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  1. #11


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    So, clearly new PCs are made to prevent user infiltration into the system BIOS?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    So, clearly new PCs are made to prevent user infiltration into the system BIOS?
    No, that is just the innate nature of new UEFI PCs. They have much faster boot times over traditional BIOS systems, which is why there isn't a second worth of "Press F2 to enter system firmware settings" or something similar. How UEFI capable systems interact with Windows 8 is MUCH different than ones with 7. Windows 8 was designed around that, which is why when you go to PC Settings, you can choose to reboot into the system firmware. Windows 7 doesn't have that, as there isn't OS-BIOS firmware interaction like that.
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  3. #13


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Windows 8 was designed around that, which is why when you go to PC Settings, you can choose to reboot into the system firmware. Windows 7 doesn't have that, as there isn't OS-BIOS firmware interaction like that.
    -I don't seem to have that option, but my Board was lasted flashed in 2008.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Windows 8 was designed around that, which is why when you go to PC Settings, you can choose to reboot into the system firmware. Windows 7 doesn't have that, as there isn't OS-BIOS firmware interaction like that.
    -I don't seem to have that option, but my Board was lasted flashed in 2008.
    Well of course, if you have an older standard BIOS board, that's just your option. It will just restart. That does it on mine as well and the last BIOS flash I did on it was from like 2010 or '11.

    But if you have a new board, you have to install the UEFI route with the GPT disk partitioning style before you can get that. If that is done, you get the faster boot time and the option within PC Settings to restart to the firmware.
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