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First Installation of Windows 8 and UEFI

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    Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

    First Installation of Windows 8 and UEFI


    Hi I'm new to eight forums, I hope i can become a valued member soon.

    I purchased a laptop in Korea not long ago, i came with the option of Win7 or 8 but i chose to get it without an OS because I didnt want an OS in hangul. I installed Windows 7 on it and I've been using it fine ever since. Now I have decided to move on to Windows 8. And since my laptop has UEFI capabilities I might as well go all out.

    But, I want to make sure I do it properly and I would like to understand a few things first.


    In my bios I have the following settings (I'm only listing the things that would have something to do with UEFI or things I have no idea about.



    ADVANCED:

    XHCI - It's set to Auto, other options include Enabled, Disabled and Smart Auto. I have no idea what this function is and i assume i should leave it.

    HDC Configure As - I have no idea what this is either and it's set to AHCI. Other option is IDE.

    VT Suport - Whatever it is its enabled.


    BOOT:

    Boot Type - Set to Dual Boot Type - I guess I will change that to UEFI when I go to install Windows 8.

    Skip EFI Image in CdROM - I should disable that I guess/


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    SOOooo.. Is there anything I should know about, especially about the settings in the Advanced section? If someone could explain what they are I would appreciate it very much. I'm greatful for any tips you guys could provide.


    Thanks in advance!

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1


    Thanks for the reply, Ive read that already but it says nothing about changing any settings in the BIOS. As far as I know, I have EUFI firmware available but I'm not using it at the moment.

    Also, could anyone let me know what XHCI, HDC & VT Support are?
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