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Bios update problem

Bios update problem
« on: August 21, 2012, 10:15:54 am »
I am trying to update the BIOS on my GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (Rev1.3) from F10 to U1H using the Q-Flash utility.  I put the bios file on a USB flash drive.  When I run the utility I get a "Bad ID" message and the update process stops there.

What is my problem and how do I correct it?



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Re: Bios update problem
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2012, 01:30:23 pm »
Hi there,

you are trying to go from Award BIOS to the AMI BIOS and to do this you cannot use QFlash. You need to create a bootable USB stick and use the FLASHEFI.exe tool that is in the downlaod folder.

Check here for more details:,7410.msg70474.html#msg70474
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Re: Bios update problem
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2012, 02:00:45 am »
absic - Thanks for the reply - didn't realize U1H was an AMI BIOS.  I will certainly follow the tips in the link you provided in your response.



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Re: Bios update problem
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2012, 07:22:28 am »,9550.0.html

you might also want to check this topic - I recently upgraded from the classic to UEFI bios as well; took me a good hour to figure what I need to do; had I found and read this topic I'd be done in 5 minutes :) still, it was fun to wrangle the procedure myself ;)
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Re: Bios update problem
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2012, 10:44:07 am »
Hi Kater,

Thanks for responding.  Already viewed the info at the link you referenced; kind of put the bios upgrade effort on hold for awhile.  By any chance do you know of a procedure, or reference to one, for saving the existing bios and restoring it if the UFI bios is not wanted for whatever reason?