Legacy

Forum discussion tagged with Legacy.
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    Question Keyboard not working on boot - Legacy Bios - Windows 10

    I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to 10, and I've found that my computer occasionally restarts after trying to shut down. I turned off Fast Startup and tried a few other things, such as upgrading drivers and what not, but to no avail. I figured I would look around in my Bios to see if there...
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    Question Old laptop with legacy bios, GBT or MBR does it matter?

    Hello, I am converting an old laptop into a home media server. I already did a clean windows 10 install on it and my HDD is set to MBR. My old laptop is a legacy bios, therefore non-uefi (confirmed using system information). I am running less than 2TB and using an HDD not an SSD. Does it...
  3. Shock34

    Question Issues with legacy IDE drive.

    I have little experience with legacy hardware, so please excuse my confusion. So long story short, I don't want to buy a new DVD drive. I'll never use it and it's not worth my investment. I do have an old, legacy Sony DVD ROM (circa 2006). The older DVD drive utilises an IDE connector (of...
  4. Atix

    Question Why does my ssd not show up when Im using PartedMagic?

    Hello! Im trying to erase my nvme ssd because Im not able to boot into any of my windows usb installation disks, they always freeze or not boot at all. I read somewhere its because the windows is corrupted and the drive has to be cleaned. It makes sense because after I shut down the laptop while...
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    Question Using Same OS Hard drive for 2 laptops

    Hello guys. Is it possible to install fresh windows 10 to laptop A then also use it to laptop B? i have a problematic scenario and trying to find a work around. This is my problem My current settings on laptop A is EUFI and i can't change it. I can't boot my bootable 2.0 win 10 installer on...
  6. Krlus

    Question How to format an SSD to GPT with it being my only drive?

    Recently my laptop HD died, since we are on quarantine here in Brazil I couldn't find another to buy in my city, a friend kindly offered a Kingston 120gb SSD 2,5 for me, I accepted but I'm having some troubles, first, it had a Windows 8, but the drive coudn't boot in UEFI, it just blew my mind...
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    Question 2003 Scanner not working in Windows 10

    Just built a new PC for a friends business as his motherboard went in his old PC and trying to setup everything with his new one. He has an HP scanjet 8250 from 2003. It shows up in device manager with a yellow triangle. I have installed both the drivers and firmware from hp's website however...
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    [SOLVED] will asus p5qpl-am work with GT 1030

    hello so i was planning to buy gt 1030 (msi aero itx gt 1030 oc gddr5) then i searched about will it be compatible with my pc specs and i am sure i don't have any issues with my psu or cpu but the motherboard is kinda confusing a little bit and i don't know if the gt 1030 support legacy bios...
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    Question VAIO´s assist bypass

    I bought an used VAIO MODEL pcg61a11u and after formating it's HDD with another pc I'm prompted with a "operating system not found" screen. I feel that the original owner changed the BIOS to legacy but I cant acces the BIOS anymore since the assist function no longer exists. what can I do...
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    Question Windows self-converted from UEFI to legacy, and from GPT to MBR... and will no longer boot without recovery disc

    Installing F4 from F3 worked fine, but after installing BIOS F5a on a Gigabyte Aorus Master sTRX40, my Windows installation would not boot. I thought the BIOS wasn't seeing the drive etc etc so I booted from a disc and did startup repair and then it went straight in! I noticed that I no longer...
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    [SOLVED] ASUS B450 F no sata ports detected, no drives showing up?

    Hi Everyone, So here is the breakdown, I am going to keep this as simple as possible. I am helping out a friend with a build that I did a while ago and essentially is now a new build. The first build I did for him just randomly crapped out after two years, literally would not boot. Still not...
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    Question Issues installing Windows 95/98 games into Windows 10 natively

    Hello there, I am trying to install several Windows 95/98 games onto a new Windows 10 computer. They do not require DOS, they are CD games that can be launched from the desktop. I have gone to dozens of websites, and followed their instructions, but it still does not work. I get the same error...
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    Question Cannot see BIOS in both dedicated and integrated graphics card

    There is no way for me to see my bios. My dedicated GPU does not activate until after the BIOS setting screen thus preventing me from seeing the BIOS interface. So I figured I should force the motherboard to use the on board GPU instead by removing the dedicated GPU and connecting the display...
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    [SOLVED] USB Bootable Device (Windows 10 Installation) isn't recognized by the BIOS

    Hello, I just want to ask a question. So I tried to reformat my friends laptop, the BIOS mode is set to UEFI. The thing is, the laptop doesn't recognize the USB Bootable Device (Windows 10 Installer) from the boot menu. Although I re-arranged the boot order, the laptop just goes straight...
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    [SOLVED] GTX 1050 TI support on GA-P67A-UD3 motherboard due to BIOS conflict?

    Good morning to those of the forum, I ask for your help on the following topic: I want to change my current GPU which is Radeon HD 4550 1GB for a GTX 1050TI 4GB GPU (model 04G-P4-6251-KR). My doubt is that it is an old team of approximately 8 to 9 years. It would be compatible with the new GPU...
  16. Denis Labrecque

    [SOLVED] GPU for a Legacy BIOS Motherboard (HP Carmel)

    I am upgrading a 2011 HP Pavilion HPE that has a Carmel motherboard. Many people complain about adding a new graphics card to HP motherboards of that time, because they only supported Legacy BIOS, and not UEFI standard in today's GPUs. I have looked into HP and American Megatrend drivers, but...
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    Question New 9900k and Aorus z390. Broken 3 socket pins and bent around 8 others. PC is working perfectly?!

    I just got a new motherboard and CPU after my last 9900k died within a week. Now im not sure if the motherboard i got already had damage to the socket pins, i didn't look. i definitely didnt put on the CPU incorrectly. Can tightening the Noctua d15 too much cause it? Anyway, i fixed the bent...
  18. Question Fake GPU Nvidia GTX 550 ti

    Hello everyone , and thanks for the nice community , i have bought a used GTX 550 Ti and before today i didn't know if they even exist ... :( , it has the gf 106 GPU ( i think its made for GTS 450 ... ) , it works but sometimes i get driver error notification & it crushes at some games with the...
  19. Wires1001

    Question What's a good upgrade for an Intel Core i5 3450?

    So I have a system that's showing it's age, power supply fan is making noise, hard drive seems to be failing, and I need to upgrade the OS- not to mention it's about 7 years old. So I was thinking about building a system myself this time. However, I can't seem to find a viable replacement for...
  20. supermanu15

    [SOLVED] 4TB Seagate Skyhawk for NAS/Hypervisor use?

    Is it ok to use a 4TB seagate skyhawk hard drive for this use case? I heard that it has a lower read speed versus the ironwolf or traditional hard drives, since it is designed for 24/7 writing. Is it really that detrimental for my specific use case? Or is it not what they say it is? Considering...