Windows 10: Legacy or uefi boot?

Discus and support Legacy or uefi boot? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I tried reinstalling windows again onto my hdd because i moved my linux distro from that hdd onto my main ssd. the ssd booted originally i belive with... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by SandyPlayz86, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. Legacy or uefi boot?


    I tried reinstalling windows again onto my hdd because i moved my linux distro from that hdd onto my main ssd.

    the ssd booted originally i belive with legacy mode, but with the hdd bootting with the new installi gets stuck in "getting ready"

    I believe the bios used to be set at uefi when i was given it and when the same hdd was installed.

    I tried removing the wifi chip to get past, but that only made me have to reinstall, is it because its still using legacy instead uefi? Or what?

    :)
     
    SandyPlayz86, Apr 21, 2021
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  2. UEFI vs Legacy boot mode

    I recommend you stick with legacy install instead to avoid any compatibility problem hardware or software. Uefi have the speed advantage for boot up but I don't find it to be a good trade-off for the compatibility problems that appeared. Secure boot for uefi is a pain if you decide to install multiple os as the other os is "locked" out. I used uefi for my previous install it is a lengthy install selecting the correct bios setting without borking the install. I'll move to uefi if I don't have a need for multiple os or legacy things. So far I seem to need it.
     
    MIRTAZAPINE, Apr 21, 2021
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  3. P4-630 Win User
    UEFI vs Legacy boot mode

    I just found out I'm running at "Legacy" boot mode.
    Are there any downsides running my Skylake system in "Legacy" boot mode?

    I don't really want to reinstall windows.
    Also I have no problems with my SSD, speeds are as they should be.

    Just booting up my system takes some time, maybe it just would be faster booting with UEFI?
    My Asus Gaming laptop is booting up faster.
    If thats the main difference *Oh Well Legacy or uefi boot? :eek:hwell:
     
    P4-630, Apr 21, 2021
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  4. Legacy or uefi boot?

    Notebook boots in Legacy not UEFI

    Hi HannanShaikh,

    You can convert your Legacy mode drive to UEFI boot anytime, visit this link:
    Windows Setup: Installing using the MBR or GPT partition style
    for a comprehensive guide to reformat your hard disk to boot it to a UEFI mode.

    The option to "Boot the PC to the DVD or USB key in UEFI mode" is also provided there.

    Make sure that you use the same USB drive which already matched the edition of Windows 10 for your computer.

    If you continue to have this issue even after performing the above steps, please reply to this thread. The system will notify me so I can get back to you and provide you more answers.
     
    Johann Eva, Apr 21, 2021
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