IPC2 Haswell BIOS update

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The following procedure suitable IPC2 computers equipped with Intel Core gen 4 (Haswell) processors.
Suitable for all OS: Windows 7/8, Linux in non-UEFI mode.

BIOS update procedure

  1. Download the latest IPC2 Haswell BIOS ROM files
  2. Extract archive content to root of USB Flash formatted FAT32.
  3. Insert USB flash into IPC2 HSW and power it on.
  4. Boot IPC2 HSW into "Internal Shell" ("UEFI Boot" should be enabled in Boot Features menu of BIOS Setup) press F5 during boot.
  5. Update will start automatically, follow instructions on the screen.

Old BIOS versions update procedure

  1. Prepare bootable USB flash drive:
    • Windows users - use Win32DiskImager utility: Win32DiskImager
    • Linux users:
      • Run this command to figure out what device name was assigned to the USB drive: $ ls -all /dev/disk/by-id/
      • Assuming the USB drive was detected as /dev/sdx write the image on it by typing: $ sudo dd if=filename.img of=/dev/sdx bs=1MB
  2. Boot IPC2 from the USB Flash.
  3. When boots up into FreeDOS command line run: BIOS_UPD.bat and wait for it's completion without errors.
  4. After the system will boot again into FreeDOS command line run: ME_LOCK.bat and wait for it's completion without errors.
  5. Wait until message "Please disconnect this system from power for 15 sec for completion".
  6. Power cycle the computer.