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    I'm old. I use my computer for email, internet, photo editing, and writing. I'm no geek but I'm a competent button pusher. Currently, I'm using Windows 8.1.

    Is there any reason I should consider switching from BIOS to UEFI other than just the fun of tinkering?

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    Hi there. Don't know that much about it either, but I should think for starters one would need a MoBo with a UEFI BIOS chip. Not all that sure.

    You can read all about it here: Welcome to Unified Extensible Firmware Interface Forum | Unified Extensible Firmware Interface Forum

    BTW, I'm an old guy too.


    Properly that would be a UEFI firmware chip.

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    I have a Dell XPS8700 and UEFI is available. It would require me to reinstall Windows 8 and I think, but I'm not sure, I'd have to format my hard drive and my SSD. I'm just curious about whether or not it's worth the hassle.
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    If your boot drive >2GB seems to be the only real "advantage". My laptop is a MacBook so I have no choice but to use it.

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    Good read there, Adam.
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