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Using WinPE to update BIOS.

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Topic: Using WinPE to update BIOS.
Posted By: MisterJ
Subject: Using WinPE to update BIOS.
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2017 at 3:55am
I am curious if anyone has used Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) to update the BIOS of ASRock AMD MBs.  I have a Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming board with an old BIOS (P1.20) which has no Instant Flash.  To update I must choose Windows or DOS.  WinPE is a more modern and I suspect a safer option.  I use WinPE to install W10 on my machine and it works well.  I would like to hear any comments on this.
Thanks and enjoy, John.



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Posted By: datonyb
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2017 at 6:01am
i would advise to use dos (its really not hard to make a bootable usb ,google it)


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Posted By: GenesisDoes
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2017 at 6:04am
Same with my Taichi, I updated through Windows and it all went well thankfully. I like how the Windows dos box shows every step of the process though (stages of erasing and writing). Probably best to do a dos bootable usb like datonyb suggested though. Taichi would've been really great with a dual bios.< ="chrome-extension://hhojmcideegachlhfgfdhailpfhgknjm/web_accessible_resources/index.js">

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Posted By: MisterJ
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2017 at 8:39am
Thanks datonyb  and GenesisDoes.  I have used DOS to update my BIOS to 2.00 early today.  I am simply suggesting that WinPE would be easier and more modern.  And I have used WinPE for several years and never really used DOS.   I was surprised that DOS recognized my wireless KB.  Using Rufus is very easy, I agree.  I will probably use Instant Flash (now that it is in my BIOS) for future updates since it seems to be the safest from what I learned in my research.
Thanks and enjoy, John.


Posted By: datonyb
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2017 at 8:10pm
the trouble is the more process and tasks running the higher the risk of data corruption
something that just must not happen with a bios flash (or any firmware flash )
it is all good now though i would say the instant flash is the best choice now for you yes


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Posted By: MisterJ
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2017 at 2:04am
Thanks, datonyb, and enjoy, John.



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