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NUC11TNKv7 BIOS, disable UEFI, enable Legacy

dimasonline
Beginner
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How to disable UEFI in BIOS ? 

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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AFAIK, there is no support for Legacy boot in any of the Aptio 5 BIOSs (TN NUCs included).

My personal opinion? Every modern O/S, including almost every modern distro of Linux, supports UEFI. There is thus no excuse for wanting to use Legacy Boot.

Sorry, had to say it. Off my soapbox now...

...S

dimasonline
Beginner
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Thanks your reply, but this case how we should proceed with Clone System from old NUC to new NUC 11 ?

Most of program required enable Legacy....

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Man, you really want me up on that soapbox...

My personal opinion? You should never clone forward. You should always install the O/S fresh for the new processor/chipset/board/BIOS environment.

And, while I am at it, I will also say that you should never have installed Windows without UEFI enabled previously.

Back off my soapbox again. Can I put it away?

...S

dimasonline
Beginner
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Thanks your kind advise, but it's very difficult to do that i mean start with new fresh Windows and install all program again, if you have more than 50 installed program most of them with valid licenses and in fact also all of them must be reconfigured. 

AlHill
Super User
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The issue of "converting" a legacy based install of Window 10 to UEFI has been well explained on a number of websites.  First, the OS should have never been installed in legacy in the first place.  If it has, then converting the install from MBR to GPT, and then changing the BIOS from legacy to UEFI, is a simple task.  All licenses are intact, and nothing needs to be reconfigured.

You have programs that depend on Legacy?  Hard to believe.  But, if so, isolate those programs from your 50 installed programs and put them on a separate system [legacy] system.  Name a few of these programs and why they require legacy.  And, if they do "require" legacy, work with the software developer for an updated program that removes such a dependency, or find an alternartive provider that is with the times.

Bottom line - deal with it now, or let it become a bigger problem later.  Legacy is about to become history.

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)

AlHill
Super User
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The issue of "converting" a legacy based install of Window 10 to UEFI has been well explained on a number of websites.  First, the OS should have never been installed in legacy in the first place.  If it has, then converting the install from MBR to GPT, and then changing the BIOS from legacy to UEFI, is a simple task.  All licenses are intact, and nothing needs to be reconfigured.

You have programs that depend on Legacy?  Hard to believe.  But, if so, isolate those programs from your 50 installed programs and put them on a separate system [legacy] system.  Name a few of these programs and why they require legacy.  And, if they do "require" legacy, work with the software developer for an updated program that removes such a dependency, or find an alternartive provider that is with the times.

Bottom line - deal with it now, or let it become a bigger problem later.  Legacy is about to become history.

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)

AlHill
Super User
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Also, to the point of cloning forward, I have experience with this.  I, as Scott did, recommend against this.  I have experienced problems.  Although you may "get away" with it, it is not recommended.

Now, having said that, there are backup solutions that will allow you to restore to a new hardware platform.  You should explore these products. 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)

AndrewG_Intel
Moderator
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Hello @dimasonline

Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities.

 

We would like to step in and confirmed the information provided by @n_scott_pearson is correct regarding that the Intel® NUC 11 Pro Kit NUC11TNKv7 does not have Legacy BIOS Support. However, in order to provide additional information and clarification, it is worth mentioning that the removal of support for legacy Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) boot mode is not limited only to Intel® NUCs with the Aptio® V UEFI Firmware Core (as well some NUCs with the Aptio V UEFI BIOS may have support for Legacy BIOS support).

 

For more details regarding this matter and to see a table that lists if BIOS legacy is supported, please refer to the following links:

 

Best regards,

Andrew G.

Intel Customer Support Technician


AndrewG_Intel
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Best regards,

Andrew G.

Intel Customer Support Technician


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