08-03-2016 02:23 PM
Does this model (from around 2010) have UEFI firmware? I don't see any indication that it does, with Windows reporting that the "BIOS Mode" is "Legacy." I don't see any legacy BIOS emulation switches in the BIOS setup either.
But out of paranoia, could it be the case that it does have UEFI firmware, but I've caused it to be permanently in legacy emulation mode or something?
Confusingly, the support website offers an enigmatically named "HP BIOS Update UEFI." Could it be that some update (which I haven't been able to install) changes it from one thing to another?
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08-05-2016 12:42 PM
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I noticed your post on how you are wondering if your HP ENVY 14t-1000 CTO (2010) have UEFI firmware? I am happy to look into this for you!
According to the Software and Drivers website, it appears there are only drivers for Windows 7. None are showing for UEFI firmware. However, you can try the steps in this guide, Testing for Hardware Failures (Windows 10, 8).
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08-05-2016 12:51 PM
Thank you for pointing that out. Not sure how I missed that.
In the meantime, I would continue to try the steps in this guide, Testing for Hardware Failures (Windows 10, 8).
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08-11-2016 09:58 AM
That was an interesting experience.
It was able to boot the "HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (UEFI)," how about that?
Thus, the answer is that it can boot EFI binaries, but there must be some other reason that my operating system isn't booting that way.
08-11-2016 10:13 AM
That is interesting!
During the boot up process, are you seeing any error messages? Black screen? Blue screen?
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