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installing windows , UEFI or Legacy bios

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March 7, 2014 7:43:19 PM

I have a Asus Maximus Hero motherboard which supports UEFI.
I'm going to install windows again. Shall i enable UEFI or use legacy mode? I dont have a clue what the advantages maybe.
a b V Motherboard
March 7, 2014 8:16:42 PM

Advantages here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uefi#Advantages

The only reason to use legacy mode would be if your version of Windows is XP or older. For Windows 7 or 8, you might as well go ahead and enable UEFI.
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March 7, 2014 9:27:11 PM

What about hardware support? Do all hw need to support it? I'm not sure about AMD R290 supports it properly.
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a b V Motherboard
March 7, 2014 9:42:01 PM

Other hardware isn't listed under "compatibility", so I don't think it would be a problem. Also, I think your hardware would have to be older than 2005 for compatibility to even be in question. An R9 290 is so recent that I'd find it easier to believe problems with it supporting legacy mode than problems with it supporting UEFI mode.
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August 26, 2014 6:41:11 PM

Use Legacy if ur pc is custom (:
uefi u cant install new graphics
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