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hi, I am trying to find out where my BIOS is listed but can not seem to find where it is. I do not find it when I select esc as soon as it says to upon turning on my PC. It is an HP pavillion p2-1119. Can someone help me plz.

thx

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In HP Support Assistant you'll have also the possibility to view your BIOS version.

But I wonder / what for ? There are no updates for your Model available.

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Try one of these keys: F1, F2, Del, ESC or F10. Press one of them at a time and repeatedly until you enter the BIOS.

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ok guys I see this:

Please select boot device

---> UEFI boot sources
.......Legacy boot sources
--------ATAPi cd-rom
-----------ATAPI cd-rom
-----hard drive
-----------sata1
-----Network controller (atheros boot agent)

Right now arrow is next to UEFI. If I hate F5 to diasble it and arrow down to Legacy boot sources and enable that, will I be able to install windows 8.1. When it is in UEFI and enabled, I get this message:

"windows can't be installed to this disk. The selected disk an MBR partition table. On EUFI systems, windows can only be installed to GPT disks". Please let me know if I will be able to install 8.1 on it. This PC is 64 bit.

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if you use uefi you must partition the drive to be a gpt instead of ntfs.

I don't want to use UEFI coz I already have win 7 as NTFS so by disabling it and using legacy will that enable me to install as NTFS and installinf win 8.1? Plz let me know.

thx

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hi, I am trying to find out where my BIOS is listed but can not seem to find where it is. I do not find it when I select esc as soon as it says to upon turning on my PC. It is an HP pavillion p2-1119. Can someone help me plz.

thx

I am on HP too can you give your BIOS name and number i may have a look for you.

or use search function there for the latest bios for your PC Model

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03644560&cc=us&destPage=document&lc=en&tmp_docname=c03646456#N52

Use this link search better for download all drivers

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4132&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=5351394
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hi, I am trying to find out where my BIOS is listed but can not seem to find where it is. I do not find it when I select esc as soon as it says to upon turning on my PC. It is an HP pavillion p2-1119. Can someone help me plz.

thx

I am on HP too can you give your BIOS name and number i may have a look for you.

or use search function there for the latest bios for your PC Model

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03644560&cc=us&destPage=document&lc=en&tmp_docname=c03646456#N52

Use this link search better for download all drivers

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4132&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=5351394

NR, Here are 2 links for you:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=c03155043&jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0001

and

thx

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hi, I am trying to find out where my BIOS is listed but can not seem to find where it is. I do not find it when I select esc as soon as it says to upon turning on my PC. It is an HP pavillion p2-1119. Can someone help me plz.

thx

I am on HP too can you give your BIOS name and number i may have a look for you.

or use search function there for the latest bios for your PC Model

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03644560&cc=us&destPage=document&lc=en&tmp_docname=c03646456#N52

Use this link search better for download all drivers

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4132&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=5351394

NR, Here are 2 links for you:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=c03155043&jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0001

and ihope i does this right

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LOL...i tried

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Ok, tried disabling UEFI and using legacy but still get the same error. Oh well, I have to decide to get an external DVD burner and use the internal connections from my dvd burner and use it on my other hard drive. IT is a PITA.

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must be something else going on. i install win 7 and 8(1) all the time for people since i do it for a living and i never have this issue. you can not simply select a different drive to install to you must turn off all uefi stuff first. if you could post some screen pics of your bios so we could see your settings it might help.

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Freddy Anderson

I once was unable to access Bios, and in extreme anger, i Started Pressing buttons (all at once ) from F1 to F12 like Piano :P it worked !! :D

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