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Thread: Cannot make BIOS update for Portege R500 (PPR50E)

  1. Cannot make BIOS update for Portege R500 (PPR50E)
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    I have a Portege R500 model PPR50E with Vista Business pre-installed. I am wanting to move to Windows 7 and so, as a first step I want to update the BIOS from 1.5 to 1.6. I obtained the correct file from Toshiba (bios-20080325071859 containing P0058v160.exe), but when I try to run the application it fails with "This computer is not supported".
    I have checked several times that I downloaded the file for the R500....

    Can anyone help?

  2. Re: Cannot make BIOS update for Portege R500 (PPR50E)
    Join Date
    Sep 2009

    Thatís strange.
    Did you change something on you installed Vista?

    In different cases the BIOS cannot be updated because some essential tools like common modules for Win XP has not been installed.
    If you are using vista you donít need Common Modules but I recommend reinstalling VAP.
    Then you should try to run BIOS update again.

    Otherwise use the recovery disk and set the notebook back to factory settings.
    After the notebook has been set to the same state like at the first day of purchase, you could run BIOS update.

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