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my friend did it for me be4, not entirely sure now

i want to update my BIOS to 1.1b (im at sownload page) what do i have to so to safely and completely successfully replace the BIOS; i dont wanna experiment for a while than figure it out. im studying for 4 APs sat act and chemistry olympiad, i need a step by step fast answer
    
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get a floppy diskette.
save ur existing bios onto it
then configure bios to boot floppy
get another floppy and download new bios onto it
boot system with this floppy 2 in the drive
follow onscreen instruction

i think there is also an FAQ on this
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Originally Posted by cyrixMII300
get a floppy diskette.
save ur existing bios onto it
then configure bios to boot floppy
get another floppy and download new bios onto it
boot system with this floppy 2 in the drive
follow onscreen instruction

i think there is also an FAQ on this
how do you save existing BIOS...everything else i can do

thanx

edit:why do i have to do that step? cant i just do the others?
    
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http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWeb/Product...etailName=BIOS

how to use BIOS flash utility click it..... does this allow me to do it w o the floppy stuff...I DONT UNDERSTAND IT...RUNNING OUT OF PATIENCE!!!
    
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u can update ur bios from windows if ur mobo supports it but i would strongly suggest that u backup the bios on a floppy just in case the update gets screwed. but if u dont have the floppy drive then u can back it up on a pen drive. if the new bios screws ur system then u have something to fall back on.
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One thing that is often overlooked in formatting your disk to be a boot-up disk. If you do not do this step it will not work.

To back up your bios just find out what bios version you have, format a boot disk and download your existing bios file to it. Make certain that bios version you flash is specifically for your motherboard.
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post #7 of 8
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can some1 look at this PDF (coming soon) explain to me what the different options on the interface mean, and which ones i want to update to update the BIOS

okay i ll tell you guys what i want to know:

BOOT, ESCD, DMI and MAIN BLOCKS- what are they, which ones do i need to update to update BIOS completely,.......how do i know which files are for which---is it in the file name somehow?
    
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Don't forget to clear cmos and then load optimized defaults after the flash and before booting winders again.
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