Enable UEFI mode in BIOS.

Pay attention if your operating system supports UEFI boot. This mode was added in Windows versions 8-11 installed on media with GPT partition tables. On older Windows, as well as MBR markup, it won't work through UEFI.


BIOS text interfaces

To enable UEFI in BIOS, it is enough to change certain parameters. They may vary depending on the motherboard model and firmware version. On some interfaces it is enough to simply enable the UEFI bootloader, on others you will need to change the security option "Safe boot".

Also note: sometimes the settings of "Safe boot" it is not active until the user sets an administrator password in the base interface. In this case, you must find the element "Administrator password" and set a password.

Read more: How to put a password in BIOS

Also note that many older BIOSes do not support this mode. However, most of them can be upgraded to a version where the manufacturer added this feature. In this case, the change to UEFI mode will be possible thanks to one of the subsections in which the corresponding parameter is found.

Option 1: Advanced tab

Sometimes you can change the download in the advanced settings section. Going to the tab "Advanced" , you must select "Boot Options Filter" and set it to "UEFI only".

Option 2: Boot tab

Overwhelmingly, enabling UEFI will require a change in security role. It is usually found in the tab Security en the Safe Boot section . To enable it:

  1. Go to the mentioned tab and go to the section «Safe start». Then change the option "Safe Start Control" de "Disabled" a "Activated" .
  2. press «Esc» for return to the previous section and go to "Boot". Here you need to enable the «Quick start» selecting the option "Habilitado" for it .
  3. The value of the following line - "Launch CSM" - should, on the contrary, be in "Disabled".
  4. After making changes, press "F10" to save settings and reboot.

It is worth noting that "Safe boot" can be in the tab "Authentication" ; it all depends on the year the BIOS was released.

In some cases, the boot list options can be changed immediately from the Boot subsection. You must select "Boot list option" and change the BIOS to UEFI mode.

Option 3: System Settings Tab

Sometimes in mods for InsydeH20 the UEFI enable options are found in the tab "System configuration" . Go to this section and expand the item "Boot options" .

Here we are interested in the parameters "Secure Boot" y "Legacy Support""Safe boot" should move to position "Habilitado" . If you want to disable unregistered devices, the option "Legacy support" should be changed to "Disabled". However, the latter is not entirely necessary: ​​in many revisions, UEFI boot supports Legacy mode.

UEFI graphical interface

Next-gen motherboards are set to UEFI mode by default. However, if this parameter is accidentally lost during setup, it can be restored using methods similar to the text options.

However, it is not always easy to do this: different equipment manufacturers base their interfaces on the standard Phoenix-Award, hiding different variations of their menu in the advanced settings - «Advanced Mode».

Once the screen is opened in this way, sometimes it is enough to go to the tab "Start" and check the box next to "UEFI" , and in some situations you have to look for the parameter "Safe boot" to enable or disable this. parameter.


MSI has several versions, the interface of which is very different from the standard menu. Upon entering advanced settings, you will see six panel buttons, each of which opens certain parameters of the computer. To enable UEFI, you are interested in the BIOS tools list, therefore:

  1. Click on el button Configuration and select Advanced.
  2. Now go to the operating system tools, to the subsection "Windows operating system settings".
  3. By expanding the line "Safe boot", you will access the parameters to change the security mode, which must be set to the active position.
  4. Pressing "F10" you will be able to save the changes and restart the computer.


Enabling UEFI on Gigabyte interfaces is done in the tab "BIOS Features" and in some versions the tab is simply called "BIOS" . Here you must change the "Safe boot mode" a "Standard". Then enable the security settings of "Safe boot" directly changing its value to "Habilitado".


In modern ASUS, the procedure is carried out as in previous versions of these motherboards. You must open the advanced security mode and find the switch, for this:

  1. Go to «Advanced mode» , open the tab "Start" and select the options "Safe boot".
  2. Here expand the list of OS loaders and specify "Windows UEFI mode".
  3. By pressing the button "Go out", save the changes and restart the computer.


Almost all other graphical interfaces put the setting to enable UEFI boot in the subsection Security . In this tab, you should find the option "Safe boot" and activate it with the appropriate switch.

Also, check la flange start for Legacy and UEFI modes enabled. You can deactivate the first at will, the second is activated without fail.

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