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Anonymous
August 18, 2005 3:16:06 PM

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Does anyone know how to check the BIOS versions of a PC from within all of
the various Windows Operating Systems?

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Anonymous
August 18, 2005 3:16:07 PM

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I use Everest Home Edition from http://www.lavalys.com/.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS-MVP Shell/User


"Eric Fehlhaber" <efehlhaber@weathershield.com> wrote in message
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> Does anyone know how to check the BIOS versions of a PC from within all of
> the various Windows Operating Systems?
>
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 3:16:07 PM

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"Eric Fehlhaber" <efehlhaber@weathershield.com> wrote in message
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> Does anyone know how to check the BIOS versions of a PC from within all of
> the various Windows Operating Systems?

In Windows 98SE:

> Run MSINFO32

> Expand the Components section

> Click on System

> Click on Advanced Information

> Scroll down to System Board
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Anonymous
August 18, 2005 3:39:00 PM

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How about a free tool that will work in a domain environment... :)  ??

"Gary S. Terhune" <grystnews@mvps.org> wrote in message
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>I use Everest Home Edition from http://www.lavalys.com/.
>
> --
> Gary S. Terhune
> MS-MVP Shell/User
>
>
> "Eric Fehlhaber" <efehlhaber@weathershield.com> wrote in message
> news:%23Vj2sABpFHA.2472@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Does anyone know how to check the BIOS versions of a PC from within all
>> of the various Windows Operating Systems?
>>
>
>
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 3:39:01 PM

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Heh, heh... Don't know of any, but then I don't operate in such
environments, <s>.

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Gary S. Terhune
MS-MVP Shell/User

"Eric Fehlhaber" <efehlhaber@weathershield.com> wrote in message
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> How about a free tool that will work in a domain environment... :)  ??
>
> "Gary S. Terhune" <grystnews@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:o UzuuEBpFHA.3608@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>I use Everest Home Edition from http://www.lavalys.com/.
>>
>> --
>> Gary S. Terhune
>> MS-MVP Shell/User
>>
>>
>> "Eric Fehlhaber" <efehlhaber@weathershield.com> wrote in message
>> news:%23Vj2sABpFHA.2472@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>> Does anyone know how to check the BIOS versions of a PC from within all
>>> of the various Windows Operating Systems?
>>>
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>
>
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 5:24:57 PM

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Hello Eric,

Give PC Wizard a try, it's free and tells you much more about your system then
just the BIOS version.

http://www.cpuid.org/pcwizard.php

Dave

Eric Fehlhaber wrote:

> Does anyone know how to check the BIOS versions of a PC from within all of
> the various Windows Operating Systems?
August 18, 2005 9:24:52 PM

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Do you mean programatically check, or simply software that shows it?
If software; http://www.lavalys.com/products.php?lang=en home edition

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> Does anyone know how to check the BIOS versions of a PC from within all of
> the various Windows Operating Systems?
>
>
Anonymous
August 19, 2005 8:14:25 PM

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"Eric Fehlhaber" <efehlhaber@weathershield.com> wrote in message
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> Does anyone know how to check the BIOS versions of a PC from within all of
> the various Windows Operating Systems?
>
>

Usually the BIOS of your computer has an ID string. It is displayed on the
bottom left corner of your screen when the BIOS boots up on POST. To get
this ID string, hit <pause> key when your computer makes the first beep
which indicate that your BIOS has successfully booted.

The BIOS ID string identifies its version number and the motherboard maker.

If you want a replacement for your BIOS, log on "Award-BIOS" or
"Unicore.Com." Please Google search for the correct URL and these web
sites can assist you with your BIOS questions.


Orinello
Anonymous
August 19, 2005 10:53:16 PM

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On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 13:24:57 -0400, Dave_Brown

>Give PC Wizard a try, it's free and tells you much more about your system then
>just the BIOS version.

>http://www.cpuid.org/pcwizard.php

Seconded - PC Wizard's great! You can also use a tooln to read the
BIOS (i.e. rather like a BIOS dump) that's free too...

http://www.voodoofiles.com/10908

What's nice about both of these is they work from Bart's PE CDRs,
which can be booted or Autorun, if you "plug them in". The process is
easy, in the case of these two, as they don't have to be "installed".

That's in contrast with AIDA32 and successor Everest, which seem to be
quite difficult to get working from Bart PE.



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