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Old 07-24-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
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How to find out if a PC is UEFI enabled?

I know UEFI is a requirement for PCs that are designed for Windows 8, but seeing as it hasn't been released yet is there any way to find out if a PC uses UEFI?
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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well if you get in to your UEFI (bios), you should see that you can use your mouse in it. that would tell you that you have uefi. or you can look up your motherboard specs and it will tell you that you have uefi.
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:11 PM   #3
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Is there any way to find out before you've bought the PC?
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:12 PM   #4
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Is there any way to find out before you've bought the PC?
You would have to know the motherboard make/model. Do you have a link?
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:17 PM   #5
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http://configure.euro.dell.com/dells...dhs&cs=ukdhs1&
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Old 07-24-2012, 03:01 PM   #6
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you should just call dell and ask them.. but I am thinking it does not.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:37 PM   #7
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Off hand id say no..

Companies like Dell tend to use their own Motherboards designed specifically for them.

i doubt theyd be into modern things such as that..

And considering thats a laptop, id have to say no as well..

Alienware laptops may have them, but that doesnt mean Dell would.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:50 PM   #8
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I'm pretty sure UEFI is not a requirement for existing PCs to upgrade. It's only needed for brand-new OEM PCs with Windows 8 pre-installed, as it's necessary for their new OEM-specific activation and Secure Boot.

They're offering it to XP users. How many of them do you think have UEFI?
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:30 PM   #9
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Don't worry about it. Microsoft only requires that new PCs bearing the Windows 8 logo (basically, machines shipped with Windows 8 already on them) have UEFI. This won't prevent someone from installing Windows 8 on an already existing machine.

Clarification: By don't worry about it I mean you'd be able to slap Windows 8 on any machine you have and/or will buy before Windows 8 releases. If what you really want is those 8 second boot times that Microsoft is claiming with UEFI then you would need a computer with UEFI
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:01 PM   #10
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I know UEFI is a requirement for PCs that are designed for Windows 8, but seeing as it hasn't been released yet is there any way to find out if a PC uses UEFI?
Its not a requirement.

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All it is, is a graphical BIOS interface that allows you to use a mouse, thats all it is.
Its not a BIOS. Its a UEFI.

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Old 07-25-2012, 01:09 AM   #11
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UEFI is an option for the Motherboard.

Has nothing to do with Windows.

All it is, is a graphical BIOS interface that allows you to use a mouse, thats all it is.

Dell systems as i said most likely will not have them.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:43 AM   #12
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All it is, is a graphical BIOS interface that allows you to use a mouse, thats all it is.
No, it's a superior alternative to using the legacy BIOS that is currently used with PCs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFI
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:10 AM   #13
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A UEFI-enabled mobo doesn't necessarily feature a graphical UI and/or mouse support.
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:17 AM   #14
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A UEFI-enabled mobo doesn't necessarily feature a graphical UI and/or mouse support.
I agree with this statement.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:12 PM   #15
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I know that UEFI is better than the BIOS that PCs used to use. I don't want to buy a PC only to discover that it won't perform as well as PCs that are pre-installed with Windows 8.
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