Probably not, but sometimes you should update your BIOS. Here’s how to find out which BIOS version your computer is using and how to flash this new BIOS onto your motherboard as quickly and safely as possible.
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Be especially careful when updating your BIOS! If your computer freezes, crashes, or loses power during the process, the BIOS or UEFI firmware may be corrupted. This will make your computer more bootable – it will be “walled up”.
Why Update The System BIOS?
After all, a BIOS is software that needs to be updated regularly, only for the operating system or applications in general. Updates usually contain improvements and fixes that ultimately help the software to maintain compatibility with hardware and software. However, unlike most other applications, the BIOS needs to be updated manually, which is exactly what we will explain in this segment.
In most cases, a BIOS update is not required or required. If your k The computer works fine, there is no need to update or reprogram the BIOS. In any case, we recommend that you do not try to update the BIOS yourself, but rather leave it to an IT professional who may be better equipped to do so. A BIOS update should only be considered if there are performance issues or other issues that require a BIOS update. You must be careful and know how to update your BIOS; Otherwise, your entire system could be damaged.
How to check the BIOS version
Be sure to check the version from the system information before updating the BIOS. We have already seen how to check the BIOS version. You must enter msinfo32 in the search box and press Enter. After opening the system information tool, you can check the BIOS version.
You can also run a command in CMD to check the BIOS version. Click the Start button and click Run. When the Run dialog box appears, enter the system information and click OK. You can simply write down the BIOS number and compare it with the latest version on the manufacturer’s website, update if necessary.
Solution 1: Update BIOS
Some motherboard manufacturers allow you to simply flash the BIOS by opening it and choosing the update option.
It’s relatively simple. To do this, you need to move the downloaded BIOS update to a USB stick.
Before transferring the update to your USB drive, make sure there are no other files on it. Now you need to connect your USB drive to your computer and enter BIOS.
You can access the BIOS at boot time by pressing the appropriate key. In most cases, this is Del or some other F key. Therefore, pay attention to the message asking you to press a specific key to access the SETTINGS.
You can also always refer to your motherboard manual to determine which key to press to enter BIOS.
If that doesn’t work, you can access the BIOS like this:
- When Windows 10 starts, open the start menu and press the power button.
- Hold down the Shift key and select the Restart option.
- Several options should be available… Select Troubleshoot. “>
- Now select “Advanced Options”> “UEFI Firmware Settings”. < / svg% 3E ">
- Click the restart button and your computer should now boot into BIOS.
After entering BIOS, find and select the BIOS update option. Now you need to select the BIOS update file on the USB stick and wait for the BIOS update.
Several manufacturers offer tools to create a USB drive with all the files you need so you don’t have to transfer them manually.
Please note that the upgrade process is slightly different for each motherboard model. Therefore, refer to your user manual for information on updating the BIOS.
Solution 2: Create A USB DOS Key
This is an older method of flashing the BIOS and probably the most difficult. To do this, you need to create a bootable USB flash drive, and also copy the new BIOS version to it.
You will also need a script that is re-programmedAmmates BIOS.
This file is usually found in the BIOS update archive and has an .exe or .bat extension. In some cases, this script must be downloaded separately.
To create a bootable DOS USB drive, you need to use third party tools like Rufus. Just format the disk using this tool and enable the Create Bootable Disk with FreeDOS option.
Then transfer the BIOS update file and installation script to a USB stick and restart your computer. Boot the computer from the USB stick and run the DOS configuration script.
This is a complicated procedure. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you refer to your motherboard manual for detailed instructions.
Solution 3: Use Windows Programs
If DOS is too complex to use, consider a Windows application.
Many motherboard manufacturers offer BIOS update applications that allow you to update your BIOS using a simple graphical interface.
While this is the easiest way to do it, there are some problems. The establishedsoftware can sometimes interfere with this process and cause the BIOS update to fail.
Security software can often interfere with the BIOS update process and cause all sorts of problems. Therefore, it would be better to disable them completely when flashing the BIOS.
Any system crash or freeze can also affect the upgrade process. Therefore, it would be better to use a different method to update the BIOS.
Motherboard manufacturers often recommend the best way to update BIOS. So be sure to use this method.
Updating the BIOS is a straightforward process, but it can be potentially dangerous. So be careful when trying to update your BIOS.
Also check everything before starting. There are many BIOS update tools that give you the option to save or back up your current BIOS. Be sure to use this feature.
There is no need to update the BIOS, especially because if you don’t start it correctly, you could permanently damage your motherboard.
However, if you have a hardware problem and onlyThe solution is to update the BIOS, read your motherboard manual carefully to learn how to properly update the BIOS.
Some computer manufacturers such as Asus, Lenovo or Dell offer built-in BIOS update tools. You can always check your computer manual to see if it offers such a tool to make things a little easier.
Find out everything you need to know about accessing BIOS in Windows 10 in our in-depth guide!
If you have any further questions or concerns regarding the BIOS update process, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.