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When will Lenovo machines be available with UEFI?

The replacement for BIOS.  

 

 

http://www.lenovoblogs.com/insidethebox/2010/07/uefi-bios/

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Re: When will Lenovo machines be available with UEFI?

Couple of years i'll say...

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Re: When will Lenovo machines be available with UEFI?

The new ThinkPads have it, e.g. the T420s, T420, T520, W520, etc. It's been on some of the ThinkServers for a while.

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Re: When will Lenovo machines be available with UEFI?

 


It says on that link.

UEFI.  We have two modes in “BIOS.”  Legacy and fast boot.  Choose fast boot unless you are in a corporate environment and you’ll see much faster startup/shutdown.  Sadly, for the dull corporate world, we’ve dumbed down UEFI with a legacy BIOS overlay.

Why would being in a corporate environment matter how a machine boots?

 

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Re: When will Lenovo machines be available with UEFI?

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Probably because there are tools and methods used to deploy and manage systems in a corporate environment which are still dependent on legacy BIOS.

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Re: When will Lenovo machines be available with UEFI?

As I understand it all Sandy Bridge based systems use UEFI, most likely all next gen AMD systems will be using it as well.

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Re: When will Lenovo machines be available with UEFI?

Hello,

 

The X120e also has 'dual' (or is 'hybrid' a better term?) BIOS/UEFI firmware.

 

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Aryeh Goretsky

 



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Re: When will Lenovo machines be available with UEFI?

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Are you sure about that? UEFI has the capability of emulating a traditional BIOS.

 

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Re: When will Lenovo machines be available with UEFI?

Hello,

 

Here's some information from my X120e's BIOS (v1.11-10.5):

 

Main Screen

UEFI BIOS Version                8FET27WW (1.11 )

UEFI BIOS Date (Year-Month-Day)  2011-0324

 

Config>USB

USB UEFI BIOS Support            [Enabled]

 

Security

UEFI BIOS Update Option          [Disabled]

 

Security>Password

Lock UEFI BIOS Settings          [Disabled]

 

Startup

UEFI/Legacy Boot                 [Both]

UEFI/Legacy Boot Priority        [UEFI First]

 

Judging from these, some form of UEFI is present.

 

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Re: When will Lenovo machines be available with UEFI?

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This is pure UEFI, the 'legacy' option simply emulates a legacy BIOS.

 

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