read_me.txt Driver File Contents (7214.exe)

Information and Instructions about this download file

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File Description: Gateway BIOS
Version: 72.14
Operating System: Microsoft(r) Windows(r) Vista or Windows XP
Part Number: 7214.exe
Date: 04/04/2007
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Table of Contents
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Overview
Identification
Installation
Removal
Troubleshooting
Reason for Update
Applicable Part Numbers
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Overview

This is BIOS version 72.14 for the Gateway notebook computer models listed in the Applicable Part Numbers section below.  The BIOS should be flashed if:

1.  You are updating to a newer BIOS revision.

2.  A Gateway technician has told you to flash or re-flash the computer.

3.  You are upgrading to the Windows Vista operating system.


Identification

If you have a Gateway notebook computer model listed below and are upgrading to Windows Vista, upgrade to this BIOS.


Installation

Download the BIOS file to the desktop, and then perform the following steps.

Note: This BIOS update runs in Windows using the WinPhlash utility.  Before starting this procedure, close or disable ALL programs.  This includes active anti-virus scans and programs in the systray.  Close programs in the systray by right-clicking, or alternate-clicking, each icon, and then if available, clicking Disable, Exit, or Close.

Because many programs can affect the way this flash is completed, it is critical that all programs are closed.

1.  If you have not already done so, locate and double-click the 7214.exe file that you originally downloaded from the Internet and execute the file.  Files extract to the C:\Cabs\7214 folder.

2.  In the C:\Cabs\7214\Winphlash folder, double-click Winplash.exe.

Note: If you already are running Windows Vista, you must right-click Winplash.exe and then choose Run as administrator.

3.  In the Phoenix WinPhlash dialog box, verify that Backup BIOS and Flash BIOS with new setting is selected.

Note: If the location is already listed as C:\Cabs\7214\Winphlash\BIOS Files\7214.wph, click Flash BIOS.   
Otherwise, skip to step 4.

4.  Click Browse on Specify new BIOS file.  Browse to C:\Cabs\7214\Winphlash\BIOS Files\7214.wph, and then click Flash BIOS.

OR

5.  In the Specify new BIOS file location, manually type: C:\Cabs\7214\Winphlash\BIOS Files\7214.wph, and then click Flash BIOS.

6.  In the Phoenix WinPhlash dialog box, click OK.

7.  The BIOS is flashed.

8.  After the BIOS has completed, click Restart.


Removal

Because a computer must have a BIOS to operate, there is no removal process.  The BIOS cannot be removed after it has been upgraded.


Troubleshooting

If you have trouble flashing the BIOS, try the process again following the steps listed in the Installation section of this document.  If you are still unable to flash the BIOS, verify that you are actually attempting to flash the correct BIOS for your Gateway notebook computer.  If this process still fails, contact technical support.


Reason for Update

This BIOS update includes updates needed for Windows Vista to function properly.


Applicable Part Numbers

MP8000 Series:

1013924R - Gateway MP8708
1013975R - Gateway MP8708H

MX8000 Series:

1013955R - Gateway MX8710 
1014139R - Gateway MX8711
2905906R - Gateway MX8715
1008827 - Gateway MX8750 

M685 Series:

1008638 - Gateway M685-E
1008638R - Gateway M685-E
1008666 - Gateway M685-G
1008666R - Gateway M685-G
1014239R - Gateway M685-E
1014239R - Gateway M685-E SB
1014240R - Gateway M685-G
1014241R - Gateway M685-E SB

NX860 Series:

1008645 - Gateway NX860X
1008645R - Gateway NX860X
1008647 - Gateway NX860XL
1008647R - Gateway NX860XL
1014229R - Gateway NX860X
1014230R - Gateway NX860XL

S-7710 Series:

1008648 - Gateway S-7710N
1008648R - Gateway S-7710N
1014340R - Gateway S-7410M

Component Part Numbers

4006172R
4006145R
4006112R
QND10MBZZZ24X6
QND10MBZZZ24Y4
QND10MBZZZ25A7
QND10MBZZZ0TA5
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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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