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So if I'm using Asus's EZ Flash utility will I have to unzip the bios file on my USB and make sure only the unzipped bios file is on the usb? Or is it fine if I leave it unzipped? Yeah I'm planning on using EZ Flash instead of AI Suite because AI Suite is glitchy so I'm not going to install it when my replacement board comes in.
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unzip it and have it the only file on the drive.
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It will have to be unzipped (extracted). Based on my personal experience, it doesn't matter what else is on the drive - just as long as the file is there that the BIOS flashing utility will be searching for.

 

I am very glad that you're going to be using the BIOS's built-in flashing utility. Using software has risks.

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Originally Posted by l0max View Post

unzip it and have it the only file on the drive.

So get rid of the zipped file from the drive and make sure only the unzipped file is on there? Got it.
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So get rid of the zipped file from the drive and make sure only the unzipped file is on there? Got it.

 

That's not necessary. It doesn't matter what else is on the drive. The goal is to make the BIOS file visible to the BIOS flashing utility. It's invisible when it's in the .zip archive.

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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

That's not necessary. It doesn't matter what else is on the drive. The goal is to make the BIOS file visible to the BIOS flashing utility. It's invisible when it's in the .zip archive.

it is true that it doesn't matter whether or not files are on the drive, personally i like to format it new and have the rom file as the only file on the drive.
asus guide in case you still have questions:
http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20070215223109668&board_id=1
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Originally Posted by l0max View Post


it is true that it doesn't matter whether or not files are on the drive, personally i like to format it new and have the rom file as the only file on the drive.
asus guide in case you still have questions:
http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20070215223109668&board_id=1

 

Some people would prefer to avoid formatting their drive. I know that they could move their files to their hard drive and then move them back, but some people would rather not do that for one reason or another. So, it's good to point out the fact that you can have hundreds of files next to the BIOS file and it won't matter because the BIOS flashing utility will only be looking for the BIOS file. So, formatting the drive is actually a waste of time.

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I don't need to download anything from Asus's website to use EZ Flash right?
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post #9 of 9
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I don't need to download anything from Asus's website to use EZ Flash right?

 

Nope. It's built into the BIOS.

 

Your manual will tell you how to use it though.

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