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Question How to reset BIOS without reinstalling motherboard

Dave3000

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I was doing a system upgrade and I forgot to reset the BIOS settings to defaults of my old motherboard before removing it from my case. Is there a way to reset the BIOS settings from my old motherboard without reinstalling my old motherboard inside the case?
 

UsandThem

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I was doing a system upgrade and I forgot to reset the BIOS settings to defaults of my old motherboard before removing it from my case. Is there a way to reset the BIOS settings from my old motherboard without reinstalling my old motherboard inside the case?
Look in the manual to how to clear the CMOS (usually moving a jumper). You do this without the power connected to the motherboard, so you do not need to reinstall it.
 
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I was doing a system upgrade and I forgot to reset the BIOS settings to defaults of my old motherboard before removing it from my case. Is there a way to reset the BIOS settings from my old motherboard without reinstalling my old motherboard inside the case?
I have no clue what you're asking. You're trying to reset the bios on the mb you removed from your system? Why? If that mb is put in a new system the bios automatically resets.
 
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Mantrid-Drone

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Depending on the MB there could be a "Load with optimised defaults" option in the BIOS/UEFI settings. So all that may be necessary is to go into the BIOS/UEFI first, once the hardware or whatever other upgrades are done, set that and reboot.
 

thesmokingman

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This is a non-issue. When the board in question is used again just load default settings, same difference. If you must do it now, then remove the battery.
 

jdfelosi

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used to be fairly common to see reset buttons on the io panel for a while. but what i normaly do is just take an old 2 position switch and a servo connector or 3pin jst and some wire and remote mount it somewhere easier to get to.
 

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