CHange BIOS type

July 16, 2009 at 12:58:22
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.729 GHz / 1014 MB
Can you tell me how BIOS type is changed?
Before i had BIOS version Lenovo 60 but now i
have BIOS version is from Phonix. ( I reinstaled
OS)

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#1
July 16, 2009 at 13:14:57
When first built the BIOS is installed by the computer manufacturer for each particular computer (might be same motherboard but with different set-up capabilities) They name them what ever they wish to as they are specifics for them...the actual BIOS manufacturer is Pheonix XXXXX Ver.x or similar. When you restored the operating system the stat page that you read the BIOS name was changed to represent the actual true name.

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#2
July 16, 2009 at 13:20:03
Thankyou for the information.

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#3
July 16, 2009 at 16:43:11
I don't mean to be argumentative but the BIOS version should have NOTHING to do with what operating system you are using.

I am not sure where you are seeing those messages but I don't think it is the BIOS. The screens that are seen prior to Windows starting are not all related to the BIOS. You don't even need to have a hard drive installed to view the POST screens that display the BIOS version.

The only way that would be possible is IF the BIOS is being stored on the hard drive. To my knowledge that isn't done. At least not anymore.


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#4
July 17, 2009 at 00:26:38
OEM's like to put their names on things that are supplied by other Companies. It's not inconsistent to see, say, eMachine logo on a bios setup screen, then when you truly identify the BIOS files, Phoenix, Ami, Award, and others appear on the Bios files and usually on the Motherboard CMOS/Bios chip.

Lenovo is a Computer Manufacturer, AFAIK they do not Manufacture CMOS/Bios Chips nor Bios instruction sets.

If this is a Laptop and you installed Windows from A M$ Windows CD the Lenovo logo probably got stripped away during the NON-OEM install.

This does not change the Bios, simply reports it accurately.

There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.


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