DanR wrote:Yes, you're right. Shouldn't take long.
I haven't made any changes to the BIOS or CMOS
so I don't think I need to save any settings.
Famous last words...
DanR wrote:Just hope I can roll back or restore original ones if there's a problem.
As per my previous post, you really, really need to snap the current settings as they are.
You don't know if the settings that are on there are defaults, or were set in by the manufacturer during it being built to optimize it for that specific model.
When the BIOS is flashed, the CMOS that stores the profiles is wiped, as profiles are not generally compatible between different BIOS revisions.
In a perfect scenario, the default BIOS profile that you flash on will match the current default BIOS profile. In a none perfect scenario, a half dozen settings might change, you won't know what they are and just trying to analysis a random BSOD genereated by those changes is going to be a nightmare to track down.
Go through the BIOS before you flash it and photograph every page. You can then flash it and with any luck, it'll complete and boot straight into windows with everything working great and you only wasted 60 seconds taking some photo's.
If everything however goes to **** then those photos are going to save you hours, possibly days of trouble shooting that might well end up in having to do a full resoftware of it and all the pain that reinstalling your software collection involves.
I strongly recommend taking those "just in case" photo's... I speak from well earned experience on this one.