Solved saving bios for battery change on Dell XP

April 15, 2014 at 15:23:09
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium 4/2.0 Ghz/768 MB
My motherboard battery needs to be changed and I need to save and restore BIOS
file. what is the best procedure for doing this?

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April 15, 2014 at 16:50:31
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You won't lose the BIOS by changing the battery, you'll simply lose any customization of the BIOS settings. And since it's a Dell, there's probably not a whole lot of settings that you need to worry about. If you're concerned, enter the BIOS & write down every setting on every menu page so that you can reset them to exactly how they are. Then shutdown, unplug the power cord, & switch the battery. Once that's done, plug it back in, restart & immediately enter the BIOS & correct the settings again. Make sure to save them before you exit.

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April 15, 2014 at 21:56:21
Yeah, you won't lose your bios by removing the battery.

As far as the bios settings, most of the time the default settings work just fine but there is software to backup those settings, if that's what you're concerned about. Here's one download:

Edit--changed link

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April 17, 2014 at 09:29:22
Thanks for your response.

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April 17, 2014 at 13:09:22
Adding to the previous responses, the BIOS takes alot more than a few seconds to reset losing all user settings.. I replaced my battery weeks ago and didn't lose a single personal setting, it probably took me within 10 seconds from removal to replacement so, remove and replace your battery as quickly as possible and you shouldn't lose a bit of BIOS information.

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