Intel Me has nothing to do with Manjaro.
Boot into Windows and extract MEUpdateTool_184.108.40.2064v4_S.zip
unpack. Then start MeUpdateTool.
Alternatively, if you do not have Windows installed.
In the zip file there is a folder FW. This contains the firmware. Copy the contents of the FW folder to a bootable DOS USB stick. Start from USB and install via ver.bat. The ME.bin is the firmware, the exe files are the updaters. 32 and 64 bit.
A Windows CD/stick should also work. Simply change to the command line.
Second step (only after the first!)
Copy TUF-GAMING-Z790-PLUS-WIFI-ASUS-1010.CAP to a USB stick.
Go to BIOS navigate to Tools start ASUS EZ Flash 3 Utility.
Navigate to TUF-GAMING-Z790-PLUS-WIFI-ASUS-1010.CAP. Press Enter
i wonder on what interface do i land after booting into the USB containing FW folder and how would execute it?
and what do you mean by DOS USB stick? the operating system?if yes,then it answers my previous question.
now a few days ago i saw the new bios which states:
“Updating this BIOS will simultaneously update the corresponding Intel ME to version220.127.116.114v2. Please note after you update this BIOS, the ME version remains the updated one even if you roll back to an older BIOS later.”
I wouldn’t care about Bios Updates anyways and even more for IMEI, with exception for security issues.
The main focus with a new Motherboard rely on Stability… the people who always recommend to flash your newest Bios and ignoring the facts that your PC was running stable for month or even years… have no clue about PC Hardware anyways… don’t flash your Bios or IMEI when its not needed.
AMD Systems is another story, with their shitty agesa problems who are forced to flash 24 times per year their Bios for playing a new game, i have no idea who want this?
Always in danger after a update, to look at a blank and dead screen…
This perma Bios flash work’s lead me to stay away from AMD, when im thinking about upgrading my PC in future.