[flashrom] Windows and flashrom

CJ HUDSON mindzeebeez at mac.com
Mon Jul 15 23:05:39 CEST 2013

Hi Stefan,
Sorry I got confused because I normally donate to useful little utility programs such as flashrom, I just assumed I had donated because I always give something....

Anyway thanks for letting me know you can't update the bios in Windows with flashrom. :-)

Chris Hudson Esq.

On Jul 15, 2013, at 08:56 PM, Stefan Tauner <stefan.tauner at student.tuwien.ac.at> wrote:

> On Sun, 14 Jul 2013 20:42:31 +0000 (GMT)
> CJ HUDSON <mindzeebeez at mac.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have successfully used flashrom before and donated to the project.
> Interesting... because we have never accepted donations :)
>> However, I have stopped using Ubuntu because I was experimenting with overclocking and am now building a new PC and have to do a lot of restarts which was a pain with dual boot Windows/ Ubuntu.
>> Hence I am now trying to get flashrom working with windows 7.
>> Please can you help? I get the error message described in the attached .jpg file and cannot seem to install flashrom, despite downloading WinZip and Open Freely (http://www.winzip.com/win/en/index.htm and http://www.openfreely.com/ respectively.)
>> Chris Hudson Esq.
>> A non-text attachment has been stripped. Its content was:
>> flashrom.exe - System Error
>> The program can't start because libusb0.dll is missing from your
>> computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.
> To me this looks like you are using the wrong dll, namely the 32 bit
> version on a 64 bit windows or the other way around.
> In any case... if you plan to use flashrom on windows to update the
> host's firmware, forget about it... there is no implementation for that
> whatsoever.
> -- 
> Kind regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Stefan Tauner
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