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Old 01-10-2010, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am thinking about updating my BIOS since I am switching to Win 7 and I built my computer back in 2008. But, I was wondering how safe this is? I don't do a lot of BIOS stuff besides the basics that come with building a computer.

However, my motherboard has a bios update program that came with it. Is that reliable enough to use?

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Old 01-10-2010, 04:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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does the program update through BIOS or windows?

It's not really safe to update through windows..so I would always recommend using the BIOS if at all possible


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Old 01-10-2010, 04:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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on second though. after doing some reading. I am going to avoid updating the bios. I will first try to get win 7 working and then if it doesn't i will explore this option. Thanks Waffle
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My gigabyte mobo came with an update program and I used it with no problems. It updated through Windows but I had trouble updating through the bios.

You shouldn't have to update your bios to run Windows 7.
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yea, I wont, unless I have too.
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