07-17-2019 03:21 PM
I'm wondering if my Probook 440 G3 (i5-6200U CPU) can work in UEFI-GPT setup ? Curently it's configured in legacy BIOS-MBR setup with Windows10. Though it's working fine, I read that UEFI-GPT has more advantages.
- I've backed up personal data & used Rufus tool to generate bootable Windows10 USB with options: "GPT" partioning, "UEFI (non CSM)" target & "FAT32" file system.
- once USB booting starts, I will have to delete all previous MBR partitions (3 in my case; system, C & D) and select single unallocated disk chunk & click Next. I think the setup will automatically convert them to GPT.
After rest of the installation, will I able to create D (or more) partition the usual way of disk management ?
Any other settings should I configure other than above steps ?
Grateful for any help.
Solved! Go to Solution.
07-17-2019 04:25 PM
The only major advantage is that you can boot from drives greater than 2 TB.
You will need to go into the BIOS disable legacy mode and enable secure boot in order to install W10 in UEFI mode.
07-17-2019 11:51 PM
Thanks for your support!
I thought UEFI-GPT also makes booting faster, bootloader more secure & data integrity. But if you think these are not significant for smaller disks, like mine of 500GB, then I would rather stick with the existing mode, because neither I'm an expert in BIOS nor I'm ever going to use large disk/partitions for this computer.
What do you suggest ?
BTW, I see there is no driver listed under UEFI drivers->"3rd party option ROM management". Is it a necessity ?
07-18-2019 07:12 AM - edited 07-18-2019 07:13 AM
You're very welcome, Varun.
Yes, booting in UEFI does do those things too.
Unfortunately I don't know what UEFI drivers->"3rd party option ROM management" means.
I don't have any of my UEFI PC's set up in UEFI-GPT.
They all boot very fast because I have solid state drives in all of my PC's.
Since you have already made the UEFI installer, you may want to give the UEFI setup a try and see if it improves your notebook's boot time.
You can convert your hard drive to GPT during the W10 installation, supposedly very easy.
Watch this video...