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Windows 7: Flashing bios through flash drive

02 Jan 2013   #1
yugzyugz

Pre installed windows 8 x64. upgraded to 8.1 via windows store
 
 
Flashing bios through flash drive

can someone give me an instructions on how to put bios update on a flash drive. i have a toshiba satellite laptop l745d-s4230 with serial number: PSK16U - 009001 .Here's the link where you can find my bios update Toshiba satellite l745d-s4230 Bios update
Any replies will be appreciated and i will give +rep




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02 Jan 2013   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

It looks like you download a .rar zipped file sk16v210.exe, then execute that file to expand it to see 2 programs: a Windows based installer and a Diskette based installer.

Toshiba assumes you will put the Diskette based installer (most likely an .exe file) on a floppy or CD and boot to that drive. I would assume the update program will start from there.

I don't see why the same thing can't be done on a USB stick, provided you have the option to boot the USB drive first in the boot order, or by a BIOS boot menu option.

Does that help?
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02 Jan 2013   #3
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi yugzyugz,

Extract the contents of the downloaded Bios Zip file into a folder.

Run the launcher.exe. You have only two options. 1.CD-ROM installation and 2. Install from Windows. Install from Windows as indicated in the instructions itself, is riskier than installing from the CD-ROM.

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Load a blank CD-RW into your optical drive, select the Radio button "CD-ROM Installation" and click on OK.

This will bring the native Windows Disk Image Burner ready to burn the bootable ISO sk16v210.iso. Check "Verify Disk after burning" and click on "Burn"

"Once you create the bootable CD-ROM, simply boot your computer from the
resulting CD. To boot from CD, you can either hold down the "C" key while
you turn your computer on, or you can use HWSetup to change the boot priority
so the CD drive boots before the HDD."

Now it should be possible to create bootable flash drive with the same bootable ISO sk16v210.iso. ( In fact I created one using RUFUS -Rufus - Create bootable USB drives )

However as a matter of abundant caution - not very sure how the pendrive image will unfold - I would prefer to stick to the manufacturer's instruction to the dot and run the bios flashing from the CDROM drive.

( It is a different story if it were an executable DOS file. Then without hesitation I would have made a bootable DOS pendrive, moved the executable DOS file into the pendrive, and run it under DOS.)

NOTE: Read all the instructions in the Readme file. Ensure that there is no interruption during the flashing process.


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03 Jan 2013   #4
yugzyugz

Pre installed windows 8 x64. upgraded to 8.1 via windows store
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Hi yugzyugz,

Extract the contents of the downloaded Bios Zip file into a folder.

Run the launcher.exe. You have only two options. 1.CD-ROM installation and 2. Install from Windows. Install from Windows as indicated in the instructions itself, is riskier than installing from the CD-ROM.

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Load a blank CD-RW into your optical drive, select the Radio button "CD-ROM Installation" and click on OK.

This will bring the native Windows Disk Image Burner ready to burn the bootable ISO sk16v210.iso. Check "Verify Disk after burning" and click on "Burn"

"Once you create the bootable CD-ROM, simply boot your computer from the
resulting CD. To boot from CD, you can either hold down the "C" key while
you turn your computer on, or you can use HWSetup to change the boot priority
so the CD drive boots before the HDD."

Now it should be possible to create bootable flash drive with the same bootable ISO sk16v210.iso. ( In fact I created one using RUFUS -Rufus - Create bootable USB drives )

However as a matter of abundant caution - not very sure how the pendrive image will unfold - I would prefer to stick to the manufacturer's instruction to the dot and run the bios flashing from the CDROM drive.

( It is a different story if it were an executable DOS file. Then without hesitation I would have made a bootable DOS pendrive, moved the executable DOS file into the pendrive, and run it under DOS.)

NOTE: Read all the instructions in the Readme file. Ensure that there is no interruption during the flashing process.
Thanks for answering it help me a lot now i've understand everything
You deserve a rep
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03 Jan 2013   #5
yugzyugz

Pre installed windows 8 x64. upgraded to 8.1 via windows store
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
It looks like you download a .rar zipped file sk16v210.exe, then execute that file to expand it to see 2 programs: a Windows based installer and a Diskette based installer.

Toshiba assumes you will put the Diskette based installer (most likely an .exe file) on a floppy or CD and boot to that drive. I would assume the update program will start from there.

I don't see why the same thing can't be done on a USB stick, provided you have the option to boot the USB drive first in the boot order, or by a BIOS boot menu option.

Does that help?
Yes , it helps me a lot thanks for the answer , this forum never fails to help me fix my problem.
Thanks a lot you deserve a rep
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03 Jan 2013   #6
D3LL

 
 

Great to see your problem is fixed. If you can mark your topic has solved .
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03 Jan 2013   #7
Bungee18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I had a Toshiba Satellite lappy for a long while and I always updated the BIOS from within the OS (that option is provided) without any problems.
Hope it helps.
Cheers,
J
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