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You can do bios updates in windows but you need to make sure certain things are done first. Turn off CnQ, any throttling you have, and set default clocks. lol I'm so lucky that MB manufacturers at least sell backup bios chips cause I had an unstable unlock when I flashed (my own fault, not enough vcore) and it locked up.

Really if the computer is "stable" you can update within windows, there isn't any harm these days.
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i would advise flashing the bios via your bios menue and a flash drive things can go really bad if done in windows. some ppl have success others dont ive never had good luck via windows
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Originally Posted by ELEKTRIK_BLUE View Post
i would advise flashing the bios via your bios menue and a flash drive things can go really bad if done in windows. some ppl have success others dont ive never had good luck via windows
It's really the exact same security... As long as you make sure there aren't programs running that will BSOD, a stable system, it's the exact same danger. If you can read/write to the flash in a stable system the only thing that could bomb that is a power failure. There is NO special safety being in a DOS shell as opposed to a windows shell, it's the exact same commands. [edit] When I mean commands I'm talking about system calls, the OS has direct hardware access to the flash. Also, just as in DOS, the flash isn't being used. Same scenario, just less room for user error on DOS because you can't run multiple programs very well.
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every time i have flashed in windows even on stock oem pc's something somewhere goes wrong. i havent tried it on anything newer because ive become accustomed to doing it via bois so things may be different with modern hardware.
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every time i have flashed in windows even on stock oem pc's something somewhere goes wrong. i havent tried it on anything newer because ive become accustomed to doing it via bois so things may be different with modern hardware.
Yeah well the software has been overly developed. It's the same concept when you flash a DVD drive, or flashing a cable modem. Your essentially sending some very raw commands to the devices, allowing you to do what you do in DOS. I think part of the original problems were in the Windows framework for drivers. Though I honestly never had problems unless I was doing something stupid, like flashing on an unlocked chip without raising it's vcore. Ops!
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