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Windows 7: Would like to have some opinions

29 Oct 2013   #81
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I understand perfectly. That makes perfect sense. If everybody did what you're doing, we would have less business on the Forums.


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29 Oct 2013   #82
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

One thing I would do, and I do, is put the board on top of its box and hook everything up and run it for a few days to make sure it all works. It's much easier than committing all the parts to a case and maybe having to take it apart.
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29 Oct 2013   #83
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
...My understanding that UEFI is some sort of security for the bios...
Actually, UEFI replaces BIOS and isn't the same thing as BIOS. UEFI is daunting at first because it is different and it gives you so much more control over your settings than BIOS did, making it look more complicated than it really is. As far as setting up UEFI for basic operation goes, the default settings will get you going and, for anything beyond that, RTFM, watch videos such as the one above, etc. I can't give much advice on OCing since I'm not OCing my machine (nor do I want to do so due to cooling issues with the tight case I'm having to use due to tight quarters and, especially, wanting the machine last a long time) but one thing that's nice about many of the recent ASUS boards with UEFI is one can get a good, stable OC by just flipping a switch or two (again, RTFM).

When I set up my machine, I had to fool around with it a bit to get the hang of adjusting fan speed, setting alarm limits, etc. but it wasn't that big a deal. Same for setting my RAM speed from 1333 (default)to 1600. I read the directions, muttered sweet nothings under my breath, and worked it out.

Even though UEFI is more complicated than BIOS, I like it better because it's actually easier to get the settings I want. It's also easier to navigate (for me, anyway) since one can use a mouse as well as a keyboard. While the largest HDDs I have right now are all 2TBs, I'm "future proofed" (strictly speaking, there's no such thing but you know what I mean) once I start putting 4TB and larger drives in the machine without having to partition the drives or other dodges to get them to work at full capacity. With Western Digital promising a 5TB HDD later this year and Seagate promising 6TB next year, this will be even more significant.

Edit: there are a few tutorials here that concern UEFI (the proper term, not UEFI BIOS), such as installing Win 7 with EUFI (it's actually pretty much the same as with BIOS with just one or two minor settings changes before starting). Again, RTFM.
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29 Oct 2013   #84
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
One thing I would do, and I do, is put the board on top of its box and hook everything up and run it for a few days to make sure it all works. It's much easier than committing all the parts to a case and maybe having to take it apart.
That's going a bit farther than I wouldóI benched mine just long enough to make sure the machine would postóbut it's still good advice.
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29 Oct 2013   #85
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Lady Fitzgerald why are you posting to me in such a fashion.
Do you really think I wouldn't read the manual?
Have a nice day.
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29 Oct 2013   #86
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Lady Fitzgerald why are you posting to me in such a fashion.
Do you really think I wouldn't read the manual?
Have a nice day.
Other than the correction on what UEFI is, I wasn't posting specifically at you and I'm sorry if it came across as insulting; it wasn't my intent. I was just trying to point out to everyone that, even though new and unfamiliar, UEFI just isn't all that difficult to use.

Now, Win 8 and 8.1, those scare the snot out of me.
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29 Oct 2013   #87
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Wiki has one of the best write ups on UEFI. UEFI has been around for almost ten years now, nothing to be afraid of. The three new machines I assembled this year all run uefi, Win installs are pretty much the same as with the old BIOS systems. Larger HHD's, more mouse support are what most well see.

Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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04 Nov 2013   #88
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just got all my stuff in the house.
Just opening boxes and kind of sorting things out.
It's like Christmas.
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04 Nov 2013   #89
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Just got all my stuff in the house.
Just opening boxes and kind of sorting things out.
It's like Christmas.
Dam I bet mate! Exciting times! We need pics!
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04 Nov 2013   #90
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Just got all my stuff in the house.
Just opening boxes and kind of sorting things out.
It's like Christmas.
I know what you mean. Fun, isn't it?
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