The legacy and UEFI are the two BIOS settings in a computer. For various reasons, we should prefer UEFI to legacy. Let’s see what they are…
- The UEFI is the advanced version of BIOS
- It can handle data drivers larger than 2.2 TB
- We can speed up the boot time with UEFI
- Security enhanced. So that unauthorized access will not get a chance.
Because of all these advantages, you may want to change your BIOS settings from legacy to UEFI. Today, you can find how to change legacy to UEFI in three simple steps on this page.
1. Enter BIOS on your PC
If you are using your PC now, close all the running apps and shut down your PC completely (Hibernate and Sleep modes are not recommended).
When you press the power button on your PC, the BIOS will active. And after completing the POST process, your motherboard model will display then immediately you need to press the BIOS key repeatedly.
The BIOS accessing key is varied from one PC to another. The most common BIOS keys are F1, F10, F12, Del, and Esc.
By default, the BIOS screen is in blue. But it depends on the motherboard. The latest gaming motherboards like ASUS, MSI, etc have a colorful BIOS interface. Do you know why BIOS important to a computer? Click here to find more about BIOS.
2. Select UEFI
The mouse gestures will not work during this process. You need to use arrow keys to select the task and ‘+ & -’ to change the priority.
In the BIOS setup, you’ll find different options in the menu. Among them, go to the ‘Advanced’ section. There you can find an option to choose your UEFI or legacy mode.
Here I choose the ‘Modern ordering’ than the ‘Legacy ordering’ or outdated BIOS. Careful, if you did any mistake on these ‘Advanced’ settings, it will affect your PC performance.
3. Save and Exit
The next thing you need to do is save your settings before getting out from the BIOS setup. The function key ‘F10’ is used to save and exit the settings.
When you F10 button, the pop-up will appear for authorization. The changes that you’ve made will only apply to your PC when you select ‘Yes.’ If you don’t save, your PC will choose the previous settings for action.
However, after pressing F10, your PC will save the boot options from legacy to UEFI. After that, the PC restarts normally.
Note: If your motherboard doesn’t support the latest UEFI technology, then you can’t find and use this feature.
How can I tell if my motherboard supports UEFI?
There is a simple way to find whether your motherboard supports UEFI or not.
- Type ‘RUN’ on the search bar and click ‘Enter.’ The RUN tab will pop up.
- There you need to type ‘msinfo32.exe’ and click ‘ Enter.’ The system information tab will open.
- Under ‘BIOS mode’ you can find your motherboard BIOS technology.
If you want to know the simple ways to find the complete system information about your computer, click here.