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Recently i bought a gigabyte s3 and I want to flash the mobo with the latest version of bios. However, my computer does not have a floppy drive installed, is there a way to do bios update?
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1)Go here: http://www.dfi.com.tw/Upload/BIOS/WinFlash176.zip
2)Download Winflash (the above link): its for flashing the BIOS inside of Windows
3)Download your latest BIOS version here : http://america.giga-byte.com/FileLis...965p-s3_f5.exe
4)Here are the instructions: http://us.dfi.com.tw/Support/Downloa...inflash_us.htm (I know its the DFI site, but the instructions are identical)

Good luck and make sure to follow the instructions carefully!
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Umm on your driver disc (or on gigabytes website) youll have something called @BIOS. It flashes automatically from windows

http://www.ocworkbench.com/hardware/...sins/abios.htm
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thanks for the help guys! +rep!
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Anytime buddy!
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post #6 of 7
ASUS has a similar utility (yeah, I know, most of us haven't gotten it to work usually LOL), but outside of these utilities, isn;t there also a way to flash with a USB Jump Drive?

I thought I remember someone posting about that a while back but can't find it in a quick search.
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Originally Posted by ThaWaxShop
Umm on your driver disc (or on gigabytes website) youll have something called @BIOS. It flashes automatically from windows

http://www.ocworkbench.com/hardware/...sins/abios.htm
Yep all Gigabyte motherboards from 478 had this.
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