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Windows 7: New install for new UEFI capable board

08 Sep 2013   #1

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 
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   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Watch this video to better understand UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube.

The only way to boot an MBR HD with UEFI is to disable any Secure Boot and set Compatibility Support Mode (CSM) or Legacy Mode to Dual or Enabled.
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09 Sep 2013   #3

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09 Sep 2013   #4

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks, gregrocker and theog. Some great information that goes a long way to answering my questions. The right information is everything.
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10 Sep 2013   #5

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You are welcome.
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11 Sep 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Let us know how it goes.
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