UEFI Boot or Legacy boot on windows 8.1

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by endbase, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    I was just wondering what is better on windows 8.1 the legacy boot method or the UEFI boot method ?

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  2. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Neither method really makes any difference on a desktop system, but on an oem system where you often let the computer go to hibernate after a few mins of inactivity to save batteries, the UEFI saves a bit of time on the wakeup.
    There's not really any other performance differences. Win8.1 likes to force you to use secureboot if you install on UEFI boot though.
     
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    UEFi should boot/restart a bit faster.
     
  4. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Is there an easy way to convert a legacy boot into an UEFI boot ? looked around on the internet a bit but way to complicated :p


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  5. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    yes, a clean install :D
     
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  6. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Haha that is the answer I was not hoping for my friend !! :D
     
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  7. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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  8. jeff69dini

    jeff69dini MDL Addicted

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    UEFI is the biggest gimmick since animated wallpaper in 8.1, lol.....for me no diff in booting times, shutdown, nothing, no benefit to me whatsoever. In fact on my Lenovo desktop bios was all the same, no matter what, I turned off all the newfound stuff, lol, went back to the "old" ways, couldn't be happier
     
  9. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    #9 endbase, Sep 22, 2013
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    Yeah I understand but I'm a lover for new stuff (Just want to try it out) :biggrin:
     
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