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Windows 7: ASUS "selected file is not a proper BIOS"

11 Dec 2016   #1
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
ASUS "selected file is not a proper BIOS"

has anyone else come across this before? i cant upgrade or downgrade my BIOS, even loading the same version as i have now gives me the same error. is this specific to ASUS? any fixes?


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11 Dec 2016   #2
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

What file extension does the update have? Do you need to unzip the file first?
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11 Dec 2016   #3
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

its a ".CAP" file extension and yup i unzipped it and placed the file on an empty FAT32 usb drive
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11 Dec 2016   #4
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

what motherboard are you using?
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11 Dec 2016   #5
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

6700k
ASUS Z170-A
kingston 2x8 16GB 2133mhz
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11 Dec 2016   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can update the bios directly from the bios, you don`t have to save it on a flash drive.

The program in the bios goes out to the net and finds the update itself.
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11 Dec 2016   #7
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You can update the bios directly from the bios, you don`t have to save it on a flash drive.

The program in the bios goes out to the net and finds the update itself.
i know, its one of the options, but whats simpler than using the USB right?>
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12 Dec 2016   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Well you haven`t been able to do it with a usb stick so.......
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12 Dec 2016   #9
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Well you haven`t been able to do it with a usb stick so.......
true, but do you know if it will only find the latest BIOS or will it let you choose from the history of releases? i think theres something buggy with the latest one....
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12 Dec 2016   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Nope, it`ll install the latest Bios.

Why do you think it`s buggy ??

Where`s your evidence ?
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