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I'm tellin' ya, it works fine. HD format is irrelevant. Your bios recovery module will read it from an HDD or a DVD (or a USB for that matter).

That is correct, it is usually USB that needs FAT.
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I am only wanting to update to fix the intel skylake fclk fix, what asus tools you mean to download it, asus suite ?

At first yeah ASUS suite3, then i figured it was easier to just do it via BIOS using the "boot to BIOS" tool/app i got with MOBO. Both work but only after i renamed the BIOS file i download from ASUS CPU Support for my MOBO.
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I'm tellin' ya, it works fine. HD format is irrelevant. Your bios recovery module will read it from an HDD or a DVD (or a USB for that matter).

Ah ok, but regardless, i always get the same error frown.gif selected file is not a proper bios.
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Daytraders did say he'd tried that too & same error - "i do have same problem thou regardless, selected file is not a proper bios"

I feel for you, let me know if you sort it out, cheers
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Daytraders did say he'd tried that too & same error - "i do have same problem thou regardless, selected file is not a proper bios"

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Ah ok, but regardless, i always get the same error frown.gif selected file is not a proper bios.

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I feel for you, let me know if you sort it out, cheers
so just for clarity.. you tried EZ flash with the original bios file with the original name (un zipped of course) and EZ flash returned "selected file is not a proper bios file"?. Download it again, unzip it and trash the zip file just top be sure. try ez flash again directly from the users\Downloads folder.
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That is correct, it is usually USB that needs FAT.
lol - thanks for not asking why I know that. redface.gif
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That is correct, it is usually USB that needs FAT.

Unless something has changed very recently, flashing using EZ Flash with source BIOS file on NTFS formatted HDD/SDD is not supported by Asus and is not reliable. I've had to point that out at least twice to newbies using that method and complaining that they can't flash. When they eventually succeed, using source file on USB drive, it's the usual "but I've always done it from the HDD before".
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so just for clarity.. you tried EZ flash with the original bios file with the original name (un zipped of course) and EZ flash returned "selected file is not a proper bios file"?. Download it again, unzip it and trash the zip file just top be sure. try ez flash again directly from the users\Downloads folder.
lol - thanks for not asking why I know that. redface.gif

Yes, i even checked the hash file, i dont see ez flash program in my downloads folder on my win 10 install drive, is it safe to update bios from windows ?
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Daytraders did say he'd tried that too & same error - "i do have same problem thou regardless, selected file is not a proper bios"
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I feel for you, let me know if you sort it out, cheers

Comic relief....biggrin.gif
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Yes, i even checked the hash file, i dont see ez flash program in my downloads folder on my win 10 install drive, is it safe to update bios from windows ?

enter bios, nav to the tools page... ez flash is there. select it, and it will ask you to select the bios file. follow the on screen instructions. Works like a charm. (despite what some posters think they know wink.gif )


Edited by Jpmboy - 7/12/16 at 9:24am
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enter bios, nav to the tools page... ez flash is there. select it, and it will ask you to select the bios file. follow the on screen instructions. Works like a charm. (despite what some posters think they know wink.gif )


Thx mate, but that is one of the ways i have been trying to do it the last few days, and over the last 8 months with no joy, always same error, will have to buy a few other usb sticks just to make sure the 3 i have been using aint all bad, cant see it thou.
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