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Author Topic: Are Vector installation CDs UEFI-aware?  (Read 5581 times)
retired1af
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« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2013, 04:18:49 am »

Pretty much any Windows 8 machine is going to have that issue. Not just notebooks, but desktops as well.

I have two licensed copies of WIndows 7, and am contemplating snagging a third. Unless things change with how Windows 8 looks and interacts with the system, I'll never use it. Even if the machine comes with it, I'll nuke the drive, change the BIOS and install Windows 7.
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« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2013, 08:53:50 am »

It appears Linux is getting closer to a fix. Linux foundation has received the UEFI boot system from Microsoft. Still some bugs to work out, but it looks to be closer than in the past.

http://blog.hansenpartnership.com/linux-foundation-secure-boot-system-released/
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« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2013, 11:29:46 pm »

Retiredaf1,

Windows 8 will still install and work fine under bios legacy mode. Just letting you know if you ever need to try it, cus you mentioned Win 7 above. After getting rid of the metro screen and adding a start menu button, it works just like windows 7.

You beat me to the post on the updated Secure Boot fix LOL.. ( I'm DarkPenquin on Linux Forums and also Electric Rider on the above blog.. I'm all over the place talking about this) I wish I knew some C programming so I could help find better ways around this draconian device. It's not like when you buy a Windows 8 PC you will know it's a locked down system.. that info isn't advertised to the regular consumer so it's not fair.

I plan to try this with Vector soon when I get my system backed up again.
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