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Windows 7: Need to update bios via CD, need help making DISC.

27 Jan 2012   #1
SevenNerd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Need to update bios via CD, need help making DISC.

I would like to upgrade to Rev F12i on my board, but for some reason I can not upgrade via USB like I did the other bios.

How would I go about making a bios upgrade disc?



GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1366 - GA-EX58-UD3R (rev. 1.0)


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27 Jan 2012   #2
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Hi.

The best and safest bios flash\update especially for gigabyte motherboard is the qflash usb method.


Did you followed these steps?

Plug in usb,format usb,extract bios in usb,restart,run qflash.

Be very careful with GA motherboard bios flash\update,gigabyte motherboard are the most "faddy" with bios update,a simple wrong step causes problems.
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27 Jan 2012   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

I would stay with F11 BIOS update, as the F12i is the old Beta BIOS, latest Beta is F12Q.
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27 Jan 2012   #4
SevenNerd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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27 Jan 2012   #5
vrosa

Windows 10 Build 9926
 
 

Wait for the final version of F12, never try betas in case of BIOS, ok ?
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27 Jan 2012   #6
SevenNerd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Ended up doing the upgrade to F12Q via USB DOS Boot.

I wanted the "Improved audio efficiency" What ever that means.

All seems well!
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27 Jan 2012   #7
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Good news!

And remember never but never dont update bios in windows.

And again,especially in gigabyte motherboard use always the Qflash.
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27 Jan 2012   #8
SevenNerd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Of course! However Gigabyte boards are pretty pretty much impossible to brick due to the dual bios. : )
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27 Jan 2012   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
And remember never but never dont update bios in windows.
I'm not sure why or who is giving out this information, but Gigabyte boards can be flashed in Windows just fine. I've been using them for a decade, and always flash using the Windows utility.

If you've actually done so before, you'll notice the actual flashing isn't done in Windows. It preps the files, checks the new BIOS file for compatibility, and then reboots.

If you choose to try Qflash, that way will work as well. That's why these manufacturer's offer several ways to update. Some, like Dell, only offer Windows flash utils.
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