You're looking to install CloudReady, but you'd like to make sure you device is set up properly to install things. A good first step here is to make sure your device in UEFI mode: this can be done by accessing the BIOS, and is explained here.
- During startup, almost immediately after turning the device on, press the key specific to your brand/model that allows BIOS access.
Note: Frequently, this is listed on the screen near the top, but can be usually searched via google using the search "[Make] [Model] BIOS access key" (For example, "Dell Optiplex 740 BIOS access key"
Here is a list of common computer brands and the keys they commonly use for BIOS access: this may vary between specific models!
- Acer: F2
- Asus: Del
- Dell: F2
- Gateway: F1
- HP: F10
- Intel: F2
- Lenovo: F2
- Toshiba: F2
- Once in the BIOS, press left and right arrow keys to navigate between tabs along the top of the screen.
- Find the boot mode section, which will generally be described as Legacy or UEFI. This is a changeable field if you're looking to enable or disable this mode!