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Information on Usage of Win8/UEFI and Win8/BIOS

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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. #1


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    Information on Usage of Win8/UEFI and Win8/BIOS


    I am trying to gather some basic info about usage of Win8/UEFI and Win8/BIOS. So please participate in this noncontroversial survey. Note that you will not have a place to respond if you are not using Win8.

    After responding, Id also be interested in hearing about problems you have had using Windows 8/UEFI that appear to be associated with using UEFI (i.e., they most likely would not have occurred, in your opinion, under BIOS).
    Ultimately, I am wondering if you think Windows 8/UEFI is an idea whose time has come.
    Last edited by znod; 28 Feb 2013 at 22:08.

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  2. #2


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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Voted . . .desktop; hope that helps.
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  3. #3


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    Thanks, great. I am interested in laptops, but others may be interested in desktops. You might post your OEM and model number.
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  4. #4


    I have a custom built desktop at work using an Asus P8Z77-V LK mobo. It has UEFI. I generally run Windows 7 on the box, but I do have a hard drive with Windows 8 that I use on the box from time to time.
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  5. #5


    I have a Lenovo W530 laptop with Windows 8 installed and Mint had to disable UEFI for Mint. Secure boot is a cure for a nonexistent problem.
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  6. #6


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    Thanks much. Not familiar with Mint. What do you mean by "Mint had to disable UEFI for Mint?" In your mind is Win8/UEFI an idea whose time has come? I'll check out the W 530.
    Last edited by znod; 11 Feb 2013 at 17:00.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I have a custom built desktop at work using an Asus P8Z77-V LK mobo. It has UEFI. I generally run Windows 7 on the box, but I do have a hard drive with Windows 8 that I use on the box from time to time.
    Thanks you for the info.
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  8. #8


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Thanks much. Not familiar with Mint. What do you mean by "Mint had to disable UEFI for Mint?" In your mind is Win8/UEFI an idea whose time has come?
    UEFI if not abused by some companies yes.

    Linux Mint 14 released: It’s like Windows 8, minus the bad bits | ExtremeTech
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    Thanks. What kinds of abuses are you thinking of?
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  10. #10


    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.
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