BIOS Update Problem : /

Samlikesham

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So i just bought a Core 2 Duo E6700. It is supported by my motherboard, but only if ii have my bios on update 34. It is currently on 26. But everytime i try to update it to 34, i get an error "this version of windows does not allow the installation of unsigned drivers" bla bla bla. Someone pls help me out!
 

Alex Kelly

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The CD method is the way to go if that's the only other way your motherboard supports updating the bios, because that way the BIOS isn't updated through windows. Try it that way :) and again, good luck!
 

Alex Kelly

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Don't update the BIOS through windows, learn how to do it through the BIOS itself. It's a different process for each board manufacturer. You should be able to find details on how it's done through their website. :)
 

Samlikesham

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Ok, I found the instructions to do it with a flash drive and i will try now, wish me luck!
 

Alex Kelly

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Good luck! I'm sure it will go perfectly! :D
 

Samlikesham

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Well, while following the instructions i got off of Intel's website, i tried opening the BIOS file which would extract itself. But instead i got an error saying "The version of this file is not compatible with the version of windows youre running" Im running Windows 7 64-bit. I also tried running the file in compatibility mode for windows xp - no luck. Well i think im at a dead end here.... what a waste of 50 bucks on a processor...
 

Alex Kelly

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That doesn't sounds like you're doing it through the BIOS??? You shouldn't be in windows at all when updating the bios. :/

You didn't waste your money. You just need to get the new BIOS file that can be applied through your BIOS setup and do it that way. :)
 

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The CD method is the way to go if that's the only other way your motherboard supports updating the bios, because that way the BIOS isn't updated through windows. Try it that way :) and again, good luck!
 

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