my bios is outdated.
I wanted to update it. so I went on the manufacturer's website for my model
but it says: "This BIOS update should be installed before upgrading to Microsoft? Windows Vista? operating system.", which is making me worried to do the bios update as I already have upgraded to vista. (the laptop was shipped with xp on it)
I asked a computer techie and he said its nonsense and I should update it the normal way by flash memory at the boot time.
Also, what happens if I screw the bios setting at boot time.
do I have to install windows again or can my windows be restored ?
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
If your computer works, why would you want to update the BIOS?
If you screw up the bios at boot time then it depends on your motheroboard. (How much did your cost)
so if i wanted to upgrade my pc bios menu and it has it for windows 7 and windows 8 my computer was windows 7 that's what it came with but then i upgraded to windows 10 with the free thing that you got
Bios upgrades can be risky I would advice against it, if you do it wrong say good bye to the motherboard. If you must do it make sure you get the latest and correct version for your motherboard.Read other 1 answers
This is an old HP PC I have recently upgraded from XP to Windows 7 and I have to say it has never run better
I have an ASUSTek A7N8X-LA motherboard with ver. 3.05 BIOS and an AMD Athlon 2600+ processor
I want to upgrade to the latest BIOS that supports SSE2 instructions (for game playing purposes), however, I have run into a snag that the most recent BIOS ver 3.21 is still only XP compatible. Neither ASUS or HP are willing to provide any free support.
This is somewhat frustrating as the BIOS in situ appears to be the original 2003 version. I could have easily updated this to the latest version before I upgraded the OS to Windows 7, but now it is to late.
Q. Dare I use the XP BIOS and what steps can I take to protect against permanent disaster if things go wrong?
Can anyone advise me please?
<<...but now it is to late.>>
There is no direct upgrade path from XP to Win 7...so installing Win 7 had to leave the XP install intact, if you used the upgrade version of Win 7.
If it's an HP system, you should have recovery/restore disks that would allow reversion to XP. At that time, the BIOS update could be done...but if that update only supports XP...I don't see what is gained...unless you just run XP.
Sounds to me like a new motherboard/CPU/RAM combo is needed here, not an updated O/S. It's hard to bring computer technology from over 8 years ago...into 2011 performance/capabilities, IMO.
I have downloaded the bois from the lenovo official site. But when I am updating its show the error message not for this notebook . I have lenovo g500s laptop .other people also facing same issue for the same laptop .please help ...Thanks in advance...
Go to Solution.
The correct version of BIOS update has been just released - BIOS Update for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Now there should be no problems with it's installation.
Hi, I'm trying to update my BIOS driver due to an error message saying "Thread stuck in device driver". I have windows 10. When I go to the acer site to download and update the driver, the only available drivers are for windows 8. Can I download this windows 8 driver without harming my computer? Should I revert back to windows 8? Any other solutions for the error message? Update:My computer: Acer Aspire V5-122P-0600 Manufacture year: 2013 Came installed with Windows 8 Thanks!
BIOS update is different from normal Driver update, updating a wrong BIOS may brick your computer, could you please provide information about your system so that someone will be able to advice you, you need to tell us the model of your laptop.Read other 1 answers
Bonjour, I am having a BSoD whenever I try to update the BIOS on my Asus Eee PC 1015PX. I am currently running BIOS version 1301, but version 1401 was released. Naturally, I wanted to update my BIOS. However, whenever I use their utility, it flashes the BIOS .ROM file up until about 35%, and then my computer completely and utterly crashes. It gives me a BSoD with a DPS_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION. I do have a Windows 7 CD and could dual-boot and update the BIOS thru Windows 7, but I was just wondering if any of the users here could help me.
I already had trhis BSOD, but in other circunstances
I updated my BIOS through windows using MSI's Live Update 6 software and it has been stuck on this screen for about 30 minutes...
Is this normal? I'm scared to reboot it because I'm concerned about getting stuck in a possible boot loop.
If you reboot, and the BIOS is in fact corrupt, you won't get stuck in a boot loop.
You will get stuck with no-POST, much worse than a boot loop.
What is the model of your motherboard? I can find its internal technicians manual and find out if there is a disaster recovery method. Sometimes they're very easy to perform.
Don't reboot that computer until I find out first, just in case the chip was erased but not flashed, or returns a bad checksum.
i have a toshiba l300 satellite pro that wont start up in xp home
it starts and then bluescreens quickly
i backed up and started reinstalling xp...when it gets to starting windows in the blue
setup screen it stop errors with code 00000007b
i looked up the error code and microsoft had a few different solutions pertaining to this code
but there was one about xp setup
and they recommended upgrading the bios
i checked the bios on the laptop and it was 1.7
and the latest i downloaded was 2.7 or something like that
but its a windows file
how am i ment to upgrade a bios if i cant boot into windows?
any info please
L300-xxxx? please post the complete model number.
Okay so I'm having some problems with a computer my mom brought from her uncles. I'm not gonna give the whole story but he gave this computer to my mom and she doesn't want it.
First, I want to say that this computer has the Windows 8 beta on it as its only OS. It's very clunky and full of bugs and whatnot and I want it off so I'm putting windows 7 on it and erasing everything on it. This shouldn't be a problem for these forums since everything I"m having problems with has nothing to do with the OS. Besides installing.
Now, basically this computers main parts are better than my own (it's not that great anyway) It's motherboard is x65 bit, it had 2 gb 800 mhz ram (my computer had the same amount but only 667mhz) it's processor is 3.00 GHz (mine is 2.3 GHz)
So basically it's a better computer for the main parts. I've not looked at the PSU but I'm sure it's better aswell. The only thing that isn't better is the graphics card. It's a 7 series while mine is a 9.
So, basically I want to put the best of my computer to this better one. Mine feels newer (since I keep it dusted so it sounds really smooth, while this one sounds a bit old. But either way I want to install windows on it. The only problem is that the BIOS is inoperable. When loading into the BIOS the keyboard no longer seems to work. Its light go off. But every once in a while on trying, I can get it into the boot menu so I can move it to put from CD rom. But at this point, no matter what, it won't let me scro... Read more
tl;dr: Want to change BIOS boot order. Keyboard doesn't work ONLY in BIOS. Tried removing CMOS batter overnight. NO change. Can't find BIOS update for motherboard model number "D33C98"Read other 9 answers
Hallo,After upgrading the Bios via Windows (HP dv7 6101sd) there is only a black screen and flashing Caps Lock.I have tried to create recovering USB device (according to the instructions http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833 ).Unfortunately when started the Bios updating file (http://support.hp.com/nl-nl/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-dv7-6100-entertainment-notebook-pc-serie... ) there is no possibility to chose another location (step 5 according to the instructions).Can you give me another solution of the problem?Thank you in advance,IdjeralRead other answers
Please, I need urgent help.
On my brand new ASUS laptop, the automatic ASUS update downloaded and installed the latest BIOS version for Windows. During the process the pop-up windows appeared saying something like "Don't forget to load the default BIOS setting after reboot..."
After reboot, all I got was black screen with a blanking line like in DOS program.
I rebooted again, used ESC, entered BIOS but theres no such option there as load defualt BIOS..
I saved and exited BIOS and still WIndows won't load up.
Please, what should I do ???
entered BIOS but theres no such option there as load defualt BIOS..
Did you use the option?
Dell has released a new bios version A06 for my laptop M101z (Inspiron 1120). The Windows version is 2.7MB whlle the DOS version is 1.7 MB.
The flashing procedure is the same for both. Click on the .exe file, extract it to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R300552, In the START>RUN text box type C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R300552 and press ENTER.
What is the difference between the Windows version and the DOS version as the install/flash procedure is the same?
Which one should I use for flashing the bios?
Windows based .exe's have a higher rate of causing a bad flash, mostly due to some sanfu while the OS is running.
That's why the Dos version is generally considered a safer way to flash. Less potential conflicts.
Win based ones are fine when they work, but as mentioned above, there is simply a higher level of risk.
I was running windows 7 home premium perfectly for the last around 7 to 8 months. the other day I updated system bios and thereafter got the message to reactivate windwos. I used my product key but turned out to be invalid. I am in trouble kindly help help
For an OEM system, deactivation after a bios update would point to a modded bios being used earlier. However, you have not filed up your system specs. Please run this tool, click Continue, click Copy, then paste the results here or paste into notepad and upload the text file.
I was updating bios and it got stuck now I cannot get the windows or bios but can't get to system recovery but saying cannot refresh or restore anything or repairRead other answers
I recently updated my BIOS using this package: http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/HP-Pavilion-dv6-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-... Now when I enter the BIOS, then Boot Options, it allows me to Enable/Disable Legacy Boot (which I assume means UEFI/older BIOS?). Since I am running Win 10 64-bit, I would prefer to use UEFI. However, when I disable Legacy Boot, then reboot, it says boot device not found. Only reverting to Legacy Boot allows me to boot. How do I configure Windows 10 to boot with UEFI? My Older BIOS was F.0A, new one is F.2E. This BIOS also fixes the battery indicator, so I would perfer to stay in it.Read other answers
1. Do a clean install of Windows 7 SP1.
(Note: Keep Windows Update turned off for now by selecting "Ask me later".
(Note: Skip the activation process for now and do not enter a product key)
2. Install necessary drivers and make sure all primary devices are working okay.
3. Establish an internet connection and then activate Windows 7 SP1.
4. Install Internet Explorer 11.
5. Install Internet Explorer 11 cumulative security update (KB3185319).
6. Install April 2015 servicing stack update (KB3020369).
7. Install April 2016 convenience rollup update (KB3125574).
8. Install Windows Update Agent 7.6.7601.23453 (KB3172605).
9. Install September 2016 servicing stack update (KB3177467).
10. Install October 2016 security monthly quality update (KB3185330).
11. Install October 2016 quality update (KB3192391)
12. Install November 2016 security monthly quality update (KB3197868)
13. Install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2.
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I recently updated my winXP pro ver. 2002 Service Pack 2with 80 updates, since then my sata hd and dvd writer have disappeared from windows and bios.Has anyone encountered this problem and found a solution? I am running a Mach speed MSNV-939 with AMD Athelon 64 x 2. Dual core 3800.
Everything was running great before the updates.
does the drive in question contain any data? usually, if the drive doesn't appear in BIOS, it probably doesn't in windows XP, but have you checked if windows detects the card in Disk Management console? i would recommend installing new storage drivers for your motherboard. the updates could have made the existing drivers corrupt or uninstalled them. do you have any exclamations in Device Manager?
Hello,After some automatic update of the Windows 10 (64 bit), the audio from the notebook to the Monitor / TV via HDMI is no more working, even the playback sound card does not show the option for the HDMI conection. It used to show the Monitor-TV brand, like LG.....it only shows the original IDT Hogh Defininiton Audio CODEC and the Headset Eraphone Microsoft LX-3000.Originally the notebook was running Windows 7 (64 bit).I´ve tried to update the sound driver, but did not work at all. There´s no specific driver for the Monitor/TV.Thanks,
Hi: See if this works...In the device manager under the Sound, Video and Game Controllers device manager category, you should be seeing the IDT HD audio device as well as another HD Audio device.. The non-IDT HD audio device is the Intel HDMI audio chip which somehow lost the driver. Download and save, but do not run the W8 Intel graphics driver file from your notebook's support page. This package provides the driver that enables the Intel High-Definition (HD) Graphics in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. If high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) video output is supported, this package also installs the HDMI Audio Driver. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp59001-59500/sp59149.exe Then download and install this free file utility. The 2nd link is for 64 bit. http://www.7-zip.org/ After you install 7-Zip, right click on the Intel graphics driver file you downloaded. Select 7-Zip from the list of items. Have 7-Zip Extract to: and let it extract the file into its driver folder name (sp59149). Once 7-Zip does its thing, go to the device manager, click to expand the Sound, Video and Game Controllers device manager category. Click on the plain HD Audio device (not the IDT one). Click on the driver tab. Click on Update Driver. Select the Browse my computer for driver software option, and browse to the driver folder 7-Zip created. Make sure the Include ... Read moreRead other 1 answers
Thanks in advance, just did a fresh install of win 7 x64 pro on an old kingston ssd v series.
win 7 pro x64 (upgrade disk)
h61 mobo chipset
8gb g.skill ripjaws-x
64gb kingston ssd v series
320gb wd blue scratch drive (games/data)
Just updating windows and it will always show a bsod. also tried installing programs/games, it'll show bsod as well.. Here's the details of the error:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.48
Locale ID: 3081
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
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Sorry guys, please find attached performance report + other test.Read other 9 answers
hello everyone, my dell inspiron 1545 laptop has refused to restart, after i downloaded updates, installed these updates and tried to restart. the error message on the screen is as follows:
a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
a process of thread crucial to the system operation has unexpectedly exited or been terminated. if this is the first time you are seeing this, restart your computer, if this screen appears again, follow these steps:
check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.
if this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any new windows updates you might need.
if problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.
if you need to use safe-mode to remove or disable components, restart and press F8.
but i have tried to uninstall the updates from safe-mode, it keeps telling me that windows uninstaller was not properly installed.
please everyone, what do i do ? thanks for your prompt responses.
Sounds like your hard disk is on its way out, if there is files on there you might need to start backing them up while/if you can.Read other 2 answers
Hello guys, I just bought a new Laptop for gaming, and after 1 month and some weeks, I remembered to install the Alcohol 120%, to install some of my old games. The thing is that the Alcohol asked to reboot, and when it rebooted, the windows updated some stuff, I believe it was hanging on queue since 04/04/15 becouse I just had put the laptop to hibernate/suspend since I came onboard ( I work on a Vessel and I'm currently on sea now). So the Alcohol gave somo compatibily problems and I uninstalled. And after that the BSOD problems had begun. Someone can help me? I tried to use the Windows Verifier, removed the .sys files that it was blaming (rzpmgrk.sys and FPwinlo.sys) but it didn't solved anything. The BSOD happens mainly while I'm playing or watching something but it can happen after some time the laptop is idle as well, but it takes more time when it's idle. When I'm playing it varies from 5 min to 90 min almost. I even uninstalled the latest windows updates, and it didn't worked. So far, I'm frustrated with this, plz somebody help! (download all windows updates now is impossible, since it's 1GB + size and the ship internet is very slow, I can do that only after 07/05 that when I'm going to sign off.)
Thanks for all in advance!
So guys, any help so far? Plz!!Read other 3 answers
I recently reinstalled windows onto partition c: which has limited space (12gb) on partition d: are documents and e: are programs that i installed before i reinstalled windows.
Just wondering if its possible to update my registry with programs that I have on e: or do I have to manually reinstall each one to update my registry?
Realised it might be a problem in the future as windows cannot detect the version of each individual installed programs, so brings about problems of updating them.
Any help ?
Unfortunately when the system was reinstalled the registry would have been cleared and there will be alot of keys and data that will be missing for the programs to run. The only option is to reinstall the programs Im afraid.
First, Congrats to all the techs on this site for your work help, i solved a diversity of problems with the answers you gave to diferent threads, now i got mine (Found no solutions on the site and web) and i'm desperate to at least know what it is.
I formatted my pc 3 days ago(Due to a new OS i got Windows XP MCE SP3, also i was having reg problems hard to solve), I had Windows XP SP3 with Norton 360 v2, I had 2 partitions on my 250Gb HDD, 1st with 30GB for O.S. and the 2nd with the rest of free space (~200GB) for files, so I deleted the OS partition and created a new partition and formated (having my other partition untouched), it went good all the way until the Norton 360 Installation, Norton won't update with its interface and some updates when ran through run>luall.exe won't install . Surfed the web almost a day and no solutions.
So i thought it has to do with OS, backed up files on a new 320GB HDD on a partition with ~250Gb, and made the mistake to do a clean format again, to my surprise my 250Gb HDD broke , and wont let me enter the OS, and the OS installation would stuck reading for like 40 min the HDD, (Thank God I made the back up! ), ok so I decided to install new OS on a partition of 30Gb on my 320Gb HDD (Having then 2 partitions 1 with 30 2nd with 250Gb), went all good, had same problem with Norton 360 PLUS these 2 issues:
First is that i can't install some programs, i.e. i have ACRONIS DISK DIRECTOR V10 and when i run the setup it fails giving me 2 errors... Read more
Hi. I have a dell inspiron laptop. My problem starts when i tried to update my bios from a07 to a15. While the update is running my laptop screen suddenly turned blank but my laptop is still on. What should i do?
Please check and see if you can get into BIOS. By the way list Dell model number and version of window. Ex: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key continuously. Hopefully, you'll be able to see BIOS screen.
AMD Dual Core processors - updating BIOS?
how do you do this?
thanks a lot
Flash a BIOS?
You need to download the update from the motherboard manufacturer. Then follow the directions in the readme file that usually comes with it.
Hello.I need to update BIOS on my notebooks.I used my second computer to creat a BIOS recovery drive on my USB.I used this way:Recovering the notebook BIOS using an external storage devicehttp://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833 I download recommended version:sp62234.exeAfter step "5. In the Location to Save Files window, click Change."The HP System BIOS Update Utility DOSENT opens and i have 2 errors: 1.IHISI: Get support mode fail in SMI! 2. BIOS did not support InsydeFlash! Please help me.Read other answers
hi there, i am fixing a friends old computer and the hdd was stuffed so i got a new maxtor diamondmax 9 for it. although once installing it i found out that it would only run in udma2 mode (checked it in another computer and it ran at full udma6)
so i suspect that the current bios cannot support udma5 or 6, so i am looking for a bios upgrade for it.
the bios string is 6A69RPRDC-00, the number on the actual motherboard is 35-C960-00-05
thanks for any help, i am really hoping i can make this board work at udma5 at least and not have to settle for udma2.
ps. i just found this
04/19/2001-i815-ITE87X2-6A69RPRDC-00 ITE87X2 + Winbond-W39A
if that is any help.
Old Machines.....(just like me... but can still perform to the max lol)
I your Bios has the option of udma up to 6 then generally the bios supports the Mode! and your problem is that the HDD does not support the mode (cant remember if you said it does).
You are probably using wrong criteria for bios upgrade search.
You Need the MB's Manufacturers Name or at least the MB Chipset and bios Manufacturers Name as well. go to the Computers muanufacturers website (you probably done that already) and search model.
otherwise Download a System info utility from Tech Spot, I use SiSoft Sandra or AIDA32.. (sandra might cause bluescreen on older machines).. Aida problably will have link direct to bios update site. hope this was of some help
i updated my bios and the fan is now very loud on it for some reason , im not sure why here's my belarc advisor list if anyone can help me get the fan back to normal that would be very helpful!
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) Packard Bell NEC SPIRIT 550
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.93 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Packard Bell NEC
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 07/15/2005
Drives Memory Modules c,d
80.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
63.95 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
COMBO IDE5232CO [CD-ROM drive]
SCSIVAX DVD/CD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device
Apple iPod USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
ST380011A [Hard drive] (80.02 GB) -- drive 0, rev 8.01, SMART Status: Healthy 480 Megabytes Installed Memory
Slot 'A0' has 512 MB
Slot 'A1' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes
c: (NTFS on drive 0) 80.02 GB 63.95 GB free
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
ashley 12/4/2005 4:57:52 PM (admin)
local system accounts
Administrator never (admin)
Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account None detected
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
SiS PCI IDE Controller None detected
Bus Adapters Multimedia
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hiiam new to this so forgive me if i have posted in the wrong placei own an hp 250 g4 recently i updated my bios and after successful update i tried to enter bios and its asking for admin password but i never has set any admin passwordit says system disabled [ | 87228416] i can normally boot into my os but cant enter the bios plz help me
When prompted for password try 38180438Read other 2 answers
hello please help. well I had windows XP, and I updated it on windows 7,during installation I did not formatted C disk. and installed win 7 on C disk. windows created (windows old) folder on c disk. The installation process ended succesfully. but the crach come after it. when i tried to turn on my computer, on screen, there appeared such massage: The bios could not installed, please press "g" . it seems i have no bios. please help me, may it be of the reason, that I didnot formatted C disk?
What can you do after pressing "g"?
did you Check your PC with the Upgrade Advisor first?
Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
For better help with problems, Can you post your specs.
Filling out System Specs
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Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
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im installing windows 7 on my PC its,
Intel DG41NJ ITX Motherboard
Intel Celeron E1500
2x 1GB ddr2 ram
1.5tb samsung HDD
basically what is happing is when i have installed windows 7 it goes to the screen saying "starting your computer for the first time" then switches to saying "shuting down" then reboots and sticks on the second bios screen, i am using a usb mouse and key board which i have tried unpluging after the last screen which didnt work, i have cheeck for the lastest bios which i have, im running out of ideas???
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I would like to reinstall XP Pro from a CD but BIOS says "CD ROM (Not Installed)" and it will not boot from any CD. As an aside, BIOS also says "USB (Not Installed).
Appreciate any help. Thank-you.
Can you reset the bios to defaults?
Is everything hooked up properly inside the computer? Can you try putting the CD Rom on a different plug (idk if it's sata or pata or if you even have multiple pata spots though). How about the CD drive's jumper settings, are they set correctly for how you have it hooked up?
ok i have built my own computer and everything is running fine when i start it up and check it through the bios but it wont allow me to boot from cd or my dvd drive... if i just let it run it goes to a black screen with nothing on and doesn't do anything. if anyone knows how to sort this i would be grately appreciated :)
nevermind fixed it, didnt have cdrom as 1st option to boot from, dumb moment lolRead other 1 answers
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,MikeRead other answers
Need to install windows 7 from the bios since windows vista refuses to start and the windows vista cd is LOST so i want to upgrade to 7... and save my hard-drives information if possible... And yes windows Vista will not boot in safe mode or normal mode which requires a repair that's not possible without a Cd
Tell me what i can do to fix this issue... what i can and cant do and just How to install windows 7 from the bios
If I were in the same position as you, I would remove the drive containing Windows Vista and replace it with a new, empty drive.
Install Windows 7 on the new drive.
Fit your Vista drive into a USB hard drive enclosure and you'll be able to retrieve the data from it using Windows 7.
If you try to install Windows 7 on to the Vista drive (to avoid buying a new one) there's a very real risk of losing the data you want to preserve.
I have a virtual Windows 8 machine that had houndres of updates to install.
After finishing the updates and rebooting the system the machine stops (or takes very long time?) with "updating your system" 11% (for more than 12 hours).
For sure there is important data on the machine ;-).
I read about a problem with an old update (november)...
Any idea how to figure out if the machine is "only" very slow or how to proceed?
I have 8 ram slots with one gig sticks in each which gives me 8 gigs of ram, Which my computer uses completly. I recently purchased 8 more gigs on two sticks, but when i install them it gives me a memory mismatch error, but it stills starts up...When i go to my computer properties menu it says 14 gigs ram (4 usable). Like i said there are 8 slots, 4 with white push tabs, 4 with black push tabs. I tried multiple combinations with the ram...Sometimes the computer would beep and not Start, others it would start up but still give me the mismatch errors. I went online an read on many forums. The said to update BIOS..Which i did. Then i read that i have to change my BIOS settings to "Enable dynamic memory remap", but the problem is that i can't get into my BIOS. For some reason windows 7 isnt giving me a BIOS option (DEL) on the POST screen. It only gives me the option of going into system settings F2 or Boot menu F12. I tried ESC F1-F12 DEL END...to no avail. Can someone please help me? I am a CG artist and need more ram to run more smoothly.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 184.108.40.206
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5420 @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8189 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1907626 MB, Free - 1720199 MB; D: Total - 99 MB, Free - 71 MB; E: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 88455 MB; H: Total ... Read more
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I have to return a bunch of Samsung tablets to the factory default image to be on-sold but I'm running into trouble.
I made an image using CloneZilla which works except pressing F4 on startup to restore the factory image doesn't work. I spent a couple of days trying to get that to work but gave up.
I got the install.wim file from the recovery partition so I tried using a Windows VL ISO, used rufus to make a bootable USB and replaced the default install.wim from a Windows ISO with the factory image wim but got the error below. I've done this in the past with Windows 7 and it worked a treat, I guess not with Windows 8/BIOS product key.
The product key entered does not match any of the Windows images available for installation. Enter a different product key
This pops up before entering a product key. I'm assuming it's using the BIOS key.
I figued it might not like the VL ISO so then I tried an ISO downloaded using the Windows 8 media tool but I have to enter in a key, I'm not able to skip it. Not an option. I'm not even sure if this will work with a .wim file rather than a .esd file?
I used ShowKeyPlus to get the BIOS key type and it was
Win 8 RTM Core OEM: DM
I tried creating an EI.cfg file
but got this error:
Windows cannot display the images available for installation
I'm not sure what else to try. The searching I've done has been people wanting to bypass the BIOS key by creating a PID.txt file and using... Read more
Dear All,I am facing issue after i tried installing aniversay windows 10 update , after boot i see back screen ..hence i decided to reinstall OS but when i insert DVD in drive it does not get detected by BIOS.Please advise how do i properly install Windows 10 in Thinkpad t530Read other answers
I'm trying to install windows 8.1 to an external hard disk (solid state drive 128 gb usb3).
I've tried easyUFEY WinToUS creator and AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard(Windows to go) with no luck.
My bios has UEFI option only(no legacy). On my old laptop it works just fine(I had the legacy option) but now, I cannot do that anymore.
I'm pretty sure it's a bios boot issue and I don't know how to fix it. I've tried using GPT partition instead MBR, Still nothing.
Can anyone please help me out???
Thanks a lot
Ps: the laptop is a sony vaio duo 13 and I have no legacy option in bios
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I'm writing on behalf of my friend, because...well, my computer works. :)
(I have to mention that we are on a trip so she doesn't have any installation CDs or any other tools and she really needs an access to internet to book tickets etc.)
This is her problem...
She has a netbook, on which she had Win XP that stopped working, so an acquaintance installed Linux, but Linux didn't work properly and she couldn't get used to it.
So I tried to help because I had a Win XP installation file on my netbook. I formatted an USB drive, made it bootable to install windows but when we start her netbook we get this message (after pressing F11 to enter Boot):
"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause."
(... - giving us advice on what to check and try in order to fix it - ... )
Info: Attempting to load a 64-bit application, however, this CPU is not compatible with 64-bit mode."
When we press Enter, it shows a different screen where we have to choose an OS to start is it gives us Microsoft Windows Visa
And we can't do anything from there.
She doesn't know why is it telling her it's Vista when it was XP? She says she's sure she had XP.
I found a Yahoo answer about removing windows from BIOS and the instructions look promising but when we press F8 it doesn't do anything...
So how to remove malfunctioning Windows from BIOS?
I... Read more
Attempting to load a 64-bit application, however, this CPU is not compatible with 64-bit mode.
What is the make and model# of the Netbook? All netbooks come with a Recovery Partition that you would access at bootup to set your computer back to Factory Defaults. If whomever didn't erase the Recovery Partition when they installed Linux.
Being a Netbook, this probably had a 32 bit (x86) version of XP but probably was Vista, so you cannot install a 64 Bit version of Windows, if that is what you have on the USB.
First try to run the Recovery Partition, depending on the make and model, that might be ALT + F11, or Press F8 or some other key.
If you have a 32 Bit version of Windows on the USB drive you want to install, boot into Setup (Bios) go to Boot Priority, here if you have the option to boot from USB, make that the first boot device. Restart the computer with the bootable USB windows Flash drive in to start the install.
Good day!I have the laptop possibly mentioned above, I did make a recovery USB in case anything would go wrong. My warranty has expired and I am not a newbie to computers, operating systems and such. I got sick of windows 8.1 on my laptop not being able to run old games, so I thought that I would have to install either Windows 7 or XP.I tried Windows 7, with USB stick and then with an external USB DVD Drive... None worked, because I got a "Load Driver" message, where it looks for the CD drivers (of course it doesn't have any). The BIOS barely has settings to enable CSM, Secure boot and to change the boot order, no other technical stuff that would help me proceed with my installation. The CD isn't corrupted, nor the ISO, because I do have an original key to use, so I am not pirating anything. Windows XP, also original, won't continue setup after loading the file acpi.sys, because it will show a STOP error screen about it. As mentioned above, I do not have a good BIOS to change ANY settings needed, HOWEVER the BIOS tells me that CSM can be enabled for INSTALLING WINDOWS XP OR OLDER OS. I cannot go any further than this by any meanings, but I am asking you if is there a compatible BIOS that I can flash so I can change more settings in order to install my desired Operating Systems. Regards,MettleSpheeRead other answers
Board: ECS K7S5A 1.0
Bus Clock: 66 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 07.00T 04/02/01
Thats my motherboard spec, i recently aquired a amd athlon 3000+ but my bios only sees it as a 1500 / 2100 + so want to update my bios but am very unsure and wary on doing so, from the official site ive found the utility and update but as my bios version says 1.0 and the update only says 3.0 and above im not sure if itll work, does anyone know what i should do?
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Can anyone set me in the right direction on what I need to do to update my bios? I am running windows 95 4.00.950b on a Compaq 575 Deskpro with 32 ram and a screamin 518 megs of hard drive.
I have run a Compaq Diagnostics Version PC10.19A and it shows these ROM Revisions that seem older than dirt:
Video Controller ROM
Keyboard Controller ROM
Revision: C.7 06/14/1991
I downloaded and ran one of those utilities that tell you what you have on your system and it couldn't even recognize my bios and told me I needed to update it so I thought I would give it a try...
While I got you here (and if I need to address this in another thread I will) In my controll panel / system/ Devices /hard disk controllers I have 2 "Standard IDE/ESDI" listings...as far as I can tell they have diferent input/output ranges and IRQ's...I THINK I remember reading somewhere that this could be a problem...any light you can shed on this cunundrum would be appreciated.
Thanks..you guys are the greatest and btw with your help I finnally found that graphics controller I was looking for and it seems like I have a new computer...WOW..."look at the colors man"(Dennis Hopper-Easy Rider)
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I asked this question on another website forum and the only answers I got was to buy a newer computer. This is just a spare I am wanting to get running. I have an old Compaq iPaq tower with a Pent III 733MHz processor. It has no floppy or CD rom drive and only supports the slim hot swapable cd rom drives. It has Windows 2000 on it and I am wanting to install Windows XP or a Linux OS via USB. It has Bios ROM (686J5) V 2.08. which doesn't support booting from USB. I am wanting to upgrade to V 2.10 which does support a USB boot but I am having alot of trouble understanding if it's possible to flash the Bios without first installing the files on a floppy and running?? Here is a link to the 3 V 2.10 flash utilitys but I don't know which to choose and the instructions for each 1 are very confusing for me.
There is no clear setup to run and I've tryed the DOS instructions and that doesn't work? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
need the flash utility first
but yes confusing !!