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Windows 7: UEFI = faster boot?

14 Mar 2015   #1
ish4d0w

Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
UEFI = faster boot?

Hi

My new motherboard supports UEFI (which I never used before). It also has some fancy new features like fast boot.

Do you think switching to UEFI would get me even faster boot times/performance?


Motherboard is MSI AM1i


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14 Mar 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can`t switch to UEFI after an install, windows has to be installed in UEFI.
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14 Mar 2015   #3
ish4d0w

Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Yes I'm aware. But let's say if I reinstall Windows and switch to UEFI mode. Would it be any faster?
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14 Mar 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No. You will never see a fast bootup on a hard drive.

You want faster performance ?

Install windows an a solid state drive.

SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 120GB | Samsung Solid State Drives

The only way is to try.

Create a disk image of windows before you attempt anything.
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14 Mar 2015   #5
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Fast Boot is not new to UEFI systems.
It simply skips the posting on screen of the BIOS/UEFI routine. It will speed up your BIOS boot time by a second or two.

It will not affect your Windows start up time at all. Nor will UEFI.
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15 Mar 2015   #6
ish4d0w

Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks guys!
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