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Can I change and update my BIOS settings simply from inside Windows?

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What board are you wanting to do this on? – MaQleod Mar 21 '11 at 7:43
Hi, MaQleod, I'm using an average ASUS motherboard. – grandproducts Mar 21 '11 at 8:13
AFAIK, the only way to do it (from a technical point of view) is to delegate all BIOS accesses to a device driver in ring0. This is what the official configuration tools do, I'd guess. – grawity Mar 21 '11 at 12:48
possible duplicate of Can we edit bios properties from desktop? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jul 7 '14 at 15:15
up vote 2 down vote accepted

For ASUS boards, you can update the BIOS using their utility which will run within windows.

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I do hope they spent more time on the actual configuration code than on the horrible appearance... – grawity Mar 21 '11 at 12:46

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