Whitepaper: Using UEFI To Enrich Pre-OS Configuration

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    The industry now sits at technological tipping point, transitioning from the legacy 16-bit Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) to a more modern BIOS based on the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) standard.


    UEFI is already solving problems found in legacy BIOS implementations, such as drive size limits in MBR partitions. UEFI also presents new opportunities for developers of pre-boot applications, adding more power to applications running ahead of the operating system.


    This whitepaper describes the advantages of pre-OS configuration, diagnostics and applications using UEFI ...


    • Allows customers to recover in situations where the OS cannot boot.
    • Replace the "recovery DVD" with an always available pre-boot management tool.
    • Run recovery, diagnostics and platform configuration from an always available GUI tool.
    • Avoid the cost of system returns due to trivial issues.


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