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Can I change from Legacy BIOS to UEFI on Elitebook 8740W in Windows 10 without reinstalling OS?

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My Elitebook 8740w currently boots via BIOS Legacy. Can this be changed to UEFI, without having to reload the OS and without having to re-install all applications? 

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Put simply -- no. You would have to reformat the drive using GPT and then you would have to obtain Windows install media that will boot using UEFI and reinstall Windows from scratch -- losing everything in the process.

 

Lot of work to do for a new Windows that will not be released for months yet.



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@ncsq 

Put simply -- no. You would have to reformat the drive using GPT and then you would have to obtain Windows install media that will boot using UEFI and reinstall Windows from scratch -- losing everything in the process.

 

Lot of work to do for a new Windows that will not be released for months yet.



I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor represent, HP
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