MBP mid 2012: Win 8.1 UEFI fine or will I have driver issues?

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  1. sneak3 macrumors 6502

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    I would like to install win 8.1 along my current OSX ML on my macbook pro, mid 2012.

    I was told that UEFI installs have advantages over MBR but I have also heard that might bring drivers issues because Apple did not make UEFI drivers or something like that.

    What do you guys think? Is it worth it? Am I going to experience frustrating issues?
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Don't bother. Your Mac does not support UEFI 2.0, because the EFI chip in your logic board only supports the EFI 1.1 standard. Only Haswell and later Macs support UEFI 2.0.

    You will face all sorts of driver problems if you try to install Windows in UEFI on your Mac.
     
  3. sneak3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks man.

    On another note, should I update my nvidia GPU drivers or should I leave the one that I downloaded via apple bootcamp (which, in theory, should always be the most up to date)?
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Use the most updated ones from NVIDIA.
     

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