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    Default Flashing backup BIOS

    When you flash the backup BIOS (Alt + F12) how do you know you were successful on the Z68 boards? I always get a boot menu afterwards. Different from how the P67 boards worked, yes?
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    Default Re: Flashing backup BIOS

    Updateing the backup bios is the same from X58-x79 maybe the same for p45. All use the Alt+F12 to update the backup and Ctrl+f12 to restore main bios from backup.

    Make sure you have usb keyboard enabled or try using a PS/2 keyboard. Make sure you are holding the alt key before the system starts and then spam the F12 key.

    Here is a video How to update your backup bios on GIGABYTE P67 boards - YouTube
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    Default Re: Flashing backup BIOS

    I have watched that video before.
    No joy. All I have is a USB keyboard. Actually on this machine it's wireless/USB.
    I always get the white boot menu. I'll try plugging in the non-wireless KB.
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    Default Re: Flashing backup BIOS

    Yep. Got it with non-wireless. For some reason I thought the KB would work from boot up.

    Thanks again, Ace!
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    Default Re: Flashing backup BIOS

    Glad you got it working. Most USB keyboards should work, that is wired ones. But still some people need to use a PS/2 keyboard or a PS/2 adapter.
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    Default Re: Flashing backup BIOS

    Sometimes with USB you also can try the right control or ALT keys if left ones don't work for you, and timing is everything on these hot keys.

    Of course, some USB devices just don't work no matter what for stuff like this, so it's always nice to keep a USB to PS/2 adapter handy if you only use USB KB and Mice.

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    Default Re: Flashing backup BIOS

    All I know is it sure didn't like that wireless KB!
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    Default Re: Flashing backup BIOS

    Ya, those may be the worst for key strokes like that, because they have to go in right at the beginning and that USB might not be power up fully just right when you need to actually hit the keys.

    Glad you got it sorted out though!

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    Default Re: Flashing backup BIOS

    Julian, if you're getting the white boot menu then the BIOS is not being copied to backup. Read this thread to see how these guys helped me. In my case the MOBO wasn't seeing my wireless KB in time to perform the Alt + F12 action and I had to use a plugin KB.
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    Default Re: Flashing backup BIOS

    Hmm. The disappearing post.
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