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Bios utility What is the bios utility set up and what can I do with it?

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Re: bios utility

If you don't know, I'd suggest that you leave it alone.
Bios (basic in and out) is the lowest level of system operations, and miss setting any one of them could make for a bad day for your laptop.
Good luck

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