The BIOS is built into the PC, and is the first code run by a PC when powered on. The primary function is to load and start an operating system.

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Is it pronounced bi-Ahs or bi-Ohs [closed]

For as long as I've known, I and everyone I've encountered pronounces BIOS as bi-Ohs. Since listening to the Stackoverflow podcast I'm still surprised to hear Jeff say bi-Ahs. Just when I thought it ...
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Enabling hardware virtualisation BIOS; anything to beware?

A lot of recent virtualisation tools can either make use of, or demand, BIOS support (Intel-VT, AMD-V, etc). But in most of the BIOS screens I've seen, it has been disabled by default - sometimes even ...
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Automated Enable of Wake on LAN

Does anyone know of an automated way to enable Wake on LAN capabilities in the BIOS?