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Re-enable Windows 8.1 Family Safety on Dell laptop

Q: Re-enable Windows 8.1 Family Safety on Dell laptop

My laptop had already set up to turn on Family Safety in Window 8.1. So I was used to set up time limits and curfew for the standard account (child's account) in Control PanelI turned off Family Safety. When I wanted to turn it on again, Family Safety in Control Panel led me to Change PC setting to select the account to edit. But When I clicked on "Edit" and It poped up my child account but No thing to editBut there was an option to manage Safety Family on line. I enter this website to control Family safety (time limit and curfew) It worksHowever, I'd like to set up at local laptop as beforeHow to turn on Safety Family at Laptop not online?Any suggest would be appreciate.Best,Truc C. Nguyen

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A: Re-enable Windows 8.1 Family Safety on Dell laptop

Now in Parental account, the option "Manage Family Safety setting on line" was disappeared from "Manage Other Account" in "Change PC setting"On family safety website showed that "Settings for Cathy Nguyen are not activeCathy Nguyen is not current associated with any accountsTo add window for Cathy Nguyen "run Family Safety" on PC Cathy Nguyen uses"But I could not run Family SafetyNotice that Family Safety run well from Online setting first time after I had turn off Family Safety at Control PannelI was confused Please help Thanks,Truc C. Nguyen
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Hello, Welcome to the HP Support forum. Could you post what is your HP PC model - instructions can be seen here >> Could you provide details about how the Family Safety feature got on ? You can contact the person who set this up and ask them for permission to install the necessary software or for the account password that manages the Windows FS feature. If you acquired the PC from someone else, please let me know and I can provide you with instructions how to reimage the PC and revert back to factory default condition
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A:Windows Family Safety

You could uninstall the software, then restore your system to a date prior to your original installation.

I have used Cybersitter in the past, and it has worked well (fee-based sw).

**EDIT** Actually this message is probably coming from the sw you installed. First just uninstall it and see if the message still appears. Probably it won't.
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A:family safety in windows 8

Hello Vasilis, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Family Safety is included as a part of Windows 8 by default now, and is the new replacement of Parental Controls that was in Vista and Windows 7.

Family Safety - Setup and Use in Windows 8
Hope this helps,
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Hello again, all.

I wasn't quite sure where to put this, but I thought here would suffice.

My problem is that I have 2 computers with Windows Live Family Safety enabled, with them set to "Warn on Adult" mode. The problem is that this forces YouTube's "Safety Mode" to be stuck on, whether a user is logged into YouTube or not. Both computers affected only have administrator accounts, so I don't think lack of permission is a problem.

Any help on stopping Windows Live Family Safety forcing YouTube's safety mode to stay on (without disabling WLFS altogether - this is the only way I have managed to turn off Safety Mode), would be appreciated.


A:Windows Live Family Safety

I had to disable the web filtering service in the end. It says "When the web filter is on, SafeSearch will be locked on in Bing, Google, Yahoo! and other popular search engines" on the website, and I don't think this option can be altered.
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A:Uninstall Windows Family Safety

Hi, this link may be able to help you uninstall One Care
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A:Windows Live Family Safety Sign In

Hello rose, a big welcome to you to Sevenforums!

This is the live family saftey website:
You will need to enter the same user name and password that you use to log in to hotmail for your email, and it has to be the same one you signed up the live saftey accounts with.

This is what it looks like. You can view the activity of each member you sign up. There are more settings on the left hand side (after you click a family member) that you can change to add more security to your child.

Don't forget the settings you can change in parental controls, including adding children to the list
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A:Set Family Safety Time Limits in Windows 8.1

Hello Jipr,

I'm not sure which tutorial you are referring to, but double check using the tutorial below to see if it may help for now.

Family Safety Time Limits - Set and Manage in Windows 8
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A:How to monitor with windows family safety parental control

Hi John,

I use 'Windows Live Family Safety' - I have found it to be very good.

Here is a guide that may help you get started but if you have any issues please don't hesitate to ask and i will endevour to help - The Complete Guide to Using Windows Live Family Safety |

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A:Family Safety Is Blocking Numerous Windows Files

Welcome to the Seven Forums, angiekae68.

Perhaps make both accounts with the same restrictions as #2. The child for which #1 was created is now two years older.

This does not solve your problem per se but is a practical work-around.
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A:Running Windows Live Family Safety on Windows 8

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AVG Family Safety

AVG Family Safety means you know your children are safe online. Helps protect them from online predators, blocks inappropriate content and sends you instant alerts if there?s a problem.
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Beta testing of AVG Family Safety ended on April 7, 2011.

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RE: New AVG Family Safety Beta Testing

Would this be a free thing? Or would I have to pay?
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A:Family Safety

Hi there linux convert, welcome to Sevenforums.

Can't comment on Family Safety, as I don't use it.

However, blocking certain user accounts from viewing/editing certain folders can certainly be done.

We have two ways of doing this, both are one pretty much the same way, but it can be done per user or by group, (which you will be familiar with I trust, from using Linux)

They say a picture speaks a thousand words, so I'll do a quick "screen by screen" tutorial on how to do it, and post it in a second
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Changes are coming to Microsoft family features We have started rolling out changes to the way you manage your family and set boundaries for how your kids spend their time online and on their devices Not all these changes are coming at once but we to Family Safety Improvements wanted to let you know what you can expect in the upcoming months A simpler more friendly web experience We ve redesigned the family site to be friendlier and more intuitive and we ve simplified some features Now you will be able to manage your family in one place visit http account microsoft com family to see all your family accounts see the settings for each child in your family and make changes to their settings online Some recent changes you can Improvements to Family Safety expect to Improvements to Family Safety see The recent activity page has been redesigned to show the most relevant information in prime position Setting website restrictions is now simpler When restrictions are turned on all adult content is blocked You can still allow or block individual websites of course Managing app amp game restrictions is now more intuitive Set your child s age so they ll only be able to acquire apps amp games that are rated as appropriate for their age You can also block individual apps or games Managing child accounts has changed The feature that allowed you to link accounts has been removed as most of our users found it confusing If you previously linked accounts together to manage all their settings at once you ll now need to manage the settings for each account you had linked separately To find out more about the changes visit http account microsoft com family faq As the new website rolls out over the next few months take a look around It s a great opportunity to talk with your kids about their safety settings and make sure they are getting an age-appropriate experience across all their Windows devices Thanks for using Microsoft family features we hope these changes will make your experience better than ever Microsoft Family Safety -- https account microsoft com family about nbsp
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A:Crossfire and family safety

What exactly is blocking him from starting the program? Is it a internet block within family safety or is the program being blocked all together? If you can add an exception, that might help.

It may be that his standard account doesn't give him access to a program or file needed to run Crossfire. You could find those file(s) and add your son's account to full access for those files.

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A:Family Safety issues

Limey6, welcome to!

Screenshot of the window you are talking about would be appreciated.

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You need to go into it and set what he can do and not do and then save it, by default there are some restrictions.
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A:Problems with family safety feature
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A:Family Safety Screen Time

This is still an issue, as I am running into the same problems months later. Has anyone figured out what's wrong, or how to fix it?
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A:family safety -- block google+

Hi shmu. I understand your dilemma, but just to let you know > I don't use Google, so I may be limited. Would it be possible to allow the child to just use IE. Leave no links to any google on the Start Screen. Unpin the Windows Store app tile and any other tile for that matter. You would have to help set everything up there as you probably know.

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A:family safety onlne acct

Hello cjammit, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You should be able to also view the activity reports locally on the Windows 8 PC. See if the tutorial below may be able to help for now.

Family Safety - View Activity Reports of Users in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
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A:Family Safety settings not correct?

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thx vicky

A:family safety service disabled

Hi and welcome to TSF You need to have a user account with administrative privileges on your computer. To give yourself administrative privileges, you can either log on to the computer with the username "Administrator" (and its password), or use another account that you know has Administrator permissions.

To find out which permissions your user account has:
Click Start on the Windows taskbar, then click Control Panel.
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Family Safety on Windows Vista - IEBlog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
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A:Family safety web filtering not working

Hello stlony,

I find that most filters are not very effective with those type of settings since it doesn't help if the site doesn't comply with the ratings standard. This is a bit more work on your part, but I find that using step 8 Option One in the tutorial below to set the filter to only allow access to sites that you have listed. This way they can't go anywhere that's not on the list.
Family Safety Web Filtering - Set and Manage in Windows 8
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Family Safety Requests - Send and View in Windows 8

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A:'Unable to make changes to Family Safety settings'

Hello wenblack,

The admins here have developed several Family Safety setup and admin tutorials so I have to assume that it does work. Go here and click on the Parental Controls icon: Windows 8 Tutorials
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A:family safety parental control problem

Did you set it up like this? Parental Controls - Set Time Limits
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A:Family safety with user profile accounts

Someone may have a better idea but how about disabling the Guest account and creating a Standard user account (can create as many as needed) for each person using the computer. Then you can use Vista's built in Parental Controls,

Parental Controls - Setup and Use

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A:Family safety screen time across devices

Originally Posted by fshrago I use windows 10 family safety and am generally happy with it. However there is either a bug or a feature with screen time.
I have 3 devices that my kids can log on to using their own windows 10 account. Screen time is set to 3 hours per day. Family safety correctly shuts down access to the device after three hours. However, the kid can then switch to a different device and have another 3 hours. Ie screen time appears to be per device, not per account as i would have thought it should be. so your kids have different accounts? Or everyone uses the same account?
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A:Child device not showing up on Family Safety Page

Did I stump the forum crowd?
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Hello expectingrain, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you mention Microsoft account, I just need you to please clarify if this is for Windows 7 or Windows 8 first.
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Try creating a new user account with admin rights and see if you still face similar issue.
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I am guessing by the deafening silence (despite a good number of views) that there is no way to get rid of this pesky thing.

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Hi -

Boot into Recovery using your Vista DVD or the HDD recovery partition and try "system repair". If no-go, boot back into Recovery and run "Windows System Restore" - choose a restore point far enough back before the trouble started.

Once you get the system to boot, copy important personal files off and reinstall Vista.

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A:Family issues - Dad's Dell

Let's try this before you do that. you can always relaod XP later. Be sure to back up files you want to keep before you do

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that 'Display the contents of system folders' is checked. If you have Windows XP, the search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that 'Search system folders', 'Search hidden files and folders', and 'Search subfolders' are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Before you do anything else, please create a folder for HijackThis and put it in a permanent folder (like C:\HJT) instead of the desktop. This is required because HijackThis will create backups and we don't want them to be deleted.

Restart your computer and boot into Safe Mode by hitting the F8 key repeatedly until a menu shows up (and choose Safe Mode from the list). In some systems, this may be the F5 key, so try that if F8 doesn't work. Make sure to close any open browsers. Go into HijackThis->Config->Misc. Tools->Open process manager. Select the following and click 'Kill process' for each one if they are still listed (they shouldn't be - but double check):

C:\Program Files\Admilli Service\AdmilliServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Admilli Service\AdmilliKeep.exe
C:\Program Files\Ylnwgh\Alnp.exe

Uninstall the following via the Add/Remove Panel (Start->(Settings)->Control Panel->Add/Remove Programs) if they exist:

Admilli Service
1800 Solutions
Web Rebates

Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following and hit 'Fix checked' (after checking them) if they still exist (make sure not to miss any):

R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: EarthLink Popup Blocker - {4B5F2E08-6F39-479a-B547-B2026E4C7EDF} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: Pop-Up Blocker - {D7F30B62-8269-41AF-9539-B2697FA7D77E} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Admilli Service] C:\Program Files\Admilli Service\AdmilliServ.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Xnczr] C:\Program Files\Ylnwgh\Alnp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [msbb] c:\windows\msbb.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [todypab] C:\WINDOWS\todypab.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ifuq] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\ifuq\ifuqm.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Web Rebates - file://C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\Sy1150\Tp1150\scri1150a.htm
O16 - DPF: {15AD4789-CDB4-47E1-A9DA-992EE8E6BAD6} - 150d34825d6c1f4faa5632c97c7c30f0d562bb0995df42c0e8 56e17f438bb38f5ace6de305:6a2feff70aa50e4b3d9d6f067 011f31e
O16 - DPF: {B4831DED-3A57-4CC6-9E4B-0E7C5B08DBF4} -
O23 - Service: ZESOFT - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\zeta.exe (file missing)

Delete the following Files indicated in RED and Folders indicated in BLUE if they still exist.

C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates
C:\Program Files\Admilli Service
C:\Program Files\Ylnwgh

Restart and run a new HijackThis scan. Sav... Read more
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A:How To Enable Firewall For Windows Xp Pro On A Laptop

1394 connection: you don't have two or more computers connected through this port (with a firewire type cable) then you are not using it and I wouldn't worry about it. The wireless connection that you are not using (wouldn't worry about it either). The firewall should most definately be set-up on your LAN...This is where you are connected to the internet.
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A:Laptop infected, can't enable antivirus/windows firewall

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully. First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding. Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one. If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem. Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me. Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts. If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed. Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean. My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.    Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit from here Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit and save it to your desktop.Be sure to print out and follow the instructions provided on that same page.Caution: This is a beta version so please be sure to read the disclaimer and back up any important data before using.Double click the file to open it, then 'Extract all files'.Double click the mbar folder to open it, then double click mbar.exe to start the tool.Check for Updates, then Scan your system for malwareIf malware is found, do NOT press the Cleanup button yet. Click EXIT.I'd like to see the log first so I can see what it sees. You'll find the log in that mbar folder as MBAR-log-***.txt . Please attach that to your next reply.
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A:Dell Inspiron N5010- Stuck at Realtek PCIe Family Controller Series v1.19(08/10/09)

Welcome to the Community. Will it allow you to press F2 key at the Dell Logo to boot into the Bios to check if the hard drive is getting detected? 
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see if you can help me out getting it cleaned for good! thanks in advance anyone really appreciate the help always.

logs attached if anything is wrong or any step needs to be re-done just post up!

A:Trying To Clean Family Laptop

I'm not seeing any issues in the logs but let's run the below just to be safe.
Now please run the below anti-rootkit tool from Malwarebytes.

Download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit
If you happened to get a ZIP file version instead of an EXE file then unzip the contents to a folder in a convenient location.
Open the folder where you saved Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to. Now run mbar- ( If running Vista, Win7 or Win 8, use right click and Select Run As Administrator )
Note: This filename will change as new versions are released, so this is just an example ).

Follow the instructions in the wizard to update and allow the program to scan your computer for threats.
Click on the Cleanup button to remove any threats and reboot if prompted to do so.
Wait while the system shuts down and the cleanup process is performed.
Perform another scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to verify that no threats remain. If they do, then click Cleanup once more and repeat the process.
If no additional threats were found, verify that your system is now running normally, making sure that the following items are functional:
Internet access
Windows Update
Windows Firewall

If there are additional problems with your system, such as any of those listed above or other system issues, then run the 'fixdamage' tool included with Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit and reboot.
Verify that your system is now functioning normally.

There will now be two log files created in the mbar folder called system-log.txt and one that starts with mbar-log. The mbar-log file will always start with mbar-log, but the rest will be named using a timestamp indicating the time it was run. For example, mbar-log-2012-11-12 (19-13-32).txt corresponds to mbar-log-year-month-day (hour-minute-second).txt. The system-log.txt contains information about each time you have run MBAR and contains diagnostic information from the program. A new mbar-log is created every time you run MBAR and will contain information about what was detected and removed. Please attach these logs.
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A:Family laptop hit by virus

Hi Andy

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.

Please do not install or uninstall any programmes, or run any other scanners or software, unless I specifically ask you to do so.

We will begin with ComboFix.exe. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool:

Please read all the information carefully!

You MUST disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications - please read this thread as a guide. They may otherwise interfere with our tools and interrupt the cleansing process.

Please include the log C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.
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Im assuming you have the latest intel driver? I have a dell as well and the dell driver doesn't work. Are you 32bit or 64?
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I work in an nbsp organization nbsp that over of the PC s we support are Dell Optiplex s With SCCM we deploy Windows to these computers through a Task Sequence and that set standard Dell BIOS settings in WinPE using the Dell Command Configure tool This has worked great for having all our machines in legacy mode but with trying to move to Dell Task Enable SCCM on Optiplexs Sequence UEFI using Windows I want to be able to change Enable UEFI on Dell Optiplexs using SCCM Task Sequence the Dell BIOS from legacy to UEFI automatically through the task sequence I can set the BIOS to UEFI mode and I can enable secure boot and all the other settings but for some reason as soon as I restart the computer after making those nbsp settings nbsp changes the computer cannot find the hard drive anymore After the computer reboots it enables the NIC card for PXE boot but not the hard drive as shown below So here are my basic steps for accomplishing this so far Reboot computer into Windows PE Format the drive with MBR so I can download the CCTK files copy CCTK files to X CCTK Clear and set the Dell BIOS password Activate UEFI Mode Set boot order and all other settings by importing custom nbsp ini nbsp file Restart Computer Attached is my Task Sequence log to be looked at well Below are my task sequence settings to make the change from legacy to UEFI on Dell nbsp Optiplexs I have tried this on multiple Optiplex s and s with the same results If anyone has any suggestion on how to change BIOS from legacy to UEFI in a task sequence on Dell s Optiplex s I would greatly appreciate it Here is also a copy of the ini file I am using to try and apply the UEFI boot order cctk acpower on admsetuplockout disable autoon everyday autoonhr autoonmn biosver A blocks disable bootorder uefitype hdd chasintrusion silentenable clearsel yes cpucore all cpuxdsupport enable cstatesctrl enable deepsleepctrl s ands embnic on embsataraid ahci energystarlogo disable fanctrlovrd disable forcepxeonnextboot disable hddfailover on hddprotection off integratedaudio enable legacyorom disable numlock on oromkeyboardaccess disable passwordbypass off pcislots enable primaryvideodeviceslot pwdlock unlock rptkeyerr enable sata auto sata auto sata auto secureboot enable serial com serrdmimsg on sfuenabled yes smarterrors disable speaker off speedstep automatic strongpwd disable tpm off tpmactivation deactivated turbomode enable uefinwstack enable usb on usb enable usbemu enable usbportsfront enable usbreardual on usbreardual stack on usbwake enable virtualization disable vtfordirectio off wakeonlan disable chassisintrustatus tripped

A:Enable UEFI on Dell Optiplexs using SCCM Task Sequence

So while I understand what you want to do, i'm not sure what you want to do if that makes sense.  I will add my 2 cents in however.  From everything i've read, UEFI uses GPT as the file table for the HDD while BIOS uses MBR.  My first thought would be if you are using UEFI on a hard drive that is formatted to MBR, maybe it cannot read it as a boot drive?  I have heard that UEFI can see it as a file drive, but nothing has been said about booting from MBR if you are using UEFI.