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Re: The new computer build

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Wed May 15, 2019 10:23 am

AK-47 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:03 am
Not always. Sometimes you can get a bootable ISO or DOS disk.
I have occasionally updated firmware/BIOS that only comes in the form of Windows EXEs using a Windows PE boot CD (available free from Microsoft, via the Windows Automated Installation Kit).
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Re: The new computer build

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Post by timkb4cq » Wed May 15, 2019 10:40 am

Eadwine Rose wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 9:50 am
I wager that stuff needs windows?
No need to speculate. The manuals for that motherboard are on the Asus site.
You can use the ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility in the Advanced area of the BIOS setup screen to update the bios using the downloaded BIOS file on a flash drive.
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Re: The new computer build

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Wed May 15, 2019 10:49 am

Ohhhh. Goodie *thumbs up*

Hadn't inspected that far yet ;)
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Re: The new computer build

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Post by srq2625 » Wed May 15, 2019 10:50 am

Eadwine Rose wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 9:50 am
Well I will upgrade that at the start haha.

I wager that stuff needs windows?
No. One downloads the firmware (in the form a zip file) from the Asus site. Unpack the zip file and write the resulting file (*.CAP, I think) to the root of a USB device. I used a memory stick. Insert your USB into a port. Boot computer into the BIOS, in the "Advanced" area, select "Tools" from the menu across the top. First item on the Tools page is the firmware upgrade. Select that and then select your device and follow the prompts. You will have a chance to verify and provide final approval to install the firmware. When I did it, it took about 5-10 mintues to do the update and reboot. Note, all user setting are wiped when you do the firmware update.

Something that surprised me is there is an option to download and install the firmware from the Asus site from within the BIOS Tools page. I'm not gusty/trusting enough to go that route. I like to control things as well as I can, not being sure that the on-line option would actually download the correct file.
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Re: The new computer build

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Post by entropyfoe » Wed May 15, 2019 11:25 am

I have used the Asus EZ-Flash utility from within the BIOS many times, always with success.

You do have to re-enter any settings you have changed, like the memory speed profile (I forgot what they call it).

The only caution is you don't want to have a power interruption during the BIOS flash. You could end up un-bootable with only half a BIOS. So, don't let a dog run by and pull out the power cord, or flash during a thunderstorm that may knock out your power.
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Re: The new computer build

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Wed May 15, 2019 11:26 am

srq2625 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:50 am
Something that surprised me is there is an option to download and install the firmware from the Asus site from within the BIOS Tools page. I'm not gusty/trusting enough to go that route. I like to control things as well as I can, not being sure that the on-line option would actually download the correct file.
I actually prefer that one. Considering I would doubt MYSELF for not getting the right file.

Let the thing do it, it knows best. Better than I do in any case!

entropyfoe wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 11:25 am
I have used the Asus EZ-Flash utility from within the BIOS many times, always with success.

You do have to re-enter any settings you have changed, like the memory speed profile (I forgot what they call it).

The only caution is you don't want to have a power interruption during the BIOS flash. You could end up un-bootable with only half a BIOS. So, don't let a dog run by and pull out the power cord, or flash during a thunderstorm that may knock out your power.
Yep.. make sure it is the safest environment possible!
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Re: The new computer build

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Post by Paul.. » Wed May 15, 2019 4:10 pm

srq2625 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:50 am
Something that surprised me is there is an option to download and install the firmware from the Asus site from within the BIOS Tools page. I'm not gusty/trusting enough to go that route. I like to control things as well as I can, not being sure that the on-line option would actually download the correct file.
Used it recently on new Asus MB...direct download from the UEFI/BIOS Tools page...worked great. EZ Flash 2...

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Re: The new computer build

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Post by Richard » Wed May 15, 2019 5:20 pm

A UPS is good for your blood pressure
while flashing.
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Re: The new computer build

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Wed May 15, 2019 5:24 pm

A what?

Waiting for the mail truck?
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Re: The new computer build

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Post by richb » Wed May 15, 2019 5:29 pm

Eadwine Rose wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 5:24 pm
A what?

Waiting for the mail truck?
United Parcel Service, a private company. USPS is the Government postal service (United States Postal Service).
You have this in the Netherlands, do you not?
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