Windows 10: how about flashing new BIOS in win10??

  1.    08 Mar 2015 #1

    how about flashing new BIOS in win10??


    Greetings.
    I found a newer BIOS to my mobo, ASUS Maximus Ranger VII, but I'm not sure, that ASUS' EZflash will run/work in windows 10. Does anybody know something about this?
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  2. Posts : 8,345
    Windows 10 Professional
       08 Mar 2015 #2

    Burgurne said: View Post
    Greetings.
    I found a newer BIOS to my mobo, ASUS Maximus Ranger VII, but I'm not sure, that ASUS' EZflash will run/work in windows 10. Does anybody know something about this?
    I'm sorry, I don't have a clue; but I certainly wouldn't attempt it inside W10TP!
    Something goes wrong you could be screwed royally.
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  3.    08 Mar 2015 #3

    Burgurne said: View Post
    Greetings.
    I found a newer BIOS to my mobo, ASUS Maximus Ranger VII, but I'm not sure, that ASUS' EZflash will run/work in windows 10. Does anybody know something about this?
    The ASUS Maximus Ranger VII has a feature called Bios Flashback which uses a USB drive to flash the BIOS when the computer is turned off (but power still applied). You copy the bios file to the root of your flash drive, insert it into the special USB port on the back of your computer, and press the USB Flashback button and it flashes automatically.
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  4.    08 Mar 2015 #4

    Win 10 is the only OS on this PC, and I have allready screwed 1 mobo with the "Flashback" function and an USB-pen (Think it was a defect USBpen). I guess I'll have to wait for Windows 10 to become final, before flashing my BIOS?
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  5.    08 Mar 2015 #5

    Question . . . is it really necessary to do the flash? If you determine it isn't then why worry. . .good luck.. . .
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  6. Posts : 8,798
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       09 Mar 2015 #6

    I agree with Lee. If you have an issue that the BIOS addresses, then go back to W7 or 8 to flash. If just to have the latest BIOS then don't bother. If it aint broke, don't fix it
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  7.    09 Mar 2015 #7

    I used to be a big fan of BIOS updates until I "routinely" flashed the BIOS on my Gigabyte board using their latest version -- and it wouldn't complete BOOT anymore. Good thing I had gone to the trouble of saving off the "working" BIOS to a USB stick and was able to restore using that.

    If you're going to mess around with flashing BIOS chips, then be sure that BOTH of the following are true:
    1) You have a way to save off the working BIOS to some media that can later be used to restore it
    2) You have a way of booting the PC such that you can read the media with the saved BIOS to restore it

    OR ... if you have one of the "DUAL BIOS" machines, you have a way to boot and select the OTHER BIOS, should the flashing go badly.
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  8. Posts : 804
    10 Pro Preview x64
       10 Mar 2015 #8

    Burgurne said: View Post
    Win 10 is the only OS on this PC, and I have allready screwed 1 mobo with the "Flashback" function and an USB-pen (Think it was a defect USBpen). I guess I'll have to wait for Windows 10 to become final, before flashing my BIOS?
    It makes no difference what OS you are running. You don't need a CPU let alone an operating system to flash the bios How to Use USB BIOS Flashback - ASUS
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  9.    10 Mar 2015 #9

    adamf said: View Post
    It makes no difference what OS you are running. You don't need a CPU let alone an operating system to flash the bios How to Use USB BIOS Flashback - ASUS
    Read up in the thread, I already pointed this out... he said he didn't trust it.
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