read_me.txt Driver File Contents (7709.exe)

Information and Instructions about this download file

File Description: Gateway BIOS
Version: 77.09
Operating System: Microsoft(r) Windows(r) Vista
Part Number: 7709.exe
Date: 01/25/2007

Table of Contents
Reason for Update
Applicable Part Numbers


This is BIOS version 77.09 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.  Upgrading to the Windows Vista operating system.


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


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 7709.exe file that you originally downloaded from the  
Internet and execute the file.  Files extract to the C:\Cabs\7709 folder.

2.  In the C:\Cabs\7709\Winphlash folder, Double-Click on the Winplash.exe.

Note: If you already are running Windows Vista, you must right-click on 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\7709\Winphlash\BIOS Files\7709.wph, click Flash BIOS.  Otherwise, skip to step 4.

4.  Click Browse on Specify new BIOS file.  Browse to C:\Cabs\7709\Winphlash\BIOS Files\7709.wph, and then click Flash BIOS.


5.  Manually type in the location C:\Cabs\7709\Winphlash\BIOS Files\7709.wph in the Specify new BIOS file, 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.


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


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

ML6000 Series:

1014296R - Gateway ML6703

MP6000 Series:

1009031 - Gateway MP6954
1009092 - Gateway MP6954h

MT6000 Series:

1014129R - Gateway MT6451
1014310R - Gateway MT6704h
1014127R - Gateway MT6821
1014314R - Gateway MT6828
1014325R - Gateway MT6828h

MX6200 Series:

1009028 - Gateway MX6214
1013916R - Gateway MX6216

MX6900 Series:

1009030 - Gateway MX6920
1009066 - Gateway MX6912
1009072 - Gateway MX6919
1009090 - Gateway MX6920h
1009136 - Gateway MX6927
1013918R - Gateway MX6931
1013928R - Gateway MX6930
1013973R - Gateway MX6930H
1013974R - Gateway MX6931H
1014028R - Gateway MX6955
1014033R - Gateway MX6956
1014061R - Gateway MX6959
1014065R - Gateway MX6957
1014068R - Gateway MX6960
1014072R - Gateway MX6958
1014080R - Gateway MX6961
1014112R - Gateway MX6961H
1008963 - Gateway MX6951 
1008962 - Gateway MX6951H 
1008869 - Gateway MX6910H 

NX510 Series:

1008796 - Gateway NX510S  
1008797 - Gateway NX510X  

NX570 Series:

1009162 - Gateway NX570S 
1014077R - Gateway NX570X
1014079R - Gateway NX570QS
1014119R - Gateway NX570S
1009146 - Gateway NX570xl
1014078R - Gateway NX570xl

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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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