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Ottoturbo
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N500 bios update Windows 7 not working

I've tried to run the winflash utility from Lenovo support to update N500 to  v1.10, but it says it can't load the driver once I have started the flashing. Running as administrator and in compatibility mode doesn't change it. Is it possible to flash the bios with a DOS startup? The bios is in a wph format and not bin in the winflash package.

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yigit
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Re: N500 bios update Windows 7 not working

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it's not possible to flash bios update on dos.

using 32 or 64 bit operation system?



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Ottoturbo
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Re: N500 bios update Windows 7 not working

64 bit, and found out I can't use 1.10, must use 1.09. I will be trying this guide for winphlash: http://occamsmonkey.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!9531541C7AFAD925!322.entry?sa=484598270

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yigit
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Re: N500 bios update Windows 7 not working

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bios update is for vista, not windows 7.

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-70994



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Ottoturbo
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Re: N500 bios update Windows 7 not working

This worked, bios is now 1.09: http://occamsmonkey.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!9531541C7AFAD925!322.entry?sa=484598270

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Re: N500 bios update Windows 7 not working

currently bios update's version is 1.10, you used 1.09, it's not upgrade, it's downgrade.



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Ottoturbo
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Re: N500 bios update Windows 7 not working

Not when my bios was 1.03 and 1.10 is for computers without HDMI.

But there is still no support for hardware-assisted virtualization in the bios. I was hoping I could utilize this with my P8600 cpu.