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affects of BIOS update/upgrade?? across multiple OS's


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#1 snglnluvnit

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 02:56 PM

I recently installed Windows 7 HP 64 bit on a dual boot set up with Win XP Pro 32 bit.  While downloading drivers for MOBO I noticed a text line in red, stating that I should upgrade/update my BIOS version to latest.  I've done BIOS updates before, but not sure if it will effect the multiple OS's that I have installed on different drives on same PC ie:  SSD that has Win 8.1 64 bit, separate SSD with Win 10 64 bit, and the HDD that has XP and Win 7 on it as a dual boot.  Any help is Greatly Appreciated!

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 03:58 PM

System data?  I would expect drivers to be more of a problem...than any BIOS update.

 

please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.

    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
 
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
 
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     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot.

     Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the ADD REPLY or REPLY TO THIS TOPIC button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 04:22 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/XrQgLqdsMdNUfWXRpjXNqy0

 

I did this Speccy snapshot from within Windows 8.1, if you need it from within Win 7 let me know.

 

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 08:21 AM

Re Speccy...either O/S will reflect the same hardware :).

 

I find it strange that there was a suggestion to update the BIOS.  I have an ASUS board with the 760 chipset...I have XP, Win 7, and Win 10 installed...and the only time I thought about updating the BIOS (never was suggested on system) was when I started using SSDs or I first installed my FX8320 processor.  I probably did the BIOS update, which was quick/painless because I had doubts about my chipset.  That concern should not apply to you.

 

Info.

 

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 10:43 AM

Re Speccy...either O/S will reflect the same hardware :).

 

I find it strange that there was a suggestion to update the BIOS.  I have an ASUS board with the 760 chipset...I have XP, Win 7, and Win 10 installed...and the only time I thought about updating the BIOS (never was suggested on system) was when I started using SSDs or I first installed my FX8320 processor.  I probably did the BIOS update, which was quick/painless because I had doubts about my chipset.  That concern should not apply to you.

 

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Louis

Hmmmm???  I went back to Gigabyte site with the intention of doing a screenshot of said "recommendation", and it was not there this time??  I do remember it saying something about AM3+ and FX...Can't quite recall anything more than that.  Oh well, I guess I won't do the update, as I've always read not to unless it fixes an issue(s) that I am having.  At this point no issues that I'm aware of.. Thanks very much for you guidance in this issue.   Scott



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Posted 12 May 2017 - 11:10 AM

:thumbup2:, if it ain't broke...don't break/fix it :).

 

Happy computing :).

 

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