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Confused about UEFI: need help

  1. #1


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8 PRO 64bit

    Confused about UEFI: need help


    hello
    I am building a new PC with an Asus P8Z77-V motherboard which has an UEFI Bios.
    Now I am confused about the Windows 8 installation.

    Does having a motherboard with UEFI Bios mean that I have to do the UEFI installation as described in the tutorial:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
    To me that seems complicated and not for non-expert users. As I assume all modern motherboards have UEFI Bios, it seems strange to me if Windows 8 would require such a complicated installation.

    Or can I with an UEFI Bios motherboard still do a "normal" installation.

    I have the impression that UEFI Bios motherboard and UEFI installation are different things.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello turboman,

    Yes, you can do either type of install.

    You could perform a normal (MBR disk) non-UEFI installation just like you always have if you like.

    You would only need to perform what's in the tutorial if you wanted to install as UEFI (GPT disk).
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  3. #3


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8 PRO 64bit


    hello Brink

    Thanks for the reply. As a non-expert, I will take the easy way and do a non-UEFI installation.


    As you see, I was mixing up UEFI Bios and UEFI installation. Maybe other non-specialist would also have the same problem.
    So I would suggest to make an additional note in your tutorial on that.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome.
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