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How to Update MSI Z87M Gaming BIOS?

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February 7, 2014 1:38:22 PM

I know this may sound like a stupid question, but I've been trying to update my BIOS because my current one is having some problems. Now, I've tried downloading the bios from MSI's site, but its only a .zip with a .exe file in it that won't launch. So I'm very consfused on what I should do.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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February 7, 2014 1:52:09 PM

Read the manual - it's on page 3-25.

M-Flash funcion allows you to update BIOS from USB flash disk (FAT32/ NTFS format
only), or allows the system to boot from the BIOS file inside USB flash disk (FAT/
FAT32 format only).
BIOS Boot Function [Disabled]
Enables or disables the system to boot form USB flash disk with BIOS file.
[Enabled] Enables the system to boot from the BIOS within USB flash disk.
[Disabled] Enables the system to boot from the BIOS within ROM on motherboard.
*This may cause system unstable, MSI recommend it only for power users.
Select one file to boot
Selects a BIOS file in the USB flash disk (NTFS/ FAT 32 format) to boot the system.
This item will selectable when the “BIOS Boot function” is enabled.
Save BIOS to storage
Saves the current BIOS file to the USB flash disk. The USB flash disk drive should be
in FAT32 format.
Update BIOS
Selects a BIOS file in the USB flash disk (NTFS/ FAT 32 format) to update the BIOS.
Select one file to update BIOS
Selects a BIOS file in the USB flash disk (NTFS/ FAT 32 format) to update the
BIOS. The system will reboot after updating.
Select one file to update BIOS and ME
Selects a BIOS file, includes the ME management settings, in the USB flash disk
(NTFS/ FAT 32 format) to update the BIOS and ME. The system will reboot after
updating.

Put the extracted files from the zip file onto the root of a properly formatted flash drive and follow the instructions.
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February 7, 2014 3:36:28 PM

ThatVietGuy said:
Read the manual - it's on page 3-25.

M-Flash funcion allows you to update BIOS from USB flash disk (FAT32/ NTFS format
only), or allows the system to boot from the BIOS file inside USB flash disk (FAT/
FAT32 format only).
BIOS Boot Function [Disabled]
Enables or disables the system to boot form USB flash disk with BIOS file.
[Enabled] Enables the system to boot from the BIOS within USB flash disk.
[Disabled] Enables the system to boot from the BIOS within ROM on motherboard.
*This may cause system unstable, MSI recommend it only for power users.
Select one file to boot
Selects a BIOS file in the USB flash disk (NTFS/ FAT 32 format) to boot the system.
This item will selectable when the “BIOS Boot function” is enabled.
Save BIOS to storage
Saves the current BIOS file to the USB flash disk. The USB flash disk drive should be
in FAT32 format.
Update BIOS
Selects a BIOS file in the USB flash disk (NTFS/ FAT 32 format) to update the BIOS.
Select one file to update BIOS
Selects a BIOS file in the USB flash disk (NTFS/ FAT 32 format) to update the
BIOS. The system will reboot after updating.
Select one file to update BIOS and ME
Selects a BIOS file, includes the ME management settings, in the USB flash disk
(NTFS/ FAT 32 format) to update the BIOS and ME. The system will reboot after
updating.

Put the extracted files from the zip file onto the root of a properly formatted flash drive and follow the instructions.


For whatever reason it wouldn't read my NTFS flash drive in the BIOS, but reformatting to FAT32 did the trick, thank you!
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