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M73 ThinkCentre: Can BIOS be changed to UEFI, and is there an advantage to UEFI?

2017-03-07, 19:22 PM

A few months ago I purchased a new Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Small Form Factor desktop computer. It has Windows 7 Professional preinstalled.  I am thinking of updating to Windows 10.

 My M73 has a regular BIOS.  Can it be changed to UEFI, and would there be an advantage in doing so?

Also, I am planning to install an SSD and move the OS to the SSD and use the HDD for extra storage. I think this would be a significant improvement to the system speed and faster boot up.  I have done it on older desktops I own.

Thank you in advance to anyone with good advice.

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Re: M73 ThinkCentre: Can BIOS be changed to UEFI, and is there an advantage to UEFI?

2017-03-07, 20:00 PM

M73 SFF (&Tower) does have a UEFI setting, it is not the default (compatibility mode).   I changed it to UEFI to boot a MemTest86 CD to run the latest v6 tests:  What's New in MemTest86 for the UEFI platform (Version 5 and later)? 

 

This describes the differences well:   differences-between-uefi-and-bios

 

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Re: M73 ThinkCentre: Can BIOS be changed to UEFI, and is there an advantage to UEFI?

2017-03-08, 14:38 PM
Thank you for that information, much appreciated.
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