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Windows 7: How can I create a back up disk of my BIOS in Windows 7


02 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How can I create a back-up disk of my BIOS in Windows 7

I want to back up my BIOS. My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium. How can I create a back-up disk for this purpose? Please note, this is not about a system recovery disk. What I need is a back-up for the BIOS, to be used in case of boot failure. Regards,

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02 Feb 2013   #2

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I think this BIOS backup toolkit provided through the My Digital Life forum may help. FYI, My Digital Life is a respected and popular site that's been around for many years. It has how-to guides, tutorials, reviews and information for software, hardware, operating systems, etc.

Universal BIOS Backup Toolkit

My Digital Life
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03 Feb 2013   #3
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I always wondered if there was a utility Marmimar to copy the BIOS - thanks.
@Melita
If you go onto the ACER support site you should be able to download the BIOS firmware plus reflash guidance.
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03 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you to both of you. I remember seeing this facility in Windows 7, but now I have forgotten the path to get there. When the correct window is opened, there is a place where it says "create start up disk". I believe it is built in to Windows 7. Would you know how I can access this facility in Windows 7? Regards,
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03 Feb 2013   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Melita,
You may be talking about something else rather than the BIOS. The BIOS is actually firmware code that lives on a chip in your computer. This is the first bit of code your PC runs when it's turn on. It's not that uncommon to change BIOS settings but fairly uncommon for most PC users to worry about the firmware code. The windows OS won't do it.
Just to get things straight you may be referring to the Windows "System Repair CD". To make one of these type
Backup and Restore
in your start search box then over on the left select "Create a system repair disc"

If this is the "system recovery" disk you say you don't want then you need to be more specific about what you want.
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03 Feb 2013   #6

Windows 7 professional 64
 
 

I assume we are talking about a full laptop or desktop. Desktops will generally offer more Advanced bios tweaks than a laptop. That
being said you can always reset the bios back to the default setup by removing the cmos battery for about 20 minutes. Many desktop
motherboards have a hardware jumber to change position to do this. Every manufacturer I know of will at least work with the default
bios level settings. Resetting by this method goes back to very basic settings. Date/time, which drive or CD to boot from etc.

I would try this first before I went to any Universal BIOS restore option IMHO.
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05 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Melita,
You may be talking about something else rather than the BIOS. The BIOS is actually firmware code that lives on a chip in your computer. This is the first bit of code your PC runs when it's turn on. It's not that uncommon to change BIOS settings but fairly uncommon for most PC users to worry about the firmware code. The windows OS won't do it.
Just to get things straight you may be referring to the Windows "System Repair CD". To make one of these type
Backup and Restore
in your start search box then over on the left select "Create a system repair disc"

If this is the "system recovery" disk you say you don't want then you need to be more specific about what you want.
Hello mjf,
Thank you very much. I created the system repair disk. It was so easy!

Here is something else that I found. I inserted a DVD and right clicked on "DVD RW Drive" and selected the option "Format". Please see the attached screen shot.
(1) What is the "Create an MS-DOS start up disk" under Format Options, at the bottom of the window? (2) As you can also see, the two items under Format Options are shaded out and the click option is not available. why is that?

Thank you bdstx4 for all the information. I am using a laptop Acer 5250

Regards


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05 Feb 2013   #8
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

MS-Dos (Messy-Dos to the linux/unix community at the time) was were it all began for Microsoft. It was their basic command line operating system many years ago (how time flies ). It allows you to create a basic MS Dos floppy boot diskette. You will get an MS Dos command prompt much like the command prompt in Windows. It has limited use and I wouldn't worry about it.

Oh the unshaded business. Plug in a usb floppy/diskette drive and this option will become unshaded. I'm not sure that you can still buy these.
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06 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you for some great help. I have marked the question as "answered"

Best regards,
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