mickapoo, am I right in thinking then that you are unable to log on? The msinfo32 trick won't work if you can't get yourself logged on, although once you are logged on it should be able to give you the information even if you are in a non-admin account.
"Shift + restart. Under "Advanced Settings" it says, "UEFI settings" as an option"
This is another way to see whether you have BIOS or UEFI, you can use this to see the current settings and the exact type of BIOS or UEFI that you have. You can go through here to disable secureboot, but you only need to do that if you are trying to run a linux live or installed OS or an older windows operating system on the device. These settings, accessed like this, are how you can change UEFI settings, or BIOS settings in the unlikely event your hardware uses BIOS, but you shouldn't do this unless you have a need to. Usually you will only need to do anything with any of these settings if you are trying to boot an alternative OS, either live or to dual boot with. How these settings are arranged will vary on different types of computer, the BIOS/UEFI interface will be determined by which manufacturer your device is from, there will be similar options on all makes of devices, but they will be in different places.
I think it might be best if you explained what you are trying to do and what is going wrong?
Do you have any idea of why you are unable to log in?
Would you like help in fixing whatever your problems with login might be?
What is your reason for wanting to know what type OF UEFI or BIOS you have (do you want to install another OS alongside windows 8/8.1)?
What is your reason for wanting to know if your account is local or a microsoft account, do you particularly want one or the other account type(if I were you I would go for local)?
What is your reason for wanting to disable secure boot (secure boot doesn't do much for security, very few types of malware actually get stopped by it, the main thing secure boot does is interfere when a user wants to boot another OS, I'm guessing you want to disable it so you can run linux or an older windows version)?
Also just for your information, secure boot and UEFI are not the same thing, secure boot is a feature (or you might wish to call it a complication) built into UEFI, but UEFI works the same with it turned on or off. The two should not be used interchangably as they are not the same thing, UEFI won't stop you booting an alternative OS (if that is what you want to do) but secure boot will unless yout turn it off. Windows 8/8.1 will boot whether secure boot is enabled or disabled, other operating systems need it disabled for them to boot. Windows 8/8.1 will generally NOT boot if you try to use legacy BIOS mode, some other (generaly older) operating systems will ONLY boot in legacy BIOS mode.
If you are not planning to boot an alternative OS (that is any OS other than the one your computer came with) then you need not worry about UEFI/BIOS settings. If you are planning to boot another OS then you need to go slowly and carefully, making sure to make all manner of backups (file backups, system image backups, password reset disc, windows recovery media, manufactuers recovery media...) first.
This forum can help whatever you want to accomplish, but you ought to say what you want to do, then it becomes clearer to see exactly what must be done to achieve it.
Hope this helps.
Edited by rp88, 20 June 2015 - 12:13 PM.
Back on this site, for a while anyway, been so busy the last year.
My systems:2 laptops, intel i3 processors, windows 8.1 installed on the hard-drive and linux mint 17.3 MATE installed to USB