Hello all, and welcome back! Today I am writing another bit of information that I came across recently. I am going to talk about UEFI boot, that was new to Windows 8. As a tech, we are constantly learning, ourselves. With all the new technology coming out all the time, it is really hard keeping up with all the changes. Some of you may already know about UEFI boot, but it was new to me.
UEFI is “Unified Extensible Firmware Interface,” which provides an interface between an operating system and the BIOS (platform firmware). It provides extensive recovery options for the operating system even without another operating system. UEFI was created to replace the older BIOS firmware interfaces and has made its way to being the default boot option on all new computers that are being sold.
UEFI has many benefits that are applicable and rather convenient for the people using them. It provides faster boot up times, it provides the ability for “Secure Boot” that helps prevent untrusted applications/codes from starting before the operating system does (malware and viruses for example), the ability to utilize larger hard drives (over 2 TB), and it allows the use of drives with more than 4 partitions.
I am sure that there are more benefits than what I listed but you get the point: it’s pretty great.
As you can tell by this article, I did not go into extreme technical details about UEFI, so if you would like more information about it, please do not hesitate to reach out to a tech here at Everon. We’re available 24/7 at 888-244-1748.