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05-03-2013, 05:38 PM
Interesting article in this month's PCWorld on SSDs but it pre-supposes cloning your present hard drive to the SSD. From what I have read this may be a hazardous undertaking under Windows8 which has EFI rather than a BIOS, leaving you with a dead machine that will not boot. Any comments?


05-03-2013, 05:50 PM
Windows 8 has neither EFI nor BIOS, it merely supports both ;)

06-03-2013, 09:04 AM
Yep, plus there's no risk when cloning providing you dont do anything to the old drive until you have confirmed the new one is all 100% working.

06-03-2013, 10:03 AM
No windows system has a BIOS, a computer has a BIOS and new PC's have EFI which is like a BIOS on steroids, however Windows 8 does have activation tied in with the EFI from what I understand which is where the cloning of disks may leave you with an unbootable system....