Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)

With Acronis True Image Home 2012 you also can convert BIOS to UEFI systems.

What is UEFI?

Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is a specification that provides a better software interoperability by setting standard syntax for boot and runtime services. For more information on UEFI, please visit http://www.uefi.org.

The following operating systems support UEFI technology:


Since UEFI is a new technology, not all systems support working with it. Please, apply to your hardware manufacturer to find out, whether your computer supports UEFI.

How to enable UEFI in BIOS?

Below a typical approach to turn on/off UEFI in BIOS is described:

  1. Enter a BIOS setup program by pressing a key, mentioned in a message on the screen, during boot-up. Usually this key is [Del] or [F2].
  2. Invoke a Boot Options menu using arrow keys.
  3. Enter UEFI Booting item and select Enable (or Disable if you need to turn OFF UEFI in your system).
  4. Navigate to Save & Exit Setup and press Enter to save changes and boot the system.

If you need assistance with turning UEFI on, please contact your hardware manufacturer.

How to migrate an original system to a larger hard drive?

Acronis True Image Home 2012 now allows migrating or restoring systems from a previously created archive, to hard drives larger than 2^32 bytes (2 TB for disks with standard 512-bytes sized logical sector or 16 TB for disks with 4 KB (4096-bytes) sized logical sector).

You can do it using Acronis media or booting to UEFI-based operating systems with Acronis True Image Home 2012 installed:

To migrate a system using Acronis Media:

  1. Boot your system from an Acronis media.
  2. Select Acronis True Image Home 2012 (Full version) in the boot menu to continue booting from the media.
  3. Navigate to the required wizard (Restore or Clone) and follow instructions.

To migrate a system in UEFI-based operating system:

  1. Boot to an UEFI-capable Windows operating system.
  2. Run Acronis True Image Home 2012, go to the Backup and recovery tab, click Recover on the toolbar and follow instructions.