Express BIOS Update Instructions for Intel® Desktop Boards

Express BIOS Update Instructions for Intel® Desktop Boards
Express BIOS Update Instructions for Intel® Desktop Boards
All BIOS update files for Intel® Desktop Boards are available on Intel's Download Center at
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/.
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Update the BIOS on your computer only if the newer BIOS version specifically solves a problem
you have. We do not recommend BIOS updates for computers that do not need it. You can view
all BIOS changes in the Release Notes included on the BIOS download page in Download
Center.
Before initiating a BIOS update, be sure to read and precisely follow the instructions included in
this document. You may wish to print the instructions for easy reference.
If a BIOS update process is interrupted, your computer may not function properly. We
recommend the process be done in an environment with a steady power supply (preferably with
UPS).
Before updating the BIOS on the Intel® Desktop Board, manually record all BIOS settings that
have been changed (from default) so they can be restored after completing the BIOS update.
All images in this example are specific to the Intel® Desktop Board D945PLNM and are for
illustration purposes only. You need to select the correct BIOS files for your board.
Instructions for Express BIOS Update
With the Intel Express BIOS Update utility you can update the BIOS while in the Windows environment.
The BIOS file is included in an automated update utility that combines the functionality of the Intel® Flash
Memory Update Utility and the ease-of use of Windows-based installation wizards.
1. Download and save the Express BIOS update file to a temporary directory on the target
computer.
2. Double-click the *.EXE file to run the Express BIOS update.
3. Press Next on the Welcome screen.
4. Click Yes on the License Agreement screen if you agree with the License Agreement terms. Click No
if you want to cancel the BIOS update.
5. Press Finish. Windows will shutdown to begin BIOS update process. Please Do NOT power off your
computer for the next 3 minutes.
6. Upon restart, you will see the BIOS update process status window. Do NOT at any time power off the
computer at this stage. When the BIOS update is complete, the computer will boot back into Windows.
7. When Windows restarts, you will see a status window indicating the BIOS update was successful.
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