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  1. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       20 Mar 2015 #21

    groze said: View Post


    Then that means there won't be 32 bit windows 10 even though Microsoft provided it with the windows 10 previews. I am not upgrading if I have to use UEFI. I have UEFI but I also multiple boot with other operating systems some are UEFI and some are not. I don't want to have to re-install my other operating system. I also read people have problems with Macrium Reflect if UEFI enabled.
    What if you have a motherboard or HDD/SDD failure?? You would have to reinstall the OS.. the key to making this easy is having copies of the software you install ready so you don't have to re-download everything and the process goes faster. IMO
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  2.    20 Mar 2015 #22

    Hi there

    The whole UEFI thing is Pie in the sky -- there's almost BILLIONS of perfectly serviceable non UEFI computers out there which are quite capable of running Windows.

    If you use an SSD in any case there's usually not much value into turning that into a GPT drive. Other GPT drives can be perfectly read and written to by non UEFI computers.


    On my laptop I've installed an SSD drive. I installed the normal version of Windows even though the laptop has UEFI capability.


    Cheers

    jimbo
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  3. Joined : Nov 2013
    Posts : 804
    10 Pro Preview x64
       20 Mar 2015 #23

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    What if you have a motherboard or HDD/SDD failure?? You would have to reinstall the OS.. the key to making this easy is having copies of the software you install ready so you don't have to re-download everything and the process goes faster. IMO
    If you had a motherboard or SSD failure you'd have to replace the broken hardware. You don't have to download anything - you get your new hardware and restore your backup.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       20 Mar 2015 #24

    adamf said: View Post
    If you had a motherboard or SSD failure you'd have to replace the broken hardware. You don't have to download anything - you get your new hardware and restore your backup.
    I was just pointing out that if you did have a motherboard failure that you would have to re-install the OS and having the software ready to install would be nice and make the process faster.
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  5. Joined : Nov 2013
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       20 Mar 2015 #25

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    I was just pointing out that if you did have a motherboard failure that you would have to re-install the OS
    What makes you think that? You might have to re-authenticate your Windows activation (by phone, I did it today) but you certainly don't have to re-install.
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  6. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       20 Mar 2015 #26

    adamf said: View Post
    What makes you think that? You might have to re-authenticate your Windows activation (by phone, I did it today) but you certainly don't have to re-install.
    I've both read that somewhere and I've had to do that when one of mine died years ago.. but it might not be the same today.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/...-cpu-swap.html
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,540
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       20 Mar 2015 #27

    Jesse Williams said: View Post
    So, basically if we don't have a UEFI BIOS, then we can't get Windows 10?
    I guess that a yes according to beta news. Just like here, people in the comments disagree. Dual booting could be a problem, I think WHS dual boots as well.

    A close look at the Windows 10 system requirements for smartphones, tablets and PCs

    Regardless of the configuration, UEFI 2.3.1 must be supported and secure boot enabled.
    One thing I am confused on in the comments, Is it really true it won't even allow a cd/dvd/usb drive with another operating system to boot up? If so that is actually scary. The reason it is scary, it because sometimes you to need to use a disks that works outside of windows, to fix issues. I see trouble with mini-wizard partition boot cd.
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  8. Joined : Nov 2013
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       20 Mar 2015 #28

    groze said: View Post
    One thing I am confused on in the comments, Is it really true it won't even allow a cd/dvd/usb drive with another operating system to boot up?
    No. If you read the article MS made it a condition that Secure Boot could be turned off years ago.
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  9. Joined : Jun 2014
    Posts : 4,440
    Windows 10 Pro
       20 Mar 2015 #29

    I don't think that requirement #6 is correct. How would users with Windows 7 computers be able to upgrade if they don't have a UEFI computer. I know my Windows 7 computers don't Have UEFI or secure boot.
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  10. Joined : Nov 2013
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       20 Mar 2015 #30

    Winuser said: View Post
    I don't think that requirement #6 is correct. How would users with Windows 7 computers be able to upgrade if they don't have a UEFI computer. I know my Windows 7 computers don't Have UEFI or secure boot.
    Agree - must be a typo (surely) and only be for new devices. Interestingly this directory turned up after a clean install though (and I have a BIOS install not EFI)
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