Bios won't let him upgrade


  1. Posts : 119
    Windows 11 Home (x64) Version 2004 (OS Build 19041.329
       #1

    Bios won't let him upgrade


    Hey gang, i got a friend who is having problems up-grading from 8.1 to W-10 ! It's a Asus Gaming computer he tried this link >>> Windows 10 <<<
    So he sent me this message "Tried running the Windows 10 upgrade its saying BIOS isn't supported" !!

    He's not computer smart so he asked me to help him do this !!
    Any help guys !!!!

    Thanks
    Chuck
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  2. Posts : 17,348
    Windows 11 Pro
       #2

    Go to the manufacturer website, download the bios upgrade and upgrade the bios.
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  3. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
       #3

    You may get the best help if you can supply the model number. "Asus gaming computer" doesn't say enough about what it is.
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  4. Posts : 119
    Windows 11 Home (x64) Version 2004 (OS Build 19041.329
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Sorry guys, not leaving you hanging he just has not answered me back !! If he doesn't soon i will mark this as solved !!
    Thanks
    Chuck
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 119
    Windows 11 Home (x64) Version 2004 (OS Build 19041.329
    Thread Starter
       #5

    This operator called ASUS and they tried talking him threw updating & something went wrong and now he gets a green screen all the time.
    Told him to take it to a shop & reload W8.1 on it. I will never buy an Asus computer !! So this can be locked !!

    Chuck
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
       #6

    The BIOS update went wrong?

    A lot of Asus motherboards have a BIOS recovery method. No guarantee that it'll work, but I suggest trying a few more things before taking it to a shop. It's in the manual. (Tee manual is available for download, if the hard copy has been lost.)

    Another alternative would be to replace the BIOS chip. Asus used to sell them directly through their estore (for $25), but they don't seem to do that any more. There are a number of eBay merchants that can provide them. (Basically, anyone with access to an eeprom burner can burn one.) The physical chip is typically an 8 pin DIP, which is simple to replace. (It may be something your friend isn't up for dealing with, though.)

    Sorry that your friend had a BIOS update go bad. I did them myself for years without any trouble. When the industry switched to UEFI instead, I bricked two motherboards (from different manufacturers) with failed updates. One of the boards was supposed to be dual BIOS, but it lacked a manual switch to use the backup BIOS, so that feature failed to work automatically.
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  7. Posts : 119
    Windows 11 Home (x64) Version 2004 (OS Build 19041.329
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Thanks Bobkn, for your reply which i relayed ! He wanted me to find him a Disk for W8.1 so he could reload the system !! Now he is on his own !!
    Thanks
    Chuck

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  8. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
       #8

    flashh4 said:
    Thanks Bobkn, for your reply which i relayed ! He wanted me to find him a Disk for W8.1 so he could reload the system !! Now he is on his own !!
    Thanks
    Chuck
    I'm confused. Why would he need to reload the OS, if he didn't get beyond a BIOS update?
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  9. Posts : 119
    Windows 11 Home (x64) Version 2004 (OS Build 19041.329
    Thread Starter
       #9

    He has taken it to a shop !!

    Chuck
      My Computer


 

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