Questions abut UEFI

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by JBenal, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. JBenal

    JBenal MDL Senior Member

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    I know UEFI's been discussed a lot on MDL. I searched and didn't see an answer to this (probably) easy question. My computer is a Dell Inspiron 5720, 8Gb RAM, Windows 8.1 installed in Legacy mode. If I switch boot from Legacy to UEFI will it boot up? Also, will I be able to continue to use MTK for activation?
     
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  2. Snuffy

    Snuffy MDL Expert

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    wither your on Legacy or UEFI - MTK will work, anyway it does on my Dell - and just test on UEFI HP OEM with Office 2013 VL works fine.. :)
     
  3. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    Since MTK is not a loader like DAZ's masterpiece used in 7 times activation of your system is not affected at all. If you run your system in UEFI mode it also should boot nicely and if it does not, which I doubt, you can go back to legacy mode
     
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  4. Tito

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    #4 Tito, Jul 29, 2014
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  6. JBenal

    JBenal MDL Senior Member

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    #6 JBenal, Jul 29, 2014
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    @ Tito: Looks like more fun than work. ;) I'll give it a try.
     
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  7. JBenal

    JBenal MDL Senior Member

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    Actually, looks like about maybe 30 minutes worth of work and I preserve my system as is. I'm fine with command line. I'm making a current backup now before I start. I'd love to jump right in, but I have a lunch date, so it will have to wait till the afternoon.
     
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  8. JBenal

    JBenal MDL Senior Member

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    It worked perfectly using the instructions in Tito's link. Pretty quick - just the amount of time to boot from a USB stick, type a handful of commands, then reboot. No performance improvements noted, but no problems, either. I was just glad to do it as an exercise. Thanks to all for the advice. :)
     
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  9. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    The only performance difference you should notice is the wake from sleep option.
    It seems to be faster on UEFI systems.
     
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  10. Tito

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    @JBenal

    Thanks for the feedback. Actual credit goes to sebus who pointed out this tuto.
     
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  11. JBenal

    JBenal MDL Senior Member

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    I'll try that and report back afterward.
     
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  12. JBenal

    JBenal MDL Senior Member

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    Well, thanks again to you and sebus. That tutorial is letter perfect.

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  13. JBenal

    JBenal MDL Senior Member

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    Restart from sleep was instant. Not even a second delay.

    OK, one more question. What about all those settings I used to have access to in BIOS? Say I want to make a change to Intel RST. How would I do that now?
     
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  14. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    That's a good question. I've wondered about custom storage and uefi.
    I noticed in my UEFI that it had an option to select UEFI drivers or load the storage rom, but I don't know how things differ.
     
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  15. JBenal

    JBenal MDL Senior Member

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    I rebooted and pressed F2 and got into the BIOS just like before. I didn't make any changes, though. ;)
     
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    Which tutorial?
     
  17. Tito

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