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    Uefi

    I'm in the process of thinking about using UEFI on my setup.

    Is there anybody here actively using UEFI on their systems?

    What is/has been your experience with it?

    Installation and configuration processes?

    Getting started with EUFI?

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    CLiNT,

    [OPINION]
    From my reading of your link to the Wiki entry it doesn't seem like it is quite ready for prime time on consumer level hardware. Getting support could be a real bear. I might consider it on a test rig but no way would I put my production rig at this point in time. I'll make the jump when the major systems vendors start offering it and it reaches at least version 2.1 on one of them.
    [/OPINION]

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    It works on one of our big Dell servers, and I've updated the firmware a couple of times. But we just ignore it, since it works. Much like a BIOS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    CLiNT,

    [OPINION]
    From my reading of your link to the Wiki entry it doesn't seem like it is quite ready for prime time on consumer level hardware. Getting support could be a real bear. I might consider it on a test rig but no way would I put my production rig at this point in time. I'll make the jump when the major systems vendors start offering it and it reaches at least version 2.1 on one of them.
    [/OPINION]

    Happy Holidays!
    Yeah, it looks like your right. I've been looking into it further and it seems my board is combo BIOS/UEFI, which means
    UEFI boot will only start after BIOS "hands-off" the boot process off to it.
    So...not sure if it would be worth the whole setup and clean install effort for a small increase in boot time that the above offers over what I have now.


    Thanks for the feedback everyone



    Some extra info and links
    Windows_x64_BIOS_to_UEFI
    Booting from GPT
    Convert a MBR Disk to a GPT Disk
    GPT fdisk Tutorial
    Last edited by CLiNT; 2011-12-24 at 08:40.

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    CLiNT,

    Thanks for the links. I'll file them away for later, most likely when I get my next machine.
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    A process between hardware and software..... sounds interesting.

    http://www.uefi.org/learning_center/..._Standards.pdf

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