Instructions for F7 BIOS Flash update
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The F7 BIOS Flash Update is available on Intel® Desktop Boards. To see if your board supports this feature, in BIOS Setup, check the Advanced > Boot Configuration menu for the setting Display F7 to Update BIOS.
See other BIOS update methods.
All BIOS update files for Intel® Desktop Boards are available from the Intel Download Center.
|Caution ||This process is intended to be performed by a trained technician.|
Download and save the Recovery BIOS (.BIO) file to a temporary directory.
Copy the .BIO to a USB thumb drive.
Plug the thumb drive into a USB port of the target computer.
Shut down the target computer.
- Enable the F7 prompt display:
- Power the computer on.
- Enter the BIOS Setup by pressing F2 during boot.
- Go to the Boot > Boot Display Options menu.
- Enable Display F7 to Update BIOS.
Press F10 to save and exit.
During boot, when the F7 prompt is displayed, press F7 to enter the BIOS Flash Update tool.
Select the USB thumb drive and press Enter.
Select the .BIO file and press Enter.
Confirm you want to update the BIOS by pressing Enter.
Wait 2–5 minutes for the update to complete.
Remove the thumb drive.
- Restart the computer.