posted on Sep, 19 2020 @ 11:27 PM
a reply to: DontTreadOnMe
The BIOS, as you probably know, is the core of how your system (hardware) operates. Every single thing that tells your hardware how to run and from
where is in the BIOS.
From a tech standpoint vs someone who isn't, I wouldn't advise anyone to touch it that isn't familiar with it. It can do irreparable damage to the
system. One wrong setting could damage your memory, your processor and your motherboard all in one go. It can literally take out your entire system
leaving you with 100% scrap and pretty close.
That would be the only reason I could think of.
It's kind of like what the registry is to windows is what the bios is to your hardware. Of course, these are broad definitions but as close to home
as you can get without being technical and breaking everything down.
Drivers for CMOS are tricky. If you have a corrupt file, bad file or something just not right, the update can brick your system that's why it should
always be done by someone who knows what they're looking at.
In all honesty... You wont learn till you do it. Google is a good source. Even as a tech, I still search for documents and info on stuff all the
time to help with whatever I need done. Though - I'm used to this sort of work as it's been my day job for as long as I can remember in one fashion
I think computer companies should not encourage anyone to mess with the BIOS or the Registry because it can be just as technical as rebuilding a car
engine and oftentimes more so! lol
But... computer companies need to sell computers and they do that by replacing the ones you break. Hense, the BIOS isn't their problem. But then,
on the other hand.... It really isn't. There are so many companies involved in just one computer it isn't even funny. Probably hundreds or more
when you include the software. Every component is made by a different source so I guess it's really the person who's software is on the BIOS's issue
(man that's hard to say). So I suppose anyone else like Dell wouldn't care. They don't own the bios just like they don't own the software - and
possibly more components on the system. They may own the board itself and the memory and some of the general software but that's about it.
edit on 19-9-2020 by StallionDuck because: (no reason given)