1. Joined : Jan 2016
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       23 Jul 2016 #1

    Advantages of UEFI (Windows 10)?


    I've been having some trouble with a clean install of Windows 10 done using the Bios route, and I'm considering doing a clean install on a brand new SSD to overcome any mistakes that I made the first time round, and I have two questions:

    1) What are the advantages of performing the install as UEFI, as opposed to bios
    2) How do I check if my motherboard supports UEFI\the correct version of UEFI (It's a Z87-HD3).
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  2. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2,429
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       23 Jul 2016 #2

    Uefi is better if you can do it for several main reasons:

    1) you can have more than four primary partitions (handy when dual booting)

    2) support for large drive over 2TB if used as OS drive

    3) secure boot - reduces risk of some types of malware.

    Re. mobo compatibility - check vendor site.
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  3. Joined : Dec 2013
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       23 Jul 2016 #3

    PerfectBlue said: View Post
    I've been having some trouble with a clean install of Windows 10 done using the Bios route, and I'm considering doing a clean install on a brand new SSD to overcome any mistakes that I made the first time round, and I have two questions:

    1) What are the advantages of performing the install as UEFI, as opposed to bios
    2) How do I check if my motherboard supports UEFI\the correct version of UEFI (It's a Z87-HD3).
    Your MB supports UEFI.
    GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1150 - GA-Z87-HD3 (rev. 1.x)
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