Someone help me with this please. (BIOS update)

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  1. you need to run the bios update through a usb pen drive or a floppy, following the instructions your mobo manual. Doing a bios update through windows is a dangerous proposition.
  2. but why? intel says that that method is the most commonly used.
    here's the link: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&Inst=Yes&ProductID=2839&DwnldID=17084&strOSs=150&OSFullName=Windows%20Vista*%2064&lang=eng

    note the red, bold text.
  3. Intel can say what ever they want, Windows is the problem not hardware. By doing the update without loading windows you eliminate it screwing up your bios. It is the most common method used because it is the easiest not because it is the best. Since you are obviously getting an error when trying to update through windows, that leaves option 2 which is update your bios with a floppy.
  4. i dont have a floppy drive, so that leaves me to a bootable usb. now its getting complicated... how do i make my usb bootable? im using a 4gb transcend V30.

    just like this: http://shop.digitalcity.co.nz/images/TranscendV30.jpg

    does jetflash elite has something to do with it? http://www.transcendusa.com/Products/JFelite.asp

    thanks for ur help caniba. i really appreciate it.

    heres the readme of BIOS updating btw: http://downloadmirror.intel.com/17084/eng/BIOS%20Update%20Readme.pdf
  5. A usb is kind of a pain. Go here to get free software and instructions to make a usb pen drive bootable, method 2 might be the easiest. then follow the instructions from the readme.

    The readme mentions a bios iso file you can burn to a cd. this might be way easier than the usb method. if you don't have iso burning software download imgburn, it is free and super easy. Just follow the instructions from the readme.

    If those don't work a USB floppy drive will. but we'll wait to see if one of the first 2 methods work first.
  6. is imgburn same as poweriso?
  7. yes, they do the same thing, but it's free.
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