In electronic systems and computing, firmware is a term often used to denote the fixed, usually rather small, programs and/or data structures that internally control various electronic devices.

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Is is possible to update BIOS to UEFI?

I just ran the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant on an older machine (just for fun) and was informed that due to lack of UEFI firmware, Secure Boot would not be supported. What I want to know is, is it ...
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Make a USB drive read only

I have a 1.5TB USB drive with many important files that I want to give to a friend (they have Windows7) for reading only purposes. thumbscrew appears to flip a registry switch but it seems to be on ...
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What is firmware and what happens when I update it?

I've seen the phrase "firmware update" a few places before. Why and how do I update it? What changes are made to my computer? EDIT: I originally wrote "what it firmware?" but I'll save someone the ...
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How do I set up a proxy server for home with bandwidth control, download limit options?

3 room mates share a single 2 Mbps connection. Have a 40GB per month download limit beyond which speed drops to 256Kbps which is annoying. One of the roommates abuses the connection by downloading ...
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Could installing DD-WRT speed up my Internet?

I believe that my router's firmware is causing me to get much lower Internet speeds than I should be getting. This is true for general browsing, downloading large files and uploading files. Would ...
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Why do laptop screens flicker during video mode changes? [duplicate]

Changing the display mode (resolution and/or refresh rate) causes the screen to flicker or go dark for a few seconds before the image stabilizes. At least this happens on all laptops and desktops I've ...
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How to update firmware of my iPod Touch in Ubuntu?

As far as I know iTunes doesn't support Linux OS, though it is very strange. I need to update a firmware of my iPod Touch and don't know how to do that. Could anybody help me to solve this problem ...
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MacBook (late 2008) EFI Firmware Update 1.8 Problem

Last night I applied EFI Firmware update 1.8 to my Macbook (late 2008). After installing EFI Firmware Update and rebooted my computer and installed SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0. After that my ...
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Explain TRIM, and are all SSD's going to support this with firmware updates?

I just bought a Kingston 64GB SSD to install an OS on, but after purchasing it I noticed a review that said it doesn't support TRIM and that this isn't good to install an OS. So, I did a bit of ...
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Difference and relation between firmware and device driver

How are firmware and device driver different and related? I think both control devices? Is firmware always self-booting, while driver must be run/booted by OS?
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How to monitor the network traffic on a router?

Here's my current network set-up: we have 3 users connecting to a Thomson Gateway router (TG585 v8) provided by my ISP. We are connecting over an ADSL line. The problem is that we have a limited data ...
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What firmware updates should I be tracking?

Seems like everything has possible firmware updates these days. Not just PC BIOS, but network cards, routers, printers, monitors, etc. The other day I heard about a firmware update for a mouse. I ...
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Is there a way to run Windows without installing it?

Is there a way to run Windows without installing it? Something like a Linux Live-Boot CD would very useful. I need it to run a command line tool which upgrades the firmware on my Blu-Ray burner. I ...
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What firmware should I use on my router? [closed]

I've got a Linksys something or other router. I've never had any issues with the default firmware but have always wondered what I'm missing out on by not changing to a 3rd party more configurable ...
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Could two brands share the same DSL modem firmware?

Tried to update DSL modem (Telewell TW-EA501) firmware, but received "Server Error A file system error was detected on the RomPager server. Return to last page" - message. Did Googling on the string ...