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Question about flashing BIOS

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December 30, 2012 6:48:30 PM

In order to flash my Asrock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 BIOS all I need to do is make my USB flash drive bootable, download the P67E4G32.10 file and place it in the root folder and then reboot from the drive and follow the onscreen instructions, correct? If i'm missing a step someone correct me.

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a c 435 V Motherboard
December 30, 2012 7:27:12 PM

I've never done it, but you're on the right track. I discovered some asus software last week for flashing while running windows, called Suite II, but I don't know if asrock has similar software. I've flashed from windows for years; haven't used a floppy (recently) or usb drive.
a c 555 V Motherboard
December 30, 2012 7:27:31 PM

Hi, At the same page where you download the BIOS file, there's a link "How to update"
There's also a warning: "We don't recommend users to update BIOS while the system is running well".
So if no reasons for updating, you'd better don't.
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December 30, 2012 8:26:26 PM

Yeah, I've been reading up on it and it seems there's a lot of risk involved. I think I'll just leave it how it is. If it ain't broke don't fix it! lol. It's not worth risking my almost $3000 computer lol. Thanks for the replies!
December 30, 2012 10:12:51 PM

Most modern motherboards have a usb flash utility built into the bios. Not sure if your board has that but I would use that over making a bootable drive or updating while in windows. Check your bios for something called EZ Flash or M-Flash.