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Thread: What could possibly go wrong? (no, seriously!)




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    Default What could possibly go wrong? (no, seriously!)

    I've got a GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 running the latest official *NON* UEFI BIOS, and a very stable Win7 system (Core i5 clocked to 4.4GHz).

    Given that I'm running Intel RAID5 with RST, and TPM (which I know I'd have to disable when doing any BIOS upgrade) - is the switch to UEFI likely to cause bother? (i.e. will the RAID5 continue working? Will Windows 7 throw a hissy fit?)

    Or is this a serious case of "Backup everything" and "Your mileage may vary"?

    Cheers :)

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    Default Re: What could possibly go wrong? (no, seriously!)

    I tried the UEFI BIOS on my Z68XP-UD4. Upon booting, Windows reinstalls all the hardware device drivers. So a RAID 5 array might not even boot. I was only using AHCI and had no problems though.

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    Default Re: What could possibly go wrong? (no, seriously!)

    I would strongly recommend backing up all your data before doing the upgrade.
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    Default Re: What could possibly go wrong? (no, seriously!)

    after you updated to UEFI BIOS, make sure SATA is RAID mode in BIOS menu before boot into OS

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