What’s the best way to backup your BIOS?

March 26, 2010

You’re planning to update your BIOS to a new version, and you’d like to make sure you don’t lose any of your current BIOS settings. What’s the best way to guarantee a good backup of your BIOS information?

A) Use the built-in BIOS backup utilities

B) Print each BIOS configuration screen or copy the parameters down manually with pen and paper

C) Third-party applications can image the entire drive, including the BIOS settings

D) The BIOS is hardware based, and doesn’t require a backup

E) Place your computer on top of a flatbed scanner and digitize a perfect copy

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  1. Joel says:

    You can also take screen shots w/ a digital camera. Sounds weird, but it works…and, of course, make sure the camera flash is off.