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Boot Win8 on GPT partition via BIOS (not UEFI)

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    Boot Win8 on GPT partition via BIOS (not UEFI)


    Will it be possible to boot Windows 8 from a GPT partition using BIOS (not UEFI)? I'll be using the 64bit version.

    Technically, I know it's possible as I'm doing it with FreeBSD, many Linux distros etc. Using hybrid MBR/GPT, I've read others have Win7 booting off GPT partitons as all. I'd rather not go that route.

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    I am pretty sure you can't do that with Windows - not unless MS have changed something without announcing it.
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Boot Win8 on GPT partition via BIOS (not UEFI)
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