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Windows 7: How do I know if my Notebook is EFI based ot not?

16 Aug 2010   #1
IMAyNeed

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
How do I know if my Notebook is EFI based ot not?

I have an ASUS G72. I have 2 internal hard drives and I want to format the second hard drive as GUID for easy partitioning.

As I have read in this forum and on the internet, for GUID, you need an EFI based computer.

How can I know that my ASUS G72 notebook is compatible with GUID?

Should I format my second hard drive as GUID?

All suggestions welcome.

Thank you!


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16 Aug 2010   #2
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

I'm pretty sure that it doesn't support EFI (I think only high end Asus desktop MBs support EFI).

I came to this conclusion by the fact that the driver download section of the Asus website lists only BIOS updates and not EFI-BIOS updates or EFI updates.

Sorry.

Oli
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16 Aug 2010   #3
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Are one, or both, of your hard drives in that notebook larger than 2TB?
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16 Aug 2010   #4
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Are one, or both, of your hard drives in that notebook larger than 2TB?
Please think about what you have just said and punish your self accordingly .

(The largest 2.5" HDDs you can get are 640GB as of right now, if you still haven't go it yet).

Oli
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16 Aug 2010   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Imayneed,

You will probably find following to be an interesting read:
Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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16 Aug 2010   #6
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

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16 Aug 2010   #7
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Thanks for saving me the work on that, Petey.

Not to mention the matter of fact that there is no point in using EFI and a GUID partition unless you are trying to use a 2.2+TB disk as your boot drive.
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16 Aug 2010   #8
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

My apologies. They aren't on the market over here yet (as far as I am aware, at any rate not at that price!).

My point still stands though, it's not over 2TB even with that.

I have also punished myself by not buying some über cheap storage from across the pond .

Oli

PS I did wondering if I was setting myself up here.
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16 Aug 2010   #9
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

What is your point, exactly? I'm failing to see one other than an unsuccessful attempt at trying to belittle a post that actually made sense.
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16 Aug 2010   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

What have we to gain when we belittle each other?
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