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Windows 7: EFI System Partition After Re-Install

11 Feb 2013   #1
harryw555

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EFI System Partition After Re-Install

Hello

I reinstalled windows 7 today, When i got to the part where i have to format my SSD it wouldn't let me so i clicked "New" Then started the install.

Once installed, I go to disk management and i see "100mb EFI System Partition"

Now, Before i re installed windows i had just 100mb Windows Reservered, Why do i have this EFI thing instead?

When i started up my PC Before it would take about 16 seconds, Now it's around 2-3 Seconds more.

Anybody tell me why it installed this partition and can i remove it?

Thanks


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11 Feb 2013   #2
gregrocker

 

It seems you installed in UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums.

This video explains the difference between UEFI and Legacy BIOS:



If you find it gives you advantages with a BIOS GUI, supposed faster boot and the others mentioned then you might want to keep it. If not you can Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7
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