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Posted on 1998-07-23
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What is a DMI pool with respect to a P.C Pentium?
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by:mikecr
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It's where you plug and play information is kept when the computer boots up so that when you install a new component the plug and play operating system can find it quickly by looking at the DMI Pool data. That's about the easiest way to explain it.

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by:nairsubodh
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a) What is the expansion of DMI?
b) Where is this data stored?
c) How is this data updated?
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The data is stored in NVRAM or non volatile ram and is updated when you use the update feature located in the Bios setup routine to update the NVRAM after you make a change to the system configuration. Is this what your looking for?

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skylab060398 earned 200 total points
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Desktop Management Interface,(DMI), is an API that enables software to collect information about computer hardware.
e.g. by using DMI a program can figure out what software and expansion cards are installed on your system.

DMI is platform and operating system independent. Which means, no matter which system they're running in the programs can make the same function calls to collect information. This is done by using plain text files (MIF to be exact)which contain info about your software and hardware.

I hope that helped!
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