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Convert to efi/GPT - falkunmalti - 11-18-2015

HI

I am new here and to uefi.  I currently have a bios mbr based HD with windows 10 and an asus x99 motherboard. I am exploring ways of converting to efi/gpt.  I know that using my backup software Acronis, I can restore my HD to GPT format but that makes it unbootable.  I have created bootable USB sticks with efi bios but cannot boot into my win10 drive.  Is that something EasyUEFI can do?  Please forgive my ignorance if this is a trivial question but I would appreciate some assistance here.  I know that I can reinstall win10 from scratch in uefi mode but would like to avoid that if possible.

Thanks in advance.


RE: Convert to efi/GPT - admin - 11-18-2015

I'm sorry, EasyUEFI is a software that allows you to manipulate the EFI/UEFI boot entries, it can't help you more yet.
And maybe this link is useful to you:
http://www.acronis.com/en-us/support/documentation/ATIH2014/index.html#26852.html


RE: Convert to efi/GPT - falkunmalti - 11-19-2015

(11-18-2015, 11:10 PM)admin Wrote: I'm sorry, EasyUEFI is a software that allows you to manipulate the EFI/UEFI boot entries, it can't help you more yet.
And maybe this link is useful to you:
http://www.acronis.com/en-us/support/documentation/ATIH2014/index.html#26852.html

Thanks for this.  Actually I had done all that the Acronis link suggested (I think!) and had created a target disk in GPT but couldn't figure out how to boot into UEFI.  I cannot recall the exact steps I did to try and boot but I will try again and see what I can manage.


RE: Convert to efi/GPT - admin - 11-19-2015

Please make sure that your computer supports UEFI. If it still failed, maybe you need to contact the Acronis support team for support.


RE: Convert to efi/GPT - falkunmalti - 11-20-2015

(11-19-2015, 10:14 PM)admin Wrote: Please make sure that your computer supports UEFI. If it still failed, maybe you need to contact the Acronis support team for support.

Thanks.  My problem was simply that I did not create the efi boot partition properly.  I searched online and actually found a very helpful youtube video on how to convert to gpt/uefi without destroying data.  The link is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1eXD30Fox4.