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Bios update i have a asus P5W DH Deluxe i would like to know how can i upgrade the bios, im running vista premium, do not have floppy.

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  • joenas123 Mar 19, 2008

    i have a asus P5W DH Deluxe i would like to know how can i upgrade the bios, im running vista premium, do not have floppy.

  • brian c
    brian c May 11, 2010

    Do you have access to the new bios flash file?

    If so, you can make a bootable cd and do it that way.

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Dear joenas

just using asus updated utility 7.10 software

visit this site
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/ASUS-Update-Utility.shtml

you can read the manual there

ok


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