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Windows 7: update your bios

28 Feb 2010   #31

Windows 7 Professional x64

I know there are problems with some BIOS and SOME media players. If you DO decide to update, do your homework first. If it helps, I have a video on updating a Gigabyte BIOS. Yours MAY be different, but DO NOT update from within Windows. It has a much higher failure rate than from flash memory or CD. If you are going to do it, use flash memory if you can. It's the most reliable method with every board that uses it.

Here is that link to that video if you care to watch

YouTube - Flash BIOS with Gigabyte Q-Flash

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01 Mar 2010   #32


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adt View Post
Why don't you use an alternative to WMP, there are so many that are good and free programs such as VLC Player,......

Good point.
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02 Mar 2010   #33
tz frantic

windows 7

it there anyway one of you could simplify the procedure on how to flash bios
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02 Mar 2010   #34

Windows 7 Professional x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tz frantic View Post
it there anyway one of you could simplify the procedure on how to flash bios
Usually the manufacturer provides a way to flash the BIOS from within Windows. Make sure no other programs are running, and run the .exe file. Do not disrupt the process.
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02 Mar 2010   #35
tz frantic

windows 7

forget thanks anyway my computer is fast enoght
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02 Mar 2010   #36
tz frantic

windows 7

i meant when updaing bios looks hard i have the bios disc made but this looks hard YouTube - Flash BIOS with Gigabyte Q-Flash
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02 Mar 2010   #37

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

If you are not confident enough, don't mess with the bios. You should listen to the majority of the power users around doesn't worth it, at least for "fixing" WMP. Did you tried with some of the suggestions that I provided? Someone recommended and using different media player...Or, if you are determined to flush your bios, find someone experienced to do it for you. That would be my recommendation for you.
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02 Mar 2010   #38

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Grimmjow gave you some good advice.
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02 Mar 2010   #39
tz frantic

windows 7

wmp is the best it is handy for playing music with the libarys and the video quality is brilliant
vlc is not that good
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02 Mar 2010   #40

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)

I agree with Grimmjow a bad experience you are having with WMP does not really constitute such a drastic thing as flash your bios, it is a significant task which CAN! render your system entirely useless. So why not give another player a go first my recommendations are...

Foobar2000 audio player
K lite codec pack which comes with Media Player Classic

Hope you sort your problem out soon.
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