About Win 8 on GPT VS UEFI

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by test004, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. test004

    test004 MDL Member

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    I have googled a bit and found that UEFI is newer system than GPT and that with UEFI you can create almost any number of partitions. So what are the other reasons (if any) choosing UEFI against GPT on Windows 8?
     
  2. eydee

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    UEFI is a basic piece of software that runs first on your computer when you turn it on. It's the successor of BIOS. GPT is a way hard disks store partition information. It's the successor of MBR. BIOS uses MBR, UEFI uses GPT (except for legacy mode). In the sense of this, your question doesn't make sense. I suggest you read some wikipedia or a tech site about these things, then you'll understand better.
     
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    Are you sure that you used google.com, does not seem like that to me.
     
  4. EthosX

    EthosX MDL Junior Member

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    Exactly .. he should ask diff. btw. EFI and UEFI .. and there is old style , Legacy BIOS..
     
  5. bk109

    bk109 MDL Senior Member

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    No,he shouldn't ask that.. well,not us at any rate - there are countless wikis,tutorials,howtos,MS support pages,etc that cover that. I'd bet that there's even several 'what is uefi and why is it better than bios' threads just in this subsection of the forums alone..

    edit: An example search of "uefi vs bios" yields 6.1 million results,so no sense in starting yet another thread on yet another forum about it.
     
  6. EthosX

    EthosX MDL Junior Member

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    Thread Closed ...
     
  7. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    I thought that when you boot from a UEFI USB for example, you MUST create a GPT partition rather than an MBR partition they work in harmony right?
     
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  9. test004

    test004 MDL Member

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    lol...
    im really annoying i know... actually i did a google search at the past and i forgot what i have read and now i mixed the things a little bit :D
    I have googled again after this thread (some hours ago)and i think i learned a little bit:
    UEFI is the new competitor of BIOS
    GPT can be done only with UEFI
    MBR is for BIOS but can be done also with UEFI
    UEFI is faster
    You can make a bootable hard disk larger than 2 GB only in UEFI
    thanks :)
     
  10. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    spot on! excellent info you summarized it all dawg
     
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  11. test004

    test004 MDL Member

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    Come on guys stop making fun of me
    im really noob..
    about programming i know only stupid things :p
    but my dream is one day to be a programmer :D
     
  12. test004

    test004 MDL Member

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    BUT I KNOW THAT
    for i = 1 to n
    SUM++;
    Time complexity N!!
    HA!!!!!!!
     
  13. EFA11

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    lol well actually I was making fun of the video, but it does have some insight to the differences (or LACK there of) between UEFI and Legacy, as far as boot speeds go, wake/sleep is interesting. I figure if I shake a leg once or twice more before walking to the computer, I would never know if it booted 5 or 10 seconds slower than the last time.
     
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  16. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    GPT first was used to overcome the hard drive limitations of the operating systems of the time .. As harddrives became larger than 2.2 tb running an MBR was no longer possible unless one of the limited 4 partitions was an extended partition .. When this all started I many times :wallhead::wallhead: and then you add UEFI to the mix and you have a pretty steep learning curve .. So be patient and read a lot and you'll get it :spoton:
     
  17. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    PC first starts BIOS, then you can let it start EFI or stay in BIOS, the term Extended Firmware Interface says it all. :p
     
  18. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    I will link you to Yen's post about this:

     
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