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Author Topic: Opinions on "Plug & Play Aware O/S" setting? (BIOS)  (Read 3070 times)

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Opinions on "Plug & Play Aware O/S" setting? (BIOS)
« on: 17-December-03, 18:05:57 »

In the BIOS, there's a setting for "Plug & Play Aware O/S". Is it safe to turn this on for a system running Windows XP Home?
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« Reply #1 on: 17-December-03, 18:50:53 »

don't know, i just have always left it off for every system i have setup/built
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« Reply #2 on: 17-December-03, 20:22:13 »

Hi
All our machines are set with this on, it lets them find and load all equipment plugged into USBs etc.
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« Reply #3 on: 18-December-03, 02:43:03 »

PnP OS is for Win9x/ME....
It's best to let is stay off for any higher Windows version then those....
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« Reply #4 on: 18-December-03, 03:09:49 »

I think, if the option is ON, Windows will give IRQ's to all PnP things. If it's off, the BIOS will do that instead
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« Reply #5 on: 18-December-03, 03:32:59 »

With Win9x/ME that's the way it works.....
NT/2000/XP can get into trouble (not saying they must!) when this setting is on.
Anyway, PnP OS setting only applies to ISA cards as far as I know, so it has very little use anyway.
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« Reply #6 on: 18-December-03, 04:56:19 »

I've been looing around the net to find some more info on this one, but didn't find much.. But Bas is right about this one :biggthumbsup:

Plug and Play Aware O/S:
No for Windows 2000/Windows XP and newer
Yes for Windows 98/ME

And Microsoft recommends NO, so think I will change mine to no :idea:
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