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Old 01-11-2016, 12:28 PM   #31
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I think the whole idea of the video is to 'back it up'.

If I was preparing to perform a BIOS flash I'd most certainly back up my files.
oh sorry I didn't understand that reference .. it was in the title and not in the content.. I was soooo content oriented at the moment of viewing that vidO I missed the punch line , sorry --
 
Old 01-11-2016, 12:33 PM   #32
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oh sorry I didn't understand that reference .. it was in the title and not in the content.. I was soooo content oriented at the moment of viewing that vidO I missed the punch line , sorry --
No worries-
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:34 PM   #33
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sayhello_to_the_world:

Have you read the documentation and are you prepared now?
 
Old 02-07-2016, 12:42 PM   #34
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CorrectOmondO you will lose your system completely if it is the wrong one, then have to try damange control for that then, sometimes, it can be recoverd, if you back up your BIOS first before flashing helps to prevent this,
Yes agree backup bios first. Many pc's provide means to do that when flashing the bios, some automatically backup the bios so pay attention to what is taking place when flashing provides the details. Key words in my prior post "Assuming that exe file is the correct bios." whereas the incorrect one can cause system failure. Not likely to take the OS and everything with it, just makes the OS unbootable, the data is usually recoverable via another pc, an external docking station, etc. I've used Dells flash utility via Windows and walked away while it was doing its thing and never had any problems not a few times, same with Asus in Windows - in Linux I do it via the BIOS.
 
Old 02-07-2016, 04:38 PM   #35
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@TB0ne,

Here is something else to add to your armoury:

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=where+do+I+learn+about+Linux%3F
or this?
 
Old 02-07-2016, 04:48 PM   #36
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Don't forget about this
 
Old 02-07-2016, 05:22 PM   #37
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The web page for that last one respects too much privacy for that, bada bing!

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Old 02-07-2016, 05:25 PM   #38
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The web page for that last one respects too much privacy for that, bada bing!
if one is that parinoid about the possiablity of someone else finding out he or she is looking up bio's flashware -- pills will not even help.. lol
 
Old 02-07-2016, 05:38 PM   #39
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@ rokytnji,

I really expected better of you, of all people!

I would have thought you would be the last person in the world to admit to using MS's Bing.
 
Old 02-07-2016, 06:21 PM   #40
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@ rokytnji,

I really expected better of you, of all people!

I would have thought you would be the last person in the world to admit to using MS's Bing.
I tune motorcycles with Microsoft. Search results mentioned LQ a few times which I found surprising. Retiring tomorrow so working on motorcycles is going to take a back burner to
to starting a pet day care business. More fun and less work involved as I cruise into retirement. I'll still help on motorcycles if asked nicely and the money is right.

But I am warming up to the pet day care center idea in the coming week. (I'll be the only one for a 70 mile radius for transient oil field workers who brought their pets with them)

Edit: If you scroll through my search result link. Bing is surprising the crap out of me. I never expected such a good search result out of a joke inspired post.

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Old 02-08-2016, 04:00 AM   #41
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@ rokytnji,

Congratulations on your retirement today and the start of your new business. I hope all runs smoothly.

For 5 years my wife and I, as volunteers, ran a branch of Cats Protection in the UK.

http://www.cats.org.uk/

We soon found out that the animals are generally fine, even if some had had pretty dreadful backgrounds.

It's the people you have to worry about.

Situation normal, I guess?
 
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I think we have lost OP on this topic.
 
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Never tried this but Rufus may allow one to create a freedos usb drive to flash dos based programs to bios.
 
  


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