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Windows 7: Show Us Your WEI [4]

18 Dec 2014   #1671
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Okay I am different.
What I count for boot time is from when I push the button until I can use the desktop.
On my system in my specs that is 40 seconds. I realize part of that time is bios and part is Windows 7. Shut down time is 4 to 5 seconds.

UEFI bios.

It may be because my RMA motherboard has a bunch of Xeon stuff.
This is only half of them. The motherboard I sent back didn't have all that Xeon stuff.

According to Asus site my bios should be 4210 but it will not work with that bios.
They sent back a motherboard with bios 4502 which is Xeon bios and it works great.

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18 Dec 2014   #1672
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Thanks Gene, I have never done a UEFI install, but we are getting more and more questions about it here. My next install, I may try one just to get some experience with it and gain a little more knowledge about it.
The only advantage I have gathered about not having the 100mg partition is Macrium imaging :/
No telling how uefi would effect you oc'ers y'all do so much tweaking via bios :/
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18 Dec 2014   #1673
essenbe

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Thanks Gene, I have never done a UEFI install, but we are getting more and more questions about it here. My next install, I may try one just to get some experience with it and gain a little more knowledge about it.
The only advantage I have gathered about not having the 100mg partition is Macrium imaging :/
No telling how uefi would effect you oc'ers y'all do so much tweaking via bios :/

That's true.
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18 Dec 2014   #1674
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Thanks Gene, I have never done a UEFI install, but we are getting more and more questions about it here. My next install, I may try one just to get some experience with it and gain a little more knowledge about it.
The only advantage I have gathered about not having the 100mg partition is Macrium imaging :/
No telling how uefi would effect you oc'ers y'all do so much tweaking via bios :/
Not quite sure what you are driving at. What does a 100 MB partition have to do with anything?
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18 Dec 2014   #1675
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

uefi is the 100mg partition
I'm not going to pretend to understand any of this all I was saying is the Free version of Macrium does not image the 100mg partition so it's an extra step in backup imaging,
Cheers.
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18 Dec 2014   #1676
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
uefi is the 100mg partition
I'm not going to pretend to understand any of this all I was saying is the Free version of Macrium does not image the 100mg partition so it's an extra step in backup imaging,
Cheers.
Actually, UEFI replaces BIOS and resides on the MOBO, same as BIOS did. UEFI is not all that mysterious, just a bit different and more detailed than BIOS. If new to it, just RTFM.

And when I was still using Macrium Reflect Free (I use Pro now), it was able to image the 100MB partition along with the C: partition (btw, Reflect is the name of the software and Macrium is the name of the company that makes Reflect).
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18 Dec 2014   #1677
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

RTFM didn't google well
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18 Dec 2014   #1678
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Read The ahem Manual.
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18 Dec 2014   #1679
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Still pretty nasty for a Lady
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18 Dec 2014   #1680
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
uefi is the 100mg partition
I'm not going to pretend to understand any of this all I was saying is the Free version of Macrium does not image the 100mg partition so it's an extra step in backup imaging,
Cheers.
Actually, UEFI replaces BIOS and resides on the MOBO, same as BIOS did. UEFI is not all that mysterious, just a bit different and more detailed than BIOS. If new to it, just RTFM.

And when I was still using Macrium Reflect Free (I use Pro now), it was able to image the 100MB partition along with the C: partition (btw, Reflect is the name of the software and Macrium is the name of the company that makes Reflect).
There is more to EFI than just the UEFI "BIOS" interface that you see - that just scratches the surface. EFI is a whole new way of booting Windows and providing drivers for the "BIOS", and it uses a different boot loader to boot up windows.

You are talking about the 100MB MBR based basic partition for BIOS booting windows? This separate 100MB isn't required to boot for a MBR/BIOS based boot, you can just have one partition that is the system and boot partition as you well know

For an EFI boot, there is a required 100MB FAT32 partition that has a new partition type called EFI (as opposed to primary or reserved). The disk also has to be GPT instead of MBR. You have to create an EFI partition and format it FAT32. The new EFI bootloader goes in this system partition.

When you do an EFI boot to windows, it is much faster in handing off to Windows than an MBR/BIOS based boot.

Understanding Disk Partitions

What you have is a UEFI "BIOS" - you are booting in a BIOS compatibility mode, not EFI.
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