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Dell XPS 15 (9550) – UEFI BIOS – BIOS Defaults vs. Factory Settings

Q: Dell XPS 15 (9550) – UEFI BIOS – BIOS Defaults vs. Factory Settings

Hello,
When I press Restore Settings button in BIOS setting (through F2 when Dell logo is displayed at booting) then the dialog with two options is shown:

BIOS Defaults
Factory Settings

What is the difference about these two options (BIOS Defaults vs. Factory Settings) please?
Thank you.

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After change boot value to UEFI, notebook freeze after display logo DELL, after press F2 or F12 display yellow text only and freeze.

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Hi Guys
I restored an image created with Macrium Reflect on my wife's computer (Custom build with Asus P8Z77-V LX mother board) and everything went fine until rebooting when i got to the "Please press DEL or F2 to enter UEFI BIOS settings" then everything stopped.
I have tried F2 DEL F8 F12 just about all the F combinations and nothing works, I have two SSD drives one with Win7 Pro and one with Win10 Pro (not connected at the same time) and neither of them will boot up.
I have tried changing the jumper pins from 1 and 2 to 2 and 3 for 10 sec to clear the RTC Ram in CMOS then returned then to 1 and 2 and tried rebooting...no change so i removed the battery and repeated the jumper pin swap then reinstalled the battery and still no change, cannot get passed press DEL or F2 to access the BIOS settings.
I even downloaded the latest BIOS and updater as shown and put them on a USB flash drive together and tried the Macrium Rescue disk, and still nothing happened and it will not open the BIOS maybe i got it all wrong ?
I was hoping someone here might know how to put it right, i am out of idea's and any help would be greatly appreciated.

System Specs

Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz 8MB
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LX LGA1155 ATX Motherboard
Memory G.Skill 8GB Kit (2x4GB) DDR3 Ripjaws X C9 1600MHz
Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" 7mm SSD SATA3 530/130 x2 = 1 Win7 and 1 Win10
Storage Drive Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 3.5" 2TB 64MB 7200RPM
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Hello and thanks for your help in advance.  Was hoping someone could provide me the original BIOS settings for all the drive partitions and settings including weather it should be set to RAID or AHCI.  Support had me do an update and it has hosed all the settings for the partitions etc. They do not know what the original SHIPPED settings should be.  Screen prints would be great if you could provide them.
Thanks Again

A:XPS 15 9550 BIOS Settings

Hi, 
Please PM us your email address to send the screenshots of BIOS settings.
Regards

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Today I installed the BIOS and number of drivers updates - I didn't experienced before the screen flickering at low brightness but now it's non stop if I'm on power or if on battery. Something that apparently this BIOS have fixed - any suggestions?

A:Dell XPS 15 9550 01.02.10 BIOS

have the exact same problem after the new bios update - screen is flickering. any way to roll bios back to previous version?

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This is my first post and attaching files for most recent BSOD. I installed the latest BIOS for this system (5 month old XPS 955). This machine has had the SSD replaced TWICE, the System Board replaced once, TWO trips back to TX for repair. Untold hours working with Dell Tech Support. All of this to no avail. The BSOD come at about 2 a day AT LEAST. Most recent was about 8 hours after the latest BIOS was installed.

Any help would be appreciated. Any suggestions on how to get Dell to replace this machine (it has been unusable for about 4 of the 5 months I have had it).

Thanks

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Hello,

I am really confused on what settings are required in the UEFI Bios to run recovery USB/ disks or Linux live CDs.
It all used to be so simple. The manufacturer helpdesk seems unaware that it supplies UEFI systems - so I am working blind. Have tried boot CDs and USBs but all have booted straight into Windows to date.
Perhaps there is a basic guide but I have not found one yet.
I don't wish to change settings I have no understanding of.

I have a Medion /Lenovo desktop with an AMI UEFI Bios (12 July 2012) and Aptio Setup.

The following seem relevant are supplied as enabled in "Bios":

Intel Rapid Startup Technology
Quiet Boot
Boot Select Mode [UEFI]
UEFI Hard Disk BBS Priorities - Boot Option #1 - Windows Boot Manager
Secure Boot - Secure Boot Mode [Standard]

What do these all mean and what effect do they have on how Windows 8 runs and how boot drives run?

A:UEFI Bios Settings for Windows 8

To boot a DVD/CD/USB drive, the bootable software DVD/CD/USB disc need have full supports Windows 8, UEFI, GPT & Secure Boot & signed by Microsoft.

Boot the disc in UEFI mode from the One Time Boot Menu, check your manual for the F? key.

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A:UEFI BIOS Firmware settings

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A:Dell Dimension: Resetting the BIOS to defaults

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Hello,
Few weeks ago bought new dell xps 9550 4k model i7 512 Toshiba ssd model.
Unsatisfied with boot time - about 23 seconds to boot windows 10.
Bios boot time in task manager shows 12,3 seconds - it is unacceptable for such expensive computer with newest hardware. My old inspiron with windows 7 boots faster and has bios boot time about 1-2 seconds.
Clean install win 10, bios newest version 1.2 and newest drivers.
My boot looks like this:
also I found a video there xps 13 boots very fast:

Searched all forums - no solution.
So maybe Dell engineers know what is the problem here and how to fix it?

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We are now migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10.With windows 7 we were running legacy BIOS. Now with Windows 10 it is UEFI and Secure Boot on all machines before deployment of operating system. I have configured the BIOS settings exactly as i wanted on one machine. (UEFI, Boot Order, Secure Boot Enabled)Then i have used CFGWIN.exe to export my settings to a txt file CFGWIN.exe /c /path:c:\settings.txt Now i want to use this configuration on all other Lenovo computers, without going in to BIOS and change all settings manually. So in my OS deployment i run:CFGWIN.exe /r /path:c:\settings.txt (after that i reboot the computers and continue with OS deployment) But BIOS are not set to UEFI, Secure Boot is still disabled? Please help!

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We are now migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10.With windows 7 we were running legacy BIOS. Now with Windows 10 it is UEFI and Secure Boot on all machines before deployment of operating system. I have configured the BIOS settings exactly as i wanted on one machine. (UEFI, Boot Order, Secure Boot Enabled)Then i have used CFGWIN.exe to export my settings to a txt file CFGWIN.exe /c /path:c:\settings.txt Now i want to use this configuration on all other Lenovo computers, without going in to BIOS and change all settings manually. So in my OS deployment i run:CFGWIN.exe /r /path:c:\settings.txt (after that i reboot the computers and continue with OS deployment) But BIOS are not set to UEFI, Secure Boot is still disabled? Please help! Sorry Wrong Thread, how do i change?

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When will Dell enable Intel Speed Shift via a BIOS update? All the BIOS update requires is requires is writing 1 to MSR 0x770!
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In the meantime, anyone can run software manually to enable Speed Shift but you need to relaunch the software every time your computer sleeps or turns off, so that is inconvenient. But the boost in performance is worth the effort.
I have manually enabled SpeedShift via software such as ThrottleStop or just writing 1 to MSR 0x770.
Dell - can you get Speed Shift into the next BIOS revision?!?!

A:XPS 9550 Speed Shift - when will Dell enable via BIOS update?

Such a shame that a premium workstation doesn't even use some basic skylake features. Dell please fix this.

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Hi! :-)
On an A12 BIOS on my E7250, UEFI PXE booting doesn't appear in one-time boot menu and BIOS configuration (of course UEFI Network Stack and NIC w/PXE boot is enabled).After downgrading BIOS to A00, it magically comes back, but after updating back to A12 - it's gone again.
I've also tried A08, no option in here, so it was probably broken before.Legacy NIC boot works nicely and flawlessly.
Are there any Dell guys out here who could forward it to BIOS development team?

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Please, does anyone know how to get the original Bios settings back, as since this has happened the PC runs very slow and CD rom drive and floppy drive no longer work.

Please help!

Thanks
 

A:Accidently defaulted BIOs to factory settings

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So, I got a Inspiron 3537 i5. Nice laptop for it's price. Downloaded all the manuals, made my recovery DVDs. All was well in my world.
First thing I noticed is that there is no info in the manuals for tweaking the BIOS and since it is my first experience with a UEFI bios I was a bit disappointed. Is there a manual available for it?
Next I upgraded ATI Drivers to 13.12. I am an old user who always knew that updates were usually a good thing to do. Got in the same problem as many others with PC screen not waking up from sleep.
Thought I would do a recovery from the disk, but after trying various combinations (Ctl+F11, F8, F12 etc) I couldn't find a way to boot in the Recovery console. I did the recovery from my DVD and the laptop works fine.
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Intel_Iris_15.36.21.64.4222
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Hi There,

I just built a desktop with a sabertooth x79 motherboard, and am running Windows 8.1 pro 64-bit. When I click the UEFI BIOS Firmware live tile via the change PC settings>update and recovery>recovery>etc. my computer reboots normally to Windows and will not open BIOS. I have tried accessing it using the delete and f2 keys, but this does nothing either.

Any ideas? I am up to date in terms of my BIOS, and am definitely running UEFI and not legacy.

Thank you so much.

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Hello.

So i was browsing for 7 days, i'm currently using my home made computer due to the problem with my Dell.

well at first everything was working like a charm, i installed the DVD-Writer and put it in Slave mode.

that day, when i wanted to install Vista on it, i tried to make the DVD-Writer as a primary drive, when i entered the BIOS, everything was alright but when i tried to change anything it tell me that the SETUP is locked, there is no password at all, its just this Factory password, so i tried to remove the Battery like has been suggested everywhere, but unfortunately XP isn't working at all, neither from the safe mode, all i get is that windows cannot start probably. tried to enter the BIOS, the date is back to 2005, and the factory password was still on, and the setup is locked.

now, i think my problem is in the BIOS, i need to put my dvd-writer as primary, but i need the Master Password.

I tried to contact Dell but they needed some details that i don't have, its just they are asking too much and i just have few info. and above all, i don't have a fax machine.

so any help would be appreciated.
 

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My problem is that I am trying to restore a friend's Dell Studio 1555 laptop back to its factory settings, I follow the procedure mentioned on Dell's website however there is no Dell Factory Image Restore option. I have checked the laptop's Disk Management and there is a Recovery partition, in fact there are 3 partitions:

1. A 39MB OEM partition with no letter assigned.

2. C: Simple Basic NTFS with Status Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition) 451GB.

3. Recovery: Simple Basic NTFS with Status Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition) 14.65GB.

In short, when the computer starts I hit F8, I enter the Advanced Boot Options and select Repair Your Computer. I then select the language and login with the administrative account, however there is no Dell Factory Image Restore option there. My options are shown the image below:



Another issue that concerns me is that on the picture above it says Windows 7 on (D: ) Local Disk, however there is no such partition on the laptop's disk.

I would be thankful if anyone could give some advise on how to restore the laptop to its factory settings using the recovery partition. Thank you.

A:Dell Studio 1555 to factory settings,no Dell Factory Image option

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Greetings. Under what conditions would one want to load either 1) Bios Setup
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remove the flash update and take bios back to original settings??

Curious for good reason,
-M
 

A:Bios Defaults/Setup Defaults

You would want to load setup defaults if you screwed up the settings in the bios.

No, it does not undo a flash.
 

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Hi,
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I've replaced the CMOS battery and if I just Restart WinXP it'll work, but if I turn it off or unplug the power it resets to default BIOS settings and time and won't boot automatically...requires fiddling w/the Boot Order, etc. User is NOT PC savvy @ all so needs to be eazy-peazy.

PC is about 8-9 years old, so wouldn't doubt the MB, PSU, or something else is dying.

I wanted to try updating the BIOS just to see if it helps, but can't get 4 different branded USB flash / thumb drives to boot! "Invalid Partition Table". Doesn't matter what USB slot I use either. This THREAD on here is very similar - same error...maybe I need to try another 4 different brands?

I've Googled this and not found anything I haven't tried, so thought I'd ask.

Thanks
 

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Questions:
1. Should the bios be put back to original settings, and then those drivers put in, or leave well enought alone since the computer is working OK?
2. Is code 7 always fatal? I want to get some files from the old hard drive, can I add the sata to an existing computer with an IDE using an add in card, in efforts to try to get some important files?
THANKS, INFO APPRECIATED.
 

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Hello,
I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
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Good evening!
A week ago I reinstalled Windows 7 in EFI mode on my laptop, and now I've got this problem: whenever I turn on my computer after a shutdown, the BIOS says "System Resuming" instead of "Press F2 to enter settings". This makes impossible for me to access BIOS settings. Previously, my BIOS used to say "System Resuming" only after a hibernation. The weird fact is that - as far as I remember - this thing started happening only after a few days.
Can you help me?
Thanks in advance :-)

A:I can't access BIOS settings because BIOS assumes Windows is resuming

Try doing a shutdown command from a CMD window, or Start button / Run
The command is shutdown /s

See if entering the command manually makes a difference in how it starts up

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My company is using a Dell Optiplex 7010 on one of our products. I would like to have the ability that when/if power is lost or restored the PC will power up without pushing the power button. I have gone into BIOS and selected the "Setting" Restore Last Power State but I stll have to push the power button. The BIOS version is A16.

Thanks in Advance

Ripcord2
 

A:Correct power up settings in BIOS for a Dell Optiplex 7010

This is stated in the system setup options in the owner's manual for the Dell OptiPlex 7010.

(Page 43 of the mini tower model)
 

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When making changes in the BIOS setup program, subsequent access to the BIOS setup shows the settings have reverted to initial previous (default)  values/settings. Things that are NOT the problem:

BIOS is always under either laptop battery or AC adapter power. Battery and AC adapter are original OEM with this computer. Therefore, the problem cannot be the CMOS backup battery, because it only comes into play if the notebook battery and AC are disconnected at the same time. The notebook battery is good. It powers the unit for over 2 hours.

Things that might be the problem:

The hard drive was replaced and Debian linux was installed. The small diagnostic  partition no longer exists, because it wasn't transferred from the old drive to the new hard drive.

Finally, the settings might be persistent, but may be displayed incorrectly in the BIOS setup program.

So, why do the BIOS settings not persist?

I suspect the Dell proprietary diagnostic partition--or lack of it--is the culprit! But I want to know for sure. And I'd like a link to download the contents of the diagnostics partition for this model computer.

Thank you,

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prefer a free one : is there a way I can do this, and bypass all the dell crap that is on their recommendations? that they want you to purchase  --  dell n5050 windows 7 premium 64 bit

A:restore factory defaults dell n5050 is there a disc

sunshine461,
 
If you need the Operating System reinstallation media from Dell, please go to http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/media and enter your Dell Service Tag. This form will let you order a set of reinstallation discs from Dell.
 
Cheers,
 
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My friend has a dell inspiron B130 laptop and wants me to restore it to factory status via the dell recovery image. I know how to restore it to factory status but he wants to keep some personal files and I was just curious if, instead of just burning his files to cd or transfering to another pc via network, if I could just put all his files he wants to keep in one folder and just put it in the same folder as the one which dell keeps to store the hd image and drivers since that folder(s) don't get deleted during recovery. Just thought maybe someone has tried this and know if it would work or not. I'm just worried that if I copy his personal folder into the dell recovery image folder it might give me errors. if anyone has experience or suggestions on this I'd appreciate it. And if I didn't explain what I want to do clearly just let me know and I'll try to explain it better.

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I have a HP 2760P and I'm running Windows 7 64bit,I did a clean install since I replaced the harddisk, I installed HP Protect Tools. Problem:Most of the BIOS settings are grayed out, I can't change anything. Do I need to login to the BIOS as Administrator or so? When I enter the BIOS I get asked to login.I can only login with my Domain-Account, I can't enter another account name.I therefore login and see the bios-settings.However most settings are grayed out."Set Administrator Password" is also grayed out. How can I enable the BIOS-settings?Do I need to Login into the BIOS as an Administrator? How can I do that, during entering the BIOS it only let's me login as my regular domain-account or how can I even set an Administrator-Password? Thanks and best regards 

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leonardlin wrote:I have a HP 2760P and I'm running Windows 7 64bit,I did a clean install since I replaced the harddisk, I installed HP Protect Tools. Problem:Most of the BIOS settings are grayed out, I can't change anything. Do I need to login to the BIOS as Administrator or so? When I enter the BIOS I get asked to login.I can only login with my Domain-Account, I can't enter another account name.I therefore login and see the bios-settings.However most settings are grayed out."Set Administrator Password" is also grayed out. How can I enable the BIOS-settings?Do I need to Login into the BIOS as an Administrator? How can I do that, during entering the BIOS it only let's me login as my regular domain-account or how can I even set an Administrator-Password? Thanks and best regards What I have found is that this situation arose for me when I logged in to the BIOS as a regular user after installing HP ProtectTools and enabling Pre-boot authentication.  I needed to log in as an admin user. However, in my case, I had yet to set up an administrative password for the BIOS prior to setting up HP ProtectTools.  What I needed to do was the following set of steps: 1.  When the system reboots, it SHOULD give you the option to log in to the BIOS as a guest or registered user.  Log in as GUEST into the BIOS instead of a registered user (wierd, but it works).2.  Go to BIOS Security settings and create a BIOS admin password.3.  You... Read more

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I recently took a BIOS update and I later on found out that it has messed up my Notebook. File transfer speed has been riduculously slow, games and movies stutter occasionaly. Everything has changed and it does not look good. Product Info: Model: Pavilion AB522TXOS: Windows 10 64-bit ( updated to the very last) RAM: 8 GBProcessor: i5-6200U











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A:Downgrade a BIOS update or Optimising BIOS settings

Hey @Rahul_mk,  I would like to welcome you to the HP Support Community. If my reply resolves your issue or answer your question(s),  please let others know this reply was helpful by clicking the Accept as Solution button. I understand that you did a BIOS upgrade but it did not take well to your HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab522tx. You mentioned that your Notebook is now slow and games and movies are stuttering.  Many HP Notebooks have an HP BIOS Restore tool that may recover the BIOS from an earlier version and restore basic functionality. Please follow the documentation to do a BIOS reset.  Have you tried to perform a hard reset?Which BIOS version did  you upgrade to? You said that Windows 10 is up to date.Have you tried using the HP Support Assistant for updates also?  You can try following the below steps to reload the factory installed BIOS Setup Settings:In the BIOS Setup utility, select the Exit tab.Select Load Setup Defaults.Select Save Changes and Exit (pressing F5 and the Enter key will also load the Setup Defaults).Press Esc and then Enter to exit Setup.If you require further assistance, I would be more than happy to continue to help you. Please re-post with any information you think may help me find a resolution for you. Please also let me know if the BIOS reset works. If yo... Read more

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Hello:

This is my first post here, so hi to everyone.
I just got an ASUS X401a Notebook and I want to use a flash drive to boot from Linux.
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I have no problem accessing the BIOS utility, but it allows me to alter only some settings. Those in blue colored font I can change those in black font I cannot. What drive to boot from first is in black and not adjustable.
I used command line to work as admin and I also set up a password for admin in the BIOS to access the BIOS utility, but still no go; some things are allowed to be changed some aren't.

Any help is appreciated.

A:BIOS: Can access BIOS utility, but cannot change settings.

Is it asking for a password or something?

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Due to an oversight, I've had to download the Windows 10 (plus Dell extras) Image ISO at http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN297920.
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However, it doesn't seem to be recognised as an ISO file. I can't burn it to a blank 25Gb Blu-ray disk either although I have a BR burner.
Not possible to use a USB stick as I don't have a spare one, let alone it being big enough in any case until I get some 32Gb sticks by the end of next week.
I tried the free burning software without success and some of them have viruses. Can I do anything now to fix things by resetting to the factory settings? Thanks in anticipation.

A:Factory Restore Image for Dell XPS 9550 15"

Hello!  I would say that either the file is corrupt (which stinks for being so big), or whoever at Dell didn't format the file correctly.  You can try and download it again, or you can give Dell a call and ask them for a USB image drive which they will send you as long as you are under warranty.  
You can also request it via the form on this page, First section, subsection 3.

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Hello , I have a Dell Inspiron 530 running Windows Vista Home. I am trying to access the system BIOS and it has a red password log in screen. I tried to guess and enter several log in passwords including  the word DELL and none of them worked. I didn't want to enter too many wrong passwords because I didn't know if the system would lock me out. Can anyone help me by pass the BIOS log in password or some how disable it ? Thank You in advance.

A:Dell Inspiron 530 BIOS is locked with password requesting help to unlock BIOS

Hi WILSPEAK,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Request you to contact Dell team for the BIOS password either via DellTechCenter in Facebook or @DellCaresPRO on Twitter and they will be able to provide you a BIOS password once the ownership of the system is confirmed.
Do reach back for any query.
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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I have a VN7-572G. The presented BIOS settings are sort of lackluster for a gaming laptop and I know what I'm doing enough to tinker with more advanced settings. I've examined the BIOS for this laptop and there are a ton of locked-away settings. Unfortunately, there is some sort of BIOS security implemented that prevents me from just flashing a modified BIOS onto this laptop. Is there perhaps some sort of way to officially access more advanced settings or any way of requesting one from Acer?

A:Advanced BIOS Settings and/or Unlocked BIOS? (VN7-...

Hi, Short answer, NO. 

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Im starting this thread so that for all who have unlocked their bios for wirelesscard whitelist removal or what ever, using the link on techInferno using svl7 mod can have a guide as to what settings can be used to improve the performance of their y510p and what settings to stay away from.  For those who have difficulties in retrieving the files from techInfernos website can pm me. Any and all suggestions and requests are welcome. Happy modding.

A:Y510p Bios mod, Best unlocked bios settings.

I would do this, but after paying 1000 for this laptop, that risk of bricking the bios..



Lenovo y510p - Intel Quad-core 4th gen i7-4700MQ @3.40Ghz - 16GB RAM - 1TB HDD 8GB SSD - 1080p FHD - Nvidia 755m SLI

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I have the Dell Inspiron 518 desktop with 64 bit Vista, and attempted to update the BIOS to version 1.0.7 last evening.  I closed all open programs, disabled anti-virus, and ran the BIOS update as administrator.  The update began and asked if I would like to update from version 1.0.5 to 1.0.7, and I clicked on the update button.  The BIOS flash began by deleting the previous BIOS and then attempted to install the new 1.0.7 BIOS but produced an error message similar to "error writing BIOS to block," an the only option was to cancel the update.  I knew I did not have any BIOS installed at that point, but my computer was still operating so I made an additional attempt to re-download the 1.0.7 BIOS and re-install it.  No good, it would not even run now.  There was no turning back and no way to reinstall either the previous BIOS or the new one.  Eventually I tried to restart the computer, and it would not start. 
Dell is sending a tech next week to replace the motherboard on this otherwise great computer that is only about two months old.
DO NOT upgrade the BIOS on a Inspiron 518 with 64 Bit Vista to version 1.0.7.  The upgrade does not work and will kill your motherboard.
Art

A:Dell Inspiron 518 BIOS v1.0.7 64 Bit Vista DO NOT UPGRADE BIOS

No it happened to me too.  Dell is replacing the motherboard under warranty but I was told somewhat firmly not to update the BIOS unless advised by a technican.  In my defense the BIOS update was listed as "recommended" under the download section for this unit on the Dell support website.
I would recommend to avoid two phone calls (over 40 minutes each) to tech support and several days waiting for a new motherboard, not to update the BIOS at this time.
Thankfully it is being covered under warranty.

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AMD Athlon 2500+ (1.8ghz)
Asrock K7S41GX
256MB DDR RAM (333mhz)
ATI Radeon 9550 (256mb)
Samsung DVD-RW
80GB H\Drive



Hi there, just wondering if any one can help me.

I have recently bought an asus motherboard and re-installed Windows XP on it. I have got it to run fine but only by manually changing the CPU frequency in my BIOS to 133mhz (1.4ghz). This is less than what my CPU should run at, acccording to my defaults it should be 1.8ghz.

Whenever i start up my computer using 1.8ghz it will run okay if left alone, but after a few simple programs are run, or definitely when a game is run the computer restarts. I understand that there is a utility called u-cop that shuts down the computer if the temp. gets too high, but i have monitered my CPU temp and it never goes above 27 degrees celsius.

I was just wondering wether there is a certain way the memory has to be set with the CPU frequency, or wether there is a way to disable u-cop. The FSB of my motherboard is 333mhz, to get 1.4ghz i am runnning my CPU at 133mhz.

Sorry for the long thread but just want to make anyone who looks aware of whats going on.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:Cannot use BIOS defaults

Looks more like a memory issue.. Maybe leave the FSB alone and increase the memory timings?
 

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I tried to install the new BIOS 1.2.0 for my XPS 15 9550, but could not for some reason.  It just stays with my previous version, 1.1.19.  If there is anyone who has this issue, please share your experiences.  Thanks.

Dell XPS 15 9550 A06 System BIOS
 View details 

File Name: XPS_9550_1.2.0.exe
Importance: Urgent

Description: Windows/DOS (9.21 MB)
Release Date: 12 Apr 2016

Version: 01.02.00 ,01.02.00
Last Updated: 12 Apr 2016

A:XPS 15 9550 BIOS 1.2.0

I figured out...  I use a USB extender connected to a USB 3 port.  If BIOS is updated with the extender, it is not updated.  I guess my XPS tries to boot from the USB 3 port and BIOS upgrade is not completed.

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Has happened twice in 1 week...is this a battery problem?
 

A:BIOS resetting to defaults by itself!

Chum said:

Has happened twice in 1 week...is this a battery problem?Click to expand...

That is the only reason I can think of.
 

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My friend chose optimized defaults in his bios and now his pc wont start up. He would like to know what he should do. Would it be best just taking the battery out of his computer and then putting it back in?
 

A:Optimized Defaults in Bios (Help)

Try choosing 'safe' defaults in the bios. If he can't get into the bios then reset the CMOS as Rick suggests.
 

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For anyone having issues with BIOS updates (up to A12 now), I still recommend you to use BIOS A06, which does at least not have the following two issues:

Heavy brightness flickering on any brightness level. (Introduced in A10.)
Battery does not charge above 60% (Not fully tested, but mine is at 73% now and not charging, thus confirming this report. P.s. this is already a battery replacement) (This was introduced in A12.)

I upgraded to the latest BIOS (A12) in conjunction with the latest Intel HD Graphics drivers just released today (A07), in conjunction with a fresh motherboard and screen replacement. These are most definitely not hardware issues!
While debugging the issue for which I got the hardware replacements (random touch screen input), I also found out that brightness flickering on A12 (did not check A10) primarily occurs while charging. Likewise, it seems that my random touch screen input only occurs while charging. Does anyone else encounter this?
I recommend Dell to rather than wasting resources on product support, hardware replacements, and time of customers, to simply address the real issue here. Contact whoever is in charge of these firmware releases. They are doing a horrendous job implementing them, if not at the very least, properly testing them.
Please let me know once a BIOS version has been released addressing both these issues explicitly. I will no longer upgrade until this happens.

A:XPS 9550 BIOS A06 still recommended

Whathecode
For anyone having issues with BIOS updates (up to A12 now), I still recommend you to use BIOS A06, which does at least not have the following two issues:

Heavy brightness flickering on any brightness level. (Introduced in A10.)
Battery does not charge above 60% (Not fully tested, but mine is at 73% now and not charging, thus confirming this report. P.s. this is already a battery replacement) (This was introduced in A12.)

I upgraded to the latest BIOS (A12) in conjunction with the latest Intel HD Graphics drivers just released today (A07), in conjunction with a fresh motherboard and screen replacement. These are most definitely not hardware issues!
While debugging the issue for which I got the hardware replacements (random touch screen input), I also found out that brightness flickering on A12 (did not check A10) primarily occurs while charging. Likewise, it seems that my random touch screen input only occurs while charging. Does anyone else encounter this?
I recommend Dell to rather than wasting resources on product support, hardware replacements, and time of customers, to simply address the real issue here. Contact whoever is in charge of these firmware releases. They are doing a horrendous job implementing them, if not at the very least, properly testing them.
Please let me know once a BIOS version has been released addressing both these issues explicitly. I will no longer upgrade until this happens.

totally agree. this thread should by sticky'd

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My mom has a Dell Dimension 4550 and we just got it fixed but it says there is no audio device and wont play any sound at all so i was gonna restore the optimized defaults in bios so i hit f2 and tried but i cant figure out how to do it.. does anyone know? oh an i tried hitting delete repeatedly like some other guy said to do and nothing happened...
 

A:How to reset defaults for Windows XP in BIOS?

Does the system have onboard sound or a standalone (seperate) Soundblaster audio card ?
It sounds like (no pun intended) that whoever "fixed" the system didn't reinstall the audio driver. You should be able to download the appropriate driver here
Audio drivers aren't at BIOS level, they operate within the operating system enviroment, so it's a fairly simple operation to download the driver, then run to install.
I'm assuming that XP's "Device Manager" ( Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Device Manager) is showing a yellow triangle/exclamation mark notification alongside the sound device.If correct, that would indicate that no driver (or a corrupt non-working driver) is present.
 

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the computer is a gateway desktop, pentium 3 800mhz. when i reboot a message comes up, "cmos settings invalid" and gives the option to press f9 to load default bios settings or f1 run setup. if you hit f9 to load bios defaults... it says that the hard drive is not found consult trouble shooting section of the users manual, hit enter to continue without a harddrive or esc to not see this message again. if you hit f1 to run setup... i find sometimes that the clock has been reset to jan. 1 1990 and everytime everything else has been set to default including admin password and user password. any changes made and saved are reset when i save and exit the setup. i checked the bios jumper and pin 1 and 2 are jumpered for normal operation. 2 and 3 are to clear the bios and they are not jumpered. the error beep code is 2 short and 1 long. thx
 

A:bios defaults loading even if i save

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bios is lock i need help!
I want to change a bios version to 9600 pro
Memory Elixir 250/200
i try to use "Atiflash - p 0 -st bios.bin"
but:
Old mem seting :7180
New mem seting :7180
Old ssid : 4153
New ssid : 4150
SSID Mismatched
Error = 0FL01

:knock: :hotbounce :knock:

Plese Help Me!
 

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After installing the new bios update, the screen flickers every few seconds.  After rolling back to previous bios, the problem went away.

A:XPS 9550 4K screen flicker with new bios

Simple answer is the latest bios is not for your configuration. Bios updates are for specific problems and specific configurations of the same model. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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Hey
Iv recently bought a new MB,ram and Cpu so im planning on selling my old parts. Before installing the new components i thought id reset everything to default on the parts i wanted to sell, check they were all working ok so there ready to sell second hand. I had overclocked previously and wanted everything back to default. I went into the BIOS and loaded the fail safe defaults. Well that has now caused several problems. I cannot enter the OS with several different error messages, BOOTMSG is missing, checksum error, iv tried optimized loaded defaults that didnt work. Iv tired messing with the settings like hard disk priority because i thought it may be something to do with the 2 hard drives, i tried having just the one harddrive connected with the OS on it. I tired to run the Windows CD as it started to load up it stopped and then weird symbols appeared on the screen. Ive cleared the CMOS that didnt really help but stopped the bios from freezing and randomly not working. I then removed one stick of RAM and it let me run the Windows CD but wouldn't boot. The Windows CD for some reason didnt give me a reason to repair so i thought id try a reinstall of windows. After formatting the HDD it went on to install until it went onto the expanding process and said something about files missing. Im now downloading a Vista OS off the internet put it onto a CD and see if that works. But if that doesn't work im pretty much lost on where to go from here. I found it stupid how fa... Read more

A:Bios defaults causing seroius issues, Help!

"Im now downloading a Vista OS"

We won't help you with pirated software. Buy a legal copy.
 

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My friends computer boots directly to the "Advance" tab on the BIOS screen where there are two errors. One is "CPU Internal Frequency" and "CPU Core." I tried restoring the defaults but the screen just went black, and I had to restart manually. Any Ideas on what could be causing this?
 

A:CPU boots to BIOS with two errors and won't restore to defaults

Reset your BIOS the old fassion way... LOL

1. Remove the CMOS battery, some people say for up to 2 hours.... i say remove the battery, unplug the power cable, then hold the power for about 1 min. (the leave power off for up to 2 hours+ is to let the Capacitors drain any residual charge they may have stored... holding the power button opens the circuit allowing all power to drain out)


Plug everything back in and BIOS reset.....
 

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My husband received a Gateway Solo 9550 laptop from an NGO as donation but it has locked bios. The donor didn't provide the password. Please help me unlock the bios. Thanks.
 

A:bios password of gateway solo 9550

Step 1.Remove CMOS battery from motherboard.

Step 2.Move jumpers on three little pins on the motherboard to the opposite position.

Step 3.Restart the computer,then turn it off again.

Step 4.Move the jumpers back to their original position.

Step 5.Replace CMOS battery.

Step 6.Voila !

A more detailed description HERE A different model but the procedure is much the same(I would imagine).

A picture of battery and jumpers HERE They might be in different positions on your board.
 

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Is the Dell Vostro 400 (my computer) and Toshiba T135 (my laptop) legacy BIOS or UEFI?

Note: I have not yet updated the BIOS because I'm too lazy to do so and because it is not required.

A:UEFI or BIOS??

Hello Computer,

Here's a quick way to tell what mode you are using.

BIOS Mode - See if Windows Boot in UEFI or Legacy Mode

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Chiedo scusa di questa mia intrusione,  ma non ho trovato altro modo per una forma di contatto con il tuo sito relativo ad un problema che non riesco a comprendere , pur non essendo digiuno del tutto di " maneggi " al computer.Win 8.1 : pur avendo seguite le necessarie procedure per entrare nel bios -uefi, arrivato all'ultima schermata , quando arriva la dicitura " riavvia " che dovrebbe consentire l'ingresso nel bios , il sistema torna alla pagina di apertura !!!Questo mi impedisce, in caso di problemi, l'avvio da cd per un eventuale nuova istallazione !!Ti sarei molto grato se mi fornissi un tuo esperto parere.

A:uefi-bios

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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

A:got the windows 10 free upgrade and used the dell diagnostics tool to upgrade driver and bios everything worked fine until the update of the bios!!!!

I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.

Dell just saying it's a "possibility" the motherboard might need to be replace. No one can tell you that motherboard is definite "Fried" without first looking at the system.
What is the system model number and version of windows before upgrading to windows 10? Example: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
You're able to boot into BIOS(F2 key) and diagnostic (F12 key) ?
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key ( BIOS) or F12 key( BIOS) continuously

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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

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Warning that the recent BIOS update on the XPS 15 9550 caused Windows to no longer boot.
It is Windows 10 Pro with Bitlocker enabled.  Startup Repair and System Restore Point fail to help. The laptop boots to a blank blue screen for about 1 min then just powers off.  Turning off Secure Boot did not help either.
Reinstall the system completely from scratch appears to be the only solution 

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Also for me the problem persists
BIOS version is 1.2.14
NVidia driver version 375.63

Fixed with BIOS 1.2.0

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HI,
I have an XPS 15 9550 laptop with 4K screen. I installed the recently released BIOS update which is supposed to address the flickering screen issue. Previously I only ever experienced some minor intermittent flicker at brightness level 0 but after the update, flickering was occurring quite frequently - I checked this upto brightness level 50% and it occurs at all the way up.
It appears the update has made things much much worse Luckily I managed to roll back to A06 which must be the previous release as its the only one on the downloads page.
Anyone else find the update made things much worse?
Be good to know what Dell is doing to sort this out (again).

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Trying to solve multiple problems in this thread:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/841480-cant-boot-all-run-recovery.html

I went into the BIOS and selected Load Setup Defaults before exiting.

I then lost my display - I just get 'NO SIGNAL' and the screen goes to standby.

On power up I get the power light, the spooky voice saying "system failed memory test", then the HDD light for a minute or so, then nothing.

There's no sign of the PC responding to the keyboard either - although the keyboard lights flash on power up, there are no clicks or HDD light activity when any key is pressed, and as I said there is no display.

Is all lost? Am I completely stuffed?

Blockbell
 

A:Solved: Lost display after loading setup defaults in BIOS

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I went to turn on my computer and the boot process stopped before loading Windows7 Pro(64) with a text message saying:

"The system found unauthorized changes on the firmware, operating system or UEFI drivers.
Press [N] to run next boot device, or enter directly to BIOS Setup, if there are no other boot devices installed.
Go to BIOS Setup > Advanced > Boot and change the current boot device into another secured boot devices"

The only thing I had done (afaik) since the last re-boot at the end of day the day before was install a bunch of Microsoft updates that required a reboot, and it rebooted without that message.

I went into the BIOS and changed the Secure Boot setting from "Windows UEFI mode" to "Other OS" and the system then booted without a problem.

BUT (YIKES!) - the whole thing has me worried that a security issue did occur and I've somehow been infected by something.

Is this something that others have seen before and should I be suspecting a real problem.

I did a full scan for any viruses as soon as I was back in Windows 7, but the system seems to be clean.

Any ideas??

Thanks,

Russell

Windows7Pro(64), Asus P9X79-DLX, i7-3930K, 32GB RAM, Nochua N1, Gforce GTX750Ti, Samsung850Pro 256GB SSD

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Hi EightForum!
I have some question on how to change my BIOS into UEFI. I tried to flash a UEFI BIOS file attached on Acer website but it wont start flashing. The latest version of UEFI installer is not responding when I want to flash it, the older version said I need to have the same type of BIOS installed. Any suggestion how to install UEFI on my system?
Thanks in advance

A:How do I change my BIOS into UEFI

My guess is that that BIOS is not UEFI compatible, like it said you have to have right version of MB to do that.

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My machine is 2 1/2 years old and due a bit of an upgrade and tidy up. Only hardware upgrade this time will be replacement of the C: drive with an SSD. I'll be doing a full OS & SW re-install rather than cloning what I've got now, so I'm checking for the latest drivers etc to use.

Looking at the BIOS upgrades available for my MB (Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3) I see that the latest is a UEFI version dated March 2013. I am wondering if it is worth flashing this - what benefits would I see from this new interface? I'd appreciate some advice please?

A:UEFI BIOS upgrade

Quote:
I'll be doing a full OS & SW re-install rather than cloning what I've got now


IMO, this typically provides better results with fewer hassles in the long run - though it can take longer to tweak the system to how you like it.






Quote:
so I'm checking for the latest drivers etc to use.


Smart!

You need to be 200% positive (then check again) to make sure this update is for the same motherboard you have. And not just the model number, but the revision number too. That board has two, Rev 1 and Rev 2. Do NOT mix them up!

Understand, a BIOS update does NOT install a new interface. An interface is a hardware device. The update may install a new driver for the interface, however.

My philosophy with BIOS updates is don't update! Not unless (1) the update addresses a problem I am currently experiencing, (2) the update addresses a security issues (rare), or (3) to fix a corrupt BIOS (also rare).

I also suggest you note the "Warning!" from Gigabyte's BIOS Update download page where it says,




Quote:
Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems using the current version of BIOS, it is recommended that you not flash the BIOS. To flash the BIOS, do it with caution. Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction.

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Hello. I have a S3-391-6497 which came with Windows 7.Currently it has BIOS 1.29. If I upgrade it to UEFI 2.17, would it enable Windows 8 Fast Boot feature?(I'm aware that it needs GPT partitions and maybe other technical adjustments) Thanks.










Solved!
Go to Solution.

A:S3-391 BIOS to UEFI upgrade possible?

no, you can't.you can't mix BIOS versions, so: BIOS 1.x can be updated only with 1.x updatesBIOS 2.x can be updated only with 2.x updates

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Hello there
After inadvertently removing the data cable from my ssd drive and booting the pc, I got the usual message 'Non bootable device found insert media'
I booted again into bios and could no longer see the ssd drive, I powered off and opened the case to see I had knocked off the data lead to the ssd (the power lead was still plugged in) I reattached the cable, and booted only to get the above message again, I went into bios and could see the ssd, but not as a UEFI drive and thats that the pc will not boot, why would it, the drive is GPT partioned and set up as UEFI drive in the bios and has worked fine for over a year. I don't get it, nothing has changed, but as the ssd is setup as a UEFI drive if you select the ssd as a normal drive it won't boot. How does the bios loose the reference of how the drive is setup, just because it was unplugged ?
With MBR you can plug - unplug all day long, I don't get why UEFI is so flakey ?
I only opened the case to speed test another ssd.

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Hi
I have windows 8.1 installed on 120gb ssd. I also have a 1tb HDD too. So I was trying to install Hackintosh/Linux when I noticed that the System Reserved partition was on my HDD instead of the SSD. So, I used easybtc to migrate my boot files to my SSD. I deleted the system reserved partition. Now I want to convert my BIOS to UEFI. I have Z87 pro mobo.

I tried this tutorial: https://social.technet.microsoft.com...n-to-uefi.aspx

But it seems to be geared at the C drive, where I don't have room for that 350mb as disk utility wont let me shrink it.

Edit: would downloading a third party partitioner, shrinking C about 350mb, or whatever is the minimum, and then use that new space as described in the guide work?

A:Convert BIOS to UEFI

If you have Windows 7 installed, & two HDD's, you can clone Legacy to UEFI.
Migrate BIOS x64 install to UEFI. Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

The above is for Windows 7 x64, Paragon 14 has a app for Windows 8/8.1.

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i want to enable secure boot, unfortunately this laptop didnt support secure boot and uefi boot, so how to make it work ? please i really need it

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I have a brand new Asus K555 laptop running core i5 5th gen. But though it is new, it seems to be running BIOS. It is old fashioned cursor less one. But it supports secure boot, GPT disk and it boots in CSM mode. So I think I can install UEFI. Please advise.
Thank you

A:BIOS and UEFI issue

Originally Posted by alekhka


I have a brand new Asus K555 laptop running core i5 5th gen. But though it is new, it seems to be running BIOS. It is old fashioned cursor less one. But it supports secure boot, GPT disk and it boots in CSM mode. So I think I can install UEFI. Please advise.
Thank you



Never have run into "It is old fashioned cursor less one.", can't comment on that.

If it is using Secure Boot it most likely is UEFI. Since it is new it either is properly set up or you need to contact ASUS about getting it fixed.

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I want to keep my RecoveryPartition, but also want to partition the 750GB HDD into three partitions.
What tools may help, what are the cavetats, where are the minefields?
Is there a tutorial somewhere?

A:UEFI Bios, Win 8 and big HDD - How to partition the HDD

The Windows built in partition tool can do that.

Lots of third party options for this as well but 3 partitions 750GB nothing special to create three partitions there.

Although in my opinion Windows 8 is simply NOT dual boot friendly at all, something to keep in mind.

Partition or Volume - Create New - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Is the UEFI and/or the standard BIOS vulnerable to virus infection???

Over the past 2 weeks or so, I have first lost the ability to access UEFI (F12 during POST) and then 3 days ago I could no longer access BIOS (F2 during POST).

System boots and behaves normally.

If the chip set is vulnerable to infection, how does one ascertain that? No scanner I know of does that.
 

A:Solved: Bios (uefi)

After a couple of weeks working with Dell online, they sent a tech to my home and replaced the Motherboard and the keyboard. problem gone.
 

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Hello everybody. I have a question I'm hoping somebody can help me with. I have a Dell XPS 8500 which will be 2 years old this August. I am looking into installing a much bigger internal hard drive but have found out that I need the newer UEFI BIOS to do that. Well I have been driving myself crazy trying to figure out if I have the older type BIOS or the newer UEFI. According to the system information it lists the BIOS Version/Date as Dell Inc. A12, 8/28/13. It does not list any other information that could tell me the type of BIOS. I cannot find any info on whether this is the newer BIOS or not, or what my computer shipped with, as that listed in the system information is an update I did from the Dell website. Would anybody be able to tell me or do I need to contact Dell directly?? Thank you so much for your help!

A:UEFI BIOS Windows 7 do I have it??

A quick check in disk management can reveal some clues,

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

If you post that screenshot it would help.

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I'm expecting delivery later in the week of my new laptop. I selected Windows 7 Professional option as installed OS but OEM are including Windows 8.1 Professional media, as well.

Not sure how this works, but I'm wondering if I will have UEFI or bog-standard BIOS to contend with for firmware interface.

Does a standard exist for this, or is it down to OEM requirements.

A:UEFI/BIOS Query

We would need to know the exact model laptop you are receiving to know what BIOS you will be getting. UEFI is the most likely (if new) but it depends on how new/old your laptop is.

Is the new laptop the one you added info for in the system specs or is that the PC you're using now?

If its not the new one, please post which Laptop/model you're getting

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Hello. I have a S3-391-6497 which came with Windows 7.Currently it has BIOS 1.29. If I upgrade it to UEFI 2.17, would it enable Windows 8 Fast Boot feature?(I'm aware that it needs GPT partitions and maybe other technical adjustments) Thanks.











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A:S3-391 BIOS to UEFI upgrade possible?

no, you can't.you can't mix BIOS versions, so: BIOS 1.x can be updated only with 1.x updatesBIOS 2.x can be updated only with 2.x updates

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hi!When i want to change my windows from 8 to 10 i can`t so I formated all partion an then can install windows 10after that i can`t boot from UEFI and i have to use legucy to stat windows and when i enable UEFI tht shows:Boot device Not foundPlease install an operating system on your hard discHard Disk (3F0)What can i do to fix that problem??furthermore when i turn on laptop shows to choose windows 10 on volume 4 or 2 , that i never install 2 winows Simultaneous ; i can only select volume 4 and when i select volume2 shows that have an error and must be repairedThanks

A:UEFI and BIOS Problem

when i choose my laptop number to download software it has n`t windows10 in operating system listand my fingerprint sensor after i install windows10 did n`t work!!

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Hello, I have a HP DV3-4100SA Laptop, running Windows 7 HP 64-bit. I noticed a BIOS update was available, so I downloaded it and proceeded to install it. The long and short of it is that it froze my machine, and a black screen is shown when I power the Laptop on ? the caps lock key is ?blinking?.I did a bit of looking around, and downloaded the system diagnostics UEFI from http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4063&lc=en&cc=uk&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=4326... (sp52407.exe) / http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-93497-1&cc=uk&dlc=en&lc=en&...=  softpaq I think it?s referred as?  I formatted my USB Flash Drive to  FAT 32 and re-named it HP_TOOLS, then ran the UEFI installer, and it installed to my USB Flash Drive, as the HP_TOOLS partition does not exist on my laptop?s HDD. Upon installing/extracting the UEFI program, c:\swsetup\sp48935 exists. In this folder, all there is is the .exe for the UFEI setup. Now, onto the HP_TOOLS (i.e my FAT 32-formatted USB Flash Drive. There is a Hewlett-Packard folder. Inside this, there are two folders: BIOS and BIOSUpdate.The BIOS folder contains three folders: Current, New and Previous. All three are empty. The BIOSUpdate folder contains the following files: CryptRSA.efiCryptRSA32.efiHpBiosUpdate.efiHpBiosUpdate.s09HpBiosUpdate.sigHpBiosUpdate32.efiHpBiosUpdate32.s09HpBiosUpdate32.sig I am not su... Read more

A:UEFI BIOS corrupt

try this, download the bios update from herehttp://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-102435-1&cc=uk&dlc=en&lc=en... execute it with the flash drive connected, it should put the bios files in the HP_TOOLS partition. report back what files it installed on the flash drive and in what folder.

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Hello here,

I am new here and i would at first say thanks to all them who supports that site to be alive and help all in the world.

I need your help:

I want want install windows 7, it is asrock, but when i choose boot priority there is only one option hitachi there is no dvdrom to boot from it but there is no. what should i do? what is aproblem?

thanks in advanced.

A:Uefi bios setup

Hello and welcome to the forums,

I think I had a similar issue when I was building a PC for my Dad a while back.

I think you press F8 or something like that for a list of boot options right?
Then it gives you 2 choices UEFI and something else, I found one of the options showed the DVD drive in the list, the other option did not have it.

I am being a bit vague as it was a fair while ago since I did it.

What is the exact model of the motherboard?

Paul.

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I have an SSD System Drive which contains Win 7 64bit Professional OS and all of my Programs, which was built on a GB BIOS MB, so has MBR Boot Sector.
I wish to transfer this SSD, complete as is, to a new GB MB which has UEFI Boot Sector and then install Chipset Drivers.
a) Is this idea sound.
b) Are there any associated issues doing it this way.
c) Recommended Best Procedures, if my idea is wrong.

Experts advice please.

A:BIOS MB & UEFI MB Installation

You can use the SSD as is, you don't have to use the UEFI "GPT" drive format.

However, is the Win 7 64 bit Professional you have an "OEM" version or a full license version? If its an OEM version legally it is only licensed for the original PC (motherboard) it was installed on. Its iffy on whether Microsoft will activate an OEM on a different system. If its a full version there shouldn't be any problem activating it on the new motherboard.

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Hello there
After inadvertently removing the data cable from my ssd drive and booting the pc, I got the usual message 'Non bootable device found insert media'
I booted again into bios and could no longer see the ssd drive, I powered off and opened the case to see I had knocked off the data lead to the ssd (the power lead was still plugged in) I reattached the cable, and booted only to get the above message again, I went into bios and could see the ssd, but not as a UEFI drive and thats that the pc will not boot, why would it, the drive is GPT partioned and set up as UEFI drive in the bios and has worked fine for over a year. I don't get it, nothing has changed, but as the ssd is setup as a UEFI drive if you select the ssd as a normal drive it won't boot. How does the bios loose the reference of how the drive is setup, just because it was unplugged ?
With MBR you can plug - unplug all day long, I don't get why UEFI is so flakey ?
I only opened the case to speed test another ssd.

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I have two options (CSM) or (UEFI) in my Toshiba Laptop BIOS. When I select UEFI the computer will not boot. I tried to get Toshiba's tech support to explain this to me but besides not speaking english I did not get a clear answer.

If anyone has the time and knowledge to explain this option and it's uses in simple terms I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank You

A:UEFI BIOS Option

When CSM (Compatibility Support Module) is enabled it allows a modern EFI based PC to operate in a Legacy BIOS mode.

This allows for your operating system to be installed and run from a traditional MBR (Master Boot Record) disk and the advanced features of the EFI system are disabled.

Switching to UEFI mode enables the EFI system. UEFI PCs usually use the GPT file table, which includes a hidden SYSTEM partition and a Windows SYSTEM RESERVED partition.

I am assuming that what you meant to say is that with UEFI enabled Windows will not start, not that the PC will not boot. (If the PC did not boot you could not get into the BIOS settings to change it back.)

I believe that this is because Windows was installed in legacy BIOS mode. I believe that to run in UEFI mode you would need to reinstall Windows or make some alterations to the startup process. I do not know if Startup Repair would help in this case. Perhaps someone else here will know this and comment.

These systems are relatively new. I do not own one yet, so I have not had the opportunity to play with one to get hands on experience. What I know is what I've read.

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I plugged my new, empty Western Digital 4TB external drive into my old PC, and it is a MBR HDD. The PC is too old to have UEFI. I want the drive to be as reliable as possible and to work on my new (UEFI) PC as well. Should I convert it to GPT now?
Both PCs are on Windows 10.

A:I have a new 4TB external HDD and a non-UEFI BIOS. MBR or GPT?

I don't think GPT is really more reliable than MBR and either of your PCs could access either.

I think I'd convert it GPT though if it is still empty - you might decide you want more than 4 partitions in the future and this is easier with GPT. You can always change MBR to GPT later using partition management software but it is probably easier to do it now.

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Help me, i'm italian and have a problem with my pc. Please helps meAs the title, I can not get into the UEFI bios, startup I press the "esc" button appears (http://support.hp.com/doc-images/579/c03384542.jpg) on the screen click UEFI setting but nothing happens, I also tried from here (http://support.hp.com/doc-images/709/c04281260.jpg) but don't appears UEFI settings. Helps me!!!

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my laptops model number is HP 15-au009txmy computer boots into uefi mode as my disk is gpt style.but when i press escape during the startup i get the option to alter my bios settings.When my laptop supports the successor of bios and more feature rich uefi why does it also have the traditional bios?If The laptop uses uefi to boot than what is the need of the bios firmware and a menu to alter it?Can't we have uefi alone (as bios is a technology of the olden days) that will work to boot up the computer?

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Hello, I just instelled my windows 7 on Toshiba laptop, and now I cant access BIOS...how can I acces UEFI BIOS if I have windows 7?

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My PC is a DELL AIO. The factory setting is UEFI/GUID partitioning.

I want to install VirtualBox version 5, into a separate GUID partition,and then install Windows 7 PRO from an ISO, into that separate VirtualBox partition.

Am I right in thinking that the Windows installer will create the normal legacy MBR partitioning scheme (just within the new VirtualBox partition) ,into which I can then install Windows 7?

Also will I be able to launch Windows 7 from the VirtualBox?

{I know this 2016, but I want to install Windows 7 on my Dell PC, for a special reason.]

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Hello to the BleepingComputer community,First of all I'm sorry I haven't finished some of the steps from the Preparation Guide. It's because these steps require a reboot (e.g. Step 6: Disable your CD Emulation Software - DeFogger will ask me to reboot the machine), and I have a bad feeling about the question if it is safe to reboot in my situation: I'm not sure if I have a type of malware which is ready to infect the BIOS - if it is so, then it could infect it much easier during the reboot process.- If there is a good way to find out what is the problem (and fix the BIOS threat part if it really is present) without rebooting / shutting down this PC, or at least without booting from this hard drive (which I feel is probably infected), then please tell me what should I do.- If you know a place / forum where I can get a specialized help for this (seemingly BIOS-malware related) situation, please tell me where I could go.- If there is no way to move forward, I'll go ahead and risk the reboot, and follow the other steps (steps 6 to 10) in the Preparation Guide, no problem.I kindly ask you to please read below the details of the problem as it occured to me, and the things I have tried so far.The PC is AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core BE-2350 2.1GHz, Motherboard Biostar TA690G AM2 (with AWARD BIOS), 4GB RAM, 200GB SATA HDD, and an ASUS EAH4870 card added a few years ago.It's with WinXP SP3, AVG Free 2012, (standard) Windows Firewall, and it's behind a router.I ... Read more

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After updating BIOS to latest version (1.2.13), the battery only charges to 60 percent and then it stops.
- cable is connected and bios shows status as OK.
- if I disconnect and let the battery discharge below 50% the charging will kick in once I reconnect but will only charge until 60%
- tried changing battery modes in BIOS settings - standard / adaptive / express charge but regardless of which mode I choose charging seems to stop at 60%.
- behavior seems to be independent of OS as charging won't pass 60% even if laptop is turned off
Is anyone else experiencing this problem?

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Hi all
Laptop is hooked up to 4k monitor. Since updating the BIOS to 1.1.19 last week, when I turn the monitor off and then back on again later (the laptop stays on but closed during the monitor being off) all the Windows have resized as if they were on the laptop screen.
I can only assume that the HDMI port is now assuming that 'monitor off' means 'switch to laptop display panel' rather than 'wait for instructions'(!), like me opening the lid.
Always worked fine before... switch monitor back on 12 hours after switching off, and the windows are all same size on the big screen and in the same place.
Can Dell confirm whether the way the HDMI monitors activity was changed in the recent BIOS update?
Thanks :)

A:BIOS 1.1.19 has killed the HDMI link when monitor turned off - XPS (9550)

No-one else had this issue?
Must be some of you who use external monitors for your laptops?

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Hi all ! I just got an HP laptop from a friend, it is a Pavillion DV7 4120EB, it was sold in Belgium. I updated the bios to V F.29, the latest avaible in HP support.I saw in this same webpage that HP is providing an UEFI update for this computer, I'd like to update to it but the software update is creating me an UEFI bootable usb key for the update, the problem is that this computer is not currently supporting UEFI boot... I searched a lot trought HP forums and Google, tried somme tricks like plug the USB key and boot the PC with Windows + B keys held, the PC seems to work for  1 to 2 minutes then it stops and nothing has been updated. I also formated it to Windows 8.1 (MSDN version) and deleted HP_TOOLS partition (which has been re-created by the Update Assistant) Can anyone please help me ? Thanks a lot by advance ! PS : Please excuse my (probably) bad english, this is not my mother tongue

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I am swapping out my older X58 BIOS motherboard for a UEFI motherboard with a new Ivy Bridge i5. I'd rather not have to reinstall Windows 7, and just want to make sure I can swap the boards and CPUs without issue. Thanks!

A:Changing From BIOS Motherboard to UEFI

I don't know how likely that is.

Before you try any transplant, I strongly recommend that you image your HD. I've used Acronis True Image, although it's not completely foolproof.

You may be able to simply swap motherboards, Windows 7 detects the hardware changes, and off you go. You may have to install a few new drivers.

If that doesn't work, you may be able to use the sysprep utility on your WIndows installation, with the "generalize" switch. That's intended to allow producing a generic Windows installation for diverse hardware. (Drivers are removed.)

If all else fails, re-install Windows. I hope that you aren't using an OEM copy of Windows. Microsoft may not be willing to activate it on a new system.

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I wish to change my system to use UEFI from the older bios system

but I have run into the single problem of changing the disk from MBR to GPT

I have lots of things I need to back up and i want my windows system to be how it is now. The problem is Windows system image apparently does not like applying MBR imaged disks to GPT disks.
So i want to know how i can change my disk from MBR to GPT and get it working with the UEFI without losing anything before i get my new motherboard.

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Hi,I have PACKARD BELL IMEDIA S2883 with preinstalled Windows 8.1. BIOS is UEFI and i can't fint option to change it to Legacy BIOS. In UEFI it's won't detect legacy boot devices even with Secure boot option disabled and Legacy USB enabled. Is there any way to use standart Legacy BIOS? Any help will be appreciated!










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A:How to change from UEFI to Legacy BIOS?

Hi ANONIMNIQ,
 
Could you tell me what your current BIOS version is? Also, could you send me a private message with your Serial Number? I'll see what I can track down for you.
Cory

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