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Why does Windows 8 takes longer to boot on EFI enabled system when EFI is not used?

I have a MacBook Pro and I installed Windows 8 on it. Windows 8 took ages to boot up (15 minutes atleast). Because the MacBook Pro is fast, I thought it must be a hardware problem and tried installing ...
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Macbook Grub2 EFI Installation

How exactly does grub2 works on Macbooks? Does it install Grub2 on the EFI partition and I can boot using the grub loader just as I do on a BIOS based PC? What is actually the consequences of running ...
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Are 2011 Apple Macs EFI-ready for Boot Camp?

I would like to know if the most recent Apple Macs have the EFI firmware up to date to boot Windows through Boot Camp.
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Does Mac OS X Lion / 10.7 support UEFI 2.0?

I've been hoping for a while that Mac would move to UEFI 2.0 from the older EFI 1.x spec (for many reasons, such as an ability to boot Windows natively on UEFI without running it under bios emulation, ...
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How do you boot into EFI settings on an x86-64 MacBook Pro from 2010?

I'd like to get to the EFI settings page on my MacBook Pro. I haven't been able to find the keyboard sequence required to boot into this mode...is this still an option on recent MacBook Pro's or do I ...
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How to force Mac to into dirty shutdown state on every power off?

As Far as I can tell no one has actually solved this debacle. How do you get a mac mini to power on every time the UPS it is connected to restores power? It is easy enough to have the UPS communicate ...
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On dual-boot iMac, after fixing “EFI Boot” issue, will booting Windows cause the same issue again?

On my dual-boot iMac, after fixing the well-known "EFI Boot" issue, will booting Windows cause the same issue again? I'm hesitant to try booting Windows until I hear from others. Details: It all ...
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Can I delete the 'EFI System Partition' without harming other data on the drive?

I have three external HDDs in a USB enclosure. After a recent upgrade to Windows 7, during which these three drives were actually installed inside the PC tower, two of the three drives now have a ...
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Snow Leopard 64 bits mode (EFI64 Firmware)

How do I get the EFI64 firmware on my iMac 20" (late 2006) with Intel Core 2 Duo?