I recently bought an ultra-portable computer which seems pretty good. It’s an ASUS U2E. The installation of Windows Vista has given me new reasons to hate Microsoft, but I won’t go on about that here. (I have uninstalled Office 2007 as 2003 is better and I’m seriously considering switching back to Apple – I’ve not used them since the days when I was an Apple user and, almost all the work I did was in Word and Word was pretty much the same on Windows and on Apple, so I couldn’t see the point any more.)
One thing is a problem however. The ASUS software brings up a dialogue box prompting me to update the BIOS. I do this by clicking on the relevant boxes and the dialogue box indicates that an update for the BIOS is loading. It then tells me that I should restart the computer, enter the BIOS and load defaults. This is presumably to install the new update into the BIOS. I reboot, enter the BIOS by hitting F2 as the computer boots up. It tells me that if I want to load defaults, I should press F9 – which I do and then when I ‘exit and save’ it loads up Windows and Bob’s your uncle. I even get a new dialogue box without any empty radio boxes to tick telling me the BIOS is updated.
Then the next time I boot up the computer the original dialogue box appears. And I’m back to square one. Just to fit the mood, I tried to load an image of the dialogue box I see initially, but it wouldn’t work. Anyway, it’s not important.
Any ideas oh Troppodillian ones?