Can i update my motherboard w/o the cd that came with it?

dontwannadriveback

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Dec 23, 2012
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Howdy, took the 3 hr drive to MicroCenter for my xmas gift. Grabbed the ivyI7, 16 gigs of ram, 240gb ssd, 2tb hdd etc etc, only to come home, and halfway in the build forgot to buy a sata dvd player/burner. Is it a must that I upgrade bios through the cd that came with my motherboard, or can I just download everything once I get win7 on there? Btw it's an MSI