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Do I really need a floppy disk to do an upgrade bios? I don't have a floppy disk, can I use a cd rom?

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The real question is why and truly if you need to upgrade your BIOS. You should avoid unless you have a specific reason to do so. Secondly you can use alternate methods to upgrade such as a bootable CD, which you can use several programs to create. UltraISO is one and a free trial is available.. The resulting disk will start on boot the same as the OS disk would self start. You should also check your Boot sequence to ensure the read of the bootable CD as priority 1. The bios update needs to occur in Dos, rather than through Windows. Look here for exact instructions fron ASUS:
http://support.asus.com/technicaldocuments/technicaldocuments.aspx?root=198&SLanguage=en-us
And look here for Bios update files:
http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us. Good Luck!

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anaging and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard
Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
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(Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk during POST.)
2.
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3.
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®
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1. Remove any floppy disk from the floppy disk drive, then turn on the
system.
2. Insert the support CD to the optical drive.
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more details read http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/sock754/K8N-VM/e2537_k8n-vm.pdf

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