Updating BIOS for Windows 11 on ASUS Motherboard


rfhar

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I am trying to update my BIOS to update from Win10 to Win11. My MoBo will not do so but ASUS says it will. I am 85 and not the least bit of a Geek. My first computer was Commadore 64 all others were built for me. I downloaded ASUS EZ Update but it disappeared so I downloaded AI Suite 3 and updated (online) with it, but I did not know that I should look at the BIOS to see what the Tech changed when he assembled my computer. I followed ASUS’s advice and pushed F5 To set everything to default. I tried to get it set for Win11 and failed. [Settings>>> Windows Update] says that I still do not meet the minimum requirements.

I also had other problems. Next, I downloaded “PRIME Z390-A BIOS 2004” and flashed it off one of my HHD’s but still cannot update to Win 111. My BIOS is setup with; TPM 2, Secure boot is on, CSM enabled - - Device Control = UEFI & Legacy OPROM, OS Type = Windows UEFI Mode, and it is not ready for Win11 yet. I very seldom go into my Adim user profile. Guess what I found in it. ASUS must think I am a geek. 😊

Under the “Drivers and Tools” ASUS has updates for the LAN and Chipset I haven’t got those though I expect that I should do so. I have yet to download the MEUdateTool also.

This BIOS has Thunderbolt; What are the pro's and con's of enabling it

Items that I cannot answer, and I have tried; Is the BIOS setup property for the SHGP-31-!00GB SSD? Also, is the BIOS setup OK for the DDR4 memory? I spent a lot of time search for to see if these are setup correctly and have not succeeded.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Fractal Design Meshify C case ~~~~~~~~~~Asus Prime Z390-A Motherboard
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050i Graphics ~~~~Thermaltake 500 Watt power supply
Intel Core i7- 6700K CPU 8M 4.0 Ghz ~~~~~1 Tetra Seagate ST1000DX001-1NS162
GSKILL Ripjaws 16GB DDR4 Memory~~~~~~`Cooler Master 120mm CPU Cooler
SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 256GB SSD~~~~~~~~~~~SHGP-31-1000GM SSD
HP M22FHD monitor~~~and~~~Exterior CD/DVD
 
Windows Build/Version
22H2 or 19045.3930

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 home 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    3.6 Mhz Intel Core i7 Core i7-9700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z390-A Motherboard
    Memory
    GSKILL Ripjaws 16GB DDR4 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050i Graphics
    Sound Card
    MoBo
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP M22fFHD monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SHGP-31-1000GM SSD
    SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 256GB SSD
    1 Tetra Seagate ST1000DX001-1NS162
    Exterior Gotega CD/DVD
    PSU
    Thermaltake 500 Watt power supply
    Case
    Fractal Design Meshify C case
    Cooling
    Cooler Master 120mm CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    Iogi K540
    Mouse
    Logi 310Edge
    Internet Speed
    7GB Down - - -IGB Up
    Browser
    Edge mostly lately
    Antivirus
    Windows
    Other Info
    Win11 ver 23H2 (OS Build 22361.3085
Your CPU is a 6th generation Intel chip. Windows 11 requires an 8th generation CPU. There are workarounds if you want to pursue them. Staying on Windows 10 would be the easiest.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7-12700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF Z690-Plus WiFi DDR4
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX 1650 iTX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 34" Curved IPS
    Screen Resolution
    3440 x 1440
    PSU
    Seasonic Focus GX-650 80+ Gold
    Case
    NZXT H510
    Cooling
    Enermax Aquafusion 240 ARGB
    Mouse
    Logitech G305
Fractal Design Meshify C case ~~~~~~~~~~Asus Prime Z390-A Motherboard
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050i Graphics ~~~~Thermaltake 500 Watt power supply
Intel Core i7- 6700K CPU 8M 4.0 Ghz ~~~~~1 Tetra Seagate ST1000DX001-1NS162
GSKILL Ripjaws 16GB DDR4 Memory~~~~~~`Cooler Master 120mm CPU Cooler
SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 256GB SSD~~~~~~~~~~~SHGP-31-1000GM SSD
HP M22FHD monitor~~~and~~~Exterior CD/DVD


Something wrong there. Z390 supports 8 and 9 gen cpu. The 6700k is a 6th gen cpu.

If you are right about the 6700k cpu, the motherboard will not be z390. In which case "PRIME Z390-A BIOS 2004” will not flash.

check which motherboard and cpu you have.
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5-8400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    2x8gb 3200mhz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    benq gw2480
    PSU
    bequiet pure power 11 400CM
    Cooling
    cryorig m9i
  • Operating System
    win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    pentium g5400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    1x8gb 2400
    PSU
    xfx pro 450
Fractal Design Meshify C case ~~~~~~~~~~Asus Prime Z390-A Motherboard
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050i Graphics ~~~~Thermaltake 500 Watt power supply
Intel Core i7- 6700K CPU 8M 4.0 Ghz ~~~~~1 Tetra Seagate ST1000DX001-1NS162
GSKILL Ripjaws 16GB DDR4 Memory~~~~~~`Cooler Master 120mm CPU Cooler
SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 256GB SSD~~~~~~~~~~~SHGP-31-1000GM SSD
HP M22FHD monitor~~~and~~~Exterior CD/DVD


Something wrong there. Z390 supports 8 and 9 gen cpu. The 6700k is a 6th gen cpu.

If you are right about the 6700k cpu, the motherboard will not be z390. In which case "PRIME Z390-A BIOS 2004” will not flash.

check which motherboard and cpu you have.

Just to confirm, the supported CPU list for the Z390-A:


(In the Core line, only 8th and 9th generation CPUs.) An I7-6700K would physically fit in the FCLGA1151 socket of the Z390-A, but it's not supposed to run. a quick Web search verifies that: Question - Hello I've installed a prime Z390-a using an I7-6700K CPU, and Timetec Hynix IC 32GB Kit (2x16GB) DDR4 2666MHz . Installed in A2&B2

Either the CPU or the motherboard is listed wrong.

"rfhar" doesn't need any third-party software to identify the motherboard and processor. In the Device Manager control panel, the motherboard will be under Computer. The processor, under Processor.

An NVME M.2 drive is on the parts list. I assume it's the boot drive. (It would be a waste to use a SATA drive of any type as a boot drive if an M.2 drive is present.) That leads me to expect a fairly recent MB (like the Z390-A).

Asus sets the BIOS defaults for the Z390-A to support Windows 11 in BIOS 1903 or later.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Amd Threadripper 7970X
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte TRX50 Aero D
    Memory
    128GB (4 X 32) Kingston DDR5 5200 (RDIMM)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX 4090 OC
    Sound Card
    none (USB to speakers), Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips 27E1N8900 OLED
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160 @ 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Crucial T700 2TB M.2 NVME SSD
    WD 4TB Blue SATA SSD
    Seagate 18TB IronWolf Pro
    PSU
    eVGA SuperNOVA 1600 GT
    Case
    Lian Li 011 Dynamic Evo XL
    Cooling
    Alphacool Eisbaer Pro Aurora 360, with 3 Phanteks T30 fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 (wired)
    Mouse
    Logitech M500s (wired)
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps
  • Operating System
    windows 11 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Intel I9-13900K
    Motherboard
    Asus RoG Strix Z690-E
    Memory
    64GB G.Skill DDR5-6000
    Graphics card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX 3090 ti
    Sound Card
    built in Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329C
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    WDC SN850 1TB
    8 TB Seagate Ironwolf
    4TB Seagate Ironwolf
    PSU
    eVGA SuperNOVA 1300 GT
    Case
    Lian Li 011 Dynamic Evo
    Cooling
    Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech M500s (wired)
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 (wired)
I had something wrong in my records. I burned up a MoBo in 16 and they put this one in. I remember that they said I would need a new CPU and they chose the one I have. The BIOS says that I have a 3.6 MHz Intel Core i7-9700 CPU. Also, I have BIOS ver. 2004 x64 Many, many thanks.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 home 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    3.6 Mhz Intel Core i7 Core i7-9700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z390-A Motherboard
    Memory
    GSKILL Ripjaws 16GB DDR4 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050i Graphics
    Sound Card
    MoBo
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP M22fFHD monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SHGP-31-1000GM SSD
    SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 256GB SSD
    1 Tetra Seagate ST1000DX001-1NS162
    Exterior Gotega CD/DVD
    PSU
    Thermaltake 500 Watt power supply
    Case
    Fractal Design Meshify C case
    Cooling
    Cooler Master 120mm CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    Iogi K540
    Mouse
    Logi 310Edge
    Internet Speed
    7GB Down - - -IGB Up
    Browser
    Edge mostly lately
    Antivirus
    Windows
    Other Info
    Win11 ver 23H2 (OS Build 22361.3085
[Settings>>> Windows Update] says that I still do not meet the minimum requirements.
Does it say why?


If your eligibility info is not updating in a timely manner, you can also manually refresh the Windows 11 eligibility assessment using the following steps.
admin cmd prompt:
schtasks.exe /Run /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser"


or you could download the win11 iso from ms , run setup and see if tells you what is not conforming.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5-8400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    2x8gb 3200mhz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    benq gw2480
    PSU
    bequiet pure power 11 400CM
    Cooling
    cryorig m9i
  • Operating System
    win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    pentium g5400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    1x8gb 2400
    PSU
    xfx pro 450
Hello @rfhar and welcome to ElevenForum. :-)

Scroll down and download WhyNotWin11.exe from the link below and just double click to run the app...




It will tell you what is and is not compatible...
Green = compatible
Red = not compatible



It looks like this...

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4. After clicking Insert, I usually choose the Thumbnail (smaller) option, or the Full Image (larger) option.
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3447 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
I had something wrong in my records. I burned up a MoBo in 16 and they put this one in. I remember that they said I would need a new CPU and they chose the one I have. The BIOS says that I have a 3.6 MHz Intel Core i7-9700 CPU. Also, I have BIOS ver. 2004 x64 Many, many thanks.
That unexpected. BIOS 2004 (from 2021) should default to all the necessary settings, if I understand it correctly. The previous BIOS (1903) didn't alter any BIOS code, it just applied the Windows 11 settings by default.

Your BIOS should be set to UEFI, Secure Boot should be enabled, and the firmware TPM (trusted platform module) should be enabled.

Unfortunately, Asus only provides a User's Manual for the Z390-A. (They have a separate BIOS manual for some boards.) The firmware TPM is barely mentioned in the user's manual. It doesn't even mention PTT (platform trust technology), which is Intel's name for their firmware TPM.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Amd Threadripper 7970X
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte TRX50 Aero D
    Memory
    128GB (4 X 32) Kingston DDR5 5200 (RDIMM)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX 4090 OC
    Sound Card
    none (USB to speakers), Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips 27E1N8900 OLED
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160 @ 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Crucial T700 2TB M.2 NVME SSD
    WD 4TB Blue SATA SSD
    Seagate 18TB IronWolf Pro
    PSU
    eVGA SuperNOVA 1600 GT
    Case
    Lian Li 011 Dynamic Evo XL
    Cooling
    Alphacool Eisbaer Pro Aurora 360, with 3 Phanteks T30 fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 (wired)
    Mouse
    Logitech M500s (wired)
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps
  • Operating System
    windows 11 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Intel I9-13900K
    Motherboard
    Asus RoG Strix Z690-E
    Memory
    64GB G.Skill DDR5-6000
    Graphics card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX 3090 ti
    Sound Card
    built in Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329C
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    WDC SN850 1TB
    8 TB Seagate Ironwolf
    4TB Seagate Ironwolf
    PSU
    eVGA SuperNOVA 1300 GT
    Case
    Lian Li 011 Dynamic Evo
    Cooling
    Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech M500s (wired)
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 (wired)
@rfhar

scroll down and get WhyNotWin11.exe from the link below and just double click to run the app...

It will tell you what is and is not compatible with Windows 11...






Green = compatible

Red = not compatible



It looks like this...

View attachment 84028

I'd never tried that tool. It's a good one. Should show exactly what's tripping "rfhar" up. I suggest the specific download link:


(It's about a 2.5MB download.)

I forgot about the graphics requirement, but a GTX 1050 ti is compatible. I suggest updating its drivers, though.


(No Core Isolation check, though? Sad. ;-) )
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Amd Threadripper 7970X
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte TRX50 Aero D
    Memory
    128GB (4 X 32) Kingston DDR5 5200 (RDIMM)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX 4090 OC
    Sound Card
    none (USB to speakers), Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips 27E1N8900 OLED
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160 @ 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Crucial T700 2TB M.2 NVME SSD
    WD 4TB Blue SATA SSD
    Seagate 18TB IronWolf Pro
    PSU
    eVGA SuperNOVA 1600 GT
    Case
    Lian Li 011 Dynamic Evo XL
    Cooling
    Alphacool Eisbaer Pro Aurora 360, with 3 Phanteks T30 fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 (wired)
    Mouse
    Logitech M500s (wired)
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps
  • Operating System
    windows 11 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Intel I9-13900K
    Motherboard
    Asus RoG Strix Z690-E
    Memory
    64GB G.Skill DDR5-6000
    Graphics card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX 3090 ti
    Sound Card
    built in Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329C
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    WDC SN850 1TB
    8 TB Seagate Ironwolf
    4TB Seagate Ironwolf
    PSU
    eVGA SuperNOVA 1300 GT
    Case
    Lian Li 011 Dynamic Evo
    Cooling
    Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech M500s (wired)
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 (wired)
It needs to be secure boot capable which is not the same as enabled.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5-8400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    2x8gb 3200mhz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    benq gw2480
    PSU
    bequiet pure power 11 400CM
    Cooling
    cryorig m9i
  • Operating System
    win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    pentium g5400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    1x8gb 2400
    PSU
    xfx pro 450
It needs to be secure boot capable which is not the same as enabled.
I believe that's correct.

I also believe that if Secure Boot isn't enabled, Device Security will tell you that standard hardware security is not supported. (Which is not the same as forbidding an installation.)
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Amd Threadripper 7970X
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte TRX50 Aero D
    Memory
    128GB (4 X 32) Kingston DDR5 5200 (RDIMM)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX 4090 OC
    Sound Card
    none (USB to speakers), Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips 27E1N8900 OLED
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160 @ 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Crucial T700 2TB M.2 NVME SSD
    WD 4TB Blue SATA SSD
    Seagate 18TB IronWolf Pro
    PSU
    eVGA SuperNOVA 1600 GT
    Case
    Lian Li 011 Dynamic Evo XL
    Cooling
    Alphacool Eisbaer Pro Aurora 360, with 3 Phanteks T30 fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 (wired)
    Mouse
    Logitech M500s (wired)
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps
  • Operating System
    windows 11 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Intel I9-13900K
    Motherboard
    Asus RoG Strix Z690-E
    Memory
    64GB G.Skill DDR5-6000
    Graphics card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX 3090 ti
    Sound Card
    built in Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329C
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    WDC SN850 1TB
    8 TB Seagate Ironwolf
    4TB Seagate Ironwolf
    PSU
    eVGA SuperNOVA 1300 GT
    Case
    Lian Li 011 Dynamic Evo
    Cooling
    Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech M500s (wired)
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 (wired)
I’m posting twice today one Immediately after the other.

Upgrade History of my computer

First : Disk 0 - - (
E) drive was ‘C’ and data Win7?

Second: added 256gb SSD: Disk 1 - -(D) was ‘C’ drive and disk 0 was data drive Win10

Third: Added 1000gb SSD Disk 2 - - became “C” and was big enough for all my data (downloads, Pic’s, music & etc.) [prices became lower]; Disk 1 became, “D” Linux Mint; “H” as title; the third partition was left as it was.
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 home 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    3.6 Mhz Intel Core i7 Core i7-9700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z390-A Motherboard
    Memory
    GSKILL Ripjaws 16GB DDR4 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050i Graphics
    Sound Card
    MoBo
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP M22fFHD monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SHGP-31-1000GM SSD
    SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 256GB SSD
    1 Tetra Seagate ST1000DX001-1NS162
    Exterior Gotega CD/DVD
    PSU
    Thermaltake 500 Watt power supply
    Case
    Fractal Design Meshify C case
    Cooling
    Cooler Master 120mm CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    Iogi K540
    Mouse
    Logi 310Edge
    Internet Speed
    7GB Down - - -IGB Up
    Browser
    Edge mostly lately
    Antivirus
    Windows
    Other Info
    Win11 ver 23H2 (OS Build 22361.3085
Updating BIOS history

1st
I Tried to use the EZ Update but it disappeared while installing. (Three days later I found it in my Admin profile.)

So I used EZ Flash 3 and let it load the new BIOS from the net, updated to version 1903 and when it finished there is nothing in the boot order list but the 256SSD. My “C” drive was listed as a storage drive. I found CSM and it was disabled, I enabled it. Then four options came up. Boot Device Control, Network, Storage, PCI-E/PCI Expansion Devices. (whatever they are?) I changed “Device control” to “UEFI and Legacy “OPRC?” This allowed my computer to boot up.



Later
I used EZ Flash 3 with BIOS version 2004 download to flash the BIOS again. My BIOS setup with; TPM 2, Secure boot is on, CSM enabled - - Device Control = UEFI & Legacy OPROM, OS Type = Windows UEFI Mode.
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 home 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    3.6 Mhz Intel Core i7 Core i7-9700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z390-A Motherboard
    Memory
    GSKILL Ripjaws 16GB DDR4 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050i Graphics
    Sound Card
    MoBo
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP M22fFHD monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SHGP-31-1000GM SSD
    SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 256GB SSD
    1 Tetra Seagate ST1000DX001-1NS162
    Exterior Gotega CD/DVD
    PSU
    Thermaltake 500 Watt power supply
    Case
    Fractal Design Meshify C case
    Cooling
    Cooler Master 120mm CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    Iogi K540
    Mouse
    Logi 310Edge
    Internet Speed
    7GB Down - - -IGB Up
    Browser
    Edge mostly lately
    Antivirus
    Windows
    Other Info
    Win11 ver 23H2 (OS Build 22361.3085
Updating BIOS history

1st
I Tried to use the EZ Update but it disappeared while installing. (Three days later I found it in my Admin profile.)

So I used EZ Flash 3 and let it load the new BIOS from the net, updated to version 1903 and when it finished there is nothing in the boot order list but the 256SSD. My “C” drive was listed as a storage drive. I found CSM and it was disabled, I enabled it. Then four options came up. Boot Device Control, Network, Storage, PCI-E/PCI Expansion Devices. (whatever they are?) I changed “Device control” to “UEFI and Legacy “OPRC?” This allowed my computer to boot up.



Later
I used EZ Flash 3 with BIOS version 2004 download to flash the BIOS again. My BIOS setup with; TPM 2, Secure boot is on, CSM enabled - - Device Control = UEFI & Legacy OPROM, OS Type = Windows UEFI Mode.
It appears that your boot disk is MBR rather than GPT. I believe that GPT is needed for UEFI.

It's possible to convert an MBR drive to GPT. See the MBR2GPT conversion tool. I'm not sure that you'd end up with the proper partitions, though.

Did whoever built the PC clone your old install to it? That's the obvious reason why you might have an MBR boot drive on such a modern PC.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Amd Threadripper 7970X
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte TRX50 Aero D
    Memory
    128GB (4 X 32) Kingston DDR5 5200 (RDIMM)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX 4090 OC
    Sound Card
    none (USB to speakers), Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips 27E1N8900 OLED
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160 @ 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Crucial T700 2TB M.2 NVME SSD
    WD 4TB Blue SATA SSD
    Seagate 18TB IronWolf Pro
    PSU
    eVGA SuperNOVA 1600 GT
    Case
    Lian Li 011 Dynamic Evo XL
    Cooling
    Alphacool Eisbaer Pro Aurora 360, with 3 Phanteks T30 fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 (wired)
    Mouse
    Logitech M500s (wired)
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps
  • Operating System
    windows 11 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    Intel I9-13900K
    Motherboard
    Asus RoG Strix Z690-E
    Memory
    64GB G.Skill DDR5-6000
    Graphics card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX 3090 ti
    Sound Card
    built in Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA329C
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    WDC SN850 1TB
    8 TB Seagate Ironwolf
    4TB Seagate Ironwolf
    PSU
    eVGA SuperNOVA 1300 GT
    Case
    Lian Li 011 Dynamic Evo
    Cooling
    Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech M500s (wired)
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 (wired)
Updating BIOS history

1st
I Tried to use the EZ Update but it disappeared while installing. (Three days later I found it in my Admin profile.)

So I used EZ Flash 3 and let it load the new BIOS from the net, updated to version 1903 and when it finished there is nothing in the boot order list but the 256SSD. My “C” drive was listed as a storage drive. I found CSM and it was disabled, I enabled it. Then four options came up. Boot Device Control, Network, Storage, PCI-E/PCI Expansion Devices. (whatever they are?) I changed “Device control” to “UEFI and Legacy “OPRC?” This allowed my computer to boot up.



Later
I used EZ Flash 3 with BIOS version 2004 download to flash the BIOS again. My BIOS setup with; TPM 2, Secure boot is on, CSM enabled - - Device Control = UEFI & Legacy OPROM, OS Type = Windows UEFI Mode.




See... now we know what to recommend.

1. Convert the drive to GPT. MBR to GPT
2. Enable Secure Boot in the BIOS and set it to [Windows UEFI Mode]
3. Then set CSM as shown in the pic below...



This is on the "Boot tab" in you motherboard's BIOS...

Image1.png


Then run the Github tool again and this time it should come up... all GREEN. :-)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3447 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
Thanks guys, that is good news, I, as usual when looking at MS instructions am wondering if those people are paid by the word. No problem for a geek but I am an 85-year-old non-geek swimming in a sea of nervous ignorance and feeling like my gills are turning green. I’ve been over the MBR2GPT conversion tool info twice now and am going to do so again slowly before I use it. I worked as an electrician for 40 years in an auto plant. And over that time, I developed a bias that tech manuals were written by ether a technician who had poor marks in his English classes or an English major who had an unfound confidence in his knowledge of what he was writing about. I will post back again with the results
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 home 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    3.6 Mhz Intel Core i7 Core i7-9700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z390-A Motherboard
    Memory
    GSKILL Ripjaws 16GB DDR4 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050i Graphics
    Sound Card
    MoBo
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP M22fFHD monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SHGP-31-1000GM SSD
    SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 256GB SSD
    1 Tetra Seagate ST1000DX001-1NS162
    Exterior Gotega CD/DVD
    PSU
    Thermaltake 500 Watt power supply
    Case
    Fractal Design Meshify C case
    Cooling
    Cooler Master 120mm CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    Iogi K540
    Mouse
    Logi 310Edge
    Internet Speed
    7GB Down - - -IGB Up
    Browser
    Edge mostly lately
    Antivirus
    Windows
    Other Info
    Win11 ver 23H2 (OS Build 22361.3085
So, the following command should do the job?

MBR2GPT /validate|convert [/disk:<2>] /allowFullOS]
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 home 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    3.6 Mhz Intel Core i7 Core i7-9700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z390-A Motherboard
    Memory
    GSKILL Ripjaws 16GB DDR4 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050i Graphics
    Sound Card
    MoBo
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP M22fFHD monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SHGP-31-1000GM SSD
    SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 256GB SSD
    1 Tetra Seagate ST1000DX001-1NS162
    Exterior Gotega CD/DVD
    PSU
    Thermaltake 500 Watt power supply
    Case
    Fractal Design Meshify C case
    Cooling
    Cooler Master 120mm CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    Iogi K540
    Mouse
    Logi 310Edge
    Internet Speed
    7GB Down - - -IGB Up
    Browser
    Edge mostly lately
    Antivirus
    Windows
    Other Info
    Win11 ver 23H2 (OS Build 22361.3085
So, the following command should do the job?

MBR2GPT /validate|convert [/disk:<2>] /allowFullOS]



The command prompt should already be on the correct disk.
mbr2gpt /convert /allowfullOS


It should look just like this...
Image1.png



The command prompt should already be on... C:\Windows\System32
So it already "knows" which disk you're talking about.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3447 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
Thanks guys, that is good news, I, as usual when looking at MS instructions am wondering if those people are paid by the word. No problem for a geek but I am an 85-year-old non-geek swimming in a sea of nervous ignorance and feeling like my gills are turning green. I’ve been over the MBR2GPT conversion tool info twice now and am going to do so again slowly before I use it. I worked as an electrician for 40 years in an auto plant. And over that time, I developed a bias that tech manuals were written by ether a technician who had poor marks in his English classes or an English major who had an unfound confidence in his knowledge of what he was writing about. I will post back again with the results
Your statement regarding tech manuals is about the best I have seen!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Professional
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microcenter B677
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-9400
    Motherboard
    ASRock H310CM-HDV/M.2
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Intel Kaby Lake - High Definition Audio / cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech) [A0]
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Model: GSM59F1
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1080
    Case
    Lian Li 205M
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky AV
Your statement regarding tech manuals is about the best I have seen!


I dunno. I think tech manuals are written by people that don't understand Chinese or English. :D
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3447 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
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