the applications from the disk to your computerMost of them are garbage and resource hogs anywayTake a look at our Free Replacement Applications forumhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.htmlBe sure to check and see if your computer can run Windows 7http://windows.microsoft.com/systemrequirementsI'm also moving your post to the Vista forums

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/259039/keeping-original-programs-when-upgrading-os/
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Thanks for any suggestion?

A:Keeping the Original HDD after Migrating to an SSD

I have that set up on my Win 7 when I installed an SSD (2 OS on different drives but SSD is the primary boot drive C). It should work on Win 8 too by simply changing the drive letter of the HDD. So if something goes terribly wrong with the SSD, I could probably just switch back to HDD without reinstalling the OS. The HDD is just a storage for all other files and I just have the OS and primary programs on the SSD.

But of course a still have my recovery discs as backup.

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Or at least I think thats what's boot from USB to keeping being seen my Mode UEFI from happening In the past under windows or any other OS you can tell Bios to boot from USB or from your version of a quick boot options on system start I cant do this now The option wont show I have read if you disable secure boot and or UEFI mode this will allow the USB to be seen at boot but if you do this you can no longer boot windows It doesn't make since to me they would force you to have to go into bios and change this setting each time you want to UEFI Mode keeping my USB from being seen to boot from switch from a hard drive booted windows or load a live version of another OS from a USB at boot time - so I must be missing something or not understanding something right I have tried asking the HP people and getting answers out of them is worse than pulling teeth Since this new UEFI thing is windows related I thought i'd ask here to see if anyone can shed some light

A:UEFI Mode keeping my USB from being seen to boot from

Since this new UEFI thing is windows 8 related



uEFI is not Windows 8 related.
Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

What are you trying to do?

http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/18835-uefi-mode-keeping-my-usb-being-seen-boot.html
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I have to move a few thousand files and folders from my desktop to external USB hard drives to free up space on the desktop drive.

I need to keep the original folder and file dates. When I copy or move folders, Windows changes the folder date, but does keep the file date (created, modified and last accessed now become the current date.)

Is there any "tweak" in Windows I can do in order to keep all the dates accurate?

I've even tried a couple backup programs to move/copy files, and the folder date is changed to the current date in all three categories as above.

WinXP Pro

Thank you
 

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If you didn't guess the OS here is Windows The internet is full of threads on this topic but every single one is answered in one or more of the following ways The first type of answer is something the OP has obviously tried already like quot Press F to get to the recovery partition quot The people writing this don't UEFI, newly With recovery & installed C: original a the run partition? realise that a clean install of Windows on C also erases the old UEFI and replaces it with With a newly installed C: & UEFI, run the original recovery partition? a useless one that isn't linked to the recovery partition The next type of answer is quot why quot There are at least two painfully obvious reasons why someone would want to restore their laptop to factory condition but asking which one is entirely With a newly installed C: & UEFI, run the original recovery partition? off-topic Until admins ban the question we're all going to have to learn to ignore it The rarer type of answer is the one that you can have some respect for Probably something about active partitions boot flags or even diskpart if the person knew how to fix this in Windows Bravo to those people Some people don't even read the OP but reply anyway which is why I've put some things in bold and left the words quot recovery partition quot to the end of the title Hopefully they won't see it But with Windows and EFI none of that old stuff works anymore In fact nothing that I'm familiar with seems to work at all anymore it's all new It's like being again and not really knowing what's gonna happen when you hit enter Maybe you can answer one of the Internet's burning questions with a newly installed C and UEFI how do I run the original recovery partition I could simplify this for myself and get the answer for my laptop but by withholding that information at first maybe we can find a generic answer to help the internet at large rather than just me

A:With a newly installed C: & UEFI, run the original recovery partition?

I've got this far:

Boot into the new UEFI and start command prompt by Trouble Shooting > Advanced > Command Prompt.

Use Diskpart to do the following (n is the number of your recovery partition)






Quote:
diskpart
list volume
select volume n
assign letter = r
exit
r:


After that cd your way to the recovery .exe. On my system it's called AutorunUI.exe and is in \sources\autorun

However, it doesn't run. It doesn't do anything.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/369462-newly-installed-c-uefi-run-original-recovery-partition.html
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A:Upgrading a Vaio and keeping everything the same?

Make sure the CPU and RAM are compatible.
Other than that, order the parts, first install the hard drive as a secondary drive. (E or F, I'd guess). Then, use Acronis Tru Image (free trial, maybe) to image the original C/D-partitioned hard drive to some storage device, then restore it onto the new drive. Now you should be able to rid of the old drive, connect the new one as a primary hard drive, and there would be hopefully C and D partitions, and a lot of unallocated space. Now, you should allocate that space, let's say all to C or 70 GB to C and 30 GB to D, or whichever you prefer. Paragon Partition Manager (freeware), shoul be good for this. Read the manuals for both programs.
Wishing these work, BG-0

EDIT: Later on connect the old hard drive as extra storage space. Preferably format it, maybe you could use it as an backup solution or something. 160 GB should be sufficient for them. Right?
 

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A:Upgrading and keeping emails

all programs are kept evan ur email but just incase i would put then on a floppy or cd.
later
P.S. tell me if it works

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A:Upgrading from 7 to 8, while keeping all files?

windows 7 to windows 8 to windows 8.1

seems to be the method to keep certain personal programs and files..

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A:UEFI BIOS firmware restart doesn't boot to BIOS

Motherboards - SABERTOOTH X79







Originally Posted by ASUS

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A:upgrading while keeping programs & docs

Once you format the hard disk anything previously on the disk is gone.

While one can backup to other media the data files, and transfer settings for common application software, you cannot save installed applications, Service Pack upgrades or Hotfixes.

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For saving preferences, see this note by MS-MVP Gary Woodruff about the File and Settings Transfer Wizard of XP: http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm

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A:upgrading to SSD Raid 0 and keeping current install

You could use Clonezilla or EaseUS Todo Backup to image from the WD drive to the 120 SSD drive and then setup the raid.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrading-to-ssd-raid-0-and-keeping-current-install.1033513/
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A:Upgrading to XP but want to keep original OS

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There are probably shareware programs out that will do the same thing for free, but I haven't taken the time to find them.

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thanks !

A:Ways of upgrading to WIN7 from XP whilst keeping my xp data????

Quote:





Originally Posted by jaboyle0


Ok, I have a 750gb hard drive, its currently partitioned with 600gb for me, and 150gb that is not currently being used. I have an average knowledge of computers,

but could someone please tell me the quickest easiest way to upgrade to windows 7, from xp, whilst still keeping all my data

what would be the easiest way to do this???

thanks !




how much of that 600gb partition is actually in use ?

Windows Easy Transfer is designed to migrate your user settings from XP to windows 7 , but personally I would manually copy all of my file to an external drive or possibly the spare partition then install windows 7 and then copy them back

If you do use windows migration make sure you read what is and isn't possible

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A:uefi-bios

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A:UEFI or BIOS??

Hello Computer,

Here's a quick way to tell what mode you are using.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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A:UEFI BIOS Windows 7 do I have it??

A quick check in disk management can reveal some clues,

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

If you post that screenshot it would help.

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Thank you

A:BIOS and UEFI issue

Originally Posted by alekhka


I have a brand new Asus K555 laptop running core i5 5th gen. But though it is new, it seems to be running BIOS. It is old fashioned cursor less one. But it supports secure boot, GPT disk and it boots in CSM mode. So I think I can install UEFI. Please advise.
Thank you



Never have run into "It is old fashioned cursor less one.", can't comment on that.

If it is using Secure Boot it most likely is UEFI. Since it is new it either is properly set up or you need to contact ASUS about getting it fixed.

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A:Convert BIOS to UEFI

If you have Windows 7 installed, & two HDD's, you can clone Legacy to UEFI.
Migrate BIOS x64 install to UEFI. Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

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A:S3-391 BIOS to UEFI upgrade possible?

no, you can't.you can't mix BIOS versions, so: BIOS 1.x can be updated only with 1.x updatesBIOS 2.x can be updated only with 2.x updates

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A:Uefi bios setup

Hello and welcome to the forums,

I think I had a similar issue when I was building a PC for my Dad a while back.

I think you press F8 or something like that for a list of boot options right?
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I am being a bit vague as it was a fair while ago since I did it.

What is the exact model of the motherboard?

Paul.

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A:Solved: Bios (uefi)

After a couple of weeks working with Dell online, they sent a tech to my home and replaced the Motherboard and the keyboard. problem gone.
 

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A:UEFI BIOS upgrade

Quote:
I'll be doing a full OS & SW re-install rather than cloning what I've got now


IMO, this typically provides better results with fewer hassles in the long run - though it can take longer to tweak the system to how you like it.






Quote:
so I'm checking for the latest drivers etc to use.


Smart!

You need to be 200% positive (then check again) to make sure this update is for the same motherboard you have. And not just the model number, but the revision number too. That board has two, Rev 1 and Rev 2. Do NOT mix them up!

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I also suggest you note the "Warning!" from Gigabyte's BIOS Update download page where it says,




Quote:
Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems using the current version of BIOS, it is recommended that you not flash the BIOS. To flash the BIOS, do it with caution. Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction.

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A:UEFI BIOS corrupt

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When CSM (Compatibility Support Module) is enabled it allows a modern EFI based PC to operate in a Legacy BIOS mode.

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A:How do I change my BIOS into UEFI

My guess is that that BIOS is not UEFI compatible, like it said you have to have right version of MB to do that.

http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/39045-how-do-i-change-my-bios-into-uefi.html
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A:S3-391 BIOS to UEFI upgrade possible?

no, you can't.you can't mix BIOS versions, so: BIOS 1.x can be updated only with 1.x updatesBIOS 2.x can be updated only with 2.x updates

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A:Will upgrading the bios firmware on a Latitude D630 delete the bios admin password?

What?

Didn't you reply here, and say it worked (after the unusual 9th try ) http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109612-109.html#post747024

Awfully strange!

A bios update can't remove passwords. As You Must Know

Oh and thanks for the extended long Title. I'm thinking this Topic of yours would be best removed? What do you think?
 

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A:All boot options are tried, no (uefi) Bios

Seems to be a common problem with Samsungs. See this thread and the post by François.  Can you access the boot menu by tapping F2 instead of holding it down? See if you can access the computer with Fatdog64. You will need to burn the iso file or use Rufus to create a bootable USB. If the USB does not boot then use GPT as a partition scheme in Rufus. 
 
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A:Installing some OS's in UEFI and some using Legacy BIOS

I am never a fan of using dual boot. I have Windows 10 installed on a separate GPT SSD and Linux installed in MBR SSD and run them separately using Boot Menu so they are completely independent from each other.

I did mention in your other thread that dual booting using MBR is preferable which you can set the Windows boot manager and GRUB boot loader separately. The traditional way is Linux override the MBR and took over the booting process for both Windows & Linux. The non traditional way is to put the GRUB Boot loader in its own partition then use Easy BCD to set up the dual boot, this way they are independent so if there's an update/upgrade from either one, you won't break anything. In addition, you'll get a nice GUI dual boot Menu from Windows, not the ugly GRUB.

Here's an example:

GRUB controls the booting process for both Windows and LinuxPut GRUB in its own partition and use Easy BCD to set up dual boot.
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/377096-how-install-win-xp-laptop-having-uefi-bios.html
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A:How to change from UEFI to Legacy BIOS?

Hi ANONIMNIQ,
 
Could you tell me what your current BIOS version is? Also, could you send me a private message with your Serial Number? I'll see what I can track down for you.
Cory

http://community.acer.com/t5/Veriton/How-to-change-from-UEFI-to-Legacy-BIOS/td-p/345331/jump-to/first-unread-message
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I don't know how likely that is.

Before you try any transplant, I strongly recommend that you image your HD. I've used Acronis True Image, although it's not completely foolproof.

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Feels great to say this.

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Satellite L50-B-2G2-----------

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1) Install encryption software that supports UEFI.

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UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

4. Press whatever key (ex: F11) it shows to boot to your motherboard's boot menu, and select to boot from the listed UEFI DVD or UEFI USB. (see screenshot below)

Secure Boot

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Protecting the pre-OS environment with UEFI - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

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Quote:
Migrate to UEFI
Smooth migration of 64-bit Windows Vista/7 to a modern GPT/UEFI platform is now open to you!

Paragon Migrate to UEFI is a simple four-step Copy Hard Disk Wizard that transfers a 64-bit Windows Vista/7 initially installed on an MBR disk in the BIOS mode to a GPT disk and the UEFI mode, thus opening up all benefits of the GPT+UEFI configuration, including support of a high-capacity 2.2TB+ hard drive for use as the primary system HDD.


Manual:
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Tested with Windows 7 Pro.
A few Screenshots.

A:Migrate BIOS x64 install to UEFI.

Bookmarked. Thanks.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-uefi-issue-with-multidisplay.1099065/
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It happens the same to me, with exactly the same model too. I'm desperate...

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A:How to change from UEFI to Legacy BIOS?

Hi ANONIMNIQ,
 
Could you tell me what your current BIOS version is? Also, could you send me a private message with your Serial Number? I'll see what I can track down for you.
Cory

http://community.acer.com/t5/Veriton/How-to-change-from-UEFI-to-Legacy-BIOS/td-p/345331
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Hi, Unfortunately there isn't - F.1B Rev. A is the latest bios version listed for your notebook.  As a general rule, uefi bios versions started with the dv7-7xxx series. Regards, DP-K

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A:UEFI, BIOS, and inaccessible drives

Windows will protect the partition which the operating system is installed on.  That partition is grayed out so it can't be accidentally or intentionally altered.
 
What exactly are you trying to accomplish?
 
Are you trying to install both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/602231/uefi-bios-and-inaccessible-drives/
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Papers | Unified Extensible Firmware Interface Forum

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/53035-how-exactly-does-new-uefi-version-bios-work.html