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want to upgrade bios on probook4330s with windows 10 running

Q: want to upgrade bios on probook4330s with windows 10 running

upgraded to win 10, ser no CNU1423QVS (or5?)cannot see a bios upgrade suitable??

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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

A:got the windows 10 free upgrade and used the dell diagnostics tool to upgrade driver and bios everything worked fine until the update of the bios!!!!

I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.

Dell just saying it's a "possibility" the motherboard might need to be replace. No one can tell you that motherboard is definite "Fried" without first looking at the system.
What is the system model number and version of windows before upgrading to windows 10? Example: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
You're able to boot into BIOS(F2 key) and diagnostic (F12 key) ?
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key ( BIOS) or F12 key( BIOS) continuously

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When I tried to install the Win 10 anniversary update it completely messed up my laptop and I had to resort to insatlling Linux. I also tried formatting the HD because Microsoft thought my drive was bad...they weren't much help. Anyway I would like to update the BIOS and try again to install windows and don't know where to start. Help would be greatly appreciated.

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i've plugged in the charger but its not charging the battery I replace a new battery but not working.  When I put the same battery to a collegues laptop it charges fully but mine, It displays as '0% available(plugged in, charging)' even it stays on power with same message all day.

A:CHARGING ON MY laptop ProBook4330s

@JK56? What version BIOS do you have??? This is version F.41. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5045446&swItemId=ob_121864_1&swEnvOid=405... - Fixes an issue where the battery does not charge properly.- Fixes an issue where an external keyboard connected to the system does not function properly when using Checkpoint on the system. REO

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Hi. After upgrading BIOS to 2.12 the CPU frequency is locked to the lowest possible (disregarding BIOS settings). Plugging in the battery makes it work again.For the sake of prolonging my battery life I ususally run without it when safely docked at home.Anyone else experiencing this? I assume it's a bug?

A:Bios upgrade to 2.12 on T460p locks cpu frequency to lowest when running without battery

It sounds like a bug might have been fixed.  I would expect it to slow down if you had just a battery (no A/C) or just A/C (no battery).  The charhing circuity won't "cook" the battery.  It will stop charging when it is fully charged.

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Yesterday, I clean-installed Windows 8 Pro x86 on an old Dell Vostro 1400 laptop which had been running Windows 7 Ultimate, and it activated and ran fine, without even a single exclamation point in Device Manager. I applied the update necessary to make the Store offer 8.1 and proceeded to install it as I've done on a couple other machines. After downloading the thing, it errored out with:

Couldn't install Windows 8.1

Contact your PC manufacturer to see if you can upgrade the System BIOS

When I clicked the OK button, it then gave me the informative and grammar-challenged error box:

Something happened and the Windows 8.1 couldn't be installed. Please try again. Error code: 0xc1900104

Try again Cancel

Ever the optimist, I clicked Try again, and of course, it proceeded to download all over again from scratch, only to error out in the same way. I then downloaded all the Windows 8 updates, although just the one had been necessary on my other machines that successfully upgraded to 8.1, and tried again, only to get the same result.

Today, I've discovered the Windows 8.1 Compatibility Assistant, which avoids the lengthy download of the upgrade every time (Microsoft, maybe you should run it implicitly before downloading 3 GB of transient data), and it tells me:

This PC doesn't meet system requirements

Contact your PC manufacturer to see if you can upgrade the System BIOS

Obviously, no BIOS updates are available, and I'm simply wondering if anyone knows what exactly is the pr... Read more

A:Windows 8 to 8.1 Upgrade failed - must upgrade System BIOS

Store upgrade is more hassle than it's worth...Can't see how bios version can prevent the upgrade...

If you can download a full ISO - try that rather.

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I've been just running windows 8, due to errors I can't upgrade to windows 8.1, so I want to ask that can I directly upgrade to windows 10 (from windows 8) ?

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Hello all,

Just thought I would mention this as it is the second machine I have bolloxed now due to doing a bios upgrade.
A while ago I did a bios upgrade on a desktop machine and after doing it got a BSOD and windows would not boot. Had to format and do a fresh install to get over it.
This time round I did a bios upgrade on my laptop so that I could put a T9500 processor into it and got the same problem.

Bit of a pig this one though as I have 3 weeks of non backed up emails I will lose amongst other things.

It seems that if you do a bios upgrade windows 7 see's it as a different machine and just errors out without trying to load. There seems to be nothing you can do to recover from it.
Only option I have it to install another oppperating system on it and then see if I can downgrade bios. See if that will work.

Just be aware of this as not something that will show to often as not to common to have to upgrade bios. Hope this helps someone.

A:Try not to do a bios upgrade when using Windows 7

Flashing a motherboard bios under windows with a non-beta/rc OS is already risky, so flashing a motherboard bios on a beta OS is....

If you have another computer, download hard drive manager from paragon and make a bootable CD or USB with it then boot your computer from it. There's an utility to restore the boot and if that doesn't work, in the partion manager there's another option to browse and copy files that are on the unbootable HDD.

You're lucky it didn't mess up your bios and it, apparently, only affected your MBR.

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My second battery (keyboard) has only rarely loaded. Most of the time, even after days with the computer plugged in to the mains, only the tablet battery was loaded. Since October Toshioba Service Station did not work properly, so I could not update my bios. I have now changed to Windows 10 just to see if that would make the trick. I could install all drivers but not the BIOS update. I have tried installing them manually, but when I do so in Windows 8 compatible mode, the system tells me that the "file could not be saved" immediately after unzipping the software. Any clues?

A:How to update the BIOS running Windows 10

Had you try this: http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD9502M10000R01.htm

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I own several computers. Some PC's and a mid-2010 iMac 27 inch. Windows 10 upgrade worked fine on my PC's. After I signed up for the upgrade on my iMac Bootcamp running Windows 7 Ultimate, Apple announced it will not support my particular iMac version. I
have tried to no avail to stop the Windows 10 upgrade, which has failed several times. I have uninstalled Windows updates associated with the upgrade: KB 3035583, KB 3033929, and KB2952664, and hidden them in Windows Update. Any suggestions as to how to stop
Windows 10 upgrade? Any work around to install the upgrade on my iMac?

Thanks, Jeff

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Hi all,I want to upgrade my computer to Windows 10 Pro, however I heard that in order to do that you need the bios passsword. Is this true? And if so can I update without the bios password? I do not know the password but still need to upgrade. PC: Lenovo Yoga 12 ThinkPad

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I tried to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8.  I called HP and they said it's not compatible, which caused the Bios to be corrupted.  I don't know what to do next and I don't want to pay $59 to fix.  The automatic repair doesn't work and this is what shows up when I try to run it: c:\windows\system32\logfiles\srt\srttrail.txt

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Hello, I have recently upgrade my HP 8300 Small Form Factor Desktop from WIndows 7 to Window 10. I need to access my system in BIOS and  have  had trouble do so. I need to acces my system BIOS in order to enable Intel VT-x so I can create a Virtual Ubuntu 12.04.5 using VMWare Workstation. Here Is what I Know: -My system does not have UEFI settings when I restart the computer while holding shift then go to "Trouble Shooting > Advance Options.- Pressing Keys like esc, F1, F2,F9 - F12 do not take me to the BIOS. Instead they take me to the following menu;------Esc: Start Up Menu------F2: HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI------F9: Please Select Boot Device Menu------F10:  Hewlett - Packard Computer Set Up------F11: System Recovery-My BIOS mode is Legacy according to my system info application.- I have an Intel Core(TM) i5-3570 CPU running at 3.4 GHz  My questions are:1. What course of action should I take to access MY BIOS to enable Intel VT-x?2. I'm considering flashing the system BIOS due to the Legacy BIOS mode.  Am I wrong?3. Is there any other way to enable Intel VT-x without accessing BIOS? If anyone can help I will greatly appreciated. Thank You!     

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Will there be a bios update for N5110  model?
My laptop is not yet 4 years old and older laptops we have can be updated.
I will not be buying another Dell product if I can not even update this one to W10.

A:BIOS not supported for Windows 10 upgrade ??

MUKESHCS033,
Unfortunately, there will not be any other driver or bios updates for this computer.

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Hello,I will be replacing my hard drive on my HP/Compaq Laptop, and after looking at the HP support site, I have some questions. The p/n is: KE718AV1) Once I install the new hard drive, I want to do a fresh install of Windows 7 x64. Will all I have to do is boot the computer with windows 7 x64 iso on USB drive inserted, or will I need to update the BIOS, and/or make some other software/firmware change?2) Once I have Windows 7 x64 installed on the new drive without issue(s), could/should I attempt to upgrade to Windows 10?I thank you in advance for your help,Mike

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Z420 Bios Upgrade for Windows 10 Question: Can I go directly from "J61 v01.02" to "3.90 Rev.A 8-Aug-16" on my Windows 10 PC? If not, what is the BIOS migration path?-- I have a Z420 Workstation (Product # b2b96ut#ABA) that is running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit OS. The BIOS is "J61 v01.02; boot block date 12/28/11" which appears to have been the initial release BIOS (based on https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/319873-hp-z420-bios-confussion). See the last post on that thread which was made by HP staff. The above referenced article says, in part: "We do recommend that customers upgrade to the ?latest? BIOS; however, the Z420 BIOS situation is a little complicated. The Z420 (and Z620 and Z820) BIOS went through an unprecedented amount of change between initial release and the introduction of Windows 8. The UEFI ingredients necessary for Windows 8 were simply not available in time for initial release. One unfortunate side effect is that BIOS 1.02, which shipped for the first 2 months of Production, cannot upgrade directly to any 2.XX or 3.XX BIOS. Any system with BIOS 1.02 must first upgrade to a higher-numbered 1.XX BIOS before being upgraded to a 2.XX or 3.XX BIOS. Because of this, we need to keep the latest 1.XX BIOS on the web as a ?stepping stone? for customers that need to upgrade from BIOS 1.02. We are not actively updating the 1.XX BIOS stream, but have been updating that BIOS with any critical, security-related bug fixes. It just so happened that 1.... Read more

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I have an Ibm Netvista 2257-82u
1.0mghz processor
40 gig h.d.
Intel 810e onboard video..etc

The system is in a continuous boot mode it makes it to the Winxp
Startup screen.....and then it starts over........and over and over.
I was wondering if maybe updating the system bios might fix the problem. Iv'e tried running with a new harddrive and I still get the same problem.

sometimes when I put a harddrive in that is loaded with windows 98se, I can get it to boot up in safe mode but not with Xp.

Can a virus cause this problem? Can a virus reside in the hardware on the motherboard? If so how can I fix it?
 

A:Upgrading IBM netvista bios without running in windows.......Can it be done?

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I upgraded my yoga to Windows 10 soon after purchase a year and a half ago.  I have had few problems but one persists, intermitent problems charging with the AC adapter. There appear to be many Bios updates since the one that came with my yoga. I am running v1.03 and would like to update to version 96CN31WW(V1.17) but am justifiably concerned. - There is no means of backing up and restoring the current Bios so an update failure could be catastrophic.- The Bios readme file indicates it is for Windows 8 and 8.1.  I read a forum post that indicated that this shouldn't be a   problem on WIndows 10 and I agree but there is so little feedback in this forum or elsewhere about successful or   unsuccessful Bios updates on Yoga 2 13 so I am nervous about proceeding.- I don't know if this Bios update will solve my problem (no documentation from Lenovo about what any of the prior   Bios updates fixed) and there is always the possibility that this change could make my notebook more unstable. Again,   no means of going back.- For the reasons above, I always consider a Bios update a last resort. Anything else I can recover from and I am out of   warranty. I would appreciate any feedback on the stability and success of 96CN31WW(V1.17) updates and any information about what problems prior Bios updates for Yoga 2 13 addressed.

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I am trying to run an older version of Adobe Acrobat in Windows 7, however it is not compatable with the 64 bit OS. I ran across the tutorial on how to run XP mode for software applications that are not compatible with Win 7 OS. I went through the steps, but am getting an error when trying to run in XP Mode. It tells me that i need to enter my BIOS settings upon booting up and enable the option for XP Mode. However when i try to do this, I am propted for a password. I have know idea what it is and am trying to figure out how to work around this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Edit: Email removed to protect member from spam bots. ~ Animal

A:BIOS issue running xp mode in windows 7

Consult the manual for your motherboard/computer to learn how to reset the password.

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Got a message that there was an upgrade to my BIOS from HP. I upgraded the BIOS (I assume correctly) and restarted the computer. It comes up to the login screen, however does not take my usual login. I was using the Numbers for login (Pin code) but the login screen does not give that option since the BIOS upgrade. I assumed it reset the passcode to my Microsoft passcode, however that does not work. I went into my Microsoft account and changed my passcode thinking that would solve the problem, alas it did not. I contacted HP support and they are no help bouncing it from hardware to a software issue and want to charge me for getting the computer running again. Any help would be appreciated.Bob

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Can someone please tell me what i'm doing wrong?

-I put my windows disk in my drive
-I restart my computer, when it gets to the certain screen it says "DEL: setup, F11: Boot Menu, F12: Network Boot"
-I press the DEL key
-It then says "press any key to boot from CD"
-I hit a key
-it goes black
-then my OS boots up and the computer runs like normal

Why can't I get into BIOS?

A:[SOLVED] Need help running BIOS to re-install windows

Hi,
Are you using a USB keyboard?
Why do you want to reinstall windows?
What is the make and model of the PC?
Bill

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Hello, A costomer gave us the laptop  because he got a blue screen after the windows 10 upgrade.We found that the bios was outdated and wanted to upgrade the bios. with the .exe from the website. the program says it cannot find the bios.and the .iso does not work from startup. It just jams.the serie number for the laptop is: PK1N5CE please help.

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Hi,
I bought a laptop from Cyberpower 2 months ago and it has been freezing up when I start it up after being shut down. I got this error message:Consider BIOS upgrade

Microsoft is unable to determine the exact cause of this error. However, this problem was most likely caused by an error in your computer’s random access memory (RAM). RAM is the main internal storage area the computer uses to run programs and store data.

During the crash analysis, we noticed the basic input/output (BIOS) system version on this computer does not match the specifications for the central processing unit (CPU), also known as a processor, that is installed on your computer. This can occur when a newer processor is installed on an older system board or older BIOS. Using a BIOS that does not support the installed processor can result in Windows system crashes. Contact your computer manufacturer or motherboard manufacturer for an updated version of BIOS for your computer's processor.

Additional information

Important: Upgrading the BIOS version may require moderate to advanced troubleshooting skills. If you are uncomfortable with performing these steps, you might want to consider consulting with paid technical support.

If your computer contains an Intel processor, you can use special utilities to identify your specific processor. Click the following link to go online for more information:

Intel Processor Identification Utility

List of BIOS Manufacturers

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A:Microsoft Windows Error-Consider BIOS upgrade?

I cannot get any answer or email response at all from Cyberpower about this and I don't know what to do. Their claim of 24/7 customer service is a joke!
Is this anything I need to worry about?
My laptop is only 2 months old, so can it need updating already?
 

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Installed a recommended BIOS upgrade on my HP Envy. Everything went smooth until after I rebooted the laptop. I was unable to login to Windows 10. My username would show up correctly, but my password would not take. Panicked, I searched for a solution from another laptop and was almost ready to reset the laptop to factory condition. However, I knew that I would certainly lose some software that I installed prior to the BIOS upgrade. I decided against doing this because it would certainly take hours and hours to recover all that and most installed software is licensed.I found a forum entry that recommended trying to reset the Windows password on https://account.live.com/password/reset. I did this from another laptop. It is simple. One is prompted to enter the phone number or e-mail address used to originally register the password. Next, a code is sent to the phone or, in my case, to my e-mail address. Upon entering the code I entered a new password. Using the new password I was able to login to Windows again and all was well again. I am listing my experience in the event someone else is running into a similar problem and don't know how to get out of it. It can be a scary situation, especially when keeping business information and software on your laptop. HP should have done a much better job and warning users of potential problems prior too upgrading the BIOS and, of course, telling users what to do in case of upgrade issues.

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I flash last BIOS O27KT10A and upgrade from W8,1 to Windows 10 (build 10586) successfully.No problem system works perfect. Sorry for my englisch

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I'm trying to upgrade to the Anniversary version of windows 10 and I keep getting the message "Windows upgrade assistant already running. But I don't see it running anywhere.

Help!

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Hi , Can someone please help, since i upgrades from 8.1 to 10 my pc runs really slow.
My pc was running on 8.1 32 bit with no problems.
Can anyone please help.

A:Pc running slow after windows 10 upgrade.

Do you mean the PC is slow to boot or is slow when booted? If slow when booted, the first step would be to look at running tasks using Task Manger to identify processes having a high CPU / memory / disk load and troubleshoot accordingly.

If the PC is slow to boot, you could consider the following:

Try Autoruns and disable any start-up programs you don't need?Run SFC/SCANNOW to check for system problems?Are there any mapped network drives or mapped drives which may slow logon?

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The support center doesn't allow an option to update the K330 OS to Win10 (which I've had installed over a year now) and I would like to update the BIOS.  Currently installed I have: BIOS Version/Date - LENOVO DKKT20AUS, 3/16/2011The only BIOS update the Lenovo Support center has is for the K330 is for Win 7, and I'm not rolling back my OS just to do that.  Is there any source for a more current update to the BIOS?  Also, I read that there was a recall on the K330 motherboards.  CPU-Z reports the MB model is "To be filled by O.E.M." msinfo32 reports: "System SKU To be filled by O.E.M.".   Anyone have any info on what kind of MB they used for the replacements?

A:K330 BIOS Update Needed - Running Windows 10

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
In viewing the downloads for the K330 you already have a newer BIOS version installed than what is available in the Lenovo Download Library.  The version Lenovo has available is DKJY15AUS from 12-22-2010.  Unfortunately there is nothing newer that is available for download.
 
In the event there HAD been a newer version, Lenovo offers two formats for your model.  There is a bootable CD version so there is no need to upgrade the BIOS from with-in the operating system so Windows 10 isn't a factor.
 
Personally, any BIOS versions that Lenovo had or has available pre-date the creation of Windows 10 so there really isn't nothing in any of the BIOS updates to offer the latest Windows operating system.  Since every BIOS upgrade has a very slight risk of failing, I would just stick to the current version if it is working without any problems and supports the hardware.
 
As far as a recall, I haven't heard of any and you are the first to mention it.  You might want to recheck with your source.  If there had a recall years ago before my time, I would assume the dead line for any free replacement has passed.
 

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Hi,

I recently picked up a Portege M200 and installed (via PXE - network install) Windows 7 on it. I would like to upgrade the BIOS as it's still at the original BIOS (1.1). I downloaded and extracted the pkg and tried to install via Windows but it says my OS isn't supported. I don't have an external CD drive or FDD - how can I update the BIOS? I tried to put it on a USB drive but there doesn't seem to be an option to boot from USB.

Thanks!
Jerry

A:Portege M200 BIOS update running Windows 7?

Ok, I'm thinking I could use an SD card but I see it's not recognized by Windows 7 and when I put in a card, nothing happens...

Anyone know where I can find a driver for it? I do see there are 2 devices not recognized - one "Base System Device" and one "Unknown Device"...

And I see it doesn't recognize the video card either - just uses Standard VGA Graphics Adapter which seems to work fine...

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Hi everyone, I upgraded my T61 with the Middleton BIOS Dual-IDA_SATA II_Whitelist_SLIC21_Thermal_Sensing_Error_ThinkPad_T61_T61p_BIOS_(2.29-1.08) and all went well until booting into Windows 10.  I receive an " IRQL Not Less or Equal"  error. System then reboots and I get a screen saying Preparing Automatic Repair and just locks up. Can anyone guide me in the right direction to repair this issue? Thanks.  T61 , Type 7662Windows 10 32-bit OS 

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Please Help! I ran the Lenovo BIOS Upgrade for Thinkpad E540 for Windows 7; it didn?t work. (?Failure to Read BIOS?) So I downloaded the ISO version, and burned it to a CD. My laptop boots up ONLY from the CD. Now exactly what do I do now, in simple instructions, to upgrade from the ISO CD to the new updated BIOS so that it would be on my laptop (instead of having to boot from the CD every time)? Thanks!

A:How do I Lenovo BIOS Upgrade for Thinkpad E540 for Windows 7 from ISO CD?

Welcome to the forum!
 
If you boot from the CD (and the ISO was correctly burned on the CD), you only need to follow the instructions on the screen. If I remember correctly you need to press Enter once, (eventually confirm by pressing the "Y" key) and then the BIOS will be updated. After that you can remove the CD and boot normally.
 
You need to be connected to the AC and have a full charged battery before the update.
 
Hope this helps...
 
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Morning All I ahve a Revo RL70 that I want to use for a HTPC, I have only just reliased its runnign a Linux BIOS (Ver P01-A1L 12/08/2011). I am trying to reflash this to a Windows BIOS but it keeps failing.Tried P01.A2 and P11.A2 both fail. P01.A2 fails with: ROM File ROMID is not compatible with existing BIOS ROMID.Existing BIOS ROMID is A45SL016ROMID for upgrade file is B66A1018 P11.A2 fails with: 3 - Error: ROM file size does not matcg existing BIOS sizeExisting BIOS ROMID is A45SL016ROMID for upgrade file is C76A1 I am running the upgrade using the AFUWINx64 utility in Windows 8 through an elevated command window. Many thanks for any advice or assistance offered.

A:Revo RL70 - BIOS upgrade/changes Linux-->Windows

you can't cross flash BIOS versions since the Linux version doesn't have windows product key embeeded on the BIOS.

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hi. i would like to flash my bios and i have looked every where i can think of to get an upgrade. can someone help me out the following are the details. my award bios string is 2A59CPAC-00 and my chipset is intel triton-fx. thanx
 

A:{Moved to Windows Hardware Forum} - BIOS upgrade

You wouldn't happen to know the make/model of the Motherboard?

If not, you can check the FCC ID number, there's a database (whose location eludes me at the moment. It's early) that you can run it against to find out what it is.

that would make it much easier to find yourself a bios upgrade.

-M
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It is easier to get forgiveness than it is to get permission.

Linux: The Ultimate NT Service Pack
 

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Morning All I ahve a Revo RL70 that I want to use for a HTPC, I have only just reliased its runnign a Linux BIOS (Ver P01-A1L 12/08/2011). I am trying to reflash this to a Windows BIOS but it keeps failing.Tried P01.A2 and P11.A2 both fail. P01.A2 fails with: ROM File ROMID is not compatible with existing BIOS ROMID.Existing BIOS ROMID is A45SL016ROMID for upgrade file is B66A1018 P11.A2 fails with: 3 - Error: ROM file size does not matcg existing BIOS sizeExisting BIOS ROMID is A45SL016ROMID for upgrade file is C76A1 I am running the upgrade using the AFUWINx64 utility in Windows 8 through an elevated command window. Many thanks for any advice or assistance offered.

A:Revo RL70 - BIOS upgrade/changes Linux-->Windows

you can't cross flash BIOS versions since the Linux version doesn't have windows product key embeeded on the BIOS.

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I'm wondering if I should get the BIOS update from Acer for my laptop.
I've been having some audio stutter issues that seem to be fixed by disabling the LAN from 'device manager' (a pretty common problem and solution, apparently).

I just wonder if getting a BIOS update will make my computer more stable, because I don't want to have to keep disabling my LAN just to stop audio stutter and, in some cases, spikes in the CPU usage.
Is it safe to update my BIOS? Would I need to back-up any data before I do it?

A:BIOS Update for Acer Aspire 7720 running windows 7

Crazyedd, BIOS updates usually list info on what the update fixes. If it states that it can fix your audio issue then you should do it. If not, update your complete specs, using the link under my sig, and post in the sound and audio thread and a member will help you. Also make sure your drivers are up to date.

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Click Mini L9W-B with Windows 10.
Everything works fine but I can't update the BIOS to 5.20, via Service Station or downloading from the Toshiba website.
Process gets as far clicking yes to UAC... then nothing.
Any suggestions appreciated.

Thanks.

A:Satellite Click Mini L9W-B - Can't update BIOS running Windows 10

I have the same problem, also with Win 10.

Meanwhile, the keyboard does not responding anymore ..

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Web search on "digital entitlement". Microsoft's activation servers will automatically activate new Win 10 install on the same hardware.

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Try downloading the latest driver from the video card manufacturer. Most people say the MS drivers are for stability and not performance.
 

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Start > Run sysdm.cpl
 

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A:Oops! Aspire Z1620-UR31P BIOS Upgrade - Windows 10

You should be able to do the BIOS upgrade even though that first release of Windows 10 is already installed. The Windows key will remain during the BIOS upgrade. How much space do you have on the C drive? It's possible the 1511 upgrade is failing with an out of space error... They're pretty cryptic with the error codes.

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