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When you upgrade to windows 8 do you install the windows 8 UEFI bios or should i should not upgrade.

The bios if this site http://us.gateway.com/gw/en/US/content/drivers-downloads says its not upgrade so i don't understand that also its a different bios from the one i have.

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