BIOS Flashing in Windows - for NTFS and no Floppy drive.

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laifox

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I discovered a way to flash your BIOS in Windows. This is specialy good if you have a NTFS system and no floppy drive, and you have a BETA bios file that you can only flash in DOS.

These are the steps:

1.- Download the BIOS file you want. Check that is for your MoBo, chipset, etc.

2.- Download any BIOS file through the MSI Live Update software.

3.- When you are asked to flash the new BIOS, say no.

4.- Locate where is the directory of the BIOS you downloaded with the MSI Live Update software.

5.- Copy the BETA bios in that directory.

6.- Rename it with the name of the BIOS file you downloaded with the Live Update software.

7.- Run the MSISetup.exe file that is in the directory.

8.- Follow the instructions, and use the Windows mode to flash the BIOS.

9.- After the flash, you should be asked to restart. Do it.

10.- Enjoy the new BIOS!!!

Any questions, please post. I hope this helps a lot of people out there.

Cheers!!
 

Wonkanoby

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i honestly dont advise any one to flash a bios in windows,if you have ntfs,just get a 98se or me floopy and another for the bios rom and flash utility and do it this way from the ram drive

http://www.msi.com.tw/html/support/bios/note/ntfs.htm

www.bootdisk.com usually have one or the other you can d/l

and then click on the file with a nice clean floppy in the drive

use another floppy for the 2x needed files so you dont mess up the 98se one

be sure its one with the ram drive that you d/l though as there are some about are just like an xp or 2000 boot disk and have no ram drive
 
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laifox

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I know, i know... it is just another option for people who want to flash their mobo bios.

I must add to the post, that IT IS UP TO YOU TO CHOOSE THE WAY TO DO IT... as in the Overclockers & Modding Corner forum says:

" Don't cry if you blow stuff ".

Cheers
 

Inglo

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If you don't have a floppy and have a CD Burner, make a BIOS flash CD, make a two track CD with the first track a Win98/Dos boot disk and the second track with your awdflash.exe and just add the BIOSes to it as they become available.

TBH, with the latest 3.8 BIOS that came out, I flashed in Windows, just for the heck of it.
 
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