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Solved Update of very old UEFI

January 24, 2021 at 10:38:30
Specs: Windows 10, Intel Core i7 2600/8GB DDR3

Have, since some time a PC with ASUS PRIME B350-PLUS motherboard with a AMD RYZEN 3 CPU. Windows 10 is installed. In the UEFI I changed the boot order and being in the UEFI interface found that my BIOS/UEFI dated from 2014. There is an EZ Flash 2 Update in it. But now ASUS uses a EZ Flash 3 Update. when I ran the EZ Flash 2, it was not possible to find the downloaded PRIME-B350-PLUS-ASUS-5602.zip file, nor could I find the PRIME-B350-PLUS-ASUS-5602.cap file. To know: I am not a gamer.

Is it worthwhile to buy a subscription to Driver Support One utility? How else can I update my UEFI or is the motherboard just too old?

Would appreciate a helping hand


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✔ Best Answer
January 26, 2021 at 15:09:19
"The PC seems to be functioning OK."

Then best left alone. Unless there's some compelling reason to update a BIOS (have-to-have feature, etc.), and you're even slightly uncertain about it, then always leave it be.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."



#1
January 24, 2021 at 10:47:24
"Is it worthwhile to buy a subscription to Driver Support One utility?"

Not just no but Hell No!

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...

https://www.ricksdailytips.com/driv...

NEVER install or trust any 3rd party driver update site/utility. Always get them from the OEM whenever possible

You don't say why you need to update either...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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#2
January 24, 2021 at 13:51:56
There have been more than 2 dozen updates since 2014. You do not have to use EZ Flash 3. You can update the BIOS directly from Windows. A lot of people say "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" but I've always been a proponent for keeping the BIOS up to date. If you were only a couple of versions behind, it might not be a big deal, but there have been over 25 updates over the years.

Here's a direct download link: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb...

Download it & Unzip. I just tried it & there will be a .MD5 file & another .ZIP file. Unzip that file, right click on Setup.exe, click Run as Administrator, then follow the instructions.

As for your question about "Driver Support One utility" - never, EVER, buy or use driver support or driver finder programs. You can get your driver updates at the ASUS site, or thru Windows Update.
https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboard...

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#3
January 24, 2021 at 15:57:54
Those third party driver support sites are frequently a source of grief; and often worse than useless. As per the others here - avoid them like the plague.

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#4
January 25, 2021 at 06:27:13
Thank you all for the WARNING against the driver tool programs.

Unfortunately, the link "jam" supplied is not applicable to my PC (motherboard). It's probably a motherboard specific link.


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#5
January 25, 2021 at 07:20:12
I don't know why that link wouldn't work. I got it from the ASUS website & it's for the ASUS PRIME B350-PLUS motherboard. What error do you get when you attempt to update?

Maybe you should read this: https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/...


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#6
January 26, 2021 at 11:45:01
To jam.

I looked at the link, but it did not apply to my motherboard (MB).I downloaded it from another site and read it. I found the USB and the installation DVD, which my installation booklet that came with the motherboard said, had to be in a DVD drive. I found both USB in the EZ 2 interface, but it turned out to be a directory. When I clicked on that I expected to see the *.cap file in that directory, but brought me to some subdirectory, Clicking on that nothing happened, nor by using the ENTER key

Maybe I better not do any more trying and up with a cooked, non-functioning motherboard ? The PC seems to be functioning OK.


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January 26, 2021 at 15:09:19
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"The PC seems to be functioning OK."

Then best left alone. Unless there's some compelling reason to update a BIOS (have-to-have feature, etc.), and you're even slightly uncertain about it, then always leave it be.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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