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    Flashing Bios Question

    I've just purchased a 3770k and a Asrock z77 extreme6 for a new computer build. I'm figuring I'm going to need to update the Bios on the board at some point as I'm not quite sure what Bios comes with the board. Anyway, my question is. Should I flash the Bios before installing Win 8 on my SSD or do so after Windows is installed? just curious which would be a better choice.

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    Re: Flashing Bios Question

    Quote Originally Posted by captkirk View Post
    I've just purchased a 3770k and a Asrock z77 extreme6 for a new computer build. I'm figuring I'm going to need to update the Bios on the board at some point as I'm not quite sure what Bios comes with the board. Anyway, my question is. Should I flash the Bios before installing Win 8 on my SSD or do so after Windows is installed? just curious which would be a better choice.
    If I had the choice I would definitely do it before I installed the OS.

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    Re: Flashing Bios Question

    Quote Originally Posted by kbohip View Post
    If I had the choice I would definitely do it before I installed the OS.

    Just for my own edification, what would your reasoning be.

    BTW, thanks for your reply.

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    Re: Flashing Bios Question

    Less chances of something going wrong with the OS, although the chances are very small. In the past I have had Windows want to reactivate after a bios update for instance.

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    Re: Flashing Bios Question

    Quote Originally Posted by kbohip View Post
    Less chances of something going wrong with the OS, although the chances are very small. In the past I have had Windows want to reactivate after a bios update for instance.
    OK, thanks for the help and the explanation.

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    Re: Flashing Bios Question

    YES, better flash BIOS before installing OS

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