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    Default Unable to update bios?

    Hi I'm try to update my bios to the "Ua5(UEFI BIOS)" recently released for my Z68AP-D3 motherboard. The description says "When updating from legacy to UEFI, use only the utility attached to your BIOS file."

    After extracting it, and clicking on the .exe it just says "the version of this file is not compatible with the version of windows you're running..."
    I'm running windows 7 pro 64bit. How can I update my bios

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    Default Re: Unable to update bios?

    you have a usb memory stick formatted in fat32? in bios use qflash,put just the bios rom file onto the usb stick
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    Default Re: Unable to update bios?

    This cannot run from within windows, you need to create a boorable DOS usb drive or a CD and run it from DOS.

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    Default Re: Unable to update bios?

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    you have a usb memory stick formatted in fat32? in bios use qflash,put just the bios rom file onto the usb stick
    Is it safe to update it that way? It says to use the utility attached to the bios file.
    I've used @BIOS to update before. Can i use that?

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    Default Re: Unable to update bios?

    No @Bios well I guess you can but your risk factor for failure is way higher. Look flashing the bios is simple process using qflash and the bestway. Barring a power failure or something really extreme it safe.

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    it should be even easier on uefi boards with using qflash,if you have a rare usb not recognized then id use the latest version of @bios,but try and get used to using qflash,i flash my bios from within the bios/dos with ezflash on my z68 asus,its easy
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    Default Re: Unable to update bios?

    Guys when flashing a Z68 motherboard to the newer UEFI bios you have to boot from a bootable usb flash drive and run the special UEFI flasher to flash the bios from dos.


    Do not use q-flash or @bios!!!!!
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    Default Re: Unable to update bios?

    ^ +1.

    First of all is not Award BIOS anymore ,second is different size and third is different BIOS ID.

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    Default Re: Unable to update bios?

    I posted the following in the http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...tml#post430433 thread, post #6167:
    The downloaded bios file contains 3 separate files:
    autoexec.bat
    FLASHEFI.EXE
    Z68XUD3H.U1H
    When you run the downloaded EXE file, it should extract all 3 files.

    You will need to create a bootable usb drive or cd/dvd with these files on the drive.

    The autoexec.bat file contains only 1 line:
    FLASHEFI Z68XUD3H.U1H

    This means that when you boot from your usb or optical drive, FLASHEFI will automatically run and flash using the Z68XUD3H.U1H file.
    Be sure to let the flashing process complete!!!

    It's safest to flash using optimized bios settings that are NOT overclocked.
    Note: Your extracted bios file might have a different name and the autoexec.bat file will have the correct bios file name.
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    Default Re: Unable to update bios?

    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    I posted the following in the http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...tml#post430433 thread, post #6167:Note: Your extracted bios file might have a different name and the autoexec.bat file will have the correct bios file name.
    How do I create a bootable usb flash drive?
    I've read I can use the HP usb format tool but I'm not sure how to use it. What are the DOS system files i have to locate?
    Last edited by good223; 06-26-2012 at 02:34 PM.

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