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To answer the questions: The licenses are stored in the Microsoft Data Management (MSDM) and SLIC in the ACPI table of the device (located in the BIOS/UEFI - this information is backed up by a forum post on answers.miscrosoft.com by a Microsoft Support Engineer). You can apparently (according to this lenovo forum post, and to a removed comment) read/write ...


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DreamSpark license doesn't permit installing on hardware that doesn't have a valid Windows license. You can install Windows with a product key provided by DreamSpark only on virtual machines and machines that already have a valid Windows license (so to upgrade either Windows version or edition, or for a clean non-OEM install). Microsoft DreamSpark Direct ...


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I am looking for an interrupt call or anything to turn off the computer If you have ATX compatible hardware then you can use ATXOFF.COM ATXOFF.COM 1.3 english This simply turns off power on ATX Systems (no cache-flushing!), but it requires APM 1.2 to work. Source dostools The ATXOFF.COM I have is only 40 bytes. Hardly worth griping over, or ...


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This is a question that is rooted in partially historical reasoning, and it's changed somewhat with modern machines. Why do we need a battery? The answer is two-fold: To maintain our BIOS / configuration settings (historical) To keep date/time current Regarding number one, prior to the common introduction of non-volatile flash memories at very low cost ...


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Regarding the INTh commands you reference (see: BIOS Interrupt Calls), you are correct that this did use to be the way that an OS would access low-level hardware. In a modern machine, these calls (if executed) often end up in the CSM (Compatibiliy Support Module, at least in AMI parlance) which can handle these requests. In the instance of say a video BIOS ...


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I found the answer - you need to switch RAID to AHCI for the SATA operation. This way you can boot in UEFI Secure Boot OFF and get the SSD mounted. Check this http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2301071&page=2


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Graphical illustrations for: Windows 8 Windows 10 Here's how you can access BIOS: Settings > Update & recovery/Update & security > Recovery > Advanced startup: Restart now > Troubleshoot > Advanced options. If you see UEFI Firmware Settings then go for it. Otherwise: Startup Settings > Restart > Tap the BIOS key (F1 in this case)


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It is surprising that no commercial offering targets this problem directly. Here are some things to investigate. Use a kvm (keyboard/video/mouse) switch that has an extra usb port for, eg, cdrom. This arbitrary example TK-222DVK claims to have 2 bonus USB share ports for storage devices or printers. My understanding is that you can therefore switch a ...


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Having this problem myself. I always resolv it by unpluging ther power cords 1-3 seconds after the pc starts, repeating this like 10times. After that I get the There was an error encountered ... reset bios optimized defaults... screen and all is good. The Gigabyte LGA1155 mainboards with old_MBR-to NEW_UEFI is a total fail.


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Remove the hard drive. Reboot the computer and press F10 for BIOS setup. Chose log in as Guest on the options that follow. Reset the BIOS security options to default and save the settings.


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On modern Linux distributions using systemd, you can go straight to the Firmware setup menu using: systemctl reboot --firmware-setup Documentation: https://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/systemctl.html#--firmware-setup



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