How to Backup or Backup Your BIOS - Quick and Easy

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Computers have become a necessity for today's society, due to the different tools provided by these computers. Therefore, for its users, every aspect related to the care of a computer is of great interest. For this reason, we stress the importance of making a backup or backup copy of your computer's BIOS.

From both a physical and a systemic point of view, computers require, from time to time, a series of actions maintenance to help them continue to perform at their best.



The risks of inattention

That is why it is so important to have programs that have a positive impact on the performance of your computer. Now, maintain the system it is something that ensures the safety and functioning of your computer, as long as it is done correctly.

BIOS update

One of those things that, while they can have an enormously positive impact on your computer, is also true that it can end up rendering your computer useless.

The BIOS or Basic Input and Output System is a fundamental boot device in all computers, as it is the one who dictates all possible directions to the software for the hardware to function properly.

What is needed?

Everything about the system or boot sequence, as well as factory settings, is handled by the BIOS. Through it, you can even check your computer details, Such as:

  • The memory installed in the system.
  • Change the RAM memory options.
  • Voltage.
  • configuration storage devices.

So, while not having the maximum attention of most of the users who make use of the different types of computers that exist in the world, this element is simply essential.



Security measures

These systems should not normally be updated unless the computer has a fault and there is no other way to fix it than by updating the system.

However, it is a delicate matter. There are things that, if not handled properly, could leave your computer with more failures than it had… or even unusable.

This is why it is extremely important make a backup of the starting system to avoid greater evils. And, fortunately, here you will find out how to do it.

An unusual device

The update process is usually performed on older computers. When you consult on different platforms, you agree on something: you need a floppy disk for this. However, third parties have designed tools for run it via USB storage devices.

How to make a BIOS backup?

Therefore, once the update is complete, to create a backup of the BIOS configuration, you will need a USB storage device, a 3 ½ floppy and the program CmosPwd.

But why the floppy disk? While it is true that this type of device is practically extinct, it is necessary when performing BIOS-related operations due to its capacity.

Making copies or updates of the BIOS on a large storage pendrive could mean that there are errors in the backup process. The use of a 1GB or less pendrive is also recommended.


Step by step

Once you have downloaded CMO.zip, you need to unzip the files to your chosen location. For greater ease of use, the computer desktop is recommended.

  1. Insert the floppy, which should be free or contain unimportant files.
  2. Proceed with executing the “CMOSviewer.exe” file.
  3. Find the "File" option.
  4. click on "Generate emergency backup".
  5. Select the floppy for the backup location.
  6. Insert the key.
  7. Copy the contents of the floppy disk and paste it on the pendrive.
  8. Ready!

Easy and safe

Now you know how to setup and backup for the BIOS. Mainly in case your computer boot system shows deficiencies and you have to restore it with an older version. Now you can continue to update the BIOS or UEFI of your PC card and improve it even more. Both are the best measures you can take to take better care of your computer.


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