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Windows 7: BIOS not updating (flashing)

18 Nov 2014   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
BIOS not updating (flashing)


I recently bought an Asus ROG G750JM and got rid of the 8.1on a dreadfully slow spinner drive and replaced it with an EVO then installed it with an OEM 7.

But I have to flash the BIOS now (with 207 - currently 205) as instructed in the manual for installing 7 drivers and I cannot get it to flash the latest BIOS because the flash does not work when I check the stick it is on ad hit Enter as per instructions.

So I am left wondering if I am doing something wrong?? the download is a zip file- do I unzip it first or not because the manual said nothing about doing that??

I am getting to really like this machine because it is blindingly fast now and any help would be really appreciated as I just want to get the drivers right for 7.



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18 Nov 2014   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You can not to the best of my knowledge flash bios with a zipped file.
You have to unzip it then move it to your flash stick. Motherboards don't know zip from shineola.

Wait around a while maybe someone has some magic to share.
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18 Nov 2014   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

More bios flashing
Post a screen shot of the instructions,
Cheers.
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18 Nov 2014   #4
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You do need to extract the files in the zip file you downloaded as it uses a different format to see the BIOS file. Have a look here and best is to use the BIOS built in utility and not do it from within windows
BIOS update guide for ASUS notebooks - READ THIS BEFORE YOU BRICK YOUR MACHINE!
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18 Nov 2014   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well I thought it would have to be extracted but the instructions as you can see don't mention that after that page where I have added why would you do that it goes to a page about refreshing 8.

The manual is very lacsidsical but does say on someof the drivers when I click on them to make sure the BIOS is changed.


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18 Nov 2014   #6
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I find it's best to restore the BIOS to it's default before updating it and the last step in any BIOS update is to load the optimized defaults after updating as that's what will ensure the new BIOS is properly installed and working. Once you set to defaults after the update save and reboot back into the BIOS and put whatever settings you wish then update your drivers to the latest version
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18 Nov 2014   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok so it means I have to extract that BIOS version all the same and I am wondering now if it is worth the trouble because the LAN driver worked whether the others will too and not run the risk of bricking this brand new machine? That's because I have waited a long time to get it and to wreck it now would be the pits.

It's running like a cats with it tails on fire as it is the only thing I have to test it with now is the 4G wifi device which I have to use away from home.
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18 Nov 2014   #8
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Just be very careful when you update the bios; because even the slightest mistake as Im sure you know; could make your laptop nothing but a paperweight because once the bios is corrupted/damaged; thats it; yer done.
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18 Nov 2014   #9
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It really is the old adage of "if it ain't broken don't fix it" when it involves BIOS update and if it runs fine and gives you no issue there's no point updating the BIOS which is mostly done to accommodate new hardware or if there are issues with the existing one
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18 Nov 2014   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yep might leave it and just try the drivers if anything is playing up. I have other problems at the moment as the cursor keeps jumping to other lines or locking on the last letter and highlights everything if I move it
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