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Create bootable USB win8, UEFI or BIOS?

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    win7/win8/ubuntu

    Create bootable USB win8, UEFI or BIOS?


    So I want to create a bootable USB for win8 x64. I'v got the ISO.

    Do I need to follow this:
    Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO

    or this?:
    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

    My motherboard is:
    Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 (v1.3) and I have updated the BIOS to the latest version (U1L) which says to be a UEFI BIOS; GIGABYTE - Moederbord - Socket 1155 - GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (rev. 1.3)

    But I dont quiet understand because what I thought was that UEFI is an alternative/replacement for BIOS. So how can you have a UEFI BIOS?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    I would make the UEFI USB drive, as you can than use the drive on UEFI or Legacy modes.

    But I dont quiet understand because what I thought was that UEFI is an alternative/replacement for BIOS. So how can you have a UEFI BIOS?
    Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS,Advantech(EN) - YouTube
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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