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MBR Vs UEFI/EFI

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November 20, 2012 11:44:52 AM

Hey guys,i was wondering whats the difference between the Normal/MBR and the UEFI/GPT windows 7?

What one do you thinks best for windows 7? and is there any benefit to using the uefi over the mbr? or any performance increase etc?

Thanks in advance guys.

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a b $ Windows 7
a b G Storage
November 20, 2012 3:45:07 PM

By and large, unless you're trying to boot off of a drive with a single partition over about 2TB, there's no real difference. The partition type is generally pretty meaningless, the filesystem used in conjunction with it is where the attention should be focused.
November 20, 2012 4:06:24 PM

GPT:
- is not supported by WHS backup
- supports > 2 TiB partitions
- cannot be read by older versions of Windows

MBR:
- tops out at 2 TiB
- works with Win 2K --> Win 7 (in case you need to extract data after a system failure)
- works with WHS 2011 backup feature
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November 21, 2012 10:39:09 AM

Thanks so much guys for the help.Really appreciate it.That cleared up everything.I was having a few problems with the UEFI and installing Windows 7 to a GPT disk.I think i will just stick to the old MBR with the Windows 7 until i decide to reinstall Windows 8.Take care,have a great day and thanks again,
Mouskydude.
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