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Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 Intel Z87 - Help enabling UEFI Bios

Hi,

I have just recently assembled the new gaming PC and am currently trying to install windows 8 booting in UEFI.

What settings are needed to be changed in the bios to enable UEFI booting?

When booting up the computer and entering the bios settings I can see the SSD, HDD and optical drive in the boot sequence section but they don't have UEFI indication over them. I have also created a boot-able Windows 8 USB drive but when connected and and turned on I can see the USB in the boot menu but again it doesn't show UEFI in front or after so can not use UEFI..

I take it UEFI isn't enabled?

I understand some feel there is not much point to use UEFI but as I haven't even got the option to try and use it I am kinda worried that something isn't quite right?

Any ideas will be much appreciated?

Thanks
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More about gigabyte z87 hd3 intel z87 enabling uefi bios
  1. The board should by default be UEFI Bios.
  2. Best answer
    is the boot image, on the USB, UEFI bootable?

    usually if the USB is capable of booting in UEFI mode, the USB will show up twice in the BOOT Menu.

    Try enabling Legacy mode in the BIOS and see if you can boot of the USB. If it boots, the USB is not UEFI bootable.
  3. So wouldn't need to say UEFI on the boot sequence? it just is?

    Just that any video I have seen on installing Windows via UEFI all guides state boot the UEFI specific drive. Ie. UEFI USB xxxxxxx or UEFI DVDRW xxxxxxx not USB xxxxxx or DVDRW xxxx.
  4. Emerald said:
    is the boot image, on the USB, UEFI bootable?

    usually if the USB is capable of booting in UEFI mode, the USB will show up twice in the BOOT Menu.

    Try enabling Legacy mode in the BIOS and see if you can boot of the USB. If it boots, the USB is not UEFI bootable.


    I used a program called rufus which a friend told me would create a UEFI boot-able USB drive
  5. rolli59 said:


    The drives are in the boot sequence but don't show UEFI as an option
  6. Emerald said:
    is the boot image, on the USB, UEFI bootable?

    usually if the USB is capable of booting in UEFI mode, the USB will show up twice in the BOOT Menu.

    Try enabling Legacy mode in the BIOS and see if you can boot of the USB. If it boots, the USB is not UEFI bootable.


    If i click the USB drive is boots the windows installer just cant see the UEFI option
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