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Convert Windows 7 (Legacy + MBR) to Windows 10 with Secure Boot (UEFI + GPT) - ThinkPad and ThinkCentre

OverviewOne challenge we have seen and heard from our customers is being able to convert a Windows 7 or Windows 10 computer using Legacy BIOS to Windows 10 UEFI with Secure Boot. In this post, we are going to address a possible way this can done on a Lenovo ThinkCentre and ThinkPad computers in an automated fashion using MDT and WDS.
The scope of this solution will include: PXE Boot to MDT WinPE Boot ImageWipe and Load OnlyNo User Data Captured or ReloadedDrive is re-partitioned and formatted as GPT instead of MBROne disk – no multiple drive configurationsSelect Think products:ThinkPad Skylake models – all BIOS revisionsThinkCentre – M700 Tiny, M800, M900, M900 Tiny, M900x Tiny minimum BIOS Version FWKT57ATo set our settings in the BIOS, we will be using the Think BIOS Configurator from the bottom of this blog post. This tool also has the ability to capture settings, so if there are other settings that need to be applied, manually setting them and then capturing them on a donor computer…