Warning: Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems using the current version of BIOS, it is recommended that you not flash the BIOS. Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction.GIGABYTE has a tool called @BIOS which will check their main server for the most recent version of firmware for your motherboard, download, and flash the BIOS. File Type=Utility&File ID=150 If there is a Floppy based version of the BIOS update, use that (if you have to, you may need to buy a USB based floppy drive or barrow a friend's).\X:\Downloads\motherboard_bios_ga-ex58-ud4_f7d\FLASHSPI. EXE" cannot start or run due to incompatibity with 64-bit versions of Windows.Please contact the software vendor to ask if a 64-bit Windows compatible version is available. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, announces that it is in the process to update BIOS for Q270, Q170, and X170-WS ECC Series Motherboards.Based on latest Intel ME firmware updates, GIGABYTE will update BIOS for Q270 and models of previous chipsets accordingly to ensure the models meet latest security standards.Keeping in mind, I have been a dedicated user of Q-Flash for updating my BIOS for safety reasons.
One reason, I started this thread is to share my positive experience thats all.
I am using a Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 motherboard on my computer. I downloaded the binary file from the Gigabyte product page, but when I tried to run, it says the the executable is not compatible with 64 bit versions of Windows. I sent an e-mail to Gigabyte, and today I received an answer: Thank you for your kindly mail and inquiry.
About the issue you mentioned, to update BIOS, you should be able to update it under DOS mode. You can use the HP tool and point it at a directory where you unzip the DOS boot files and it automatically builds a bootable DOS USB key using those files.
You can make a bootable USB drive that acts just like a bootable floppy Here is a snippit from a email I got while working with a different company that I needed to be in DOS mode to run their recovery tool. is just too much information in the document to copy the relevant part into my post, sorry for a link only answer.
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