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Windows 7: Windows 7 x64 BIOS help

11 Oct 2010   #21
Majesticks

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Majesticks View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CyberZeus View Post
Here it is http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...=Acer&SC=AAP_9

Simply extract all content to a folder, then open the exe file as adminstrator.
It should work.
ok well it will take about 7minutes to download so let you know then, i bet it wont work tho


nope ....open flash.sys fail

y cant it open the flash file, do i need different software to run a .sys file?


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11 Oct 2010   #22
CyberZeus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

No, the exe in the zip does the job.
I suggest to contact Acer to sort it out.
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11 Oct 2010   #23
Majesticks

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Are you having a specific problem that warrants a BIOS upgrade?


yer maybe,my hard drive is 250GB but when its fully formated it still only shows 233GB max, and theres no hidden restore partiton on it e.t.c, and i would like to upgrade my BIOS for the sake of it,and i upgraded from vista to windows 7 so figured it would be a good thing to do re-gaurdless if im having a problem.
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11 Oct 2010   #24
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Dude, point is since the .wph/.rom/.fd file is not available, the bios cannot be flashed from a usb stick and since the .exe is not working in win7, you're kinda stuck. So either revert to XP, then try flashing. Or, if not possible, go through the update changelog to know exactly what it brings to the table- if its not substantial, just stick to your current bios.

Edit: 250 gb is in decimal system (thats what manufacturers use) and 233 gb is the SAME thing in binary (that the OS understands). Theres NO discrepancy.

Updating the bios is not going to magically create a recovery partition. If your machine came with one you probably deleted it on the way, in any case once you change the OS, whats the big deal about the previous OS?
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11 Oct 2010   #25
Majesticks

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CyberZeus View Post
No, the exe in the zip does the job.
I suggest to contact Acer to sort it out.

yer but the flash file does the job of flashing, the .exe file wont open the flashing file...yer i tryed to contact acer and login to there site but its having problems at the moment.....funny that.
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11 Oct 2010   #26
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Majestick,
What is the name of the .exe file for updating the bios.

My efforts also produced a file form 2008.


v1.35 1.0 MB 2008/12/08

Website: Acer Support - Drivers & Download

The zip file has contents of:
Windows 7 x64 BIOS help-acer-travelmate-5720g-zip-file-contents.png


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11 Oct 2010   #27
Majesticks

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Dude, point is since the .wph/.rom/.fd file is not available, the bios cannot be flashed from a usb stick and since the .exe is not working in win7, you're kinda stuck. So either revert to XP, then try flashing. Or, if not possible, go through the update changelog to know exactly what it brings to the table- if its not substantial, just stick to your current bios.

Edit: 250 gb is in decimal system (thats what manufacturers use) and 233 gb is the SAME thing in binary (that the OS understands). Theres NO discrepancy.

Updating the bios is not going to magically create a recovery partition. If your machine came with one you probably deleted it on the way, in any case once you change the OS, whats the big deal about the previous OS?
yer i thort ild try flash it from a usb any way,was worth a shot,im not going to stick XP on cant be botherd,yer i know all about binary and decimal,so can i still hold 250GB of info then? and there is no update change log i dont think.umm yer i know updating the bios wont magicly make a recovery partition,i never hoped it would? i do hope i have deleted it if there was one so ive got more space,whats the big deal about vista do u mean? i dont know i brought this laptop 2nd hand i didnt even use vista just put on 7 stright away.
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11 Oct 2010   #28
Majesticks

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Majestick,
What is the name of the .exe file for updating the bios.

My efforts also produced a file form 2008.


v1.35 1.0 MB 2008/12/08

Website: Acer Support - Drivers & Download

The zip file has contents of:
Attachment 103753

its the CLB-135 file you click on to run the update...read the read me file.

yup v1.35 1.0 MB 2008/12/08 is what ive got
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11 Oct 2010   #29
Majesticks

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i wouldnt mind updating BIOS so i can use bit-locker aswell
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11 Oct 2010   #30
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Well, I doubt its your BIOS that is preventing you from using BitLocker, just understand that flashing your BIOS incorrectly will turn your computer into a paperweight... Good Luck...
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