Monday, July 16, 2012

BIOS Whitelist

Or "white-list".

Apparently HP, Lenovo and maybe others have a whitelist in their machines BIOS to limit what peripherals you can use.

As far as I know this is nothing to do with the Unlocking techniques discussed on many forums that reveal hidden menus to allow the adjustment of CPU settings, Memory Timings and other BIOS related items.


1 comment:

Chennai said...

Was looking for information on why I cannot get my laptop to recognise a replacement WiFi adapter.

I have downloaded all the drivers for the adapter and they show as current and the ones for the specific model but Device Manager refuses to show them as installed correctly and I cannot get the exclamation mark to go away. I also have to connect to the Internet using the wired Ethernet connection which is a pain.