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    ROG G701VO - Can't access UEFI bios

    Hi. I try to reboot to UEFI using...

    Windows Recovery\UEFI settings restart button but am only taken to legacy 302 bios. I see an EFI filesystem option but no file is found when I try it.

    Do I need to enable UEFI somehow even if Win10 says it is the default?

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    Last edited by NickMDal; 10-19-2019 at 04:52 AM. Reason: System info given

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    Anyone know why I can only get into Legacy bios?

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    Have you tried the instructions laid out in the STICKY (at the top of this forum) labeled Guide: How to install windows 8/8.1/10 The proper way (UEFI based installation)?
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    Thank you very much for replying. The laptop has lots installed and configured on it. Would hate to start fresh. Do you think the current install can be moved onto a correctly set up drive?

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    Well its 6 months later. Still don't understand how to convert an existing Win10 installation (missing UEFI) to include UEFI. Is there a safe way to take a drive image, add UEFI and then successfully restore the image?

    I read through the suggested page but don't see what I would do next. I would so appreciate a nudge in the right direction!

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    17.3” IPS,G-Sync
    i7-6820HK@ 2.7GHz
    64GB DDR4
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (8GB GDDR5)

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    Return laptop to ASUS (RMA) or bring to local service for repair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickMDal View Post
    Hi. I try to reboot to UEFI using...

    Windows Recovery\UEFI settings restart button but am only taken to legacy 302 bios. I see an EFI filesystem option but no file is found when I try it.

    Do I need to enable UEFI somehow even if Win10 says it is the default?

    i7 6820HK processor
    GTX 980
    Win10 Home
    Welcome to the forums!

    It's a good idea to provide some pictures to be clear if not too much trouble, but you may want to explain what you mean when you say UEFI bios (others have asked before, so guessing as below).
    ASUS provides only the bios that came with your G701VO, so you can't get a different bios although you can always update the bios version, but it's going to look the same.

    Have you tried using your touchpad or mouse in the bios? It would not work in a non-UEFI, so you really have the UEFI bios that came with the unit and reinstalling Windows will not do anything to change the bios appearance.

    =================

    Sometimes people see the UEFI bios that come with our OPBG desktop motherboards including a lot more settings to overclock and do other things, but we never provide that kind of bios with those settings for our notebooks.

    Others may sometimes find ways to do different things with the bios on their own, but it's not anything ASUS would recommend and can always cause bigger problems if things don't go as planned.

    Hope this helps and feel free to discuss with others.
    Last edited by cl-Albert@ROG; 04-13-2020 at 11:41 PM.

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