|I dont have a blank disk lieing around and Winflash doesnt work for me.
I keep seeing this for S96J owners. Why will winflash not work for an S96J but seems to work fine for a Z96J?
Anyway. You can also do the update from a bootable flash/USB drive (I believe I used an HP USB formatting tool to make it bootable, its a free download). Copy the bios file (*.ROM) and Aflash2.exe from you driver cd to the bootable USB key/drive. Enter the bios menu and change the boot order to boot to usb first. (On my Z96J you can hit ESC during boot sequence and it will bring up a menu to select which device to boot from). You should get a prompt like A:\\. Type "run Aflash2.exe" and follow the directions in Aflash from there.
I have had success with 3 of the 4 methods (Nero CD image, Winflash, and bootable USB). I take no responsibility for any damage you may do to your machine if you do something incorrectly. If you are not sure about something ask.