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Samsung 850 evo Firmware Update

Q: Samsung 850 evo Firmware Update

Can't seem to find an answer to my question - Does the firmware update mean I have to reinstall windows? I have done firmware updates on other devices in the past, but not on a "boot" device, so just need an answer.

Edit: According to samsung it does not wipe HD, but just wanted people who have done an "inplace upgrade" to answer.

Edit: It worked fine through magician.
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dnshulga said:

Hello. I speak English a little. Therefore, I can do a lot of errors in my sentence but I hope for understanding.
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ASUS driver

Been to the ASUS driver download page, BUT it was blank at first try, so forced it to reload the page;
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