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ronc46
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I am applying for a position which requires my PC to be UEFI capable.  However, I did a pc test and mine is BIOS (Legacy) and  is dated for the year 2013.  Is it possible to upgrade my BIOS to UEFI?

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

The 6300 Pro has a UEFI BIOS.

 

The OS is probably installed in Legacy mode which is why the report you ran is indicating that.

 

You have to install Windows in EFI mode.

 

Here is a HP whitepaper which shows you how to identify your PC as having a UEFI BIOS.

 

See the illustration on page 5.

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02826744

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Hi:

 

Please post the product number of the PC.

 

Use this guide to find that information...please do not post the serial number.

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07555

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Hp 6300 Pro

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Hi:

 

The 6300 Pro has a UEFI BIOS.

 

The OS is probably installed in Legacy mode which is why the report you ran is indicating that.

 

You have to install Windows in EFI mode.

 

Here is a HP whitepaper which shows you how to identify your PC as having a UEFI BIOS.

 

See the illustration on page 5.

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02826744

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Unfortunately, the PC test software that employer is using is not detecting UEFI ...So I guess i lose ....lol

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I have the older HP 6200 Pro (2nd gen core processor), and mine has a UEFI BIOS.

 

As a matter of fact, I just installed W10 Pro in EFI mode on it last week.

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Hmmm...I also just found out it cannot be over 5 years old

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It's definitely over 5 years old.

 

It most likely was manufactured in 2012 - 2013.

 

Check the 4th number in the serial number.  If it is a 2, then it was built in 2012.  If it is a 3, then it was built in 2013.

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