1.    31 May 2015 #1
    Join Date : May 2015
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    win 10

    partitioning hard drive


    hi all this is a question about GPT UEFI and LEGACY partitions if I install in legacy mode on a 1 TB drive with no partitions will my laptop run ok I dont understand why GPT gives 4 partitions and I dont understand UEFI please explain all 3 options. many thanks to all that reply
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  2.    31 May 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 107
    Windows 10

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    If you select Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (not marked UEFI in the boot menu).

    - If your hard drive is blank, the Windows setup program creates the following partitions on your hard drive (see screenshot below).

    Partition table:
    - MBR (Master Boot Record)

    Two partitions:
    - System Reserved - The Boot Configuration Data (BCD).
    - Primary - Where Windows is to be installed to.

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    If you select UEFI Boot Mode (marked UEFI in the boot menu).

    - If your hard drive is blank, the Windows setup program creates the following partitions on your hard drive (see screenshot below).

    Partition table:
    - GPT (GUID Partition Table)

    Four partitions:
    - Recovery - The Windows Recovery Environment tools. This partition does not exist in Windows 7.
    - System (EFI system) - The Boot Configuration Data (BCD).
    - MSR (Reserved) - Microsoft Reserved.
    - Primary - Where Windows is to be installed to.

    Note: The MSR (Reserved) partition is not visible within Disk Management utility, but it is listed with command line utility (diskpart).

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    edit:

    Use UEFI boot mode, because Secure Boot only works in UEFI boot mode, when you enable Secure Boot in your PC's UEFI firmware (BIOS) settings. Secure Boot protect users from rootkits and other low-level malware attacks by blocking unauthorized (non-signed) executables and drivers from being loaded during the boot process.
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