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  • 1.  UEFI

    Posted Apr 13, 2015 06:27 PM

    I plan on upgrading my VM's to Windows 8.  From what I read MS requires UEFI boot format.  I have also read that 6 has some functionality built in now.  I can find stuff on switching the host over to the new format, but I am looking for something for the VM's

         When I create a new VM does it automatically detect the type

         What line the in VMX tells me what format it is in

         Is there a way to switch it, outside of manually editing the vmx

         What are the pre reqs?

    Thanks in advance

  • 2.  RE: UEFI

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Apr 13, 2015 06:36 PM

    Windows still supports both legacy BIOS and UEFI boot... You can choose which you'd rather use.

    I've put together some fairly comprehensive notes on using EFI/UEFI: Using EFI/UEFI firmware in a VMware Virtual Machine

    Let me know if you have any more questions that aren't answered in that document.