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Windows 7: Determining BIOS or UEFI from windows.


04 Sep 2013   #1

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Determining BIOS or UEFI from windows.

I'm wondering if there's a sure-fire way to determine whether the underlying hardware running Windows 7 is of the UEFI or BIOS variety. I could research my particular laptop / hardware but I would like a reliable way of determining this quickly within windows for whatever hardware I'm dealing with. I was looking at this which shows several ways which people think you can find out, but I've found that they give me conflicting results. Any suggestions?

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04 Sep 2013   #2

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05 Sep 2013   #3
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Nice link, Ray.
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05 Sep 2013   #4

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Looks good, thanks. I will just go by what setupact.log says
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05 Sep 2013   #5

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What does setupact.log say?
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05 Sep 2013   #6

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It says BIOS on my laptop ( HP Probook 4540s ). My desktop doesn't have a setupact.log in its panther folder ( intel DB75EN ). On the desktop MSINFO32 gives a BIOS version and says nothing about a UEFI so I'm assuming it's a BIOS.
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