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My mobo requires a BIOS update to boot from my OS (Windows 7 Home Premium). I downloaded the BIOS update and it came in an archive (.zip). Inside of the archive, there's a .ROM.. I'm wondering if I flash the archive or take out the .ROM and flash that. I know it's a noob question, but don't really have 2 chances to flash it because my mobo doesn't have the BIOS flashback feature.
Thanks in advance!
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  1. DCWaffle said:
    My mobo requires a BIOS update to boot from my OS (Windows 7 Home Premium). I downloaded the BIOS update and it came in an archive (.zip). Inside of the archive, there's a .ROM.. I'm wondering if I flash the archive or take out the .ROM and flash that. I know it's a noob question, but don't really have 2 chances to flash it because my mobo doesn't have the BIOS flashback feature.
    Thanks in advance!


    However the manufacturer says to do it....that's what you do. No deviations.
  2. USAFRet said:
    DCWaffle said:
    My mobo requires a BIOS update to boot from my OS (Windows 7 Home Premium). I downloaded the BIOS update and it came in an archive (.zip). Inside of the archive, there's a .ROM.. I'm wondering if I flash the archive or take out the .ROM and flash that. I know it's a noob question, but don't really have 2 chances to flash it because my mobo doesn't have the BIOS flashback feature.
    Thanks in advance!


    However the manufacturer says to do it....that's what you do. No deviations.

    The reason I came here is because I couldn't find anything about it on the manufacturers site :/
  3. And you didn't think we needed to know what mobo you have?
  4. ThatVietGuy said:
    And you didn't think we needed to know what mobo you have?


    No I didn't
    But here it is:
    Biostar a960d+
  5. DCWaffle said:

    The reason I came here is because I couldn't find anything about it on the manufacturers site :/


    This:
    http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=627#dl

    Leads to this:
    How to update BIOS?
    http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/manual/bios_update.pdf
  6. Best answer
    I suggest you Update BIOS with BIOSTAR BIOS Flasher
    You can't use a .zip file to flash the BIOS. Extract the .zip file to the root of a small USB drive.
  7. Calvin7 said:
    I suggest you Update BIOS with BIOSTAR BIOS Flasher
    You can't use a .zip file to flash the BIOS. Extract the .zip file to the root of a small USB drive.


    Thank you
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