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HOWTO: Flash older BIOS on ASUS Z170

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WARNING: This may cause your system not to start. Use at your own risk.

 

The below procedure allows you to flash an older BIOS on motherboards without USB BIOS Flashback feature. The lack of this feature means there's no simple way to recover if things go wrong.

 

Software required

 

  • UEFITool v0.21.5 Thread Mega
  • Intel Flash Programming Tool for ME 11.0 Hwbot (note that you need to unzip using a software which supports RAR5)

 

Prepare the BIOS file for use with FPT

 

  1. Get the BIOS for your motherboard in CAP format (in this case MAXIMUS-VIII-IMPACT-ASUS-0019.CAP)
  2. Open the CAP file in UEFITool
     
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  3. Export to ROM (MAXIMUS-VIII-IMPACT-ASUS-0019.ROM)
     
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Using FPT to flash the BIOS on your system

 

  1. Open a command prompt with Administrator rights and navigate to your FPT directory
  2. Flash the BIOS by using the command fpt -bios -f BIOS_FILE.ROM
     
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Note: There are DOS/EFI/Win32/Win64 versions, this guide uses the Win64 version.

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I can overclock my COre i7-6400 T (ES) on H110\B150 ASUS motherboard, (e.g. ASUS B150 PRO GAMING with 10 phases)?

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Thank you very much. I try updating BIOS to 2202 on ASUS Z170-A and it can't flash back !!! Your guide work well and I can flash to my non-K OC BIOS again.

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Thank you very much. I try updating BIOS to 2202 on ASUS Z170-A and it can't flash back !!! Your guide work well and I can flash to my non-K OC BIOS again.

 

did it work? I want to flash the non-k overclock bios on my pro gaming and I was hoping this will work

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Hello elmor ia newbie in forum, please help why i cant not use the FPT64 in CMD, they say

 

 

C:\WINDOWS\system32>D:\Flash Programming Tool\WINDOWS64>FPTW64 -bios Z170I-PRO-GAMING-ASUS-0403.ROM

'D:\Flash' is not recognized as an internal or external command,

operable program or batch file.

 

help me , thanks

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i cant use FPT in CMD

 

C:\WINDOWS\system32>D:\Flash Programming Tool\WINDOWS64>FPTW64 -bios Z170I-PRO-GAMING-ASUS-0403.ROM

'D:\Flash' is not recognized as an internal or external command,

operable program or batch file.

 

 

Thanks

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i cant use FPT in CMD

 

C:\WINDOWS\system32>D:\Flash Programming Tool\WINDOWS64>FPTW64 -bios Z170I-PRO-GAMING-ASUS-0403.ROM

'D:\Flash' is not recognized as an internal or external command,

operable program or batch file.

 

 

Thanks

 

copy the files in \Intel ME System Tools v11.0 r1\Intel ME System Tools v11.0 r1\Flash Programming Tool\WINDOWS64 to the location of the ROM file and then run the cmd commands

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I get the same error, the ftp command doesn't exist. I copied the files onto the same folder that my .rom files are located and I still get the message.

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D:\Flash Programming Tool\WINDOWS64>FPTW64 -bios Z170I-PRO-GAMING-ASUS-0403.ROM

I copied the files you mentioned in the same folder that I have .ROM in but I still get the same message, I'm using Z170E.

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hey guy

 

thank for you tips

 

and for now this method dint work anymore

 

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can you help me fix it out

 

z170-a with 3007 bios ver.

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Hi Elmor.

 

i tried to reflash my M8I from 3201 to 019 with FPTW64 under WIN 10 but i got the following message: "failed to disable write protection for BIOS space"

 

any solution for ?

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Hi Elmor.

 

i tried to reflash my M8I from 3201 to 019 with FPTW64 under WIN 10 but i got the following message: "failed to disable write protection for BIOS space"

 

any solution for ?

 

On Maximus VIII just use USB BIOS Flashback feature.

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I get the same error, the ftp command doesn't exist. I copied the files onto the same folder that my .rom files are located and I still get the message.

 

fptw64.exe -bios -f file name

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Hello i apologize my English as i use google translator, it would be possible to overlock my msi b150m pro vdh with my g3900. Syria possible? Thank you

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Hi Elmor! I tried your method and got "failed to disable write protection for BIOS space"

Mb ASUS z170-AR, bios 3401. I don`t have Flashback feature. Is there a way around it?

Thanks.

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