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By tourist tech ·
i have a branded pc which i would like to upgrade the os i cannot get away from the brand screen starting up each time removing the bios battery lets me into the bios but only temporarily can this be overcome

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by Alpha-Male In reply to upgrade

Most of the time you can hit escape to get "behind" the brand screen. Otherwise, there will be a key command (like F2 or del) that you can hit to let you into BIOS setup. In the BIOS setup, there should be a selection where you can turn off this screen as well...at least there is on the boxes I have.

If this doesn't help, let us know more about your PC and I'll try to help further.

Good Luck...

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by BobHo In reply to upgrade

Are you talking about the powerup screen when the computer first boots up or the screen when windows first starts up?

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by philldmc In reply to upgrade

Also, I know on certain motherboards (Intel for example) you need to position a jumper, on the motherboard, to get into the bios. You should be able to turn off the splash screen within the bios. Some boards do not have that feature and the splash screen will always be there.

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by tourist tech In reply to upgrade

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by TheChas In reply to upgrade

On Intel motherboards, this "feature" is referred to as "quiet boot"

You need to look through the BIOS settings for things like quiet boot, security, or other like terms in the boot settings area.

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by computab In reply to upgrade

before you upgrade the PC, look in device manager to see what drivers are required when you reinstall the os. Then look on the manufacturer's website and download the drivers for sound, VGA, modem. Most other drivers are included in the os disk. Also make sure you can reinstall your user software such as internet and email setings with your email address & password, wordprocerssing, spreadsheet, games, etc. Backup your valuable data. Then prepare a startup boot floppy disk with cdrom drivers. If you are changing the partition, run fdisk, then format c: Copy the windowes setup files onto the hard disk in a folder like c:\winXP. prepare a msbatch file (not essential) then run setup.exe, and install the device drivers, and your othersoftware.

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