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Windows 7: Need help flashing BIOS

16 Sep 2012   #1
Thomaszee

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 
Need help flashing BIOS

Hey i'm going to flash my bios to a newer version with DOS, but i'm not sure how to make a DOS-bootable DISK, could anyone help me out?

Thanks in advance!
Thomas


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16 Sep 2012   #2
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

MS-DOS Bootable Flash Drive - Create

Do you really need to do it from DOS? Dell, for example, uses a utility that launches from Windows. It reboots the PC and does the flash in a non-windows environment.
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16 Sep 2012   #3
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional / Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thomaszee View Post
Hey i'm going to flash my bios to a newer version with DOS, but i'm not sure how to make a DOS-bootable DISK, could anyone help me out?

Thanks in advance!
Thomas
Why you want to flash bios? Unless you have a very specific problem its really not recommended to mess with.
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17 Sep 2012   #4
Debbie B

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Hi,

In order to update the BIOS of your computer, you can even follow the below mentioned steps wherein you can download the driver from the manufacturer’s website:
-- Go to the "Driver download" page of your computer manufacturer’s website.
-- Put in the system’s Service Tag and choose the Operating System.
-- Select the BIOS and download the latest Version of BIOS.
-- Flash the BIOS and check if the system is working fine.

During the BIOS update, system will Shut down and Restart and the Bios Flash will be completed.

Kindly let me know for further clarifications.
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17 Sep 2012   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thomaszee View Post
Hey i'm going to flash my bios to a newer version ,
Thomas
Why?
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17 Sep 2012   #6
Thomaszee

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thomaszee View Post
Hey i'm going to flash my bios to a newer version ,
Thomas
Why?
Because someone else is helping me on my other thread on my BSODs, and he says I should update BIOS..

By the way, how do I get that DISC? i dont want to use a usb..
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18 Sep 2012   #7
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thomaszee View Post
..... i dont want to use a usb..
Why do you not want a bootable DOS USB pendrive? It is very easy to create one using Rufus with FreeDOS.

EDIT: I was thinking RUFUS was a name till I read somwhere that here it stands for
The Reliable USB Formatting Utility (with Source)
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18 Sep 2012   #8
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Flashing the bios is the last option..Do it if it is absolutely necessary..why not find the cause for it(BSOD) and then solve it?
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18 Sep 2012   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

the helpers in the BSOD thread should be able to help you. It is always best IMO to flash BIOS from within BIOS, not with a Windows utility.
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18 Sep 2012   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thomaszee View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thomaszee View Post
Hey i'm going to flash my bios to a newer version ,
Thomas
Why?
Because someone else is helping me on my other thread on my BSODs, and he says I should update BIOS..

By the way, how do I get that DISC? i dont want to use a usb..
Using two threads to solve one computers problems is just going to create problems. You will not get more help just confusing help. The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing.
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