Updating cmos

......."when I save the changes it doesn't take them."If you removed the cmos battery, - usually it must be installed so the the marking shows on the top (horizontal battery socket) or the side (vertical battery socket) when it's installed .- make sure the battery socket contact that touches the battery on the side is touching the battery - if it isn't, the easiest way to fix that is remove the battery, bend the contact farther than it needs to be, install the battery.If it's installed backwards, or if the contact on the side is not touching it, the bios behaves as if it's dead or not there.If you have done this and the settings are not being retained then it may be that your battery is dead.Or it may be that you need to clear the CMOS (your motherboard manual should tell you how to do this - normally there is a jumper that you short for a few seconds) and then reapply the CPU spikes without me running hardly anything at all and so I decided to update my BIOSOne thing you should never do with a computer is update the BIOS just on the off chance it might fix whatever the problem is - it is a recipe for disaster.Doing those things sets the Time and Date to bios defaults too.


You need to enter the BIOS, set the settings to your requirement and then save those settings.

I followed the instructions, and the last upgrade worked fine several months ago.

I recently formatted my computer running windows xp and bought windows 7 to upgrade it.

EXE is not compatible with the version of windows I am running. If it is, it seems like you're using the wrong BIOS.


It says 'check your computers system information to see whether you need a x86(32 bit) or x64 (64 bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher.'I have contacted my motherboard company to see if there is a BIOS update compatible with Windows 7 so fingers crossed i get something back that will solve the problem. BIOS updates should NOT be performed from within the Windows environment unless absolutely necessary. If you can boot into Windows and it runs OK I doubt that you have the wrong BIOS file installed.

If the bios version worked fine previously with the same hardware, usually the only time you legitimately may need to flash the bios to a newer version is if you installed a cpu the bios doesn't recognize properly !



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