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BIOS update

Sat May 17, 2008 10:41 pm

is system reinstallation required after BIOS update??
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Re: BIOS update

Sat May 17, 2008 11:08 pm

If you mean re-installing the OS, I don't think so.

I have the P35-DS3L and I used Gigabyte's BIOS update program that ran through Vista. It downloaded and installed the newest BIOS without any problems, so I assume that the same would happen for you.
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Re: BIOS update

Sat May 17, 2008 11:15 pm

Er, no. What would give you that idea?
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Re: BIOS update

Sat May 17, 2008 11:27 pm

Nothing wrong with him asking...all you need is a restart usually.
 
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Re: BIOS update

Sat May 17, 2008 11:35 pm

It may trigger a Windows reactivation... worst case you may need to call the nice man with the Indian accent. :lol:

You shouldn't need to do a full reinstall though.
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Re: BIOS update

Sun May 18, 2008 12:34 am

themattman wrote:
If you mean re-installing the OS, I don't think so.

I have the P35-DS3L and I used Gigabyte's BIOS update program that ran through Vista. It downloaded and installed the newest BIOS without any problems, so I assume that the same would happen for you.


Figured before you learn your lesson i'd suggest it's probly not a good idea to use in windows flashers. Doesn't always work out too well.
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Re: BIOS update

Sun May 18, 2008 3:18 am

The ASUS software worked like a charm updating to the latest mobo BIOS on mine via Vista and their updater software,quick and slick I thought.
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Re: BIOS update

Sun May 18, 2008 10:38 am

bthylafh wrote:
Er, no. What would give you that idea?


never done that before. im building a computer for somebody else and just want to make sure. thanks
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Re: BIOS update

Sun May 18, 2008 11:44 am

OS reinstall most likely no, re-activation may be (but pretty unlikely).

Most would recommend you reload the BIOS defaults (if you have some overclock settings, etc.), save, reboot, and then you retweak the BIOS.
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Re: BIOS update

Wed May 21, 2008 2:32 pm

Most motherboards these days are coming with flashable BIOS. These types of BIOS work fairly well with windows flash programs, especially if you are getting the bios from the manufacturer themselves. I have flashed many a BIOS and had no problems at all. It usually takes some time for them to flash, and then you have to reboot, but I have not had to reload the OS or reactivate Windows because of it. There has been little change most of the time, except that certain things may work better (like clock speeds, voltage usage, drive detections, etc.)
 
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Re: BIOS update

Sat May 24, 2008 12:14 pm

Asus ez flash 2 ftw! I did one today, the whole flashing took about a min or so
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