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  1.    18 May 2016 #1
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    Enabling UEFI Mode AFTER clean install of Win10?


    I already did a clean install of Win10 on my Dell laptop which does seem to support UEFI mode when I went through the BIOS setup screen. My current BIOS setup is using the Legacy BIOS mode.
    My question is, if I do decide to enable UEFI with Secure Boot, will I need to reinstall Win10 again?
    If that's the case, then will I need to enable this UEFI before installing or after installing Win10?

    I installed Win10 using the Media Creation Tool.

    So does this mean that I have to start right from scratch again in order to use the UEFI with Secure Boot?
    In in other words, do I need to create another Media Creation Tool for my bootable USB flash drive and reinstall Win10 all over again?

    Or, can I just go into my BIOS setup and select UEFI with Secure Boot without reinstalling Windows again?

    Please explain this.
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  2.    18 May 2016 #2
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    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by win10freak View Post
    I already did a clean install of Win10 on my Dell laptop which does seem to support UEFI mode when I went through the BIOS setup screen. My current BIOS setup is using the Legacy BIOS mode.
    My question is, if I do decide to enable UEFI with Secure Boot, will I need to reinstall Win10 again?
    If that's the case, then will I need to enable this UEFI before installing or after installing Win10?

    I installed Win10 using the Media Creation Tool.

    So does this mean that I have to start right from scratch again in order to use the UEFI with Secure Boot?
    In in other words, do I need to create another Media Creation Tool for my bootable USB flash drive and reinstall Win10 all over again?

    Or, can I just go into my BIOS setup and select UEFI with Secure Boot without reinstalling Windows again?

    Please explain this.
    See if this tutorial helps you.
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...tallation.html
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  3.    18 May 2016 #3
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    Thread Starter

    My question is basically, that do I need to create another bootable USB Win10 ISO image with Rufus and reinstall Win10 again, or can I just enable UEFI without reinstalling again?
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  4.    18 May 2016 #4
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    Maine
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    Quote Originally Posted by win10freak View Post
    My question is basically, that do I need to create another bootable USB Win10 ISO image with Rufus and reinstall Win10 again, or can I just enable UEFI without reinstalling again?
    If you READ that Tutorial I posted the link for, it shows you how ....and answers your questions. Please read that tutorial.
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  5.    18 May 2016 #5
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    My question is, if I do decide to enable UEFI with Secure Boot, will I need to reinstall Win10 again?
    If that's the case, then will I need to enable this UEFI before installing or after installing Win10?
    YES and ENABLE BEFORE Installing..
    But you stated your PC does not support UEFI mode..
    So assume does not matter anyway..
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  6.    19 May 2016 #6
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    Thread Starter

    My firmware does support UEFI mode, yes, but its not enabled.
    I just want to avoid creating a another USB boot media and reinstalling Windows again just to enable UEFI....
    And do I need Rufus for this or will the MCT will be enough for creating the ISO boot USB install media?
    And my BIOS already has been set to AHCI by default as per the link mentioned above.
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  7.    19 May 2016 #7
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    Media Creation Tool creates a USB flash drive that works with both UEFI and legacy bios.
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  8.    19 May 2016 #8
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    The MS setup media supports both UEFI and Legacy booting and there is no need to use Rufus...
    If you plan on copying the contents from the ISO to USB - you have to format the USB > Fat32 < first... Again No need to use Rufus..
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  9.    19 May 2016 #9
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    Thanks a lot to all of you for the support.
    That's all I needed to know.
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  10.    12 Jun 2016 #10
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    Thread Starter

    I know I marked this as Solved, but this is just an Update

    Well I pulled the trigger on enabling uefi before reinstalling Win10 again. Here is what I did first.

    1 disabled legacy bios and legacy rom compatibility support mode
    2 selected enable uefi
    3 enabled secure boot
    4 reinstalled Win10

    The odd thing was that secure boot has to be left disabled before installing Windows but I enabled it before installing and no issues yet.

    And once secure boot is enabled, can I disabled it again?
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