BIOS access from Windows

July 30, 2007 at 05:45:36
Specs: WinXP, PIII/256Mb

Is it ever possible to access the BIOS Setup from within Windows i.e. without rebooting ? If so, how ?


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July 30, 2007 at 06:29:56

It's not.

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July 30, 2007 at 06:41:25

well technically there is if you use a virtual pc software e.g Microsoft Virtual PC but its not reccommended to play with the bios anyway unless its for setting up your pc.Howcome you want to be able to access the bios withing windows anwyay?

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July 30, 2007 at 11:30:40

Even Virtual PC will not let you access bios settings from windows. The POST screen and BIOS settings you see in Virtual PC when you Boot a virtual machine is from a virtual BIOS. IT is not the actual BIOS of the computer that is running Virtual PC.

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July 30, 2007 at 13:10:22

Some mainboard manufacturers supply utilities like my MSI Fuzzy Logic that allows you to set settings in the bios via windows.

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July 31, 2007 at 08:12:35

It's a more academic question rather than very practical. I was using an MSDOS program (WP51) that required Num Lock to be OFF - I know this can be set in BIOS, and idly wondered if I would HAVE to reboot to set it PERMANENTLY - (I already know about the Num Lock key). [If you want to know why I would still want to use WP51 in 2007, ask me.]


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July 31, 2007 at 08:25:42

I used that version of software for years. Why do you think that it requires the Num Lock to be off? It doesn't...

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August 1, 2007 at 02:59:10

In 'Wordperfect 5.1 for DOS' I like to use the facility of 'screen-up', 'screen-down' associated with the '+' and '-' keys on the keypad - that requires NumLock to be OFF.


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