You might be wondering if your Windows is booted in UEFI or the Legacy BIOS mode. Follow one of these below methods in this tutorial, you will find it's easy to check.
METHOD 1: Using Disk Management utility
Windows logo key + X
to open the Quick Link menu > select Disk Management
If your computer has an EFI System Partition
like below image shows, then it’s using UEFI mode
. If not, it boots in Legacy BIOS mode.
METHOD 2: Using System Information utility (in Windows 8 and 8.1 only)
Windows logo key + R
to open the Run dialog box > type in msinfo32
> press Enter.
In the right pane of System Summary, check if the BIOS Mode
is UEFI or Legacy.
METHOD 3: Using setupact.log file in Windows 7, 8, and 8.1
Navigate to the folder: C:\Windows\Panther
Copy the setupact.log
file to your Desktop.
Open it using Notepad
In Notepad window, press Ctrl + F
and type in below words and click on Find Next
Detected boot environment
Check if the Detected boot environment is EFI (UEFI)
or BIOS (Legacy BIOS)
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(This post was last modified: 12-02-2013 09:24 PM by blackguy.)