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Windows 7: BIOS: Can access BIOS utility, but cannot change settings.

02 Sep 2012   #11
mikeo56

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, SP 1 Build 7601
 
 

Thanks Sir George

I no longer have the problem of setting the sequence in the BIOS. The USB Flash is now first. I simply restarted with the flashdrive inserted and it came up on the BIOS sequence as an option. My problem now is that when attempting to run Fedora live CD from the Flash drive there is a bug, it will not run. I am using UNetbootin and I figure I'd try some other distro.


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02 Sep 2012   #12
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Please stop thrashing about in the BIOS. You just need to follow the instruction.

Also: your operating system has nothing to do with your BIOS.
You are experiencing the new UEFI BIOS that is used on all newer laptops today. Time for the old dog to learn the new tricks.
A review of the article cited below seems to contradict your statement;

HTG Explains: Learn How UEFI Will Replace Your PC’s BIOS - How-To Geek

The boot sequence is clearly an option in UEFI from what I see. Am I missing something?
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02 Sep 2012   #13
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikeo56 View Post
Thanks Sir George

I no longer have the problem of setting the sequence in the BIOS. The USB Flash is now first. I simply restarted with the flashdrive inserted and it came up on the BIOS sequence as an option. My problem now is that when attempting to run Fedora live CD from the Flash drive there is a bug, it will not run. I am using UNetbootin and I figure I'd try some other distro.
Well, I'm glad you got one problem solved.
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02 Sep 2012   #14
mikeo56

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, SP 1 Build 7601
 
 

sorry dbl post
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02 Sep 2012   #15
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Please stop thrashing about in the BIOS. You just need to follow the instruction.

Also: your operating system has nothing to do with your BIOS.
You are experiencing the new UEFI BIOS that is used on all newer laptops today. Time for the old dog to learn the new tricks.
A review of the article cited below seems to contradict your statement;

HTG Explains: Learn How UEFI Will Replace Your PCs BIOS - How-To Geek

The boot sequence is clearly an option in UEFI from what I see. Am I missing something?
Perhaps. One of the major features of the UEFI BIOS is that is is highly configurable by the system manufacturer. Options and features can be offered or hidden, on or off. It can have a GUI or just the legacy settings screens. It can be pure EFI or a hybrid of legacy BIOS and UEFI (most are hybrids).

It is going to be a headache for folks like us trying to understand each particular setup and give clear instructive answers.
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