On 06/28/2017 08:33 PM, William Mattison wrote:
I believe Stan is correct. I built this system 4+ years ago. At
that time, it was my understanding that to get a windows-7 and Fedora dual-boot system, I
had to install windows-7 first. I think that at that time, windows-7 did not support
UEFI. Though I did not explicitly make it so, the windows-7 install made this a non-UEFI
(old BIOS?) system. My sense is that that in turn forced the Fedora install to use the
old BIOS. I don't recall having any choice in that. My sense is that for me to now
try to convert this home system to UEFI would mean a total re-install of both Fedora and
windows-7. (Am I correct?) Remembering how much trouble I had with this 4+ years ago,
and being a home user, not a sys-admin, I fear such a conversion would take days, and
wouldn't really gain me anything.
If it's working now, then no, there's unlikely to be any benefit, but a
lot of work to change it over, especially for windows.
Questions: When doing my windows patches and scans today, windows
automatically downloaded and installed a new device driver for the new hard drive. Do I
need to do that in Fedora? Did Fedora automatically do that already? How do I check?
That could just be the Windows message for "something changed". The new
hard drive is a different brand or different model, so Windows was just
updating it's internal records.