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Sephylix
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Disable Legacy/UEFI option missing in BIOS ver.F.0F

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Pavilion dv4-2161nr
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)

I am trying to install a clean Windows 7 using a bootable Win7 Setup USB stick using Rufus.

Howver the laptop does not let me boot from a USB nbecause UEFI is enabled.

I went the to BIOS, Boot options, and nowhere theres Legacy Support option nor UEFI option to disable.

 

This is with the BIOS firmware F.0F which was the latest firmware released for this laptop.

 

I’ve looked and searched every corner of the BIOS menu but I cant find the familiar option to turn UEFI off (ive done this hundreds of times so I know what I am supposed to look for)

 

Can anyone help out? Is there a newer bios firmware than F.0F that adds the UEFI option in the menu?

Or am i supposed to look elsewhere than the BIOS? (I hardly think this makes sense but who knows)

 

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Thanks in Advance.

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@Sephylix 

RUFUS provides you different options for creating boot media -- one of them being UEFI boot.  Have you tried that to see if that makes a difference?

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi, @Sephylix 

 

The product specs for your notebook indicate that it has a DVD drive.

 

HP Pavilion Data Sheet (images-amazon.com)

 

Using another Windows PC, you can make a bootable DVD by running the Microsoft tool that I zipped up and attached below, that you would need to transfer the W7 ISO file to a DVD so that it is bootable.

 

Your screenshot shows the DVD drive is ready for action as a bootable device.

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I found the solution at the Rufus Bootable USB message after CMOS. I had to remake the bootable USB using Parition as MBR and Target as BIOS.

I already had created the USB with UEFI supported mode previously before I posted the question, but had the partition on GPT mode. That was the problem.

 

Now the USB Stick boots up normally under UEFI mode.

Installing the OS now.

 

I know Its such an old laptop so the UEFI option is missing,  but still, wish there was.

 

Thanks guys.

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You're very welcome.

 

Glad you were able to boot from the USB flash drive and install W7.

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