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Offtopic: Switch UEFI to BIOS on thinkpad X220?

Hello, I am aware that this question is not Fedora-related per se - so, moderators feel free to close it if you consider it too irrelevant.

Background: I watered my beloved thinkpad x201, and I am maybe going to replace it with an X220. (Screen and keyboard are broken, and I am not so sure whether I still want to invest in this machine even though it ran flawlessly and still very fast).

As you can see, I am not up-to-date with my hardware and thus not familiar with all this new (U)EFI stuff. My question is if it is possible to switch from UEFI boot mode to traditional BIOS boot in order to be able to just plugin my previous HDD into the new machine and being ready to roll? Or is that not possible/recommend and should I better reinstall my OS?

Offtopic: Switch UEFI to BIOS on thinkpad X220?

Hello, I am aware that this question is not Fedora-related per se - so, moderators feel free to close it if you consider it too irrelevant.

Background: I watered my beloved thinkpad x201, and I am maybe going to replace it with an X220. (Screen and keyboard are broken, and I am not so sure whether I still want to invest in this machine even though it ran flawlessly and still very fast).

As you can see, I am not up-to-date with my hardware and thus not familiar with all this new (U)EFI stuff. My question is if it is possible to switch from UEFI boot mode to traditional BIOS boot in order to be able to just plugin my previous HDD into the new machine and being ready to roll? Or is that not possible/recommend and should I better reinstall my OS?

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Offtopic: Switch UEFI to BIOS on thinkpad X220?

Hello, I am aware that this question is not Fedora-related per se - so, moderators feel free to close it if you consider it too irrelevant.

Background: I watered my beloved thinkpad x201, and I am maybe going to replace it with an X220. (Screen and keyboard are broken, and I am not so sure whether I still want to invest in this machine even though it ran flawlessly and still very fast).

As you can see, I am not up-to-date with my hardware and thus not familiar with all this new (U)EFI stuff. My question is if it is possible to switch from UEFI boot mode to traditional BIOS boot in order to be able to just plugin my previous HDD into the new machine and being ready to roll? Or is that not possible/recommend and should I better reinstall my OS?

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