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Cant upgrade to the latest BIOS

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    Windows 8 64 bits

    Cant upgrade to the latest BIOS


    GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-P61-S3 (rev. 2.0)

    Ive managed to update/flash (its the same thing?) my bios from F5 to F7 version within an utility provided by motherboard manufacturer called @BIOS ( you can find it on the same support and download section ). I had 3 options to update: from server, file or drive and I choosed the 1st one. The latest F8 version is no longer BETA but I couldnt upgrade to it at least not from server and I think I really need this since its more than half an year ahead of the previous.

    However I downloaded the F8 files from manufacturer page , unpacked them and I had 3 files : one windows BATCH file "autoexec"
    one aplication "Efiflash" and the F8 file p62s3.f8( I guess I need to put it on a flash drive ) .While atempting to run the 1st one I got the unsupported 16-bit aplication, with Efiflash something similar " this app cant run on this pc" message from windows 8.
    So should I put them on a flash drive and then from bios menu to enter Q-flash and select update from drive or maybe doing the same witht hat utility I mentioned above? I have a Sandisk cruzer blade 16 gb.Is this good for this operation?

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    efiflash is a DOS utility. You'd want to prepare a bootable DOS USB drive and run it from that.

    I'm not familiar with Qflash, but if it's equivalent to Asus' EZ Flash, that would be the simpler way to do it. I wonder whether you'd need to add the right file extension to the actual BIOS file. (For most Asus boards, the extension is .rom, but for some it's .cap.)

    I'd suggest that that you read the manual, but I don't see anything about BIOS updates in the downloadable version. Shame.
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    Windows 8 64 bits


    hmm but already has that .f8 extension right? And my board is gigabyte
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    Quote Originally Posted by StefaNafetS View Post
    hmm but already has that .f8 extension right? And my board is gigabyte
    The .f8 extension works with the DOS based utility. I haven't looked for what the other utility requires. Yes, I know it's a Gigabyte board. I'm not familiar with their BIOS utilities. I wonder where the built in utility (Qflash? @BIOS?) is documented.
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