BIOS and Windows 8

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BIOS and Windows 8

Postposted on Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:06 pm

Hey guys, I've have my MSI 990FXA-GD65 for about a year now and I'm using BIOS 19.9 with it. There have been some newer BIOSes for it already since I bought it but I'm hesitant to update the BIOS. I understand that the new BIOSes are larger because they also have something to do with Windows 8. I'm using Windows 7 right now and I loathe Windows 8, so I'm keeping away from the new BIOSes because it might enforce some new things that would make it harder for me to use Windows 7. What do you guys think?

FWIW, here's my board's BIOS download page.
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Re: BIOS and Windows 8

Postposted on Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:35 pm

If your computer is working fine the way it is don't mess with it plane and simple.
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Re: BIOS and Windows 8

Postposted on Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:09 pm

Hance wrote:If your computer is working fine the way it is don't mess with it plane and simple.

I always upgrade my BIOS personally...but in this case looking at the changelogs I'm not seeing a reason to.

Though it is bloody unlikely they'd affect Windows 7 at all.
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Re: BIOS and Windows 8

Postposted on Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:42 pm

It would at best enable UEFI/GPT boot (which is nice for 7 too). It should also give secure boot, which you'll just leave disabled (7 doesn't support it). In other words there's nothing it can add to negatively impact any OS.
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