Backing up bios

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by macool, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. macool

    macool MDL Novice

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    HI, I'm trying to mod the bios for my new P8Z77-V motherboard. I've tried using PhoenixTool 2.09 without success. From reading posts here it seems you can't mod the bios downloaded from Asus, you have to flash the bios and then backup the flashed bios and mod that, I'm I right assuming this? I've tried using Universal BIOS Toolkit 2 but the backup is saved with a ROM extension not CAP as the original.

    I'd appreciate advise.

    Thanks.
     
  2. _patrik_

    _patrik_ MDL Member

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    #2 _patrik_, Jul 30, 2012
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    What kind of mb do you have? I use the P8Z77-V LX and without any problem have modded the last Asus bios, the 0801 version, using the phoenixtool 2.09.

    Look here: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/35295-ASUS-P8Z77-V-Windows-7?p=600142&viewfull=1#post600142

    The BIOS backup was blocked to allow the possibility to pass Windows 8 WHQL test, so is the change from .ROM to .CAP.

    From the http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20120529133123412&board_id=1&model=P8Z77-V+LX&page=1&SLanguage=en-us
     
  3. macool

    macool MDL Novice

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    Thanks _patrik_ did you mod the bios downloaded from Asus or one that you backed up after flashing? Do you know is the change from ROM to CAP a different format or just a name change, in other words is it possible to rename?
     
  4. _patrik_

    _patrik_ MDL Member

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    I modded the original bios dowloaded from the Asus. Modding by means the phoenixtool with the dynamic option.
    For my P8Z77-V LX, as stated from Asus, is blocked the bios backup by means the Asus tool bupdater.exe


    I know that the change from ROM to CAP is just a nome changer to allow the possibility to pass Windows 8 WHQL test as stated from Asus