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  • I use Win8/UEFI on a laptop (including a touchscreen laptop or a convertible).

    0 0%
  • I use Win8/BIOS on a laptop (including a touchscreen laptop or a convertible).

    3 37.50%
  • I use Win8/UEFI on a desktop (including an all-in-one desktop).

    1 12.50%
  • I use Win8/BIOS on a desktop (including an all-in-one desktop).

    4 50.00%
  • I use Win8/UEFI or WIN8/BIOS on something not covered above.

    0 0%
  1. #11


    Posts : 1,339
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    Although my Asus P8P67 Deluxe motherboard has a uEFI capability I have Windows 8 installed on normal BIOS setup. However I have experimented with running Windows 8 using uEFI, but found that boot times were actually slower than with a normal BIOS setup. I am using an SSD for my OS so this might be the reason.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Thanks. What kinds of abuses are you thinking of?
    Lack of information and not able to install different OS or making it extreme pain to install.
    Thanks. I can imagine all of the above. I'm mainly concerned about Win8 Pro reinstall pain--having obliterated an OEM's installation first.
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  3. #13


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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
    Although my Asus P8P67 Deluxe motherboard has a uEFI capability I have Windows 8 installed on normal BIOS setup. However I have experimented with running Windows 8 using uEFI, but found that boot times were actually slower than with a normal BIOS setup. I am using an SSD for my OS so this might be the reason.
    See my system specs. I have the same mobo--Rev 3. No boot time issues for me. Afraid to even try UEFI/win8 given dual-boot complexity, etc. Using Revo x2, etc.
    Last edited by znod; 11 Feb 2013 at 19:43.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Right now with my current ASUS board, it's rocking the BIOS. I've worked with a few UEFI BIOS systems and I have to say, WOW! It's pretty cool to use the mouse with it, as well as ALL the freaking advanced features on a particular ASUS motherboard.

    When I get my rebuild going later this year, I'll be with Windows 8 and UEFI BIOS.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 1,339
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    Afraid to even try UEFI/Windows 8 given dual-boot complexity, etc. Using Revo x3, etc.
    That's the thing, I don't see any advantages in using uEFI on my rig. With BIOS, Windows 8 will reboot between 22 to 25 seconds, whereas when I tried uEFI the boot times ranged between 28 to 34 seconds. And it was the same way with my Windows 7 installation.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
    Afraid to even try UEFI/Windows 8 given dual-boot complexity, etc. Using Revo x3, etc.
    That's the thing, I don't see any advantages in using uEFI on my rig. With BIOS, Windows 8 will reboot between 22 to 25 seconds, whereas when I tried uEFI the boot times ranged between 28 to 34 seconds. And it was the same way with my Windows 7 installation.
    Yes, on boot speed. About 20 secs, as I try to measure it, on Caviars. A bit less on Revo x2. Really hard to say much about comparative boot times without knowing exactly how everyone is measuring. And, another notable point is that quite a few with UEFI end up turning fast startup off.
    Last edited by znod; 11 Feb 2013 at 19:43.
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  7. #17


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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Right now with my current ASUS board, it's rocking the BIOS. I've worked with a few UEFI BIOS systems and I have to say, WOW! It's pretty cool to use the mouse with it, as well as ALL the freaking advanced features on a particular ASUS motherboard.

    When I get my rebuild going later this year, I'll be with Windows 8 and UEFI BIOS.
    I am looking forward to hearing about your rebuild.
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
    Afraid to even try UEFI/Windows 8 given dual-boot complexity, etc. Using Revo x3, etc.
    That's the thing, I don't see any advantages in using uEFI on my rig. With BIOS, Windows 8 will reboot between 22 to 25 seconds, whereas when I tried uEFI the boot times ranged between 28 to 34 seconds. And it was the same way with my Windows 7 installation.
    Yes, on boot speed. About 20 secs, as I try to measure it, on Caviars. A bit less on Revo x3. Really hard to say much about comparative boot times without knowing exactly how everyone is measuring. And, another notable point is that quite a few with UEFI end up turning fast startup off.
    I have also turned fast start up off it has stability problems for me. When I was trying to copy a file from my other box it would blue screen and reload the desktop I would do a reboot and the same thing would happen again. Turning fast start up off cured it.
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  9. #19


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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post

    That's the thing, I don't see any advantages in using uEFI on my rig. With BIOS, Windows 8 will reboot between 22 to 25 seconds, whereas when I tried uEFI the boot times ranged between 28 to 34 seconds. And it was the same way with my Windows 7 installation.
    Yes, on boot speed. About 20 secs, as I try to measure it, on Caviars. A bit less on Revo x3. Really hard to say much about comparative boot times without knowing exactly how everyone is measuring. And, another notable point is that quite a few with UEFI end up turning fast startup off.
    I have also turned fast start up off it has stability problems for me. When I was trying to copy a file from my other box it would blue screen and reload the desktop I would do a reboot and the same thing would happen again. Turning fast start up off cured it.
    That's weird. And, you were not running UEFI when your turned it off, right? As I think back, I am not positive that all those that had to turn fast startup off were running UEFI.

    To all: it's a Revo x2, not by x3. What was I thinking?
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  10. #20


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Yes, on boot speed. About 20 secs, as I try to measure it, on Caviars. A bit less on Revo x3. Really hard to say much about comparative boot times without knowing exactly how everyone is measuring. And, another notable point is that quite a few with UEFI end up turning fast startup off.
    I have also turned fast start up off it has stability problems for me. When I was trying to copy a file from my other box it would blue screen and reload the desktop I would do a reboot and the same thing would happen again. Turning fast start up off cured it.
    That's weird. And, you were not running UEFI when your turned it off, right? As I think back, I am not positive that all those that had to turn fast startup off were running UEFI.

    To all: it's a Revo x2, not by x3. What was I thinking?
    At that time I was using UEFI.
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