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July 28, 2014 5:01:01 PM

So i just bought a Core 2 Duo E6700. It is supported by my motherboard, but only if ii have my bios on update 34. It is currently on 26. But everytime i try to update it to 34, i get an error "this version of windows does not allow the installation of unsigned drivers" bla bla bla. Someone pls help me out!

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a b V Motherboard
July 28, 2014 5:10:12 PM

Don't update the BIOS through windows, learn how to do it through the BIOS itself. It's a different process for each board manufacturer. You should be able to find details on how it's done through their website. :) 
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July 28, 2014 5:20:38 PM

Alex Kelly said:
Don't update the BIOS through windows, learn how to do it through the BIOS itself. It's a different process for each board manufacturer. You should be able to find details on how it's done through their website. :) 


Ok, I found the instructions to do it with a flash drive and i will try now, wish me luck!
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July 28, 2014 5:22:59 PM

Samlikesham said:
Alex Kelly said:
Don't update the BIOS through windows, learn how to do it through the BIOS itself. It's a different process for each board manufacturer. You should be able to find details on how it's done through their website. :) 


Ok, I found the instructions to do it with a flash drive and i will try now, wish me luck!


Good luck! I'm sure it will go perfectly! :D 
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July 28, 2014 5:34:19 PM

Alex Kelly said:
Samlikesham said:
Alex Kelly said:
Don't update the BIOS through windows, learn how to do it through the BIOS itself. It's a different process for each board manufacturer. You should be able to find details on how it's done through their website. :) 


Ok, I found the instructions to do it with a flash drive and i will try now, wish me luck!


Good luck! I'm sure it will go perfectly! :D 


Well, while following the instructions i got off of Intel's website, i tried opening the BIOS file which would extract itself. But instead i got an error saying "The version of this file is not compatible with the version of windows youre running" Im running Windows 7 64-bit. I also tried running the file in compatibility mode for windows xp - no luck. Well i think im at a dead end here.... what a waste of 50 bucks on a processor...
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a b V Motherboard
July 28, 2014 5:40:52 PM

Samlikesham said:
Alex Kelly said:
Samlikesham said:
Alex Kelly said:
Don't update the BIOS through windows, learn how to do it through the BIOS itself. It's a different process for each board manufacturer. You should be able to find details on how it's done through their website. :) 


Ok, I found the instructions to do it with a flash drive and i will try now, wish me luck!


Good luck! I'm sure it will go perfectly! :D 


Well, while following the instructions i got off of Intel's website, i tried opening the BIOS file which would extract itself. But instead i got an error saying "The version of this file is not compatible with the version of windows youre running" Im running Windows 7 64-bit. I also tried running the file in compatibility mode for windows xp - no luck. Well i think im at a dead end here.... what a waste of 50 bucks on a processor...


That doesn't sounds like you're doing it through the BIOS??? You shouldn't be in windows at all when updating the bios. :/ 

You didn't waste your money. You just need to get the new BIOS file that can be applied through your BIOS setup and do it that way. :) 
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July 28, 2014 5:47:43 PM

There is no option to do it straight through the BIOS without windows. This is an old mobo we are talking about here, and on intels website there are 3 ways to update the BIOS. 1 - through windows, but that didnt work. 2 - with a flash drive, that didnt work either. and 3 - with a cd. My last option is to try with a cd. Heres the tutorial: http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/...
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a b V Motherboard
July 28, 2014 5:50:29 PM

Samlikesham said:
There is no option to do it straight through the BIOS without windows. This is an old mobo we are talking about here, and on intels website there are 3 ways to update the BIOS. 1 - through windows, but that didnt work. 2 - with a flash drive, that didnt work either. and 3 - with a cd. My last option is to try with a cd. Heres the tutorial: http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/...


The CD method is the way to go if that's the only other way your motherboard supports updating the bios, because that way the BIOS isn't updated through windows. Try it that way :)  and again, good luck!
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July 28, 2014 5:52:33 PM

Thanks! I will check back if it worked!
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July 29, 2014 12:14:38 AM

It worked great! Thanks alot for your help Alex!
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a b V Motherboard
July 29, 2014 12:16:33 AM

Samlikesham said:
It worked great! Thanks alot for your help Alex!


No worries! More than happy I could help you out, Sam (if that's your name haha). :D 
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