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Windows 7: what is a firmware?

11 Jun 2011   #1
Maheshputt

windows7 64 bit
 
 
what is a firmware?

hi!

Can anyone tell me what is firmware?


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11 Jun 2011   #2
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Firmware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Quote:
In electronic systems and computing, firmware is a term often used to denote the fixed, usually rather small, programs and/or data structures that internally control various electronic devices. Typical examples of devices containing firmware range from end-user products such as remote controls or calculators, through computer parts and devices like hard disks, keyboards, TFT screens or memory cards, all the way to scientific instrumentation and industrial robotics. Also more complex consumer devices, such as mobile phones, digital cameras, synthesizers, etc., contain firmware to enable the device's basic operation as well as implementing higher-level functions.
Better than I can explain it.
Click Wiki link above for more info.
Mike
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11 Jun 2011   #3
Maheshputt

windows7 64 bit
 
 

thanks
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11 Jun 2011   #4
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Also the Bios for your mother board and the Bios for a graphics card would be firmware.
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11 Jun 2011   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

In time you may be offered a firmware update for your router and your CD-DVD drives.
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11 Jun 2011   #6
Vincenzo

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Small software programs stored on a chip, either RAM or ROM, utilized for the basic operations of a device.
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