Do newer Mac's still run Windows in BIOS emulation?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by macenied, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. macenied, Sep 4, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2015

    macenied macrumors 6502a

    macenied

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    Hi,

    I have the MacBook Pro 13" mid 2010 ( 7,1 ) which I appreciate a lot, mainly due to it´s quality hardware build. I use it since day one and 95 - 99 % under Windows OS, it is my daily driver for 5 years now. However, the day will come when I will upgrade to newer hardware.

    Is it still given that also newer MacBook Pro´s ( 2014, 2015 ) need to run Windows ( BootCamp ) using the Apple BIOS emulation ? I know that Windows on Apples can be installed in EFI mode but this does not work without compromising the functionality ( e.g. graphics drivers, sleep mode ). Furthermore, Apple´s EFI implementation seems to be quite proprietary and outdated ( EFI 1.1 vs. EFI 2.0 or newer ).

    When I buy a new or refurbished laptop for $1500 - $2500 I want to run the OS of my choice / for my needs without any manufacturer restrictions. Apple made this possible lately ?

    Thank you for your feedback !
     
  2. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Pretty sure the 2015 models did away with BIOS emulation.
    EFI only.
     
  3. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    I think late 2013 and mid 2014 can run it in BIOS and UEFI, while the 2015 model is UEFI only.
     

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