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Windows 7: update your bios

28 Feb 2010   #21
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Maybe y'all shouldn't be talking someone into something he's not sure how to do, especially since it could disable his machine if it gets done wrong.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tz frantic View Post
some on this forum recommend this because i have problems with my WMA12 and updating your bios is meant to improve you performance
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
I'd say so, but it's ultimately up to you, and if you don't feel confident doing it, then don't, but if you do, make sure to back up the original first.
It's up to them what they do.


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28 Feb 2010   #22
tz frantic

windows 7
 
 

i all want is to fix windows media player i tried troubleshoot and not lick fixing it
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28 Feb 2010   #23
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tz frantic View Post
i all want is to fix windows media player i tried troubleshoot and not lick fixing it
What exactly is wrong with it?
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28 Feb 2010   #24
adt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Have you tried re-installing windows? Why don't you use an alternative to WMP, there are so many that are good and free programs such as VLC Player, iTunes etc. What you are doing is not necessary as your problem is not serious.
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28 Feb 2010   #25
tbernstein

 
 

I've never heard of a BIOS update making much difference to a specific peice of software. So unless there is a specific incompatability ( improbable) DON'T DO IT!
I would also never flash the bios if there was anything less than a perfect route. You know the steps, you have the absolute right file and the OS is working perfectly for it.
Too much risk, too little gain.
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28 Feb 2010   #26
tz frantic

windows 7
 
 

when you say Have you tried re-installing windows? do you mean WMP because i tryed to reinstall it
the problem is it takes one minute to load and then freeze from time to time and on some songs and videos
the seek is not working i can't skip to a part in a video or song
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28 Feb 2010   #27
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

try with this:
Windows Media Player Troubleshooting Guide
Windows Media Player 12 Menus & Views Explained | Windows 7 Tutorials
Windows Media Player 12 - What's New & How it Works? | Windows 7 Tutorials

To open these specific troubleshooting & diagnostic modules do the following:
type msdt.exe -id WindowsMediaPlayerConfigurationDiagnostic in Start Search and hit Enter to open the troubleshooting wizard which will help you reset WMP to default settings.

Type msdt.exe -id WindowsMediaPlayerLibraryDiagnostic in Start Search and hit Enter to open the troubleshooting wizard which will help make Media files show up in WMP library.

type msdt.exe -id WindowsMediaPlayerDVDDiagnostic in Start Search and hit Enter to open the troubleshooting wizard which will help trouble-shoot DVD playing problems.

Fix & Repair Windows Media Player with Fix WMP Utility | The Windows Club
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28 Feb 2010   #28
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

OK. Here is another voice with other experiences. Bios updates have always improved performance and corrected problems for any bios I've updated. I've installed over 40, yes 40, years. Bet you didn't know that we had programmable chips back then.
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28 Feb 2010   #29
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

This update is just allowing for newer CPUs. It wont really change anything.

Bottom line: Bios update has absolutely nothing to do with WMP.
Not much of a point in doing it, as hes not upgrading his CPU, and it will not solve the problem hes having.
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28 Feb 2010   #30
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I want to point out that it is highly unlikely that flashing the bios will speed up Windows Player 12. Upgrading chipsets and drivers may help. The bios upgrades are very specific. They correct the problems listed and nothing else.

I have flashed a bios once with no problem to correct a problem I was having with XP. The version I flashed listed and corrected that specific problem. Especially concerning the bios, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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