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Windows 7: Backing Up Bios

11 Dec 2011   #11

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade

yeah, I agree. Thats why it's funny (albeit sad) when someone always seems to point out that this new MOBO is fast and great & it has a removable chip! WOW that's great, unfortunately a new drop in replacement probably costs AT LEAST the price of the MOBO in the first place, just because they can charge that much for a ~10 cent chip! So consider them tethered, and copy it if you intend on flashing it (and maybe when you first get the system).


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11 Dec 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I think more MOBO manufactures (even OEM builds) should use the dual/tripple bios with switches and at least 1 of them removable.

Its something many of us do not think much about, but if it ever becomes corrupt or something else happens ..

Flipping a switch to a secondary or third bios is much easier than a RMA.
As is a replaceable chip just in case of the worst.

You may never need them, but when you do .. you'll be glad you had them.
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11 Dec 2011   #13

Windows 10 64 bit

Years ago, when computer boards were "repairable" the BIOS chip was on an IC socket, as were other chips such as the keyboard I/O chip. Easy to replace, if needed.
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11 Dec 2011   #14


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11 Dec 2011   #15

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade

yep, still run across a replaceable IC from time to time ( and have a couple 386/486 SX/DX's sitting around, that work, w/ 'em. ) Nice if they were all ZIFS and could pick-up at the local walmant/walgreens, for a couple'a bucks, but not likely....

@ TIM91 - Thanks for ending the thread with the solved check! A rarity these days!

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11 Dec 2011   #16

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

There used to be a company that would send you a BIOS chip flashed to whatever BIOS you specified. I think they charged about $25 bucks for it. Of course, this was back when an "enthusiast" MB might cost you $85.
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