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What is UEFI and how to convert BIOS to UEFI without data loss

What is UEFI and how to convert BIOS to UEFI without data loss

The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is a newer standard that is replacing the traditional BIOS. Learn more about UEFI, how it compares to the BIOS and how to prevent data loss if you want to convert to UEFI.

UEFI vs BIOS

UEFI vs BIOS

The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is a newer standard that is replacing the traditional BIOS. UEFI was first released in 2005 and has been adopted by most major computer manufacturers.

The BIOS is a firmware that is responsible for the initial startup of a computer. It is responsible for loading the operating system and other essential drivers. The BIOS is stored on a small chip on the motherboard.

UEFI is a more advanced firmware than the BIOS. It offers a number of advantages, including:

  • Faster boot times
  • Support for larger hard drives
  • Secure boot
  • Graphical user interface

 

UEFI vs BIOS

Here is a table that summarizes the key differences between UEFI and BIOS:

Feature UEFI BIOS
Boot time Faster Slower
Hard drive support Larger drives Smaller drives
Secure boot Yes No
Graphical user interface Yes No

 

Is it possible to Convert BIOS to UEFI Without Data Loss?

Yes, it is possible to convert BIOS to UEFI without data loss. However, it is important to note that not all computers can be converted. If your computer is not compatible with UEFI, you will need to reinstall your operating system.

To convert BIOS to UEFI, you will need to update the firmware on your motherboard. This can be done by downloading the latest firmware from the motherboard manufacturer’s website and following the instructions.

Once the firmware has been updated, your computer will boot into UEFI mode. You can then configure UEFI to your liking.

 

Call the Original PC Doctor for All Your Computer Needs

If you are not comfortable converting BIOS to UEFI yourself, you can always call a computer repair technician. The Original PC Doctor can help you with all your computer needs, including converting BIOS to UEFI.

We have been in business for over 20 years and have a team of experienced technicians who can help you with any problem you may have. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so you can be sure that you are in good hands.

To schedule an appointment, please contact us today at 1300 723 628. We look forward to helping you!

I hope this blog post has been informative. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask me.

Written by The Original PC Doctor on 21/10/2023.

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