posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 06:13 PM
Is this procedure correct?
I don't know, it depends on the board model and version.
On a side note: So what are the odds that my computer will just stop working?
I don't know personally any case like that, and I know
several people that have several computers and do that with some frequency.
Should I just flash 3.5 since it has the features I want or should I go ahead and just do 3.7?
Considering that you are doing it for the added features and not to correct a specific problem I think you can use the 3.7, if that's the correct
Will my Mobo automatically revert if it can't use the bios?
I don't know if it's automatic or not, but from what I have seen, even if the BIOS update fails, there are methods to recover it to a working state,
so don't worry.
If the utility doesn't have a way to back up the bios (which it doesn't seem to) is there another way I can do it?
From what I have seen on the MSI forums, yes.
Can I use a bootable cd / dvd or just a flash drive?
Will it matter that I am running windows 7?
From their explanation, I think any method works, but you need to boot in MS-DOS.
Does it matter if the flash drive is formatted NTFS or Fat?
As it has to be booted in MS-DOS it must be FAT, and even FAT32 may not work in older MS-DOS versions.
Wow this is driving me crazy...
This is the easy part.
First thing, identify the motherboard model and version.
This is what they say on the Word documents:
a. Open your case and look for the MS-XXXX number on the motherboard between the PCI slots, also check the version number that is written there as
well. (Some motherboards are named like K8N Diamond; make sure you have the right version number)
b. Boot up your system & take a look at the top left screen during POST, you should see something like “W7100NMS V1.1 021705” This means the board
is MS-7100 with BIOS version 1.1
Only after knowing that can you be sure about what BIOS file you should download.