UEFI Advantages Over Legacy Mode

Abstract: Device vendors have redefined the interface between the OS and platform firmware. The interface, defined in various UEFI specifications, replaces the older Basic Input/Output System (BIOS). Old BIOS computers need to be replaced, and newer UEFI computers should switch to UEFI native mode for several technical advantages: Secure Boot; GUID Partition Table (GPT) Support; Platform and Architecture Independence; Consistent Variables and Services; Improved Boot Performance.

Date Published:

Last Reviewed: 02 February 2018

Identifier: CFS-U-OO-111747-18

Dissemination Control: N/A

Length: 2 page(s)

Format: pdf

Type: Reference/Overview; Factsheet

Tags: Configuration Changes