Is UEFI any worth it?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Hardware' started by Blutarsky, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Blutarsky

    Blutarsky Honorable Member

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    I have just moved to a brand new DELL Latitude E6520, UEFI-enabled. I was told that UEFI is the way to go, solves the 2TB storage limit, shortens boot time to fraction seconds, and more.

    Once configured Windows 7 Ultimate 64 on top, I have discovered that:
    - Boot time is same as with Legacy BIOS mode
    - Adapters are not correctly enumerated (as a result my sound card is not visible while in UEFI mode;I'm telling you because I have tried both setup in Legacy BIOS mode and UEFI mode (3 setups done right now!). Awaiting for a fix from DELL
    - Hibernation doesn't work, I'm facing an error that states the the computer can't come out from H., with status 0xC000009A (no other info, no reference to hyberfil.sys)
    - There's very little literature on the Internet on UEFI, so it gets difficult to evaluate and troubleshoot.

    I realize that we're still at the beginning of UEFI usage, so the road looks uphill from here.
    Wondering if there's a really good point to stick with UEFI nowadays....
     

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