As the PC restarts and enters POST, press the ‘End’ key on you keyboard.This will automatically take you to the GIGABYTE Q Flash utility.Note: you can also also access Q Flash from inside BIOS by pressing the ‘F8’ key.Once inside the Q Flash utility, you find a simple GUI with two choices.To update your i Phone or i Pad, open the Settings app, then click General, then Software Update; you can check the local storage you have on your device also under that General menu, by either clicking on About or, further down, Storage & i Cloud Usage.The Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L Motherboard was released in 2009 – do check out the manufacturer’s site for more details: I got this board second hand, and decided to do a BIOS upgrade so as to take advantage of some of the fixed/newer features (e.g. The board had a F3 BIOS version installed (observed during POST), and the latest version is F9 (from manufacturer website).“Its original design is almost 30 years old at this point.
To open the file simple double-click on it, inside you’ll find three files (GIGABYTE also bundles some small, useful files to help you update your BIOS in a DOS environment, but we’ll leave that for another day).While there are several ways to update your motherboard’s BIOS, many advanced users prefer to use GIGABYTE Q Flash, a utility embedded within your board’s CMOS BIOS ROM.Q Flash updating is preferred simply because it doesn’t rely on a stable OS environment to ensure safe BIOS updating, i.e. The first thing you should do is visit the GIGABYTE website to find the latest BIOS version for your motherboard.Insert the USB drive into the target motherboard, and reach the Q-Flash Utility by rebooting/restarting system, pressing at BIOS screen.Optional: Save a copy of the current BIOS into the USB drive by selecting “Save BIOS to Drive” Select “Update BIOS from Drive”, and navigate the USB file system using the arrow keys and The BIOS file will be loaded into memory, and a prompt will appear to confirm the update of BIOS. The update process will start and will go through the following phases: Upon successful completion, Q-Flash will show “!! ” At this stage, you can choose to power off or reboot the machine.