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    how to replace CMOS battery without loss of settings

    My CMOS battery is still holding, but I thought I'd go ahead an replace to be safe. Is there a way to backup up CMOS settings? Or what about hot-swapping the battery? I'm worried that when I remove the battery, I'll lose the settings. I've made changes over the years (which I can't recall now) and I don't want to have to write everything down.
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    You'll have to write everything down... while you have the chance.
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    As SRJ stated, take notes on the setting you have and expect to have to reset them. Although once in a GREAT while, while swapping the battery, we luck out and do not have to re-enter all the changes. Note: I said 'once in a GREAT while"

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    Not the answer I was hoping for, but at least I know what to expect.
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    The battery in my Dell at home is probably 7 years old... Most will last at least five years.
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    Yeah, mine's going on six now. Which is why I need to take care of this sooner than later.
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