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Windows 7 Plug & Play O/S Bios Yes Or No?

Thanks in advance!

I know this sounds like a stupid question but, since I'm running Windows 7, should I have my bios set to: Plug and Play O/S yes, or no?

Again, thanks!


Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate
Asus Maximus Formula
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
4GB Gskill DDR-2 800
Geforce 8800 GTS
WD Caviar Black Edition 1TB
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  1. NO!!!
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    yes it's a carry over from long ago, http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Plug-and-Play-HOWTO-3.html, but in Windows from Xp, 2000 up, big NO, kind of confusing, but try it once and you'll understand
  3. Thanks for replying, Number13.

    I apologize for not asking this in my original post, why should it be kept to NO?

    Is it because that "feature" was relegated to Windows 98, 95?

    Again, thanks!
  4. From MSFT"The original intent for designing this option was to give Microsoft Windows versions 95 and 98 more freedom to adjust hardware configurations. By default, these operating systems would never move a device configured at startup for fear of breaking a DOS driver. Later versions of Windows also typically leave BIOS-configured hardware alone, even if the BIOS placed the hardware in a less than optimal configuration. This is because moving such hardware frequently exposes latent bugs in the BIOS. "
  5. Best answer selected by crimsonking.
  6. That indeed makes sense.

    Thanks a ton, Number13. You rock, my friend! = )
  7. thanks
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