Asus Z97-Pro BIOS update

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    Hey, folks

    My home PC has an Asus motherboard, a Z97-Pro. The UEFI BIOS is V.1304 and I was going to update it.

    With our Dell machines at work I simply download and run an exe. Quick and easy.

    The Asus requires a .cap file being copied to USB and then using the BIOS to install it – no problem with that, but having watched a couple of vids and reading about it the update will reset all the settings. I did not setup the BIOS so have no idea what the settings are and there are a LOT of configuration options in the UEFI BIOS. I don’t use RAID, so don’t think there are any settings that I really need to worry about, but the problem, of course, is that I really don’t know if flashing the BIOS might render the machine inoperable or affect it in some other way. One thing I am aware of is that a Corsair CPU liquid cooler is installed so don’t know if compatibility issues might be introduced.

    Anyone know if there is a simpler, user-friendly way to do this, please?


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