How to tell if a motherboard supports UEFI or not?

  drpeppercan 13:04 27 Apr 2018
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I know there are ways to check in the OS whether BIOS or UEFI is used to boot. But what if all you have is the uninstalled motherboard? This is an Asus M4A88TDV_EVOUSB3.

Thanks guys :)

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:10 27 Apr 2018
  drpeppercan 04:20 28 Apr 2018

That's great news! I tried to update the BIOS with its EZ Flash 2 Utility, but when I provided the .rom file it said: "No upgrade information found on the file", something along those lines. I found somewhere else that to circumvent that problem one had to install it from a DOS disk (!) What do you think?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:04 28 Apr 2018

I never touch the BIOS as a failed update will render the board useless. Your board will already be UEFI capable as this has been implemented for at least 5 years.

  drpeppercan 21:32 28 Apr 2018

I've got it installed! The trick was to put the .rom file in an USB drive, and pull it from there. Unfortunately I still don't see any actual indication that this motherboard supports UEFI :( For instance, after updating the BIOS I installed a booting GUI to replace the boring GRUB list-style booting, but it didn't work. GRUB is still there. This could suggest that UEFI is not available. Also, the motherboard's page at Asus, while admittedly it won't say that it won't support UEFI, neither it says it does. Let alone even just mentioning the word UEFI.

  drpeppercan 14:46 03 May 2018

...as this has been implemented for at least 5 years. Right. Except this is not a recent motherboard. Its technology is older.

In fact, someone from an Asus (volunteer) forum confirm it not to have UEFI. Oh well! Fortunately it's not a big deal. I just wanted to install a GUI for my booting files. At the moment I'm using GRUB, for both Windows and Linux.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:34 14 Sep 2018

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