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New install for new UEFI capable board
I expect to receive my new Asus Hero board and i5 4670k at the beginning of this coming week. I've built several systems, but not since '08 and am a bit confused re: UEFI. I plan to use my existing Sata II mechanical HDDs for the time being. It seems like the more information I get, the more confused I get.
I'll be doing a fresh install of Windows 7 x64.
So my questions:
1. can an mbr HDD use uefi?
2. Are there benefits/caveats to mbr/uefi )? Is it better to use GPT (keeping in mind, mech HDD)?
3. I'd like to install from a 4 GB patriot USB thumb drive. I have an iso of win 7 x64 w/sp1 slipstreamed. Should I use the Create Bootable Win 7...tut or UEFI Bootable USB...tut ?
I do have a 1TB WD sata6GB drive that I use in a docl for backups. Preferable to use as sytem drive in this case?
I appreciate any pointers or URLs. Thanks for your patience with what must be elementary questions for those in the know.
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|09 Sep 2013||#3|
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As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
For more info on uEFI:
Windows and GPT FAQ
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
UEFI and Windows
Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS, Advantech(EN) - YouTube
Sample: Configure UEFI/GPT-Based Hard Drive Partitions by Using Windows PE and DiskPart
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
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