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April 19, 2005 4:02:46 AM

MB bios option is let bios config PNP devices = default.

Which is better, bios config or OS?

I wonder if this is why system restore(WinME) does not work properly - allways reports unable to restore, no changes have been made?

And if I change the bios PNP to default now, will it cause problems - ie. should it only be set before installation of OS, can't be changed after?

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a b V Motherboard
April 21, 2005 4:45:35 AM

PNP support works better for BIOS for several reasons, including having fully configured IRQ's (no conflicts) even before the OS loads.

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April 21, 2005 8:42:22 PM

WinME is not really a true plug'n play OS. Best to let your BIOS handle it in your case.

What the heck are you still running WinME for?

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April 21, 2005 8:48:47 PM

likes pain? Is this a quiz?

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April 22, 2005 2:42:14 AM

I keep getting asked this question all the time.

I'll answer it again- I got ME for free with A PC bought from auction and finances at the moment don't allow for purchase of XP.

Although I should buy XP next, my first choice will be a medium to high powered GC, followed by P4 3.0 to 3.4GHz 775 CPU and MB, then XP.

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April 22, 2005 2:56:21 AM

I'll change it to BIOS configered PNP.

And it's OK to do it now - no problems should occur.

BIOS will just change windows previous configeration as neccessary?

Is this correct?



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a b V Motherboard
April 22, 2005 5:52:34 AM

If Windows has to reconfigure some hardware, it should find the drivers that have already been installed in their already installed locations.

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April 22, 2005 7:04:42 PM

Maybe I should sell one my extra copies...

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April 23, 2005 4:03:36 AM

There's so many copies out there, no one will buy, he he

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