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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:19 am 
Brown Belt
Brown Belt

Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:21 pm
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Location: Lost Coast
I am having trouble upgrading to Windows 8 from win 7 and MS is suggesting, after two days of trouble shooting the problem that I update to the latest bios.

Systems specs- see sig...
windows 7 ver.6.1.7601 service pack 1
CPU- E8500
MB Gigabyte X48-DQ6 F6

I have never flashed my bios before and Am not sure which bios is most current given the MB is discontinued.

Choices form Gigabyte web site are F7 and F8D-beta.

all suggestions appreciated.



Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6,
Intel E8500 @ 3.16GHz-Hyper TX2,
Corsair 4x1G-XMS2 @ 4-4-4-12,
XFX 8800 GTS 512,
WD 500GB, Plextor 712A,
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Dell 2001FP 20.1 LCD

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:57 am 
Enlightened Master
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Download BIOS here, make sure your board is rev 1.1, it should be printed on it. F7 is the latest, but I would risk the F8 beta. It is there for a reason me thinks. Page 70 onwards in the manual explains how to do it, use a USB pen drive it is the easiest way. Proceed with caution and you'll be fine..!

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