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Updating Bios in Windows 7

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by 3link, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. 3link New Member

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    Hey all,

    I just installed Windows 7 on Saturday, and since then I've been getting these Stop 3b errors. I called MS. They say I should update my Bios.

    My motherboard -> EP45-UD3P

    Manufacturer's website ->http://www.giga-byte.com/Support/Motherboard/BIOS_Model.aspx?ProductID=3137

    They don't seem to offer the BOIS update in 64 bit format. I simply can't run the program. Is there some super secret way to update BIOS from 64 bit that I'm unaware of?

    I can't imagine that making a boot disk out of the file would do the trick. Would it?
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    go to GB and grab the latest bios and put it on a thumb drive.

    Restart the PC load bios defaults, restart again and hit the home key when you get the splash screen, that will get you to the onboard bios utility.

    Just follow the prompts and search the thumb drive for the bios name and let the board do its magic.
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    as sneeky has said, there is a button you can press right after powering the machine on to take you to a Q-flash (or was it EZ flash?) menu that lets you update off a USB flash drive.
     
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    Thanks for the help :) I hope this resolves my stop error issue.

    Say I don't own a flash drive. Can I update from a DVD? I suppose I can buy one easily enough, but why waste the expense when I have like 40 blank dvds lying around?
     
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    i'm not sure. it should be possible.

    a CD would be cheaper...
     

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