How to Update the BIOS in an Asus EEE PC 701

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How to Update the BIOS in an Asus EEE PC 701
The BIOS resides on a chip on the motherboard. (bios chip image by Nikolay Okhitin from

Expensive gadgets, such as MP4 players and digital cameras, are useless and worthless if you cannot connect those devices to your PC. These device conflicts can occur if the BIOS (basic input output system) in your Asus Eee PC 701 is not updated to recognise the latest hardware and software technologies. Before the operating system starts on your computer, the BIOS initiates from a separate chip on the motherboard, checking and engaging all of the hardware components on the PC. Asus regularly releases BIOS updates so that you can keep your Eee PC updated.

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  1. 1

    Open an Internet browser and click on the link to bring up Asus's "Support" webpage (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Click the down arrow to show the menu next to "Select Product" in the "General Download" section, then choose "Eee Family."

  3. 3

    Click the down arrow to show the menu next to "Select Series," then choose "Eee PC."

  4. 4

    Click the down arrow to show the menu next to "Select Models," then choose your model. For example, choose the "Eee PC 701SD/XP" model.

  5. 5

    Click the "Search" button, then select your operating system in the pop-up box when prompted; click the "Search" button, and wait until the webpage shows a list of updates. In this example, choose "WinXP" (Windows XP).

  6. 6

    Click the "+" (plus) sign next to the "BIOS" category to expand it.

  7. 7

    Read the description for each BIOS update and decide which is necessary for your PC.

  8. 8

    Click on the "Global (DLM)" link, then type in the letters and numbers from the security image that appears below the link; click the "Submit" button.

  9. 9

    Read and follow the instructions to download and install the update. A message will pop up on the screen, noting that the update is complete for the BIOS in the Eee PC 701.

Tips and warnings

  • Another option for updating your Eee PC 701 BIOS is to use the "Asus Update Utility" (see Resources).

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