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comment Do I need to re-install windows 8 to enable UEFI?
In my experience (I don't do this for a living, but I've installed various versions of Windows, since 95, at least a hundred times by now, on all sorts of hardware) and have NEVER been able to simply swap hard drives from one PC to another, and not from lack of trying. If you've been able to do it, it might have been some off-shot where the firmware was similar enough. I think EFI wasn't designed with this scenario in mind, and that UEFI changes that. If you have any sources or literature that may prove me wrong, please post them- I love being wrong, it's the only way to learn.
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comment Do I need to re-install windows 8 to enable UEFI?
@HarryJohnston, that may be true, but that usually lasts (in my experience) from half a minute to two minutes. It mostly installs the bare 'plug and play' drivers that merely allow you to use your computer in half its capacity and install the exact drivers you want- sometimes it even downloads those asynchronously in the background, but that's another topic. This is what it looks like when carrying a Win 7 UEFI drive to another configuration: sevenforums.com/attachments/tutorials/…
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comment Is it possible to have one MBR partition and one GPT partition on the same drive?
This is exactly what I needed. Thanks a bunch!
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