Windows 10: UEFI VM in non UEFI machine - Yes its possible Solved

  1.    28 Jan 2015 #1

    UEFI VM in non UEFI machine - Yes its possible

    Hi there

    Remember if you are using VMWARE you can try out a UEFI guest even if your HOST doesn't support it.

    In the configuration file set the following


    That's it !!!

    Note you must do this BEFORE installing the VM - you can't change it afterwards.

    Afraid VBOX users are out of luck (currently) on this one. Takes default from HOST Bios.

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  2. Kari's Avatar
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       28 Jan 2015 #2

    In Hyper-V:

    Step 1, select Generation 2 vm in new vm wizard:

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    Step 2, disable Secure Boot in vm settings:

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    That's it.

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  3. Posts : 804
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       16 Mar 2015 #3

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Afraid VBOX users are out of luck (currently) on this one.
    VirtualBox has supported EFI for OSX and Linux guests since version 3.1 (released in 2010) and for Windows Guests running 8.1 and above since version 4.3.20 (released in November 2014).

    Windows 10 guests work fine EFI - just tick the enable EFI box

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