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So I'm wanting to start completely fresh with my computer. I want to reset all the BIOS to their original settings, I'm also going to start with a fresh windows install.

How to I completely refresh my BIOS? Do I just hit the CMOS button on the mobo with the power off? Also, I am going to add a new pci raid card, should I do that after I install Windows 7, or do I want to do that right after I reset the BIOS? Also, should I do the BIOS before I install the new Windows? Thanks for the help!!
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Using a clear CMOS button would likely be fine. You could also take the CMOS battery out for a few minutes, if you want to be really thorough. Doesn't matter if you reset the BIOS before you reinstall windows.
    
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Using a clear CMOS button would likely be fine. You could also take the CMOS battery out for a few minutes, if you want to be really thorough. Doesn't matter if you reset the BIOS before you reinstall windows.
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