Question How to upgrade BIOS firmware to have UEFI boot option

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I have an old Dell Studio XPS 435MT with BIOS version 1.1.4 release date Dec 21, 2009, Base Board product is 0R849J, Base Board version A03 and I just installed a V-NAND SSD 970 EVO NVMe M.2 mounted on a PCI adapter (MZHOU M.2 SSD M-Key NVME PCIe 3.0 x1 Low and Full Mount Card Adapter - Supports M.2 PCIe 2230, 2242, 2260 and 2280 )
Created a clone of my Windows 10 on this SSD. Up to here all went ok.

Now I want to make this SSD the primary boot device and I find out that my motherboard does not have UEFI boot option.

I do not want to change the mother board, but want to find a way to upgrade the BIOS firmware to allow it having UEFI boot option.

Had someone run into this issue and solved? Does anyone knows how to solve this issue?

Thanks
 
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Unfortunately, no.

Likely it even lacks the basic instruction set to do this, no matter what hack BIOS you apply to it.
Do you know of any motherboard I can choose to replace this old one and reuse the rest of everything (cpu, ram, GPU, etc) and of course one with the UEFI option?
 
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What do you use this system for?
For something that old, the difference between the 970 EVO and a good SATA III SSD is probably unnoticeable.
It is my old pc that it is sill working ok with w10. But it takes forever to boot. I wanted to make it a bit faster and found this ssd on sale. But forgot about the UEFI issue. If I can only replace the mb and keep the rest I might spend the $$
 

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Also, the clone from your old drive is dragging along a bunch of old gunk.
Even if it worked (and it cannot), sub optimal.

 
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