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Windows 7: Help with updating Asus Bios

02 Jan 2010   #1
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 
Help with updating Asus Bios

Ok I've had some serious issues with running itunes & my iphone, syncing, writing errors etc.

The guys on the apple forum said to try and update my bios.

So I went to asus' website, found the drivers etc under my particular mobo.

Now I was given two .zip files, I've attached them because once I open the rar/zip files I dont know what to use to then run them with so I can update the mobo?

The first one is listed on their website under the category:

BIO S (5) [BIOS HISTORY]

and the other is listed under

BIOS-UTLITIES

I assume I should install both of these since they both deal with the bios?




Attached Files
File Type: zip P5K-EPU-0604.zip (789.6 KB, 686 views)
File Type: zip AFUDOS236.zip (23.3 KB, 882 views)
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02 Jan 2010   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

It's been a while since I used Asus products, but as I recall the file beginning with AFUD is a utility used to update the BIOS.

The other would be the BIOS file itself.

You can open both of those zip files with 7-zip, Winzip, or any similar program.

You should look around on the Asus site for instructions on flashing and for the AFUD file specifically.

The BIOS can often be upgraded in several ways--within Windows, outside of Windows, etc.

General advise: BIOS updating is not to be taken lightly. If you have a failure, you will not boot, and will probably have to replace a chip on your motherboard or buy a new board.

So, I wouldn't do it unless you had very good reason to believe it will solve your problems--look around on the Asus site to see if that is true.
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03 Jan 2010   #3
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Pending on the age of your board and model # Asus has bios update program in Asus Suite that you can use to update your bios. We could find out if you would include the model # in your specs.Since you are using a Quad core I'm fairly certial the Suite is avalible and very easy to use. Fabe
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03 Jan 2010   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Motherboard in question,

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - P5K/EPU

You tried RTM yet? Unless they omitted it from yours, there should be a very well detailed how-to on updating the bios; either by using a floppy (BTW you have one, because you will need one with the file(s) you have so far), through Windows using AsusUpdate, and if your bios supports it updating using a USB key.
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03 Jan 2010   #5
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Motherboard in question,

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - P5K/EPU

You tried RTM yet? Unless they omitted it from yours, there should be a very well detailed how-to on updating the bios; either by using a floppy (BTW you have one, because you will need one with the file(s) you have so far), through Windows using AsusUpdate, and if your bios supports it updating using a USB key.
Yes that is my mobo.

No I havent tried RTM yet, what is it & how do I do it?

Where how can I find Asus Suite so I can update bios easily through there instead of messing with discs or other downloads? (I would assume Asus Suite automatically downloads & installs the appropriate updates?)
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03 Jan 2010   #6
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I would highly recommend updating bios from a USB flash, or floppy as opposed to any software from within Windows.

In Windows flashing is very risky. A bad flash will "brick" your MOBO.
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03 Jan 2010   #7
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
I would highly recommend updating bios from a USB flash, or floppy as opposed to any software from within Windows.

In Windows flashing is very risky. A bad flash will "brick" your MOBO.
Hmm. I dont know what it means to brick your mobo, but I think I would like to avoid doing so.

Detailed instructions would be good in this situation.
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03 Jan 2010   #8
krazdkiller

 

asus has an excellent track record with updating the bios from within windows. i have been doing it this way for several asus boards. the asus update software will be on the disk that came with your mobo. once asus update is installed run it. if it needs to update itself let it. choose to update bios from internet. asus update will walk you through the rest.
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03 Jan 2010   #9
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

RTM = Read the Manual.

If you don't have (or lost) the paper one that came with the motherboard, get the PDF version from the download page for your motherboard.
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03 Jan 2010   #10
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
RTM = Read the Manual.

If you don't have (or lost) the paper one that came with the motherboard, get the PDF version from the download page for your motherboard.
I have the manual, but I dont think that explains how to update through Asus Suite?
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