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Diskless boot with UEFI BIOS

1) First of all, you need to enable UEFI. To do so:

            a) Open Boot tab and then select  CSM (Compatibility Support Module) (Figure 1).


Figure 1

            b) Once CMS is selected, enable for all devices UEFI (Figure 2).


Figure 2

2. Then enable booting from Network. To enable booting from the network, open the "Advanced" tab, then "Onboard Devices Configuration" and enable PXE OPROM (Figure 3).


Figure 3

3. Once enabling booting from the network, go back to " Advanced" tab and open "Network Stack Configuration", then enable Network Stack and IPv4 PXE Support (Figure 4).


Figure 4

4. Now press F10 for save changes. If everything is right, after reboot you will see it (Figure 5).

For MSI Motherboards:

  1. Open BIOS then go to “Settings>Advanced>Integrated Peripherals”
  2. Set parameter “LAN Option ROM” to “Enabled”
  3. Set parameter “Network Stack” to “Enabled”
  4. Set parameter “Ipv4 PXE Support” to “Enabled”
  5. Next go to “Settings>Advanced>Windows OS Configuration
  6. Set parameter “Windows 10 WHQL Support” to “UEFI”
  7. Next go to :Settings>Boot”
  8. Set parameter “Boot mode Select” to “Legacy + UEFI” or “UEFI”
  9. Set parameter “Boot Option #1” to “UEFI Network”
  10.  Now press F10 for save changes.


Figure 5

Note: UEFI BIOS is different from one board to another. So, having all boards screenshot is not possible. However, the general settings that need to be done in the UEFI are mentioned above.

For the GIGABYTE motherboards:

  1. Open BIOS then go to IO ports (Figure 1).

Figure 1

  1. Then go to “Settings>Network Stack Configuration” (Figure 2).

Figure 2

  1. Enable the network stack if it is disabled (Figure 3).

Figure 3

  1. Then in the “Boot” tab, check the settings as in the following figures 4 and 5.

Figure 4

Figure 5

  1. Finally save and exit(Figure 6).

Figure 6