Can I update my BIOS on a CD?

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  1. TheRemains

    TheRemains If I sound disrespectful, it's only because you're

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    You know, just substitute A:\ for D:\
     
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    many bios updates can be applied within windows. When that is not possible, they give you a dos-based patch program and a patch file... you can place these on a dos boot cd and update that way.

    so it's not a simple "substitue a: for d:" but yes it can be done.
     
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    yes you can use a cd
    cd must be bootable
    if the bios flash files involves a batch file, you might need to update the file with the correct drive letter

    note that some people had issues doing it with SATA optical drives.
    a mobo's native SATA controller might not support a certain drive properly. a hang mid-flash will fuck up your bios.

    if your mobo has any USB boot device support, just use a USB thumb drive.
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Hewlett-Packard makes a tool that lets you make a FLASH drive bootable. It would be useful for this exercise, if you decide to go the FLASH route.
     
  5. TheRemains

    TheRemains If I sound disrespectful, it's only because you're

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    Flash sounds awesome, thanks for the advice
     

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