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Windows 7: Intel BIOS update shows successful, but sys info reports no change

25 Feb 2015   #1
retread

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Intel BIOS update shows successful, but sys info reports no change

I had a video issue today and while looking at the Intel MB site, noticed my BIOS was out of date. I downloaded the Express (exe) file and tried to update my BIOS from 0123 to 0133, one year date apart. Problem is, Intel BIOS update program shows successful... but when I view sys info it still reports old version. Yes, rebooted to BIOS and same-o, same-o. It lies to me.


Question: Do I have to break my RAID mirror to do a BIOS update? That's the only thing I can think of that might be the issue.


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25 Feb 2015   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Is there an actual reason you want to update the BIOS. If your BIOS is working without any problems just leave it alone. You can completely brick your motherboard by messing around with the BIOS. Just because a later version maybe available doesn't mean you should update it.
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26 Feb 2015   #3
TVeblen

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by retread View Post


Question: Do I have to break my RAID mirror to do a BIOS update?
No.
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26 Feb 2015   #4
retread

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

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Is there an actual reason you want to update the BIOS. If your BIOS is working without any problems just leave it alone. You can completely brick your motherboard by messing around with the BIOS. Just because a later version maybe available doesn't mean you should update it.
Yes, I realize that. I have updated the BIOS in many PCs over the years... however I did read the release notes and don't see anything that will help my current issue. So thanks for the reminder.

Now... does anyone have an idea why a BIOS update will report successful but not actually updated?
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26 Feb 2015   #5
retread

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by retread View Post


Question: Do I have to break my RAID mirror to do a BIOS update?
No.
Are you sure about this? On re-boot, it goes to a RAID configuration screen, then re-boots to the primary boot screen and from there to Windows. I'm thinking that the extra boot to the RAID config may be interfering..... ?

edit: I am using the Intel Express option to update BIOS which does the process in Windows. I have not attempted to use the DOS/USB Flash option.
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26 Feb 2015   #6
TVeblen

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I'm sure. The BIOS is the BIOS and it's function comes before everything else. Once it has handed of to the hard drives it's job is done.

I have never trusted Windows based BIOS flash utilities. There is too much stuff going on in the background to trust flashing the BIOS during. And that could be why the RAID is getting in the way.

You might try using the IFlash Bios Update method if that is available for your motherboard.


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