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Windows 7: BIOS UPDATE with ISO File

12 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 
BIOS UPDATE with ISO File

Hi there you all!

I just want to know which would be the most effectie and secure way to update my BIOS.

I registered my motherboard to xfxforce.com and at the download section I could find 2 Bios files, one is a BIN file and the other is an ISO file.
They don't explain anywhere how the installation is done.

When I go to amibios.com (The Bios that my mobo uses) it says to download AMIFLASH (which contains utilitites such as AFUDOS and AFUWIN).
They explain how to use this in conjuction with command prompt but they never mention BIN or ISO files.

I just want to be able to make a succesful update to my BIOS since my computer's been acting kind of weird and my technician told me that a BIOS update could solve the problem.

I have no 1.44mb floppy disc...

Thanks for your very helpful responses!!


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12 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Have you read the manual for your motherboard?
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12 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amoretam View Post
Hi there you all!

I just want to know which would be the most effectie and secure way to update my BIOS.

I registered my motherboard to xfxforce.com and at the download section I could find 2 Bios files, one is a BIN file and the other is an ISO file.
They don't explain anywhere how the installation is done.

When I go to amibios.com (The Bios that my mobo uses) it says to download AMIFLASH (which contains utilitites such as AFUDOS and AFUWIN).
They explain how to use this in conjuction with command prompt but they never mention BIN or ISO files.

I just want to be able to make a succesful update to my BIOS since my computer's been acting kind of weird and my technician told me that a BIOS update could solve the problem.

I have no 1.44mb floppy disc...

Thanks for your very helpful responses!!
Download the ISO file and create a CD with the ISO file. Then boot the CD, it should automatically flash your BIOS or ask you a few questions and then flash your BIOS.
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12 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Have you read the manual for your motherboard?
Yes I have, there is nothing about Bios updating or installation
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12 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amoretam View Post
Hi there you all!

I just want to know which would be the most effectie and secure way to update my BIOS.

I registered my motherboard to xfxforce.com and at the download section I could find 2 Bios files, one is a BIN file and the other is an ISO file.
They don't explain anywhere how the installation is done.

When I go to amibios.com (The Bios that my mobo uses) it says to download AMIFLASH (which contains utilitites such as AFUDOS and AFUWIN).
They explain how to use this in conjuction with command prompt but they never mention BIN or ISO files.

I just want to be able to make a succesful update to my BIOS since my computer's been acting kind of weird and my technician told me that a BIOS update could solve the problem.

I have no 1.44mb floppy disc...

Thanks for your very helpful responses!!
Download the ISO file and create a CD with the ISO file. Then boot the CD, it should automatically flash your BIOS or ask you a few questions and then flash your BIOS.

So, there is different methods to update BIOS right?
Are you sure this is how it is done?? I've heard terrible issues happening with incorrect bios installation.!

How come at amibios.com they say that I should use their flash utility?

Thanks
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12 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amoretam View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amoretam View Post
Hi there you all!

I just want to know which would be the most effectie and secure way to update my BIOS.

I registered my motherboard to xfxforce.com and at the download section I could find 2 Bios files, one is a BIN file and the other is an ISO file.
They don't explain anywhere how the installation is done.

When I go to amibios.com (The Bios that my mobo uses) it says to download AMIFLASH (which contains utilitites such as AFUDOS and AFUWIN).
They explain how to use this in conjuction with command prompt but they never mention BIN or ISO files.

I just want to be able to make a succesful update to my BIOS since my computer's been acting kind of weird and my technician told me that a BIOS update could solve the problem.

I have no 1.44mb floppy disc...

Thanks for your very helpful responses!!
Download the ISO file and create a CD with the ISO file. Then boot the CD, it should automatically flash your BIOS or ask you a few questions and then flash your BIOS.

So, there is different methods to update BIOS right?
Are you sure this is how it is done?? I've heard terrible issues happening with incorrect bios installation.!

How come at amibios.com they say that I should use their flash utility?

Thanks
Many computers do not come with floppy drives now-a-days. The BIN files are for booting off a floppy and then using the flash software to update the BIOS. Many motherboard vendors now use ISO files or a special “Windows all-in-one Application” to flash the BIOS.

Yes you can mess up your system if you don't know what you are doing. You need to pick the correct BIOS update for your motherboard. If you are not having any problems it is best to NOT flash your motherboard.
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12 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amoretam View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post

Download the ISO file and create a CD with the ISO file. Then boot the CD, it should automatically flash your BIOS or ask you a few questions and then flash your BIOS.

So, there is different methods to update BIOS right?
Are you sure this is how it is done?? I've heard terrible issues happening with incorrect bios installation.!

How come at amibios.com they say that I should use their flash utility?

Thanks
Many computers do not come with floppy drives now-a-days. The BIN files are for booting off a floppy and then using the flash software to update the BIOS. Many motherboard vendors now use ISO files or a special “Windows all-in-one Application” to flash the BIOS.

Yes you can mess up your system if you don't know what you are doing. You need to pick the correct BIOS update for your motherboard. If you are not having any problems it is best to NOT flash your motherboard.
hey thankss a lot!
I guess the BIOS I downloaded is the correct because I registered my motherboard at xfxforce.com with the Product Code.

I am going to proceed with the Bios updating now.
Hope everything's gonna be fine
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13 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amoretam View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amoretam View Post


So, there is different methods to update BIOS right?
Are you sure this is how it is done?? I've heard terrible issues happening with incorrect bios installation.!

How come at amibios.com they say that I should use their flash utility?

Thanks
Many computers do not come with floppy drives now-a-days. The BIN files are for booting off a floppy and then using the flash software to update the BIOS. Many motherboard vendors now use ISO files or a special “Windows all-in-one Application” to flash the BIOS.

Yes you can mess up your system if you don't know what you are doing. You need to pick the correct BIOS update for your motherboard. If you are not having any problems it is best to NOT flash your motherboard.
hey thankss a lot!
I guess the BIOS I downloaded is the correct because I registered my motherboard at xfxforce.com with the Product Code.

I am going to proceed with the Bios updating now.
Hope everything's gonna be fine
Hey how r you doing?
I did exactly what you told me....but when booting from dvd disc, the black screen was saying that my cd drive could not be found, then after several automatic retries it said something like there is a corrupt file or something, then it automatically retried again and it seems that the proccess ended up correctly, but now i am stuck with the back screen and this:R:\>

I typed exit but it sayd bad command or file name,
what should I write here??
Is everything ok since I saw all of those messages??


Thanks, please this is an emergency
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13 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Make sure you get your bios directly from the manufacturer of your board.

Also, How did you burn the ISO to disc?


You need to use something like IMGBURN and choose the burn IMG to CD option

OR ....

You can extract the contents of the ISO and copy all of the files you extracted to a disc.

IMGBURN or NEro BurningROM will be the easiest.


As WindowsStar suggested, and I agree, its best not to flash your bios unless it specifically fixes a issue you are having.

What type of issue are you having and is it listed in the update notes for the bios upgrade?
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13 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Make sure you get your bios directly from the manufacturer of your board.

Also, How did you burn the ISO to disc?


You need to use something like IMGBURN and choose the burn IMG to CD option

OR ....

You can extract the contents of the ISO and copy all of the files you extracted to a disc.

IMGBURN or NEro BurningROM will be the easiest.


As WindowsStar suggested, and I agree, its best not to flash your bios unless it specifically fixes a issue you are having.

What type of issue are you having and is it listed in the update notes for the bios upgrade?
thanks..
I am now stuck with the black screen wating me to write something after: R:\>

Everything was too fast for me to remember the error that it gave me, it said something like there was a corrupted file and that my cd rom was not being detected.

After that it automatically kept retrying until it succesfully did the flashing.
What should I do now, what is the command I should write here: R:\>

Thanks
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