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

07 Oct 2010   #41
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks for the good read. If Mac computers tie the hands of the owner using this UEFI well this is a Mac problem and we use Windows 7. That's probably one of the reasons there aren't many Macs. I think the rest of the computer world are smarter than that.


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07 Oct 2010   #42
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

roll on the future!

...it's about time!

UEFI + SSD = pretty quick booting

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07 Oct 2010   #43
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
roll on the future!

...it's about time!

UEFI + SSD = pretty quick booting

The BIOS issue isn't that big for me other than that some seem much longer than others. I really can't wait for SSDs to come down in price. I need a lot of storage, so the drives are too pricey for me at the moment.

Thanks for posting the video.
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07 Oct 2010   #44
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
...I really can't wait for SSDs to come down in price. I need a lot of storage, so the drives are too pricey for me at the moment.

Thanks for posting the video.
you can still use an affordable ssd for your os and smaller programs, and keep your existing hdd for data and big programs...

that's my plan, i'm still saving up...
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07 Oct 2010   #45
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
...I really can't wait for SSDs to come down in price. I need a lot of storage, so the drives are too pricey for me at the moment.

Thanks for posting the video.
you can still use an affordable ssd for your os and smaller programs, and keep your existing hdd for data and big programs...

that's my plan, i'm still saving up...
Well my main thing is I want the SSD for my most important data, since it should be more reliable than a mechanical drive.
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10 Oct 2010   #46
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
roll on the future!

...it's about time!

UEFI + SSD = pretty quick booting

Nice video mickey, hopefully this will be a FW upgrade.

Looks like it will need a special way to get in so you can change settings, goes by too fast.
Which is a problem I wish I had...
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10 Oct 2010   #47
si8mon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote:
The upgrade will spell the end for the 25-year-old PC start-up software known as Bios that initializes 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.
This looks prety awesome.
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10 Oct 2010   #48
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Impressive, very well done. I'm really looking forward to this.
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11 Oct 2010   #49
si8mon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Heres a good and informative article on UEFI.

Say Goodbye To Your BIOS: Hello, UEFI! : On the Verge Of UEFI

The motherboard company MSI is the first company to wholly to adopt UEFI, with it coming on all Sandy bridge boards. It is only expected to ship beginning of next year, though.

Will BIOS Be Dead in 3 Years?
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11 Oct 2010   #50
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Looks like my next upgrade will be with an MSI motherboard with UEFI then.

~Lordbob
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