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Is it possible to buy a new PC without the secure boot or UEFI? At some point I would like to purchase a new PC and be able to run Ubuntu and possibly a Windows OS, either dual boot or via a VM. Ubuntu would be the default OS.

Thank you!

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FYI: (trap for beginners) For dual-boot: install Windows 7 (32bit) first ,then Ubuntu (latest OR LTS, 64bit). This does not effect which is the 'default' OS. –  david6 Mar 28 '13 at 6:52
    
@david6 It doesn't matter in which order you install Windows or Ubuntu! If you install Ubuntu first and then windows you just need to re-install grub for it to work. But it's still possible. –  Alvar Mar 28 '13 at 11:22

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If you build your own computer you wouldn't get a UEFI, because there wouldn't be a operating system on it. But that's probably not what you meant.

You could buy a new hard drive for any computer and there wouldn't be a operating system on it, and therefor no UEFI.

This is a way to go around the UEFI problem.

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Does there secure boot and/or eufi reside on the HDD or on the mother board. If either are on the MB, seems to me that the new HDD will not solve the issue. –  art Apr 1 '13 at 18:22

If you buy a slightly older model (same brand, very similar spec.: CPU, RAM, graphics), it will have Windows 7 32bit (or 64bit) and no UEFI. It will also be much cheaper ...


Act now, or be sorry.

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