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Question about BIOS boot order list

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Do you include all drives connected to your system in the list, or just the drive(s) you boot from?

I have two RAID arrays and an external HDD in my system. I have Windows installed in EFI/UEFI mode so my system boots from the Windows Boot Manager or w/e it's called. Can/should I disable all other drives in the list except for Windows Boot Manager, or should I have them all listed?
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At boot up, the only time the BIOS will even look for anything except the listed 1st boot drive is if it can't find an OS on that BOOT drive. Then it will go down the list of drives looking for an OS.

So, no, it serves no purpose to list other drives.

BUT.....
I always put another copy of the OS on another drive so that in case of trouble I can always boot and fix what is wrong (Hopefully!). That other copy will Activate and pass the Genuine test with the same Key.
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FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
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2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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Logiteck G400s none 
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