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Madness
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join:2000-01-05
Quincy, MA
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[WIN7] & UEFI Bios?

Picked up an open-box Asus M5A97 motherboard & X6 CPU for cheap. It turns out that the former has a UEFI BIOS, which I know is normally used in conjunction w/ Windows 8. But would there be any problem(s) using Windows 7 w/ said motherboard?
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dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO
said by Madness:

But would there be any problem(s) using Windows 7 w/ said motherboard?

nope.

Drivers if needed: »www.asus.com/Motherboard/M5A97/#support


norwegian
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join:2005-02-15
Outback
reply to Madness

No, UEFI is also relevant to Win 7, once installed it will protect the Master Boot Record, Win 8 just has an updated implementation.

Just make sure Secure Boot is turned off for starting again and turn it on once you have Win 7 installed.
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dave
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reply to Madness
UEFI bioses have been around for years... Intel x86 motherboards became available around (I think) 2006.

Generally speaking, a UEFI motherboard will have a setting that allows it to emulate the old PC BIOS boot protocol, so you can still boot Windows 3.1 on it But there's no need of that for Windows 7, which is UEFI-aware.

You are possibly confusing UEFI itself with the new 'secure boot' feature of UEFI, about which there has been a lot of internet heat and not so much light.