Dump bios with settings possible ?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by GabrielV, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. GabrielV

    GabrielV MDL Novice

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    It's easy to make a backup of your bios using dos tools but is it possible to dump a bios with the settings you normaly use so that I can flash back to this version so that the settings will be the same as you had when you made the backup ?

    Gabriel
     
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  2. Yen

    Yen Admin
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    Some bios allow to save user profiles. AFAIK they will persist after a bios upgrade!

    Usually the current settings are loaded into CMOS. (e.g. load setup defaults, save changes)

    The setup defaults is a preconfigured setting, optimized defaults as well!

    HwDirect is a program to read / write CMOS!

    The problem could be: You save your CMOS setting, after that you upgrade your bios. Then finally you write back the CMOS setting.

    Result: No boot, reason: The upgraded bios reads the settings in a different way! Same problem may occur with saved profiles!
     
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