I decided to upgrade my dad's computer hard drive. We built the computer about 5 years ago and it is starting to get sluggish. So I bought him an Intel 330 240 SSD.
Before attempting to install Windows 8 Pro, I am curious if I should update the BIOS. It appears there have been many updates. (He's using Vista, and I think he'll be fine with Windows 8 after I install Classic Start Menu).
Abit's driver downloads are dead. This site appears to have all of them.
I think the BIOS version currently on the motherboard is one of the first two. Can I jump to the latest one? I want to update for the fixed AHCI support.
I have also never updated a BIOS through MS-DOS, which appears necessary. What is the best way to go about this?
Is something like this appropriate?
Current OS: Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)
Abit AB9 QuadGT (Intel965+ICH8) BIOS v 1.10, 7/18/2007
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield, Socket 775 LGA
XFX 8800 GTS
4 GB Ram PC-5300 (333 MHz)
Thermaltake TR2-550 (550W)
Thank you in advance for any guidance.