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First post, by 1541

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Most of you probably know the TweakBios software from 1999, that could modify "hidden" BIOS settings.

As the freeware version 1.53b is still around:
https://web.archive.org/web/20141225075538/ht … .com/tweakbios/

there seems to be no (legal?) way to get the registered version any more, that would support loading/saving the tweaked settings.
Is it considered abandonware nowadays?
How to approach such software gems being probably "lost" nowadays?

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Reply 2 of 15, by cyclone3d

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It isn't lost. Just no way to get a "legal" copy.

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Reply 6 of 15, by Chadti99

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Rawit wrote on 2021-02-16, 20:23:

ModBin could be an alternative for Award BIOS systems. This can enable options in the BIOS where as TweakBIOS writes to chipset registers.

Interesting, how would you know if one of these OEM builds use an Award BIOS?

Reply 7 of 15, by Rawit

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There are no signs or labels anywhere? If you have a dump of the BIOS you can use a hexeditor to look for strings. Different BIOSes use different tools I'm afraid. I only have a bit of experience with Award BIOSes where some features are disabled by the OEM.

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Reply 9 of 15, by SETBLASTER

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Comos wrote on 2021-03-13, 17:57:

I bough mine registered version like 10 years ago , through Share it.

can you share it with us comos?
i think by now its completely dead, abandonware, and website has been dead for years

Reply 11 of 15, by bofh.fromhell

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SETBLASTER wrote on 2021-03-15, 04:25:

I cant belive this, spent hours searching and there is an actual warez cd on archive.org with Registered TweakBios v1.52b

Virus warning on that exact file tho.

Reply 12 of 15, by NostalgicAslinger

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Here is Version 1.53c registered! Tested and now works with auto settings.

Download: http://old-dos.ru/dl.php?id=747

VirusTotal analysis: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/1b3a39a3c … c81e0/detection

Reply 15 of 15, by Woody72

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Will check this out tonight. My P200 MMX system is on a Supermicro P5-XTRA board that has limited multiplier and FSB options. Would be cool to see if it supported some of the more versatile settings...

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