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  1. #11

    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    hands on

    I Understand and I also have 2 pcs both with the older BIS on them which I like. Both are running Win 8.1 which I also like.

    I guess one cannot learn all from tutorials and has to actually get their hands on a machine with UEFI.

    I understand the reason, security wise, why it is a new system but unless you have legacy or are skilled it will turn most people off, I think.

    I just went through a process where I had to keep booting as I was using distros from Linux on a pen drives and cannot imagine what I would do if I had UEFI.

    Maybe my machine and I will live long enough not to have to get involved with it.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 61
    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    I have Windows 8.1 installed on an SSD, running in UEFI.
    I have no trouble booting from a cd or dvd, I booted from it to install Windows 8.1 on this new build I did back in Dec.
    CSM was and always has been disabled.

    Now I don't know about booting from USB, but I certainly don't have to do anything special to boot from a cd or dvd, I just set the boot order to boot from it first, insert the bootable disc, and it boots from it no problem.
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  3. #13

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    On a lot of PC's, you can't install 8.x in UEFI mode if the USB thumb drive is formatted in NTFS. I can on my ASUS. I use the Windows 7 DVD Download tool to create my bootable install thumb drives. It formats the thumb drive in NTFS. My laptop seems to be an exception to the rule. Most of the tutorials on creating a bootable Windows 8.x install thumb drive will tell you to format the drive in the FAT file system. It's not an issue though when booting from an optical disk as it has its own format.
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  4. #14

    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    I must be mistaken about csm as I thought that was enabled and secure boot disabled.
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