Windows 8's use of the UEFI Secure Boot

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sun Sep 25 07:09:21 UTC 2011

Goh Lip wrote:
> That will also mean existing computers will not be able to install
> Windows 8, an overwhelming profit base of upgrades which Microsoft is
> unlikely to deliberately forfeit.

Don't expect Microsoft to deliberately forfeit any money. I suppose that 
Windows 8 will boot on existing machines with BIOS but the label 
"Certified for Windows 8" (or whatever it is called) is only available 
for new machines with UEFI.


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