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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎03-04-2008
Location: UK
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How can I Install BIOS Upgrade without windows installed

Hi Guys,
 
I want to Install BIOS Upgrade for Lenovo 3000 N100. The problem is i have a brand new hard drive, so i want to install it on command line after booting the system from bootable CD.
 
I have found all the BIOS updates on Lenovo site are Installer Packeges which runs on windows.
 
I am stuck, any help will be highly appreciated.
 
Cheers,
Ashik
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-01-2008
Location: USA
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Re: How can I Install BIOS Upgrade without windows installed

I am in a similar fix.  The tech guy said there is a way to update/reset the BIOS without Windows.  He said to copy the BIOS to a CD, then boot from that CD.  I looked at the BIOS and copied some files to a CD, and booted, but it did not work.  Perhaps only the BIOS executable should be on the CD.  I don't see how this can work and I haven't succeeded so far.  I am almost out of blank CDs, so I'll have to try later...

 

Good luck! 

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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎08-12-2009
Location: usa
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Re: How can I Install BIOS Upgrade without windows installed

I am Trying to update the BIOS on my G530-35U to 6get18ww (currently 6get17ww). I did not automatically install when I run the file 6get18ww, maybe because I did not have the battery in place (I forgot) all it did was to put all it's 17 files (BIOS.wph, mfc42.dll, ... winphlash.gid, etc.) in C:\DRIVERS\BIOS\6get18ww.

Are those files the ones you are talking about it?

Actually I will copy all but those txt files into a CD and I will try to boot from it.

otherwise I will just copy large size executable file BIOS.WPH other?

I will report here if I don't forget.

thanks

 

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Posts: 28
Registered: ‎08-28-2008
Location: USA
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Re: How can I Install BIOS Upgrade without windows installed

This is the method I used to flash my BIOS without Windows installed:

 

Download Hiren's Boot CD (a bootable XP live session)

Burn the iso file to a CD.

Store a copy of the BIOS update files on a USB thumb drive.

Boot the live CD.

Insert the thumb drive with the BIOS files.

Flash the BIOS.

Done

 

http://www.hirensbootcd.net/

 

I've done this several times on my 3000 N100 system with great results.  Don't blame me if you brick your system!!!

 

Chris

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-02-2012
Location: argentina
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Re: How can I Install BIOS Upgrade without windows installed

Hi,

 

i am trying to do this but when i run mini xp through the hirens boot cd it does not allow me to open the flash drive.  Any ideas?

 

thanks,

 

Ed