Information and Instructions about this download file ======================= File Description: Gateway BIOS Version: 72.11 Operating System: Microsoft(r) Windows(r) Vista Part Number: 7211.exe Date: 01/25/2007 ======================= Table of Contents ======================= Overview Identification Installation Removal Troubleshooting Reason for Update Applicable Part Numbers ======================= Overview This is BIOS version 72.11 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 7211.exe file that you originally downloaded from the Internet and execute the file. Files extract to the C:\Cabs\7211 folder. 2. In the C:\Cabs\7211\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\7211\Winphlash\BIOS Files\7211.wph, click Flash BIOS. Otherwise, skip to step 4. 4. Click Browse on Specify new BIOS file. Browse to C:\Cabs\7211\Winphlash\BIOS Files\7211.wph, and then click Flash BIOS. OR 5. Manually type in the location C:\Cabs\7211\Winphlash\BIOS Files\7211.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 MP8000 Series: 1013924R - Gateway MP8708 1013975R - Gateway MP8708H MX8000 Series: 1013955R - Gateway MX8710 1014139R - Gateway MX8711 2905906R - Gateway MX8715 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 Component Part Numbers 4006172R 4006145R 4006112R QND10MBZZZ24X6 QND10MBZZZ24Y4 QND10MBZZZ25A7 QND10MBZZZ0TA5Download Driver Pack
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.
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