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


    Aug 20, 2014

    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 Furthermore, Apple´s EFI implementation seems to be quite proprietary and outdated ( EFI 1.1 vs. EFI 2.0 or newer ).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

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Pretty sure the 2015 models did away with BIOS emulation.
    EFI only.
  3. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2015
    Mukilteo, WA USA
    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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