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Windows 7: BIOS Update

20 Mar 2010   #1
Griffin

Windows 7 Professional Professional 6.01.7600 (x64)
 
 
BIOS Update

I am trying to upgrade the BIOS on PC to BIOS Update [TS94610J.86A]

When I run it, however, it says it cannot proceed due to a programming or internal error.

Any suggestions?



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20 Mar 2010   #2
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

This really isn't a Windows 7 question, but are you using the correct utility for the bit version you have for Win 7?

My system has a utility it starts from the bios to update the bios. Each motherboard seems to have different ways of doing this, so read the instructions for your motherboard. You may have to create a boot media or use some other utility.
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20 Mar 2010   #3
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

IMHO, flashing the bios should never be done unless the update specifically targets and resolves a problem you are actually having.

Having said that, I would also strongly discourage the flashing of bios from within Windows, regardless what type of MOBO you have.
The chance of failure, and rendering the Motherboard useless, is much higher if you flash from Windows.

Look around the official site for your Motherboard, where you got the bios update.
There should be other options for the updated bios, such as in a .ISO or USB flash form.

Flashing via USB drive is the most trouble free way, and the safest in my experience.
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20 Mar 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Griffin, welcome to Seven forums!



If you can give us some details why you find a need to update the BIOS of your PC, is it something you need to do to fix an error with the machine or is it just something you'd like to try; maybe we can help you find the right course of action.
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20 Mar 2010   #5
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

You didn't supply much information, but I see that the BIOS update that you list is for a discontinued Intel desktop board.

Since the update dates from November 2007, the Windows version may not run properly under Windows 7. It might run in compatibility mode, as it supports Vista.

There are 4 ways to upgrade the BIOS:

BIOS Update [TS94610J.86A]

If it was my system, I'd probably download the .iso version which can be used to create a bootable CD:

Download Locations

Instructions for using all 4 forms of the BIOS updater are here:

http://downloadmirror.intel.com/1484...e%20Readme.pdf
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20 Mar 2010   #6
cloud8521

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
IMHO, flashing the bios should never be done unless the update specifically targets and resolves a problem you are actually having.

Having said that, I would also strongly discourage the flashing of bios from within Windows, regardless what type of MOBO you have.
The chance of failure, and rendering the Motherboard useless, is much higher if you flash from Windows.

Look around the official site for your Motherboard, where you got the bios update.
There should be other options for the updated bios, such as in a .ISO or USB flash form.

Flashing via USB drive is the most trouble free way, and the safest in my experience.
i disagree, such as when you are using an unlocked cpu or overclocked one, sometimes bios updates do help with lowering and changing how much volts you may need for it to remain stabler, such on my dual unlocked to a quad from a bios update went from needing 1.4 volts to 1.26.

as for flashing in windows, it really does depend on the board, but it does help mine has 4 backups of the original bios, 1 on a bios chip that cant be changed sitting under the used bios chip, one on my hard drive and one on the cd, so if i do have a problem with the bios, then it can be fixed without struggle, flash in the os to your hears content, wont hurt it.
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20 Mar 2010   #7
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

My ASUS board can emulate one drive as another. For example I can assign my flash drive as a floppy drive (A:\). But, my board also has a flashing utility built in. I didn't know you could flash from Windows.

Also, I totally agree that you shouldn't need to flash your BIOS unless you have a problem or if the update adds features you're looking for.
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20 Mar 2010   #8
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
I didn't know you could flash from Windows.
This is a BIOS update for Intel's Desktop Board DP55SB - BIOS Update [KGIBX10J.86A]

Quote:
Express BIOS Update [KGIBX10J.86A.4752.EB.EXE] - Self-extracting Windows*-based update file includes Software License Agreement and the utility for updating the BIOS. It is designed to be used on Windows* systems
I've been doing my BIOS updates through Windows since my D975XBX2 MB starting with Vista in 08. I find it rather nice and easy

PS - It really would help if the OP at least told us what MB he's trying to update. Everything is a guess without that info
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21 Mar 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post



PS - It really would help if the OP at least told us what MB he's trying to update. Everything is a guess without that info


That's why I tried to get some info from them.
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21 Mar 2010   #10
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
IMHO, flashing the bios should never be done unless the update specifically targets and resolves a problem you are actually having.
i disagree, such as when you are using an unlocked cpu or overclocked one, sometimes bios updates do help with lowering and changing how much volts you may need for it to remain stabler, such on my dual unlocked to a quad from a bios update went from needing 1.4 volts to 1.26.
Ummm... in that case it is targeting a specific problem.

Really Wishmaster is right. Bios Flash should be a last resort.
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