read_me.txt Driver File Contents (7808.exe)

Information and Instructions about this download file

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File Description: Gateway BIOS
Version: 78.08
Operating System: Microsoft(r) Windows(r) Vista
Part Number: 7808.exe
Date: 01/25/2007
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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 78.08 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 7808.exe file that you originally downloaded from the  
Internet and execute the file.  Files extract to the C:\Cabs\7808 folder.

2.  In the C:\Cabs\7808\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\7808\Winphlash\BIOS Files\7808.wph, click Flash BIOS.   
Otherwise, skip to step 4.

4.  Click Browse on Specify new BIOS file.  Browse to C:\Cabs\7808\Winphlash\BIOS Files\7808.wph, and then click Flash BIOS.

OR

5.  Manually type in the location C:\Cabs\7808\Winphlash\BIOS Files\7808.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.


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


CX2700 Series:

1009036 - Gateway CX2724 
1009063 - Gateway CX2720 
1009089 - Gateway CX2724h
1013921R - Gateway CX2726 

CX210 Series:

1008807 - Gateway CX210S
1008808 - Gateway CX210X
1009202 - Gateway CX210S
1014305R - Gateway CX210S
1014306R - Gateway CX210X

M285 Series:

1008804 - Gateway M285-E
1008805 - Gateway M285-G 
1008990 - Gateway M285-E SB
1014307R - Gateway M285-G
1014308R - Gateway M285-E
1014309R - Gateway M285-E SB

Component Part Numbers

4001115
4001115R 
QND10MBZZZ20K1
QND10MBZZZ20M7
QND10MBZZZ20N5
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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.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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