I just got a new laptop, a Toshiba C855-S5803, that has Windows 8 installed on it, and a UEFI BIOS, so I guess that I'm getting a rude introduction to the 'new' world of UEFI BIOSes
The BIOS came with UEFI and Secure Boot enabled, with the Win8 pre-installed. I was originally thinking that I could do things like I use to with BING, i.e., repartition, etc., but I guess not now. I tried setting the BIOS to "CSM" which diables UEFI, and was actually able to boot to a BING CD, but BING saw only 1 ~2TB partition with an error (the laptop actually has only a 500GB drive).
So, I think that I may need to think about moving to BIBM for this laptop, plus I am building a new PC, with a new mobo, an Asus P9X79 LE, which I think also has a UEFI BIOS, but have some questions:
1) Assuming that both the laptop and the new P9X79 mobo allow disabling secure boot and UEFI, then, would both the laptop and new PC work the same way as before, and I could just use BING with both of them, just like before? Or, do I have to move to BIBM to work with the laptop and the P9X79?
2) From what I can tell, most, maybe all of the BIOSes that support UEFI allow you to disable secure boot and UEFI, so I was wondering, is there something that would force me to use those in UEFI/secure boot mode, rather than non-UEFI mode?
3) Assuming that I *did* want to keep the laptop/PC BIOSes in UEFI mode, if I used BIBM instead of BING, could I do everything that I use to do with BING but with BIBM? I think that one thing that going to UEFI would give me is support for 3TB drives, but I don't have (or need) any 3TB drives (my largest drives are 2TB, which work fine with BING).
Sorry for all the questions!!