BIOS are an expanded form of Basic Input Output System. It is a Microprocessor program which allows Computer to get started once it turned on. It can also control the data flow between computer and attached devices like mouse, keyboard, adapter, printer, hard disk, etc. It is a small sized chip available on motherboard which contains all the information needed to start up before the operating system getting loaded. So BIOS is very important to run a PC. All you have to do is to update BIOS when ever required.
In what cases you should update BIOS?
If something goes wrong, while you are updating BIOS while updating if power shut takes place or sometimes you need to update to support your new versions of processor and other hardware or to fix bugs and to improve system performance you probably update your BIOS. If not your computer might useless, isn’t it? So, it is necessary to update BIOS frequently…
Steps to Update BIOS
It will be nice if you can take a back up copy of all files from your system before going to start updating BIOS. It will not target data in your hard drive, but it is better in maintaining backup. You can access files and continue work with them on another system, if you have backup on a removable drive. It will be good if you maintain backup of your BIOS too. In some cases it will done as a part of updating procedure. But don’t skip this backup option if you have to do it manually.
- Check the model of your motherboard
One of the easiest ways to identify is to check user manual. It is necessary to check full name of the model because there will be a lot of sub versions in it. If you are maintaining laptop, then you check the exact model of your laptop.
- Find The BIOS version
First, check with the present version of your BIOS by pressing Win key+ R and type msinfo32. A window will appear, select system summary and you can able to find BIOS version.
- Download Latest BIOS
Just navigate to a laptop manufacturer’s page and search for support link. Then search your model number and choose one from the list to download.
- Updating in Windows
Now a day’s it is easy to download an .exe file and can make any updates and installations with couple of clicks. The process has become fully automatic. You can update BIOS by simply running it from a CD or a floppy disk drive.
- How to make bootable USB
To make USB bootable, you have to make use of some utilities like Unetbootin or Rufus, an ISO images and DOS to install BIOS updates. Once you done with it, copy all updated files what you downloaded from manufacturer’s website.
- Performing BIOS update
Startup Live Update Utility of your manufacturer. Click on “save Current BIOS data” and choose a destination of your choice. Browse the downloaded BIOS file. Click “Update” or “Flash”. After entire process is done, reboot your computer or Laptop.