Windows 10: Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from inside Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 23,618
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
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       11 Jun 2016 #10

    Hello raja, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Double check using the tutorial below to see if you have Windows 10 installed using UEIF or Legacy BIOS. If BIOS, then you won't have the UEFI Firmware options available.

    BIOS Mode - See if Windows Boot in UEFI or Legacy Mode
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  2. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 & Ubuntu Studio
       05 Oct 2016 #11

    Thanks a bunch for this tutorial Brink.
    Unfortunately my Acer Predator G3-710 desktop, boots into BIOS.
    I followed your tutorial to identify if my pc is in BIOS or UEFI mode. It is in UEFI mode, no doubt.
    Any idea what should I do next?

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  3. Posts : 23,618
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       05 Oct 2016 #12

    Hello DPC,

    After searching online, it appears that your Acer Predator G3-710 has a BIOS type UI for its UEFI firmware settings.
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  4. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 & Ubuntu Studio
       05 Oct 2016 #13

    Mmm, does that mean that I should be able to find Fast Boot this way?
    Or it would not be there at all?
    I was hoping I could find a some kind of firmware patch to make my BIOS-looking UEFI look and behave like a regular UEFI, but I'm not finding anything like this
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  5. Posts : 23,618
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       05 Oct 2016 #14

    The latest BIOS firmware available for your Predator G3-710 is showing as version RO1.A4 from Acer below. It doesn't look like it will make the changes you want from its description.

    Download Drivers and Manuals | Acer Official Site

    You can use this below to see what BIOS firmware version you currently have.

    BIOS and UEFI Firmware Version - Find in Windows
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  6.    11 Mar 2017 #15

    This is a hypothetical question.
    I have UEFI and can access settings from within Windows 10 without a problem.
    I have a system image on an external USB HDD created by NTI software which makes the drive bootable.
    but can't find how to boot from my external drive if the worst comes to the worst and Windows 10 will not start. I can only access UEFI settings (where the boot order can be changed) from WITHIN Windows 10.
    This process was very simple with the older BIOS systems by just pressing DEL or F12 at startup and changing the boot order.
    Any pointers much appreciated.
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  7. Posts : 23,618
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       11 Mar 2017 #16

    Hello Peter,

    Usually, you can also perform a hard shutdown or restart 2 to 3 times in a row to be able to access advanced startup to get to the UEFI firmware settings.

    Advanced Startup Options - Boot to in Windows 10
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  8.    11 Mar 2017 #17

    Hello Brink and thank you for your reply.
    I am feeling rather dim here as I don't know what you mean by a hard shutdown or how that gets me into UEFI settings.
    Any chance of a little more detail?

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  9. Posts : 23,618
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       11 Mar 2017 #18

    A hard shutdown is pressing the power button on the computer case until the PC powers off. Doing that 2 to 3 times in a row will often trigger booting to Windows recovery (WinRE) to be able to boot to advanced startup where you can use the same method in the tutorial for UEFI firmware settings.
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  10.    12 Mar 2017 #19

    Thanks Brink - sorted!
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