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Win 8.1 PC - Why Not Leave It In Legacy Mode?

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    Win 8.1 PC - Why Not Leave It In Legacy Mode?

    Win 8.1 PC - Why Not Leave It In Legacy Mode?

    I have new Windows 8.1 PC and wanted to enable booting to CD or USB

    I found a very interesting article that addresses my situation and a solution

    "Disable UEFI and Enable Legacy Boot" Excerpt
    "Unlike past PCS, which would let you access the BIOS at startup, you'll need to first enable Advanced Startup Mode."

    Disable UEFI and Enable Legacy Boot - How to Uninstall Windows 8, Install Windows 7 on Your PC |

    I have been unable to find any article or discussion on the "down side" (if any) to leaving the PC in Legacy Mode I hope someone in the forum can be of assistance.


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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Dave, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    There's nothing wrong with leaving it legacy boot mode if that is what you prefer. The blue note box in the tutorial below can give you some more details about it to help decide.

    Startup Options - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
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    Thanks this seems to address my concerns as well as intoduce me to BCD and bcdedit that seem to have slipped into the windows with little fanfare

    Thank you Blink
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    64-bit Windows 10

    You're welcome.
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