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Difference between...Bios/UEFI/Legacy UEFI,Native UEFI etc?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm really confused about  what all these different things are!

Bios

UEFI

Legacy UEFI

Native UEFI

Legacy Bios

UEFI Bootloader

UEFI

Legacy Bios mode

 

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Its really not that big of a deal.

 

BIOS is "Basic Input and Output System".

 

UEFI is "Unified Extensible Firmware Interface".

 

They both perform the same basic function.

 

Everything else, stems from UEFI offering different variables and capability for older hardware and software.

 

This will be a good read for you.  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/what-uefi

 

Here is another: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/bios-faq#1TC=windows-7


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UEFI is pretty much just the modern bios', legacy is the old blue bios most of the time. Usually you don't really need to worry about it, but UEFI is a +.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

UEFI is pretty much just the modern bios', legacy is the old blue bios most of the time. Usually you don't really need to worry about it, but UEFI is a +.

What is native UEFI?


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UEFI is pretty much just the modern bios', legacy is the old blue bios most of the time. Usually you don't really need to worry about it, but UEFI is a +.

Apparently though the exception to that is "unless its a Gigabyte motherboard".


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What is important is that Windows has two installers on their installation disks: a legacy (for older boards) and an EFI. If you mobo is capable for EFI (and maybe fastboot) you should take that option because your OS will start faster.

You can chose between the two by choosing the right one in the bootmenu (or setting the boot prioritys right).

 

Another effect of EFI install is that most mobo manufacturers put their logo above the Windows loader (see image) instead of the Windows logo (for Win 8 this is the case, maybe MS change this for 10 i don't know). But this is more gimmick then something else.

 

here interesting video:

 

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uefi may be the replacement of the bios, but it really isn't. The bios is still there, while uefi is a layer on top of it.


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uefi may be the replacement of the bios, but it really isn't. The bios is still there, while uefi is a layer on top of it.


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uefi may be the replacement of the bios, but it really isn't. The bios is still there, while uefi is a layer on top of it.


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