Updating bios on eee pc
The Solution I already had a copy of the 0703 build of the ROM BIOS, so I tried to use the ASUS Update windows tool to roll back the BIOS. I already have USB drives set up to boot into Windows 98 command prompt and Windows Vista PBE (Pre Boot Environment) command prompt.
Please, unless you really are confident of your ability to follow instructions to the letter or you are having problems which you know a BIOS update will solve, leave the BIOS alone. I used a generic 1GB drive, I wouldn’t recommend using anything over 4GB. When it’s done, you can close the partition editor and move on. Download the BIOS file from or, for ease of use, from my Sky Drive.
However, I noticed that the multi-touch and scrolling functions of the touchpad as well as the keyboard function key controls for volume, etc. By installing the Windows XP versions of the drivers for the touchpad and audio card as well as the Super Hybrid Engine software I was able to get all the function key controls working.
Note: The Super Hybrid Engine software controls CPU and FSB clock speeds and optimises battery life.
After the panic and stress was over, I tried looking again for information on what had happened and found this blog post: I wish I had found this earlier as it would have saved me a heap of time.
We are flashing the 1000HE because the newer BIOS firmware has added support for Windows 7 features.
And when you reboot, if you go into the BIOS you will notice that the version number has changed.