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Win8, UEFI BIOS and BIBM

Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:28 pm

Can I just install Win8 to a SSD in the usual BIBM fashion? That is by using the instructions in the "Installing Windows 7 to its Own Primary Partition (video)". I don't want GPT or an EFI System Partition.

Re: Win8, UEFI BIOS and BIBM

Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:35 am

should be ok, I did it (not sure if I changed the BIOS to non-uefi mode), I
think it wanted to create a gpt but could ignore it ... provided their
setup still allows ignoring it, it would be no different than the normal w7
type installs.

"Brian K" wrote in message news:3331@public.bootitbm...

Can I just install Win8 to a SSD in the usual BIBM fashion? That is by using
the instructions in the "Installing Windows 7 to its Own Primary Partition
(video)". I don't want GPT or an EFI System Partition.

Re: Win8, UEFI BIOS and BIBM

Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:01 pm

Thanks. I want to use BIBM to boot multiple OS from the SSD. Am I missing anything if I change the BIOS to non-uefi mode? I have very little understanding of how a UEFI BIOS interacts with BIBM.

Re: Win8, UEFI BIOS and BIBM

Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:30 pm

no. access to the device is the same, just the interface is different.

"Brian K" wrote in message news:3342@public.bootitbm...

Thanks. I want to use BIBM to boot multiple OS from the SSD. Am I missing
anything if I change the BIOS to non-uefi mode? I have very little
understanding of how a UEFI BIOS interacts with BIBM.

Re: Win8, UEFI BIOS and BIBM

Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:13 pm

That's good to know. But if I don't disable UEFI mode can I disable Secure Boot and still use a MBR disk with BIBM? Or would it be easier to just disable UEFI? I'd imagine we are going to see this question frequently asked in the future.
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