I want to update to the latest BIOS on my ASUS P5W DH mobo before I add a new SSD and install Windows 7. It's the fist time I will have done this personally, but updating the BIOS has proven the hardest part of all this.
ASUS has an update program that is supposed to install a new BIOS, but it does not work, It won't connect to the servers and I've lost days and nights trying. So I downloaded the latest BIOS file for this mobo using a pop up utility that came up on their website when I went to do so and placed the file on my desktop so I could find it again. The only thing their BIOS program could do was copy the current BIOS to a file which I also moved to my desktop.
So I have a .zip file of the latest BIOS on my desktop and am now wondering how to get it installed on the mobo.
P5W DH mobo
BIOS file ...3002.zip
I've read the mobo manual and it is not detailed on how to do this manually. It refers to a utility that will install it, but some posters say on their website forum not to use it. Just pointing to a utility without instructions will not help me though as it's my first time doing this. I have read putting the new BIOS file on a thumb drive along with a proper utility and making this thumb drive the boot device will install it. But I would think I need to unzip it first and don't know with what. If I knew what program to use to do the update, and what program to use to unzip the new BIOS file; I could get them on a thumb drive and change the current BIOS to use the thumb drive as the boot device. But what programs? and where do I get them?
Or if I am not on the right trail please point me to what I should be doing. Just want to update to the latest BIOS.
Unfortunately, they do not answer their support chat requests, nor reply to emails. I hope someone here has done this and can help.