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Updating Bios through Windows.

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Briton, 19 Jun 2006.

  1. Briton

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,434

    Hi all. Been lurking for ages but this is my first post.

    I'm about to upgrade my system from my old Epox 8HKA+ rev 2.0 MB but I thought I'd update the BIOS so that I can put the maximum speed CPU in it and give it to my son. I can apparently go to an XP2600 266MHZ FSB or an MP2800 (if I can find one of them) Snag is my floppy is knackered.

    What is the score on updating the BIOS through Windows XP using a program like Winflash? Looks easy but it makes me wonder why anyone would use the floppy method if there were no drawbacks (call me paranoid ;) ).
     
  2. Zefan

    Don

    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 30,883

    Location: Tosche Station

    The winflash method is fine, but it has a higher chance of going wrong, which is why they suggest using a floppy, or at least making a floppy backup boot disc to correct it if it nadgers itself. I bit the bullet and just did it without a floppy at all and it was fine... make of this what you will.

    P.S Claimed!
     
  3. Briton

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,434


    Thanks... think I'll just give it a go and hope for the best.
     
  4. Zefan

    Don

    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 30,883

    Location: Tosche Station

    Make sure you do it exactly as it tells you, like ACTUALLY close other programs etc. I've heard that can make quite a difference to the success rate.
     
  5. Briton

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,434

    Yep..will do.