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Windows 7: Change to 'Bios' will make for PCs that boot in seconds

03 Oct 2010   #31
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Any upgrade to the 25 year old booting sequence will be welcome by 95% of the tech community.

This is way past due.

No motherboard company or OEM would last long if they try to limit any of the upgrade options.

New technology is always advancing and there is still several areas that are lagging behind.
Some people still use the floppy disk, and that is just fine if that is what they want to do.
Others choose to use a USB memory stick, having the choice is the best option for everyone.


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04 Oct 2010   #32
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Change to BIOS will make PC boot faster

Quote:
New PCs could start in just seconds, thanks to an update to one of the oldest parts of desktop computers.

The upgrade will spell the end for the 25-year-old PC start-up software known as Bios that initialises a machine so its operating system can get going.

The code was not intended to live nearly this long, and adapting it to modern PCs is one reason they take as long as they do to warm up.

Bios' replacement, known as UEFI, will predominate in new PCs by 2011.
The acronym stands for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface and is designed to be more flexible than its venerable predecessor.

"Conventional Bios is up there with some of the physical pieces of the chip set that have been kicking around the PC since 1979," said Mark Doran, head of the UEFI Forum, which is overseeing development of the technology.
Source: BBC News - Change to 'Bios' will make for PCs that boot in seconds

I remember reading/hearing about UEFI about two years ago when SP1 was released for Vista. In fact it was mentioned that SP1 (Vista) would support this technology.

Anyways UEFI sounds good - as long as it let's us tweakers mess about

Yet more info - UEFI - Home
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04 Oct 2010   #33
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Great article, I especially liked the part about the bios recognition issues with thumb drives and USB drives. Thanks for posting. Fabe
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04 Oct 2010   #34
Alphamale

Windows 7 U/64
 
 

Yes this is some good news thanks.
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04 Oct 2010   #35
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

10 Topics below and you would see this. Change to 'Bios' will make for PCs that boot in seconds
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04 Oct 2010   #36
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Double post
Article already posted 3 days ago
Change to 'Bios' will make for PCs that boot in seconds
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04 Oct 2010   #37
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Great article, I especially liked the part about the bios recognition issues with thumb drives and USB drives. Thanks for posting. Fabe
Yeah, that can almost be used to show a relationship to this problem (in a backwards way) - https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...connected.html

Note the the issue is with a USB connection.
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04 Oct 2010   #38
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Double post
Article already posted 3 days ago
Change to 'Bios' will make for PCs that boot in seconds
Well, darn

Looks like this one can be merged or deleted.

Sorry
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04 Oct 2010   #39
neeraj

Windows 8 CP x64
 
 

good news.. thanx yowan..!
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06 Oct 2010   #40
karnax

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanx for the info
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