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It depends on motherboards, but downloading the same version you currently have off the internet has the same effect
     
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Quick boot/secure boot is one Windows8 feature that needs motherboard support, its possible that your Win7 board may support as well but may need a BIOS upgrade.

Please keep in mind to use this feature you also need UEFI BIOS on graphics, if you are using EVGA just give us a call and we can send you the UEFI BIOS.
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Originally Posted by EVGA-JacobF View Post

Quick boot/secure boot is one Windows8 feature that needs motherboard support, its possible that your Win7 board may support as well but may need a BIOS upgrade.

Please keep in mind to use this feature you also need UEFI BIOS on graphics, if you are using EVGA just give us a call and we can send you the UEFI BIOS.

You guys provide an UEFI BIOS update just for GTX600 series, right? Thanks.
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Yes, 600 series only. 500 series and below actually have a physical limitation on the ROM size so they are unable to support UEFI.
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Update: I just did the USB BIOS Flash thru the existing BIOS with the EZ Flash 2 utility thing under the 'Tools' tab and good news is, it succeeded! Bad news is, Windows 8 would not boot at all doh.gif

The auto repair function fails. I had to reset the computer which effectively erases almost all the programs I have. So I thought, why not make it a clean reinstall. So I did happysmiley.gif

Didn't lose any data as I had them backed up and all that's left to do is re-install Windows 8 and re-install all the drivers and other softwares. Total time taken: roughly 4 hours stun.gif

But it seems to be working fine up till now so I'm glad smile.gif

Also, I called up the shop to ask about the board and it seems that all their boards are the same; "Windows 7 Ready". Turns out the main supplier/distributor for ASUS boards where I'm from doesn't have any newer stocks.

Anyway, thanks for the help guys! biggrinsmiley.gif
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Cool, happy it all worked out for you smile.gif
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pedroc1999 View Post

Glad your all up and running smile.gif

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Cool, happy it all worked out for you smile.gif
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Everything looks good so far!

Thanks guys thumb.gif
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Anything else just ask thumb.gif
     
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