Updating bios with a flash drive

After a while it gets old yanking the one working floppy drive we have left out and booting to it to flash BIOS on GPU’s and motherboards.Well floppy disks haven’t been the greatest quality of late and it’s better to boot to a known good USB Drive than an iffy floppy that may have been on the shelf for years.

We once formatted our floppy disks with MS-DOS using the format utility built into Windows, but most computers don’t have floppy disk drives anymore. Fortunately, there’s a free third-party utility that lets you quickly create a DOS-bootable USB drive.Here are 5 such tools that will put either Free DOS or MS-DOS onto a bootable USB flash drive allowing you to update the BIOS firmware from DOS but without a floppy drive.1.Rufus Rufus is a small utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.First, connect your USB drive to the computer and select it in the “Device” dropdown menu.Note that this process will erase the contents of your USB drive, so make sure you’ve backed up any important files on the USB drive first.That’s easiest because that’s what we needed the USB Drive bootable for.

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