Help me understand Gigabyte UEFI boot options

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Denis54, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Denis54

    Denis54 Member

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    I have no experience with UEFI bios. I have ordered a Gigabyte B75M-D3H and I want to install Win 8.

    I have read that the B75M-D3H UEFI is similar to the one used by most other Gigabyte boards.

    Could you help me understand what are the boot options offered by UEFI?

    What UEFI settings should I use to install Win 8?

    Is there an option that lets you choose between UEFI boot mode and Legacy boot mode?

    Do I have to load some special file? I have read some posts where people talk about an *.efi file, others where people talk about an *x64.efi file. I have no idea what these are all about.
     
  2. lamedude

    lamedude Golden Member

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    If you're installing from a USB drive F12 during POST then select UEFI:USB USB Hard Drive from the boot menu.
    You only need to mess with efi files if you're want to install Win7 from a USB drive.