Windows 8 BIOS questions
Posted on 2014-04-01
I am working with a Win8 Lenovo laptop, running into BIOS options I'm not familiar with.
1) On previous operating systems, in the boot startup section, I am accustomed to listing the CD drive as choice 1, and the hard drive as choice 2--and that's all. But on this system it has the 'Windows Boot Manager' at the top of this list. Do I need this included in the boot sequence? If so, why do I need it? What is it for?
2) I get the impression that the UEFI setting is designed to protect the operating system from threats. But one time when I was trying to use an Acronis boot disk to recover a computer set for UEFI, it would not let me boot up on the Acronis disk, and I'm just guessing it is because Acronis is running on Linux on the boot disk. (I think I read that somewhere, but I'm not sure.)
Anyway, it is safe and OK to routinely set the boot mode to Legacy rather than UEFI?