have you tried another usb pendrive? sometimes it can help. Check that the pendrive is formatted with FAT32.
the bios 0033 isn't downloadable anymore, so what to do? for doing the update from 0028 is needed?
I had the same problem with the same symptoms as you.
I tried 3 different USB drives with no success.
How I solved it:
Put the .BIO file somewhere on your local hard disk, instead of a Pen drive.
Enter BIOS, press F7 from within BIOS, then browse to the .BIO file on the hard disk.
The update should now work perfectly.
Thank you for sharing with us how you were able to update the BIOS, I hope this can help others to solve this kind of problems.
Thank you Ivan,
the problem seems to be that the BIOS updating with a USB stick is hit or miss for some users, depending on the stick.
The HDD method just works, but requires an OS to be installed in the first place so not appropriate for users that want to do the BIOS update out of the box.
lothar, any success?
Thank you for the replies, I was able to update my BIOS to 0039 using hegenious's solution. I first tried other thumb drives but no luck. I then tried the hard drive trick and it worked.
I am using Linux Mint 17.3 (XFCE) and the only directory on the hard drive available to me was EFI. (path is /boot/efi/EFI) I placed the files there and did the F7 update. worked like a charm. Note that you need to have root access to copy files into that directory, I just opened a terminal and did sudo thunar.
Hope this helps others too!
I also had a problem to flash the new bios with F7 at the menu at the left top corner at the screen (which you will get after ~3sec. pressing the power), but with F7 inside the BIOS it works without any problem…
I'm happy to see that you resolved the issue by following my tip.
And thanks for expanding the solution to the Linux Platform, much appreciated.
Me too, I hope it helps others
@Intel, is it possible that you add this 100% working solution to your knowledge base. The solution works on Windows as well as Linux.