I have a Sager NP9876/Clevo P870KM1-G gaming notebook. In my BIOS it says "American Megatrends" and "Aptio Setup Utility". I assume that AM is the BIOS, and Aptio is just the name of the setup utility.
I have already tried backing up the BIOS with Universal BIOS Backup Toolkit, but it errors out with "Cannot identify the BIOS". Perhaps my BIOS is just too new? In this program I can also select custom sizes, the largest of which is 16384K. But I need an exact byte-for-byte copy, and I need it to be complete. I plan on submitting a BIOS mod request at the bios-mods.com forum, in exchange for a donation. Sager doesn't make my BIOS available for download, nor have they issued any updates for it. Hence the need to dump it.
I don't really need anything modded, per se, like advanced overclocking options, etc. But I do know that many BIOSes have hidden options that aren't normally visible. My main interest is in being able to see and interact with both legacy and UEFI boot options at the same time. As it is now, I can only see UEFI *OR* legacy boot options at any given time, but not both at once. The exception is external booting media, like USB flash drives. Anything internal is an either/or scenario. I can boot internally on either UEFI or legacy modes, it's just that both aren't visible at once. Absent a Prema BIOS mod, this is really the only thing I need this for.
Is there an official tool I can use for dumping?
Thanks in advance!