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Trying to unzip a file

  1. #1


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
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    Trying to unzip a file


    I am on my laptop at the moment and am trying to make a BIOS update stick for flashing my main desktop at home that has an Asus P8Z77-V board.

    Now I have downloaded and saved both the BIOS utility - renamer and the BIOS version itself and both are zipped files.
    I have tried using 7-zip to rename that BIOS file which the manual tells me I have to do but to get it to work when I use the 7-zip it goes to choose an app from the store. Now I have never fully understood zipping and unzipping files to be able to use the application and now this message has got me even more perplexed as to what to do!

    Is there an app I should be using because I have not got the foggiest idea of what it is wanting me to do.

    I did try this at home on the main machine but I did go round in circles on that (7) machine and until I get the BIOS ready on the stick I cannot flash the BIOS on that main machine.

    So has anyone got any ideas of what I am not doing or need to do please?

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  2. #2

    winflash


    Asus uses its own prog Winflash for BIOS upgrades, when you download the update it shoud have given you the option to download that to. and the instructions

    Know it works upgraded mine

    Roy

    ooops its under Bios utilities
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    Central West (near Orange) NSW
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    Thanks Roy I will try that again and see what happens as to me it makes more sense rather than mucking around unzipping and all that stuff.

    Right now I ma away form home but will try tomorrow

    John
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    Windows 8.1


    Have you tried right clicking the zip file and selecting Extract All?
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    Central West (near Orange) NSW
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    Roy I have the rename from utilities an it says to combine both in the same folder but using rename just gives me a screen saying press any key to continue.

    Winuser I right clicked the file and (I think) it unzipped using some program called Express Zip to that CAP file in the pic. Where the Express Zip came from is a mystery but it seems to have the right amount of data in that BIOS file now.

    I have sent this to the stick now and am hoping this will be it?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails BIOS 2104.PNG  
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    Windows 8.1


    Do you have the link to the files and instructions? A failed Bios update can ruin your computer.
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  7. #7


    San Jose - California
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    Windows 7 & 8 have a built in compressed feature, this feature will be disabled if you install a third party program such as Winzip, Winrar or 7-Zip which you just double click the ZIP or CAB file then it will open up as a folder with all the files in it. All you need to do is to drag and drop them to the USB stick. However, copying the file to the USB stick will not work, you need to make the USB Stick bootable
    So the procedure would be:
    1. Download Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way
    2. Copy all the files that you unzip to the USB
    3. Set the BIOS to boot from the USB then reboot your PC.
    4. Run the program to flash the BIOS


    New version of BIOS usually created to fix something, read the description and determine whether the fix is related to your problem, otherwise you don't need to update it. As Winuser said, if you are not familiar with it, you can brick your PC.
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    Central West (near Orange) NSW
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    Winuser this is the download site Motherboards - P8Z77-V

    Topgun mate this board has an easy flash feature all I need is that BIOS update on a stick I put it straight into the special port and just push a button on the board and it takes over.

    I did it before just after I got the board and built the machine but it was very simple then now it has all this renaming stuff and rigmarole.

    The machine has been getting steadily slower and I know I am about five updates behind at 1616 the one I want is 2104. These updates are to improve system stability and in particular one improves the power on which has been a problem that has been getting worse for some months.

    Have done all the checks and malware runs etc etc ad nauseum and am willing to try the BIOS update even if only to see if things pick up as when I first built it the machine flew.
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  9. #9


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post

    when I first built it the machine flew.
    you might be better served if you do a backup personal data and reinstall windows.
    that coming from a user who has very few programs to replace after the reinstall .
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    Central West (near Orange) NSW
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    Yep Caper it might even come to that and as a matter of regularity I image every week with Macrium so I don't have much to worry about in that direction although the thought of reinstalling is..............
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