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Windows 7: Upgrading my CPU with Win 7 64 bit

20 Mar 2011   #11
adamwentzell82

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 retail
 
 

I tried the DOS BIOS update by making a bootable USB flash drive and for some reason my computer didn't want to load from the USB drive not sure why. I looked at the options in the BIOS for bootup and I have these CD Room, Hard drive, USB HHD, Floppy, LS/ZIP, and SCSI. I do know in the book that came with the motherboard I got said I have to disable the Flash Part Write Protect but in the book it don't show how it only shows where it is but not how to do it


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20 Mar 2011   #12
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I'm here to tell you that the BIOS settings needed to boot from a USB stick can be very tricky.

On an Intel board I used to use, I had to enable USB booting first AND put USB drive first in boot order AND change USB mass storage to “emulate fixed discs” or something close to that. This last choice was NOT the default.
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20 Mar 2011   #13
adamwentzell82

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 retail
 
 

I tried that by setting the USB HHD as first boot and the light on the flash did light up about 3 or 4 times but then it started to load Windows so I don't now if I need to push one of the F buttons or what.
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20 Mar 2011   #14
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

What's an "F button"??

Look for additional choices in the BIOS that might be even slightly related to USB or booting or hard drive emulation or anything even vaguely related. Inspect all menus.
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20 Mar 2011   #15
adamwentzell82

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 retail
 
 

OK I will try after I download the BIOS update again.
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20 Mar 2011   #16
Morph666

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
What's an "F button"??
Top of the keyboard, F1, F2, F3, F4...lol.
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20 Mar 2011   #17
adamwentzell82

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 retail
 
 

Thanks my book didn't say what button lol
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20 Mar 2011   #18
adamwentzell82

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 retail
 
 

I tried again and no luck the light lights up on the USB flash drive about 3 or 4 times then it starts to load Windows so I guess this is not the right BIOS for my board. Also I tried pushing F1 through F5 and nothing.
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20 Mar 2011   #19
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adamwentzell82 View Post
I tried again and no luck the light lights up on the USB flash drive about 3 or 4 times then it starts to load Windows so I guess this is not the right BIOS for my board. Also I tried pushing F1 through F5 and nothing.
It sounds like you didn't succeed in making a bootable DOS USB flash drive. You should have gotten a DOS style startup display, even if the flash utility declined to update the board.

You can double-check it by renaming the .bat file on the flash drive. Change the .bat extension, and it won't load on startup. See if the machine will actually boot into DOS.
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28 Mar 2011   #20
adamwentzell82

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 retail
 
 

Out of these two CPU's what one is better? AMD Phenom X4 9650 2.3 GHz AM2+ Quad-Core Processor or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ 3.2 GHz ADX6400IAA6CZ Dual Core
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